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Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

We want to say thank you to our customers who help us donate $1.98 to Buffalo City Mission for every order placed online at

For that small sum Buffalo City Mission can provide hope and a hot meal to those in need.

For years we’ve made holiday donations but since the end of 2012 we’ve been able to make contributions all throughout the year.

“We’re fortunate to be in the position to give back to the Buffalo City Mission on a daily basis which fulfills VoIP Supply’s goal of doing well so that we can do good for others,” said Ben Sayers, CEO of VoIP Supply.

So far in 2013, more than 9,700 meals have been donated to Buffalo City Mission …

We’re proud to announce that we’ve been named to the list of Western New York’s Top Private Companies in 2013 by Buffalo Business First newspaper.

We have a deep respect for our customers and we thank them for making our success possible by supporting the way that we do business.

Nine Times

This is the ninth consecutive year that VoIP Supply has made the list moving up four spots from #46 to the 42nd ranking in 2013.

In 2002 Ben Sayers, our owner and CEO, founded the company to satisfy the growing demand for VoIP devices when there was no easily accessible retail outlet to get them from.

Several years later in 2005, when the niche VoIP market started to grow, VoIP Supply made …


Questions about VoIP devices and services are regularly submitted to through a technical support ticket or via the “Ask The Expert” tab on our product pages.

We respond to these requests directly but more often than not, this Q & A would be helpful for lots of other folks.

Below are your VoIP questions answered – Real questions from real people  just like you.

Q: Will the Grandstream GXP1400 work with a Google Voice account?

A:  The short, simple answer is, “Yes.”

Google Voice itself is not a phone service, it’s more of a liaison helping to get all of your different phone numbers (work, home, mobile) working together under one Google Voice number/account.

In the words of the About Google Voice  page:

Google Voice works

For businesses that want a simple, functional, and affordable communications network, Huawei Switches are perfect.

But don’t just take our word for it.

Join us and Huawei Enterprise USA on Thursday, November 7th at 2PM EST for an overview of Huawei’s next generation network switches built for the needs of the small to medium business.

You’ll learn how the Huawei switch family:

  • Delivers superior switching capacity and scalability
  • Has lower total cost of ownership
  • Offers a solid platform and feature set
  • Provides an energy efficient design

Thank You!

To say thank you for joining us, all attendees will receive a free Starbucks gift card, good for $10 at any Starbucks location.



Huawei is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of  telecommunications equipment and VoIP Supply is now carrying several series of their VoIP switches:

Huawei R&D, Good for You and Me

In the United States alone Huawei has 600 employees dedicated to R&D and every year the company invests 20%, or well over $100 million, of its annual revenue to local R&D.

Additionally, Huawei has deployed 800,000 switches with 36 million ports worldwide.

What that means for you is that you get to take advantage of a company that Fast Company named to their Most Innovative

If you want a crash course in entrepreneurship then Startup Weekend Buffalo, running October 4th to the 6th,  is for you.

And if even if you don’t have an idea for a business but you still want to get involved, that’s great too because this event is all-inclusive.  You can use your experience to help someone else’s vision become a reality.

Registration costs $50 per person ($25 for students) with meals included and are available for three types of participants:

  • Developer: Software engineers, coders, developers -anybody who can write code.
  • Designer: Anybody with a  background in design (graphics, UX/UI, etc.).
  • Non-Technical: Business, marketing, PR, and anyone with a non-technical background.

About and Prizes

Click here for more details on exactly what

Very soon the Microsoft Lync Optimized Polycom CX5100 Unified Conference Station will be available at VoIP Supply.

We’re expecting to see these by the end of September 2013.

Unveiled at the 2013 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, the CX5100 is for Microsoft Lync users collaborating with remote teams.

What they’ll get is a unique 360 degree, panoramic video experience that also displays a seamless dual window layout.

The “Roundtable”

The CX5100 was originally called the “Roundtable” because the device is placed in the center of a meeting room table and uses a handful of cameras that stitch together a panoramic view that is displayed in one window while another window displays a zoomed in image of the person who is currently talking.

Polycom uses what they call …

Have you ever wondered how Ben Sayers, CEO and owner of VoIP Supply, started the company?

Find out here in Jaime Tardy’s interview at Eventual Millionaire, Step by Step Starting a Business with Benjamin Sayers, plus the strategies and techniques he uses including:

  • Using checklists
  • Competitive intelligence
  • Creating business plans
  • Setting goals

VoIP Supply is now in its 11th year of business and now Ben is starting a new venture. Click the video above to learn more.…

Do you know about Deploy, our nationwide VoIP installation services?

If your business doesn’t want to deal with the nuances (to put it nicely) of installing a new VoIP system, Deploy is a fast and painless way to have somebody (Us!) do it for you.

Custom Fit

Get an on-site analysis by a trained technician who will tour your building, inspect your current network, and give you options on the VoIP hardware that’s best for your application.

Then we’ll install a customized VoIP system for your current needs and, if you choose, one that can be expanded as your business grows.

Purchase Credit

A lot of VoIP deployments fail because the network being used isn’t powerful enough to handle the additional traffic.

The Deploy

When next day shipping isn’t fasn’t enough, VoIP Supply now offers Rush Processing for VoIP, Video Conferencing, IP Surveillance, and Unified Communication devices.

When you’re checking out online, all you need to do is check the “Need your order faster?” box or, if you’re on the phone with your account manager, just ask them for “Rush Processing.”

Here’s how it works — VoIP Supply will speed up shipment:

  • On all orders placed before 3:30pm EST
  • For a small, additional fee
  • When the billing and shipping address are the same.

VoIP Supply always puts forth its best efforts, but unfortunately cannot guarantee that orders will ship the same day.

Patience is annoying but sometimes necessary, so in the event a rush order fails to ship on …