Virtual PBX Receives a 2009 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award

Updated: January 07, 2011

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Virtual PBX® announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) has named Virtual PBX’s iVPBX as a recipient of the 2009 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award presented by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.

Virtual PBX is the first company in the industry to offer a hosted PBX service aimed at users who already have VoIP phones or want to use a VoIP service for its cost saving features. iVPBX provides unlimited inbound calling and no per-minute fees at a price of just under $10 per seat -- about one-fourth to one-fifth the cost of most competing plans. Additionally, Gizmo5 clients who use the iVPBX product can send calls by IP directly to their Gizmo phones at no added cost.

“Virtual PBX is committed to providing innovative and useful products and services that are a cut above the competition and meet the needs of our customers,” said Paul Hammond, president and CEO of Virtual PBX. “We have seen an enthusiastic response to our iVPBX product offering and are honored that Internet Telephony has recognized our innovation with a 2009 Internet Telephone Excellence Award.”

“The editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY were pleased to grant Virtual PBX with an INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award for their achievements in advancing IP communications and providing genuine solutions in the marketplace. iVPBX has proven its outstanding contribution to IP communications and delivered winning solutions for its customers,” said Erik Linask, Group Editorial Director of INTERNET TELEPHONY.

“We are very pleased to present Virtual PBX with a 2009 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award. iVPBX has made an incredible contribution to IP Communications and has also delivered great solutions for its clients,” stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC.

The 2009 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award winners are published in the October 2009 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.

About Virtual PBX

Virtual PBX believes you never get a second chance to make a good first impression, especially when it comes to serving your customers. Our hosted PBX phone service gives small and growing businesses a professional, fully automated call answering and routing solution that can be up and running in a matter of minutes. Forget the hassles and costs of buying and maintaining your own PBX hardware. With Virtual PBX, your employees, whether in one location or far-flung, can focus on serving your customers while we provide the advanced features and responsiveness that give you a competitive edge. We also offer a backup phone service to ensure your business stays up and running should disaster strike.


INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the IP Communications Authority since 1998™. Beginning with the first issue in February of 1998, INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has been providing unbiased views of the complicated converged communications space. INTERNET TELEPHONY offers rich content from solutions-focused editorial content to reviews on products and services from TMC Labs. INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine reaches more than 225,000 readers, including pass-along readers.

About TMC

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global integrated media company helping our clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and NGN magazines. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMCnet is read by two million unique visitors each month on average worldwide, according to Webtrends. TMCnet has ranked within the top 3,000 in Quantcast's Top U.S. sites, placing TMCnet in the nation’s top .03% most visited Web sites. In addition, TMC produces ITEXPO, 4GWE Conference (in conjunction with Crossfire Media), Digium|Asterisk World and AstriCon (in conjunction with Digium), and Communications Developer Conference.

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