|PennNet Phone—10,000 Phones Milestone Coming Soon
July 17, 2012,
Volume 59, No. 01
With 60% of the campus community upgraded to PennNet Phone, Penn will reach 10,000 phone installations this summer.
New Discounted Prices
PennNet Phone provides lower telephone, voice mail and a 50% discount on local and long distance rates. This translates into direct cost savings for departments. Effective July 1, 2012, ISC will no longer charge for multiple line appearances and will lower the Polycom 550 phone set maintenance fee from $4 to $3 per month.
New Shared Line and Intercom Services
PennNet Phone expanded its multi-line and shared-line services to include groups of up to eight line appearances and an intercom service. ISC will begin to offer intercom services this summer. If you are interested in a demonstration of intercom and our expanded service, please join us at our next PennNet Phone Special Interest Group meeting on Thursday, July 26 from 1 to 2 p.m. at 3401 Walnut Street Suite 337A.
Installations—Time to Upgrade
ISC is working to complete the upgrade from traditional phone to PennNet Phone by June 2014. Departments that do not schedule their migration during FY13 will likely pay higher costs associated with remaining on the traditional phone infrastructure. FY13 may be the last year that ISC will waive telephone line and port activation fees associated with upgrading to PennNet Phone.
Please contact the ISC Networking and Telecommunications Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dawn Augustino email@example.com, (215) 898-3366 to schedule your upgrade to PennNet Phone.
Additional information is available at our voice services website at www.upenn.edu/computing/voice/
—Michael Palladino, Associate Vice President, ISC Networking & Telecommunications