Introduction to E-Rate

E-Rate Phone Services Offered To Qualified Educational Institutions

The ability to use existing data networks to place voice calls and transport voice traffic over the data network is growing in importance for Schools and Libraries, enabling schools to make cloud-based voice services a critical part of their technology infrastructure. School administrators and technology leaders are discovering how hosted VoIP/UC communication lowers total cost of ownership (TCO) while improving productivity and security for schools.

UniVoIP has assembled years of experience deploying Cloud based communication solution and is addressing school and library challenges, offering an affordable and cost effective way to:

  • E-RATE eligible. Replace your legacy telephone systems, which are a burden to maintain, and eliminate costly local, long distance and service charges. UniVoIP services are subject to Priority One E- Rate funding.
  • Eliminate capital expense. UniVoIP is offering turnkey services providing predictable and economical flat-rate monthly fees for Administration staff and Teachers. Address the need to easily and quickly scale on demand as requirements increase or decrease.
  • Extend your current investment. UniVoIP services are leveraging your current data network and do not require proprietary nor specific data infrastructure. We are also offering private/dedicated connection to our Cloud, eliminating Voice traffic going to Interne
  • Expand communications. Free to move phone anywhere that has Internet access. Assign any phone to be your extension (hot-desking).
  • Achieve 24 x 7 x 365 peace-of-mind and simplify support. UniVoIP’s solution comes with automated revisions and upgrades without paying for maintenance. Reduce the IT support burden as the platform management responsibility shifts to UniVoIP. Improve response time and user-level support with easy web based Moves, Adds and Changes (MACS) portal. UniVoIP is also offering project management, on-site installation and training.
  • Improve functionalities and productivity. Leverage updated hosted voice communication services such as Voice-mail-to- Email, Cell phone integration and more.

 

What's included?
  • An Enterprise-class business phone system with over 50 standard features for increased productivity and mobility
  • Low and predictable monthly rates (further discounts may be available if you are based in CA)
  • Unlimited local and long distance calling (US)
  • Competitive international rates
  • Conferencing
  • UniFax (Fax-to-Email / Email-to-Fax)
  • One local or toll-free main company number
  • Free 24/7 customer support
  • Dedicated UniVoIP Account Manager
  • Easy to use online management
What is E-Rate?

What i E-Rate?

E-Rate is the commonly used name for the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, which is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission.

The program provides discounts to assist schools and libraries to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access.

Services Eligible for E-Rate Discounts:

Priority One:

  • Telecommunications Services
  • Telecommunication
  • Internet Access

Priority Two:

  • Internal Connections
  • Basic Maintenance
UniVoIP’s Service Provider Identification Number (SPIN):
  • 143034713

Trusted by thousands of companies and organizations of all sizes

    What are the benefits of a managed business VoIP system?

    • Exponential Savings – No initial investment and low monthly rates. Instantly save when you upgrade or move to a new location and happily avoid dropping a ton of money on purchasing new phones across the board. Oh, and no hidden fees too.
    • Future Proof – Receive free upgrades for life and never get stuck with an outdated system. All updates are piped to your phones at no charge. Plus life-time warranties on each unit.
    • Geographical Flexibility – Receive service wherever, whenever. Take that meeting in Kyoto, while picking up that call from NY, wherever there’s an internet connection, you’ll have phone service.
    • Local Presence – Create outposts by setting a local phone number in any city and appear to have offices in that location.  Expand business presence without having to rent an entire building.
    • Credibility – Sound clear and professional when you pick up the phone and forget about call drops.  Possess all the tools of an enterprise communications system at a fraction of the price.
    • Scalability – Whether eight or eight hundred, scale as your organization grows.  Need to open a new office? Not a problem; your system will be up in no time.
    • Easy Setup / Easy to Use – Getting started is as simple as plugging in a phone, and with UniVoIP’s administrative portal customizing settings is a cinch.
    • Mobility – In your car, or on the go, always have access to your phone system and never miss a call again.  Whether it’s receiving a voice-mail via email, or having your desk phone twinned with your cell you will always be kept in the loop.
    • 24/7 Support – It’s three in the morning and you need help. Don’t worry, just give our team a call and we’ll get right on it. UniVoIP Support is friendly, knowledgeable and gets the job done.
    • Disaster Recovery – During a catastrophe phones are more vital than ever. UniVoIP’s robust system has full redundancy so your phones will always be online, no matter what