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Legacy to VoIP. Old Too New
Citel Portico TVA Review

By Cherry Rowland / Web
December 31, 2009

We have worked with a number of our clients in an attempt to migrate to VoIP technology from old legacy systems. Their current Legacy systems have been Nortel, Avaya, NEC, Toshiba, Siemens, Panasonic, Mitel and Ericsson. The “Goal” was first to exceed the current functionality of their old Legacy equipment while keeping their costs down. Naturally if current equipment such as existing handset could be utilized, one would think this area would reflect an immediate savings. Unfortunately, this was not the case. Here is why.

The port cost of the Citel Portico TVA (Including Shipping and Handling cost) is $143. In short, a High Definition (HD) VoIP phone can be purchased for the same amount, and comes with a warranty. I haven’t even touched the advanced features available on the phone yet compared to an existing legacy phone. Some nice features such as the ability to support Caller ID with Name and Number (Even on Second ring appearances), Crystal Clear Large Displays, Programmable Ring Tones like your cell phones, Reject button…I can go on.
How many people are really going to invest more money in keeping their old cellular “Bag” phone when they can move into smart phones such as iPhones, Blackberry’s, Androids? The same holds true with moving out of a Legacy phone system to VoIP.

We have had great success with the iProphet VoIP PBX. It is the MOST STABLE PBX we have EVEN experienced. For the past 26 years, we have installed Nortel, Avaya, Samsung, NEC, Toshiba, Panasonic (Low end) and a few Siemens, Ericsson’s and Mitel’s. I can scream this from the tops of mountains that NOTHING has been more stable than the iProphet. NOTHING!

Gone are the days of the big boys controlling what you and I can receive. Now the customer calls the shots. The iProphet can be programmed to do any function that one throws at it. In fact, ACD is built in with unlimited Queues with custom messages in each queue. FREE. Included. No legacy equipment can do this. And Call Recording. UNLIMTED PORTS!

I’ll stop here. But could go on and on.