DigitalPhone.io Awarded New School District Deployments

DigitalPhone.io, a leading provider of USAC Category 1 E-Rate eligible hosted telecommunications for K-12 schools in the U.S. Southeast, announced that it has been awarded new contracts to install state-of-the art VoIP phone solutions at two school systems North Carolina and Georgia, respectively.

In April 2017, the DigitalPhone.io team will deploy 97 SIP trunks for Brunswick County Schools in North Carolina. The installation was given the green light after a highly successful test of 3 SIP trunks in February, which saved the school board over 50 percent vs. their current carrier. Staff were also impressed with the built-in data recovery and redundancy features that guarantee 99.99% uptime.

“Carolina Digital offers everything a customer deserves from their SIP service provider,” commented Michael Bullard, Systems Asset Analyst at Brunswick County Schools. “Quality, price, responsiveness and dependability are important to us as a customer and I can’t imagine any other service provider out performing them.”

In June 2017, the DigitalPhone.io team will head to Georgia and deploy hosted VoIP phone system for Evans County Schools. The system will also include additional POTS lines for alarms and cloud-based faxing.  This is the second school system in the state of Georgia for DigitalPhone.io, and will further strengthen their efforts to provide class leading VoIP services to school systems neighboring states.

In separate but related news, DigitalPhone.io also announced that in recent months it has renewed agreements with three other North Carolina school districts, including Roanoke Rapids Graded School District, Bertie County School District, and Currituck County School District, respectively.

“Over the past five years we have developed relationships in the K-12 market that now drive our commitment to servicing this sector,” commented Brant Yandell, Partner Manager at DigitalPhone.io. “Saving school systems money to retain teaching jobs or free up funds for bettering programs for students is extremely rewarding.”

The E-Rate program allows eligible schools and libraries to receive funding of 20-90 percent for new and existing network and telecommunications services. E-Rate discounts are based on the percentage of students eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program and the degree to which they may be considered urban or rural.

For additional information regarding DigitalPhone.io, visit https://digitalphone.io or email inquiry@ DigitalPhone.io.

About DigitalPhone.io

DigitalPhone.io (formerly Carolina Digital) is a pioneer of hosted phone services, and provides products that improve the capabilities of business and education telephony, while reducing their overall cost. The company’s offerings stand out for their excellent value, including very competitive pricing, the industry’s deepest feature set, ease of deployment, and many user-friendly packages – from a full turnkey set-up including dial tone and VoIP phones, to automated call answering and routing solutions that work with existing land lines, cell phones or VoIP phones.

DigitalPhone.io Welcomes Experienced Financial Management Executive Steve Worrell, CPA as New CFO

As part of its continued growth and expanding nationwide footprint, DigitalPhone.io, a pioneering hosted telecommunications firm that launched in 2000, announced today that it has welcomed experienced financial management executive Steve Worrell, CPA as its new CFO.

Mr. Worrell has over 30 years of experience working with several high-profile organizations, including multiple Fortune 500 enterprises. Throughout his career, he has provided advice and insight and on a wide range of accounting, technology, information management and workforce capital management matters, ranging from strategic planning to full system implementations. In addition, Mr. Worrell has served as faculty member in the Department of Accounting at the University of North Carolina’s Bryan School of Business, and is an active volunteer with several community-based organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America, which awarded him the Scoutmaster Award of Merit.

Steve Worrell, CPA, CFO

Steve Worrell, CPA, CFO

As CFO, Mr. Worrell will spearhead DigitialPhone.io’s positioning for a qualified strategic private equity investor to support the company’s nationwide expansion. Other key roles and responsibilities include: optimizing current financial management and information systems; establishing operational metrics and KPIs; developing multi-phase operational; and working closely with members of the executive sales and marketing team to assess current and future growth strategies.

“I have had the pleasure of knowing DigitalPhone.io’s CEO Nicky Smith since 1994, and have admired his vision and capacity to re-invent his companies in response to market needs, business trends, and technological developments,” commented Mr. Worrell. “Since joining the team, my positive impressions have only deepened. This hand-picked group not only has the technical and industry expertise to support the company’s mission, but just as importantly, they have developed remarkably strong relationships and bond with their customers. While a lot of companies just talk about putting customers first, DigitalPhone.io over-delivers. Knowing Nicky I expected nothing less, but the degree of customer engagement and loyalty is astonishing, and something that is rarely seen in the telecommunications and technology space.”

