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Call One Passes On SPC Telecommunications Contract Increases Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) Telecommunications program vendor Call One has repeatedly warned that analog telecom services (Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) lines, alarm circuits, etc.) are being targeted for decommissioning by their underlying carriers. This process has been marked by regular and significant price increases for these services and there will be yet another upcoming price increase on SPC Telecommunications Contract #137A. The SPC has been notified that Call One is passing along increases ranging from 11% to 15% effective January 4, 2017 on AT&T Analog Private Line services. The new rates can be viewed by clicking here.

If your community or organization is still utilizing analog POTS lines or other outdated services, we again urge you to contact your Call One sales representative to discuss new technology and pricing options, which include vPOTS, vPRI, SIP and/or a new phone system. Please also request that Call One perform a free, full line audit with cost comparisons to change from POTS to other products.

We are aware that accurate cost change information is critical to our program participants for budgeting purposes and board/council approval. Please notify your accounts payable department that Monthly Recurring Charges (MRCs) are billed 30 days ahead in the telecommunications industry, so December Call One invoices will reflect the higher prices on a prorated basis from January 4-14, 2017. For questions or additional information, please contact staff or Call One Association & Government Relations Representative Larry Widmer, 847-732-9262 (cell), 312-252-4955 (office) or Staff contact: Ellen Dayan

Please click here for additional SPC news including:

  1. SPC Awards New Sewer Cleaner Truck Contracts

  2. SPC Governing Board Extends Office Supplies Contract

  3. Time to Plan for the January 24 NWMC Surplus Vehicle and Equipment Auction

Please click here for more information about the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative, or to view the catalog.

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