Sometimes you have to take the good with the bad like the fact that Summer has ended, but the kids are out of the house and back in school.

Once in a while though you don’t have to settle for anything, like getting to enjoy the beautiful Fall foliage together with the start of football season.

To help you combine more great things for a win-win situation, we’re offering Instant Rebates on sleek, stylish, and sturdy Aastra VoIP Phones.

Only until the end of September, enjoy an Instant Rebate between $10 and $50 on select Aastra phones that offer:

  • Solutions for small businesses on up to enterprise applications.
  • Open standards that support SIP, Asterisk, FreeSwitch, and Switchvox.
  • HD audio, multiple lines, expandibility, PoE, and Gigabit

So far 2014 has been a busy year for Aastra. In late January their acquisition by Mitel was completed and then in March they released the Aastra 6800i series of VoIP phones, which marked the first new line of desktop VoIP phones from them in quite some time. Now after a few quiet months some more changes were announced last week with the discontinuing of 3 phone models due to issues sourcing components.

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The Aastra 6757i, 6755i and 6753i were the cornerstone of Aastra and some of their most popular VoIP phones for close to a decade and with the utmost respect for these phones, I believe their time had come.

While them being put out to pasture may have been accelerated by the components …

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Nothing against the English language but, there’s a new standard in town for Digium VoIP Phones.

As of November 2014 Digium will stop making new D40, D50 and D70 English-key phones.

They’re migrating to Icon-keys to ”better align with the trends in the IP Phone market,” says Digium.

Currently the Digium D45 VoIP phone for Asterisk already comes with the Icon-keys, with no other versions in production.

To make things easier and help us adjust to this new standard Digium is:

  • Providing advanced notice
  • Including Icon-key guides that explain the features/functions every Icon-key phone
  • Fully supporting the English-key phones that are purchased up to the end-of-sale time frame through the standard Digium warranty period

If you have any questions about Digium phones, please call one …

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Last chance to register for the next webinar in our Grandstream Learning Series.

Thursday’s webinar, June 26, 2014 at 2 PM EST, will give you an opportunity to learn and ask questions about the many multimedia features of the:

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We’ve joined forces with Grandstream to offer you webinars through the Grandstream Learning Series.

Next up on the schedule is your chance to get a first-hand look at the new Grandstream GXV Series of Android-based VoIP Video Phones.

We encourage you to attend to ask questions and learn how they can fit into your business communication solution because as Gina Narcisi at SearchUnifiedCommunications points out, “There’s no doubt that consumerization has impacted business needs, and employees expect more of the features they are used to using in their personal lives — like video — at work. ”

  • When: June 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM EST
  • Where: Online. Click here to Register.
  • What: Explain how business communications can be enhanced through

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VoIP Supply is now offering another VoIP phone option with the CounterPath Bria Software as a Service (SaaS) for flexible desktop and mobile communications from the cloud.

What Is It?

CounterPath Bria is a softphone that can used on a variety of devices that will keep your remote and mobile workers connected to their business phones when they’re outside the office.

Currently VoIP Supply is offering Bria for:

  • Apple:  iPhone, iPad, and Mac Desktops
  • Android:  Smartphones and Tablets
  • Windows:  Desktop PCs

With Bria there is no additional hardware to buy, no installation costs, and no maintence.  Simply use your existing devices and CounterPath manages the communication network on the cloud.

Bria provides voice, video, instant messaging, presence, analytics and reports, plus the …

Grandstream GXP2130 First LookI’m starting to wonder if the off switch at the Grandstream new phone model assembly line is broken because today they announced another new VoIP phone with even more on the way. The newest model off the conveyor belt is the Grandstream GXP2130.

What is it?

Of the latest enterprise grade VoIP phones in the GXP series Grandstream GXP2130 is the entry level phone; although, entry doesn’t mean it is a stripped down phone. Quite to the contrary the GXP2130 has many of the same features as the GXP2140 and GXP2160 that were released at the end of last year. These similar features include a TFT Color LCD Display, dual gigabit RJ45 ports, support for PoE and EHS support with Plantronics headsets.

What separates …

For the next couple of weeks we’re going to highlight our partners who are exhibiting at ITEXPO Miami 2014 to learn what’s new at this year’s show.

ITEXPO, running from January 28th through January 31st, is a business technology event and tradeshow for VoIP, Unified Communications, Cloud services, phone apps, and more.

3 Questions with Grandstream About ITEXPO

We spoke with Phil Bowers, Global Marketing Communications Manager for Grandstream, about what to expect at this year’s ITEXPO.

VoIP Supply:  For those who aren’t familiar with your company, can you tell us a little bit about Grandstream?

Grandstream:  Grandstream is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of IP Business Solutions. We supply SMBs and Enterprises throughout the world with integrated voice, video, data, and mobility …

For the next couple of weeks we’re going to highlight our partners who are exhibiting at ITEXPO Miami 2014 to learn what’s new at this year’s show.

ITEXPO, running from January 28th through January 31st, is a business technology event and tradeshow for VoIP, Unified Communications, Cloud services, phone apps, and more.

3 Questions with AudioCodes About ITEXPO

We asked Alan Percy, Director of Marketing in North America for AudioCodes, three questions about what to expect at this year’s ITEXPO.

VoIP Supply:  For those who aren’t familiar with your company, can you tell us a little bit about AudioCodes?

AudioCodes:  AudioCodes designs, develops and sells advanced Voice over IP (VoIP) and converged VoIP and Data networking products and applications to Service Providers …

Grandstream GXP2140 and Grandstream GXP2160Earlier this year I posted about the amount of changes Grandstream phones had gone through over the course of two years. At the time of writing the post 5 phone models had been discontinued and 10 new models had been released. Now here we are 10 months later and we can add one more to the discontinued column, Grandstream GXP2124, and add two to the new model column, Grandstream GXP2140 and Grandstream GXP2160.

WHAT IS IT?

The GXP2140 and GXP2160 are the two latest enterprise VoIP phones from Grandstream and are the replacements for the Grandstream GXP2124. Within the GXP family of phones they will be the higher end phones above the GXP2120 but don’t have as many features as the Android based GXP2200. Additionally …