3 reasons you should get on board with Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) now!

Would you run your business on an 18 year old computer like the one featured in this Dell advertisement found on YouTube?

No you say? Really? You don’t think 32MB of RAM and a 3.2Gb hard drive would be enough to support the myriad of tasks you need your computer to perform in support of your business? So why would you allow your business to keep operating using a phone system that existed before there was Something About Mary?

Still need more convincing? Fine. Here are three reasons you should consider upgrading to TDS Telecom’s business VoIP phone solution, managedIP Hosted.

  1. Everyone else is doing it
    According to Albany, New York based Transparency Market Research in 2013 the global VoIP services market was valued at $70.90 billion. That market is expected to grow about 10 percent annually through 2020 increasing its value to an estimated $136.76 billion and subscriber base to 348.5 million. I’m not saying you should just automatically do everything that others are doing. But trends are trends for a reason.
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  3. DARE we say the phones are pretty cool
    TDS Telecom is a Platinum level choice partner with Polycom, Inc. And yes, that is a pretty big deal. Polycom is a leader in the unified collaboration solutions industry and produce awesome business phones like the VVX 500. This sleek device features a touch screen, intuitive interface, and it made a recent guest appearance on Marvel’s Daredevil which plays on Netflix!

    I know Daredevil has been out for a while, but I recently found the time to really sit down and start watching it. At about the 43 minute mark in episode three, “Rabbit in a Snow Storm” you’ll catch a brief glimpse of the Polycom VVX 500 sitting on the desk of reporter Ben Urich played by Vondie Curtis-Hall.

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  5. BOGO for a penny
    Who doesn’t love a deal? I know I do! I almost lost my cool when I got a coupon in the mail for a free Swiffer dry mop. I didn’t need a mop at the time. But who cares because it was free, right! Well right now if you buy one Polycom VVX 500 phone you’ll get a second one for just a penny! New managedIP Hosted customers along with existing customers who are adding a location or upgrading to managedIP Hosted all qualify for the program. This offer is subject to terms and conditions outlined in the TDS services agreement. For more information visit www.tdsvoip.com or call 1-866-448-0071.

There’s really no reason to hold onto your outdated business phone solution. It’s not helping your business! Plus, Everyone is doing it, the phones are stars, and right now you can get a great deal on one of our most popular devices.

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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