“We are going through a very positive and exciting time in our company’s nearly 20-year history, and while we have enjoyed substantial success in the past, the growth potential that lies ahead is enormous and uncharted,” commented CEO Nicky Smith. “We need to have the very best people here to help us manage our growth, and we couldn’t have hoped for anyone better than Steve. He’s not only an acclaimed expert, but his understanding of brand-building and customer service delivery is world-class. We are very proud and fortunate to have Steve as a key member of our leadership team, and have every confidence that he will play a pivotal role in our continued success.”

For additional information regarding DigitalPhone.io, visit https://digitalphone.io or email inquiry@ DigitalPhone.io.

About DigitalPhone.io

DigitalPhone.io (formerly Carolina Digital) is a pioneer of hosted phone services, and provides products that improve the capabilities of business and education telephony, while reducing their overall cost. The company’s offerings stand out for their excellent value, including very competitive pricing, the industry’s deepest feature set, ease of deployment, and many user-friendly packages – from a full turnkey set-up including dial tone and VoIP phones, to automated call answering and routing solutions that work with existing landlines, cell phones or VoIP phones.

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DigitalPhone.io Welcomes Gary Tomlin as New VP of Sales

Leading Hosted Telecommunications Firm DigitalPhone.io Welcomes Experienced Technology Solutions Leader Gary Tomlin as New VP of Sales

DigitalPhone.io, a leading hosted telecommunications firm that serves businesses and educational organizations nationwide, announced today that it has welcomed experienced technology solutions leader Gary Tomlin as its Vice President of Sales.

Gary Tomlin

Gary Tomlin, Vice President Sales

Mr. Tomlin has over 30 years of experience as a technical specialist, advisor and team leader for an array of projects and implementations, including infrastructure, provider services and cloud-based applications. He has also taught college level courses in Professional Development and Professional Customer Relations, and is a longtime volunteer coach who has dedicated thousands of hours with several youth sports league organizations.

Among other key strategic initiatives, Mr. Tomlin will spearhead DigitalPhone.io’s efforts to identify opportunities and areas where the company’s suite of advanced products dovetail with other innovative offering in the marketplace; particularly with respect to non-voice offerings. He will also design and lead sales and technical training programs, and focus on cultivating strong relationships with vendors and stakeholders to collaborate on customized solutions for DigitalPhone.io customers.

“I’ve had the great good fortune of getting on board with innovative companies throughout my career,” commented Mr. Tomlin. “These were leading edge companies, not bleeding edge companies. Their products improved the way business people operated and had a significant impact on their bottom-line. DigitalPhone.io is another one of these visionary companies, and that is why I wanted to be part of this team and help move us forward.”

“We have customers who started with tip and ring products, and others that are technology natives who’ve only worked with advanced IP products,” commented DigitalPhone.io’s CEO Nicky Smith. “Gary is an extremely smart and talented sales leader who understands the full range of challenges that our customers face, the value they place on existing capabilities, and their desire for the technology-led solution they’ve imagined to come to life. We are delighted to have him on board, and are excited about what he brings to our team and especially our customers.”

For additional information regarding DigitalPhone.io, visit https://digitalphone.io or email inquiry@DigitalPhone.io.

About DigitalPhone.io

DigitalPhone.io (formerly Carolina Digital Phone) is a pioneer of hosted phone services, and provides products that improve the capabilities of business and education telephony, while reducing their overall cost. The company’s offerings stand out for their excellent value, including very competitive pricing, the industry’s deepest feature set, ease of deployment, and many user-friendly packages – from a full turnkey set-up including dial tone and VoIP phones, to automated call answering and routing solutions that work with existing landlines, cell phones or VoIP phones.

Pioneering Hosted Telecommunications Firm Carolina Digital Rebrands as DigitalPhone.io to Better Represent Nationwide Reach & Reflect Company Growth

Greensboro, North Carolina /PRWEB/ January 23, 2017 Press Release

As it approaches its 20-year anniversary, Carolina Digital Phone, a pioneer of innovative hosted phone solutions for businesses and educational organizations, announced that it has rebranded as DigitalPhone.io.

