NBS, a New York metro area based telecom reseller and service provider, announced today pricing for their new "Hosted Seat with Phone" VoIP solution. With this offering, NBS customers now have access to the latest IP voice technology and converged network infrastructure, without having to purchase new desktop telephones or costly maintenance contracts. “This is a new concept in the evolution of business communications, and is at a price point now where we will begin to witness the proliferation of VoIP within the SMB (small to medium business) market” stated Russell Markman, President of NBS.
Hosted VoIP works like traditional Centrex service, where the switching, in this case IP based, occurs off-site at the provider’s central office facility. The service is network-based, so the telephone systems’ features and functionality reside within the host network. By offering the latest IP phone models as part of the service plan, NBS Hosted V.o.I.C.E., or Voice over Internet Communications Exchange, eliminates the need for new business telephone purchases. Users are provided with a fully functional VoIP system, featuring IP phones at each seat that open the door to a plethora of productivity enhancing tools and utilities. In addition, obsolescence is no longer a concern, since as new functions and features become available they are automatically added via the host server.
“We bring VoIP to the SMB market,” commented Fred Paccione, NBS’ Channel Manager, adding that “at only $15.99 per seat, including telephones, more and more commercial clients will now have access to our modern IP telephony network.” An increasing number of players in this marketplace are realizing that by renting, instead of owning their business phones, they can expense telecom costs rather than have to write them off over period of many years. By outsourcing to a hosted provider, the bottom line improves as costs decrease. Additionally, quality of service is maintained and productivity soars.
NBS has priced their service with per minute usage rates that are extremely competitive. They also offer unlimited usage plans for pre-specified packages of minutes with even lower rates. Directory listing and 911 services are included for the primary seat, as well as extras like non-verified account codes and multi-party conferencing on demand. Voice and web portals for account management are also part of the plan, with voicemail to email integration and advanced call forwarding functions built in. “If you have been putting off the decision to make the switch to VoIP, now there are no more excuses” stated Paccione. “By offering hosted service at this price level, we’ve removed the last barrier” he added.
Founded in 1984, NBS provides a wide variety of voice, data, and Internet services to a diverse customer base that includes residential, small business, and large corporate clients. With its own systems for electronic provisioning, customer care, and flexible billing, NBS interfaces with several major carriers including Verizon, Qwest, Covad and Level3. These unique capabilities allow NBS to provide unified invoicing and one-stop customer care, while allowing its clients the ability to mix various services from multiple carriers. NBS also provides its high quality support and back-office infrastructure to wholesale clients ranging from small resellers to large carriers. Its NBS V.o.I.C.E. suite of VoIP solutions is offered in Hosted and Direct Trunking configurations for corporations, as well as in Residential form.
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