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Nortel yanked from NYSE?

Telecom equipment manufacturers are put to the test as the economy tightens.

Things are not looking all that rosy for Nortel these days, Canwest news had this to say..

With significant declines expected for the telecom equipment market in 2009, Nortel Networks Corp. runs the risk of losing market share regardless of whether it actually files for bankruptcy.

But while the company has denied it is pursuing insolvency protection and analysts say reports that it will are premature, others say a pre-emptive filing might not be a bad idea.

While Nortel is unlikely to face cash issues in 2009, UBS analyst Nikos Theodosopoulos said it might make sense to file in advance of a cash crunch.

Nortel on Thursday received notice from the New York Stock Exchange that it has six months to bring its average common share price back above $1 US, although the company said it is considering another share consolidation to remedy the problem.

Is this a reason to completely remove Nortel from consideration when shopping for a new small business phone system? No, it’s likley that they will get bought up or the government will bail them out (ugh, that is a whole other blog post), but if I were an SMB/SME looking at a Nortel solution I would likely give it some extra thought.

Can Response Point compete with Nortel in the SMB/SME space? I certainly believe that Response Point, when combined with high availability Internet and VoIP SIP trunks, drives great value and features not usually found in the 50 seat and under IP PBX offers.

The most significant advantage Response Point has over the competition (not just Nortel) is that it’s so darn easy to manage. Check out the Response Point Videos, more information on Response Point for Canada.

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SMB Phone Inc. Obtains Internet Telephony Service Provider (ITSP) Certification For New Microsoft ‘Response Point’ Small Business Phone System

SMB Phone Inc. obtains Microsoft certification for Response Point and announces early release of SMB Digital Voice

SMB Phone Inc. (SMBPhone.ca) announced today it has obtained certification as an Internet Telephony Service Provider (ITSP) for Microsoft’s small business phone system/IP PBX “Response Point”. This certification marks the beta service offering of SMB Phone’s digital telephone service: SMB Digital Voice, made specifically for Microsoft Response Point phone systems.

“We are very excited to be able to bring our new SMB Digital Voice service to small and medium business in Canada,” said Trent Johnsen, Founder & VP Sales. “We believe our certification will help us achieve the goal of becoming the de-facto telephone service provider for Response Point in Canada. Until recently the only way small business in Canada could integrate scalable and reliable telephony services was through acquisition of expensive equipment and analog circuits from old-school telephone companies. SMB Phone has removed those barriers by integrating with Response Point and allowing our customers to leverage our national access to the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network).”

SMB Digital Voice™ features:

  • $29.95 Digital Business Telephones Lines
  • Competitive Long Distance (North America)
  • Competitive International Long Distance Rates
  • Free calling between offices on SMB Phone network
  • Free inter-branch call transfer
  • Free local calling
  • Free Caller ID
  • Burstable Voice Channels (Auto-expandable phone service)
  • Local Number Portability (Transfer your existing phone number)
  • e911
  • 611 (direct support number)
  • Multiple regional phone numbers (get a phone number almost anywhere in Canada)
  • SMB Anywhere™ (support for remote users)

Customers interested in participating in the early release program for SMB Digital Voice™ will receive 30 days free and a 50% monthly discount off the subscription rate. For more information please call +1 (866) 473-0516, ask for ‘sales’.

About SMB Phone Inc.
SMB Phone is a premium Canadian business telephone company designed exclusively to serve Microsoft Response Point customers. SMB Phone services are created just for Response Point and the way Small Medium Business work today. Response Point makes it easy to use, grow and manage your small business communications needs. SMB Phone make it easy to obtain accompanying business quality telephone service. Order Response Point online.

For more information about SMB Phone Inc. :
Email | +1 (866) 473-0516

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