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New Year, New Phone System Gear!

Is YOUR business phone system 5-10 years old? God forbid it is not OLDER than that as it simply qualifies for display at the Smithsonian in that case.

The biggest improvements in telecom systems in the past 5+ years are things like #BYOD, Mobile Extension, Voice Mail to Email, improvements to integrated #UC (Unified Communications), SIP trunking, etc. If your business telephone system is older than that, there is a good chance it does NOT include capabilities for these advanced but necessary features in the age of improved accessibility from clients, suppliers, and co-workers.

In the spirit of New Years Resolutions, it’s time to propose a new telephony platform for YOUR business!

Here’s some choices in a varied range of features and pricing:

Avaya IP Office – After purchasing the SMB platforms from Nortel, Avaya captured an “Upgrade with us” capability and have been porting clients over to the Avaya IP 500 phone system by allowing Nortel users to keep their existing phones. This prevented the Nortel ICS line from eventually becoming a dead end for users. Expansion is a snap as well, with IP 500 Expansion cards and modules. Users can eventually add to and/or replace phones with a wide range of choices of new Avaya IP Office phones.

NEC SV8100 phone system – This system has all of the features mentioned below. We love Voice Mail to Email and Mobile Extension to keep in touch with your clients, even when you are not in the office.

Avaya / Nortel BCM – When Avaya took over the Nortel SMB lines, one of the exciting acquisitions was the Business Communication Manager – or BCM. The BCM starts with the small business BCM 50, a compact but powerful IP capable telephone system. The other currect BCM brought over initially to Avaya was the BCM 450 for enterprise clients. Both of these platforms are easily expandable with a variety of optional hardware, referred to as BCM Media Bay Modules, and software, often called BCM Key Code Licenses.

Regardless of which phone system you choose to upgrade to, think about all the things you wish to do with your business telephones and then call Ryan Altseimer toll-free at 1.855.929.9199, extension 3007, to match your requirements and budget to an appropriate system. Happy New Year from all of us at Telephone Magic – we hope to assist you with YOUR New Year’s Telecom Resolution!

In Our 25th Year, it’s Exciting Times at Telephone Magic!

Wow! It is hard to believe but we are in our 25th year in business at Telephone Magic Inc. One might think it would be time to sit back and enjoy the fruit of our success, but I have not been this busy in about nine or ten years. But it is FUN. So many exciting things are happening in and around our company.

We are now well into a website redesign that will bring us up to Web 2.0 standards. The new site will sport a beautiful graphic design, easy to navigate menus, online chat with “live” quotes, and an “Express Quote!” option available from any page of our site.

We carry more products today than ever before and more product lines are being added every day. If you don’t see it, we probably have it. If we do not have it, we will get it for you fast. From systems, phones, and equipment for Avaya IP Office IP500, to the Avaya BCM and Definity PBX. From Nortel Norstar and BCM 50 and 450, to Meridian 1 / Option 11C PBX. From NEC’s SV8100 phone system to Mitel, Cisco IP, Polycom, Plantronics, Teledex, Scitec, TeleMatrix, EnGenius and more. We carry it all!

The thing we are most proud of is the fact that we actually establish RELATIONSHIPS on the web. That is something that is considered very rare with this saturated world we live in online.

At telephone Magic we are also doing our darned best to build real interaction in the Social Media world. We have lots of exciting things planned for YOU if you FOLLOW US on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and most recently Pinterest. Be sure to use the handy links on the right side of our Blog page, Follow Us, and stay tuned for some cool and fun activities, contests, and product and site news.

At this time, we would like to thank YOU, and all of our clients, both present and past, for helping us build towards our 25th Anniversary early in 2014!