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sangoma-roadshow-17Are you curious about Sangoma’s latest technology or are interested in being a partner with Sangoma? If yes, then you are in luck! VoIP Supply is co-hosting three roadshows with Sangoma in Ohio and Pennsylvania this May. You will have the chance to see and learn the latest IP telephony products and solutions from Sangoma and learn the advantages of partnering with Sangoma.

This event is FREE to attend, but pre-registration is required. Follow the links below to register!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Night Town
12387 Cedar Road 

Cleveland, OH 44106

Register Here

Wednesday, May 10

ROCK Bottom Brewery
171 Bridge St.

Homestead, PA 15120
Register Here

Thursday, May 11

BrewRiver GastroPub
2062 Riverside Dr

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Register Here

 

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Polycom VVX310 ($79.99)

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This is the perfect phone for call centers and cubicle employees. With an intuitive user interface, HD Voice and easy integration with third party applications, this desk phone has you covered.

Key features:

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Polycom VVX500 ($134.99)

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