Get a smarter desk phone

What are your feelings about your smartphone? My smartphone does a lot and in return it asks very little. Wouldn’t it be nice to have that same relationship with your work phone? Polycom VVX500 phoneIf you’re anything like me the majority of your work day is spent at your desk. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a work phone that worked as hard as you do and was just as versatile?

In the past I’ve had desk phones that were not much more than glorified paper weights. Now, TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) is offering you the chance to upgrade your phone and dump the paper weight.

During the month of May you can get the VVX 500 business media phone for only a penny when you sign up for a TDS managedIP Hosted Premium or Office package. To top it off Polycom, the makers of the VVX 500, is also offering a $50 rebate when you buy the phone.

Of course the phone is great, with its 3.5 inch LCD display and HD Voice quality. But behind every great phone is great service. With your new VVX 500, you also get managedIP Hosted communications solution. The phone alone provides you with tons of options. With managedIP Hosted, you’ll have even more features like click to answer. Let’s say your phone rings but you’re swamped and can’t spare a second. From your computer you can send the call straight to voicemail. You’ll also be able to send calls to your cell phone if you need to step away from your desk.

I know nothing will ever come between you and your smartphone. After all you’ve been with each other for a while. But, why not give your smartphone a break? Upgrade that desk phone for only a penny during the month of May and start taking advantage of a new VoIP communications solution.

About Barclay Pollak

Barclay Pollak is an award winning journalist and proud to be a member of the Corporate Communications team at TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) in Madison, Wis. Barclay joined the team in April of 2013. Before that Barclay worked as an Anchor/ Reporter for the NBC affiliate in Madison. While at NBC-15 Barclay was recognized by several organizations for his contributions to the television news industry. They include the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the Radio Television Digital News Association (Edward R. Murrow Regional Award) and the Chicago/Midwest National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (2012 Emmy Nominee). When he’s not working Barclay enjoys cheering for all the sports teams in Wisconsin. Barclay’s a University of Wisconsin-Madison alumnus and a huge fan of Badger athletics. Barclay is fascinated by the ever changing world of technology and spends a fair amount of his free time reading about the latest and greatest developments online. When Barclay’s not learning about technology he’s scouring the Internet in search of freeware. Barclay has an 8-year-old daughter and lives with his girlfriend of almost five years on Madison’s southwest side. Follow on G+.


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