|"Traditional Telephone is History" Campaign in Full Swing
February 26, 2013,
Volume 59, No. 23
Do you still have a traditional telephone sitting on your desk? Departments and schools still using traditional telephone and voice mail service will receive alerts and reminders from ISC that they must upgrade to PennNet Phone, the University’s VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) telephone system. Traditional telephone will be discontinued on July 1, 2014. This past June, ISC began announcing the retirement of its traditional telecommunication services (Almanac July 17, 2012) and in November officiallyannounced its “Traditional Telephone is History” campaign. The campaign, which alerts the University community that traditional telephone and voice mail services are ending, also includes the Switch Now Discount program.
Save More with the Switch Now Discount Program
To commemorate the final phase of moving the campus from analog to VoIP-based telephone service, ISC is waiving line activation and port conversion fees for traditional telephone users upgrading to PennNet Phone. This is a significant savings for departments and offices—for offices of 10 or more, this is a minimum savings of $1,300. If you have held off on switching to PennNet Phone, now is the time to switch! The Switch Now Discount runs through June 28, 2013, and traditional telephone costs will increase in FY15. Switching to PennNet Phone now can make a tremendous difference in your budget!
Call Now–We’re Here to Help
To start the process of switching from traditional telephone service to PennNet Phone, call the ISC Service Desk at (215) 746-6000, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the budget codes of the departments in which you’re responsible.
Traditional Telephone is History. Switch now and save more. The Switch Now Discount is available until June 28, 2013.
—Michael Palladino, Associate Vice President, ISC Networking & Telecommunications