You Are Running Out of Cans and String

David ByrdLast week I read an email subject line regarding the top 10 reasons you should get a new phone system. I am certain the authors or sponsors gave out some good information. However, I am also certain that they did not consider any of the following reasons. Therefore, please accept my view and some other members of the Broadvox family on why a business should consider replacing their legacy phone system. Enjoy!

12. You are running out of cans and string.
11. You cant figure out how to press the hash sign or text using your rotary phone.
10. You cant find tapes for your answering machine anymore.
9. Office workers complain of getting kicked off the Internet every time a call comes in.
8. The Princess phone on your desk no longer fits your business image.
7. You want to answer business office calls from your virtual office, the golf course.
6. The numbers have worn off the receptionist key system.
5. Call holding means you hold the phone while a co-worker runs across the room to get it.
4. Unified communications means the office is in one room at the same time singing Happy Birthday.
3. A conference call is where you and a co-worker bump heads listening in on the same handset.
2. Juggling all your separate devices for making calls, texting and sending email messages has led to an interesting side job as a circus performer.
1. You fainted when told you could save 70 percent on your phone bill with a new system.

See you on Monday!

David Byrd is vice president of marketing and sales for


and is responsible for marketing and channel sales programs to SMBs, enterprises and carriers as well as defining the product offering. Prior to joining Broadvox, David was the vice president of Channels and Alliances for Eftia and Telcordia. As director of eBusiness Development with i2 Technologies, he developed major partnerships with many of the leaders in Internet eCommerce and supply chain management. As CEO of Planet Hollywood Online he was a pioneer in using early Internet technologies to build a branded entertainment and eCommerce website company partnered with Planet Hollywood. Having over 20 years of telecom sales and marketing experience, he has held executive positions with Hewlett-Packard, Sprint and Ericsson.

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