The new name represents the company’s nationwide reach and service coverage area, and further captures and conveys key messages that are essential to the company’s brand promise, including: being future-minded, constantly innovating, delivering client results, and focusing on leading-edge services and solutions.

“The digital phone piece of our name captures how we help our clients grow their unified messaging capacity,” commented DigitalPhone.io’s CEO Nicky Smith who founded the company in 2000, and notes that choosing a new name was a long process that involved plenty of brainstorming sessions. “We are experts in telephone services, and merging this service into a digital cloud-based platform is a major part of how we constantly innovate for our clients. And the io piece of our name represents our commitment to actively seeking our clients’ input, while we focus relentlessly on improving our output; that is, the measurable results that we deliver and enable.”

Continued Smith: “We are thrilled that our brand is now fully aligned with our mission and values. We look forward to sharing more as we continue to provide the best solutions and care for our clients. We would also like to thank all of our clients for being a part of this evolution, and we are excited about what the future holds!”

For additional information regarding DigitalPhone.io, visit https://DigitalPhone.io or email inquiry@DigitalPhone.io.

About DigitalPhone.io

DigitalPhone.io (formerly Carolina Digital Phone) is a pioneer of hosted phone services, and provides products that improve the capabilities of business and education telephony, while reducing their overall cost. The company’s offerings stand out for their excellent value, including very competitive pricing, the industry’s deepest feature set, ease of deployment, and many user-friendly packages – from a full turnkey set-up including dial tone and VoIP phones, to automated call answering and routing solutions that work with existing landlines, cell phones or VoIP phones.

Contact

Nicky Smith, President
DigitalPhone.io
(336) 560-4405
nicky.smith@digitalphone.io

Carolina Digital Awarded Montgomery Community College Contract for New VoIP Phone System

Hosted telecommunications firm Carolina Digital announced that it has been awarded a contract by Montgomery Community College to install a state-of-the-art hosted VoIP phone system at the school’s campus in Troy, North Carolina.

Carolina Digital was selected by Montgomery Community College’s leadership team per a competitive and formal bidding process that lasted several months, and involved multiple vendors. Ultimately, the decision to go with Carolina Digital was based on a combination of the company’s technical expertise, capacity, service commitment, quality assurance, reputation and cost-effectiveness. The new hosted phone system includes more than 100 certified VoIP-based phones, and implementation is expected to be complete by mid-December.

“We recently made upgrading our phone system technology a top priority,” commented Cindy Ellison, Dean of Technology and Resources at Montgomery Community College. “With Carolina Digital, we are saving approximately 80 percent compared to the cost of upgrading our old system, while accessing a range of new and advanced calling features that our team is excited about using, such as voicemail to email. We are also very impressed by the crisp and clear audio quality, and the fact that there is no added support or maintenance burden for our IT team is a significant advantage.”

“Our relationship Montgomery Community College started more than six months ago when Cindy reached out and asked questions about our solutions and products,” commented Carolina Digital’s CEO Nicky Smith. “We were pleased to be invited to participate in the competitive bidding process, and are looking forward to being a long-term strategic partner to help the school maximize their ROI in the years ahead.”

Added Smith: “Many community colleges around the country are fed up dealing with legacy telephone companies and PBX hardware vendors, which charge exorbitant fees and lack personalized customer support. That is a clear contrast to our team of in-house experts, who pride themselves on delivering personalized, responsive service. What’s more, we can just as effectively communicate with technical experts and specialists, as we can with executives and end users. To us, world-class support and service isn’t an add-on to what we do. It’s built into our DNA, and it makes all the difference to our customers.”

For additional information regarding Carolina Digital, visit http://carolinadigital.net or email inquiry(at)carolinadigital(dot)net.

About Carolina Digital

Carolina Digital is a pioneer of hosted phone services, and provides products that improve the capabilities of business and education telephony, while reducing their overall cost. The company’s offerings stand out for their excellent value, including very competitive pricing, the industry’s deepest feature set, ease of deployment, and many user-friendly packages – from a full turnkey set-up including dial tone and VoIP phones, to automated call answering and routing solutions that work with existing landlines, cell phones or VoIP phones.