2008 World Series Wager: Oranges for Cheesesteaks?

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2008 World Series Wager: Oranges for Cheesesteaks?

2008-world-series-logo.pngI was sent a release about a wager between two hosted VoIP companies over which team will win the World Series - either the Philadelphia Phillies or the Tampa Bay Rays. The bet involves a dirty dozen cheesesteakes by Alteva against Telovations' two bushels of oranges. Ok, I'll bite (pun intended) and blog this since it involves VoIP and our national past time.

Check out the wager:

2008 World Series: Oranges for Cheesesteaks?

The Philadelphia Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays will soon battle it out on the field in the 2008 World Series. In each respective state, thousands of people are already placing bets on who should win this year's title. In particular, two hosted phone system providers are actually betting oranges for cheesesteaks in a friendly, VoIP competitor match up. Alteva is apparently putting a dozen cheesesteaks on the line against Telovations' two bushels of oranges.

Representing the Phillies: Hailing from Philadelphia is Alteva, leading provider of Hosted VoIP solutions in the Northeast. Alteva provides businesses with a telephone system that requires minimal installation and configuration while eliminating monthly phone system maintenance charges and reducing overall telephony costs. With a sophisticated open standards infrastructure, Alteva enables businesses to easily integrate existing business applications and add a steady stream of new Alteva or third-party "mashup" applications.

Representing the Rays: Based in Tampa, Telovations provides growing businesses in the Southeast with a hosted, managed, IP communications solution, including telephone equipment, telephone service and a high-speed T-1 connection to the Telovations private, secure and fully managed Cisco Powered RealTime Network(SM).

"Just like major league sports, business is all about competition. These guys on the field are fierce competitors, but off the field many of them are good friends," said William Bumbernick, President and CEO of Alteva. "Our industry is no different. While we compete on opportunities, we also have a common goal to educate businesses about how Hosted VoIP or IP PBX solutions are superior to the traditional customer premise based PBX model. Most importantly, it is a great opportunity to show our support for our Phillies, especially since our offices are located in the heart of Philadelphia," added William Bumbernick.

"Hosted IP communication solutions have surpassed premise based systems and there's no reason for businesses to purchase, install and maintain systems that will be paid off by the time they're obsolete," said Telovations President and CEO Rick Schonbrun. "Plus, Tampa is the best team in baseball and it's hard to find a good cheesesteak down here."

About Alteva, LLC
Alteva, North America's largest provider of Enterprise Hosted VoIP, has become the poster child for showcasing the high quality and reliability of Hosted VoIP solutions. Alteva provides businesses with a telephone system that requires minimal installation and configuration while eliminating monthly phone system maintenance charges and reducing overall telephony costs. With a sophisticated open standards infrastructure, Alteva enables businesses to easily integrate existing business applications and add a steady stream of exciting new Alteva or third-party "mashup" applications. Rather than building their processes around their phone system, Alteva's customers build their phone systems around their ideal processes. Alteva provides its "Communication as a Service" solution to growth-oriented companies in 48 states and 9 countries. For additional information about Alteva and its solutions, please visit www.altevatel.com or call1-877-258-3821.

About Telovations, Inc.
Based in Tampa, Fla., Telovations provides growing businesses in the Southeast with a hosted, managed, IP communications solution, including telephone equipment, telephone service and a high-speed T-1 connection to the Telovations private, secure and fully managed Cisco Powered RealTime Network(SM). Telovations' Innovate services also include over 20 innovative applications, professional support and systems management for one low monthly price. For additional information about Telovations and the Innovate managed communications solution, please visit www.telovations.com or call 1-877-We-Innovate (1-877-934-6668).


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