TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS(R)) is introducing a new IP-based communications solution for businesses in Millington, Fostoria, and Munger. Known as TDS managedIP Hosted, this Internet Protocol (IP) communications solution integrates voice and data as a single communications solution.
TDS understands the struggles businesses face. The economy is tough, but things are improving. TDS managedIP Hosted can help area businesses improve, without impacting the bottom-line (since there is no up-front capital expense).
TDS managedIP provides businesses with improved productivity and greater efficiencies. And, unlike many voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) services, TDS managedIP Hosted never uses the public Internet.
"TDS managedIP is delivered over a private, secure, and dedicated network hosted at a secure TDS facility," says Nick Ruskowski, market manager for TDS. "Because it comes without upfront costs or capital expenses, there's no reason for businesses to wait any longer to upgrade their communications system."
Since switching to TDS managedIP in October 2008, "The number one impact we've realized is that our customers have the impression we're larger than we are and that helps us make sales we wouldn't have been able to make before," says Daniel R. Wright, owner and president of the Outdoor Fun Store in Canton, Mich. "We have a full-blown system without the cost. Callers don't get lost in the system, nor do they hear an endless loop of options. They do, however, hear a short menu of choices that quickly gets them to the person or information they need."
OK, you're thinking, "Really, my phone system?"
Yes, but it's not any phone system. The true benefit, according to TDS, is that businesses can focus on their business while TDS manages, protects, and upgrades the communications system--at no additional cost.
TDS managedIP Hosted offers businesses many real-time benefits, including:
- No upfront capital expense. Only pay for services needed. No need to worry about equipment becoming obsolete.
- Advanced call routing features ensure customers never get a busy signal, employee productivity improves, and revenues increase because all calls get through the first time.
- A single phone number for employees to give to clients, while still maintaining the ability to manage incoming calls. One phone number can be set to ring through to multiple phones (office, cell, and home) simultaneously.
- User friendly administration that offers flexibility to quickly and easily adjust to staffing changes or when employees simply switch work stations; saves both time and money.
The managedIP solution is part of a suite of new solutions TDS is introducing in the area. Other services include VoIP like services that allow businesses to enjoy some of the IP-based technology while continuing to use their current phone system or IP PBX.
For more information, to view customer comments, or to schedule a free demonstration, call 1-866-9-TDSBIZ (1-866-983-7249) or visit http://www.tdsvoip.com.
Editor's Note: TDS managedIP is currently available in parts of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. TDS plans to continue expanding availability of its managedIP service to more markets throughout the year.
TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS(R)) is the seventh largest telecom provider in the U.S. For more than 40 years, the company has been connecting people with high-speed Internet, phone, and TV entertainment services in hundreds of rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across 31 states. Today, TDS has more than 1.1 million equivalent access lines in service and 2,700 employees. Business customers select from the latest technologies, including: VoIP (managedIP) phone service, dedicated Internet, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit http://www.tdstelecom.com or http://www.tdsbusiness.com for more information.
TDS Telecommunications Corp. also manages the operations of VISI Incorporated, TEAM Technologies, and OneNeck IT Services Corp. through TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC. These companies employ more than 350 people who specialize in providing hosted application management, managed hosting, cloud services, and next generation data centers. Visit http://www.visi.com, http://www.team-companies.com, and http://www.oneneck.com for details.
TDS Telecommunications Corp. headquartered in Madison, Wis. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS]. A Fortune 500(R) company, Telephone and Data Systems provides wireless, local and long-distance telephone and broadband services to approximately 7 million customers in 36 states through TDS Telecommunications Corp. and U.S. Cellular [NYSE: USM], its majority owned wireless subsidiary. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, Telephone and Data Systems employed 12,300 people as of Dec. 31, 2011. Visit http://www.teldta.com for investor information.
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