Digium® Invites Small- to Mid-Sized Businesses to Enter Extreme Phone Makeover Contest

Updated: January 06, 2011

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, today announced the Extreme Phone Makeover contest, allowing businesses to nominate their company for a complete VoIP phone system transformation. By telling their story about why they need a new phone system, the most deserving business will win an Extreme Phone Makeover valued up to $10,000. The winner will receive Digium’s innovative Switchvox Unified Communications system and Polycom phones. Businesses may apply at www.extremephonemakeover.com.

“Providing a high level of customer service is important to our company, but it had become a challenge to manage incoming customer calls with our ancient phone system.” The contest was inspired by Huntsville Flight Center, whose communications system was so outdated that it was impacting their ability to service customers in a timely manner. API Digital, an authorized Digium reseller, assisted with the network assessment and installation. As part of its Extreme Phone Makeover, their phone system was upgraded to Digium's Switchvox SMB, the full-featured and cost-effective VoIP Unified Communications solution designed for small- to mid-sized businesses, and all phones were upgraded to Polycom IP phones.

“Providing a high level of customer service is important to our company, but it had become a challenge to manage incoming customer calls with our ancient phone system,” said Tim Thomas, general manager of Huntsville Flight Center. “We are honored to be the first recipient of Digium’s Extreme Phone Makeover. By integrating phone, fax and conferencing, our office is much more productive, and we can focus more attention on our customers. Our business now runs more smoothly and it’s much easier to manage the Switchvox Unified Communications system and Polycom phones.”

Due to the project’s success, Digium created the Extreme Phone Makeover contest to assist companies who need to improve their business communications. Watch the video of Huntsville Flight Center’s Extreme Phone Makeover and enter to win at www.extremephonemakeover.com.

“In a weak economy, many small- to mid-sized businesses with outdated technology believe they can’t afford a complete phone system overhaul. As a result, they lack the advanced communications features that can make them more efficient and give them a competitive edge,” said Tristan Barnum, director of Switchvox product marketing for Digium. “Our contest will highlight that companies can have an enterprise class phone system at a price they can afford. We look forward to helping other small businesses save money and improve their productivity with Switchvox.”

About Digium

Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, created, owns and is the innovative force behind Asterisk, the most widely used open source telephony software. Since its founding in 1999, Digium has become the open source alternative to proprietary communication providers, with offerings that cost as much as 80 percent less. Digium offers Asterisk software free to the open source community and offers Asterisk Business Edition and Switchvox IP PBX software to power a broad family of products for small, medium and large businesses. The company’s product line includes a wide range of hardware to enable resellers and customers to implement turnkey solutions or to design their own voice over IP (VoIP) systems. More information is available at www.digium.com.

The Digium logo, Digium, Asterisk, Asterisk Business Edition, AsteriskNOW, Asterisk Appliance, Genuine Asterisk, Switchvox and the Asterisk logo are trademarks of Digium, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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