Let’s talk frankly about refurbished phones. When you hear the term “refurbished”, what images or preconceptions come to mind? Scratched or dented products? A returned item that was simply dusted off and re-packaged? We have found that many of the refurbishers in the communications market are just fine with sending equipment like this out to their customers. But would you trust a company like this enough to put one of their refurbished phones on your boss or CEO’s desk? We wouldn’t.
At Black Box Resale Services, we have been repairing and refurbishing phones and other communications equipment for over 20 years. We have always known that our processes far exceeded our competitors. Still, unless you have actually done business with us and seen the quality of our products you might simply think we are “just another refurbisher”. Every time we send out a sample phone to a prospective customer, we get their business. The quality speaks for itself. That is why we have coined a new term to describe the unique process and special kind of love that we give our products – Phone Restoration.
Think of phone restoration along the same lines as classic car restoration. You might find an old ’57 Chevy rusting away in a lot somewhere and decide you want to restore it to the condition it was in when it rolled off the assembly line so many years ago. First you need to test everything out to see what you’re dealing with in regards to the engine and other mechanical parts – it needs to not just look good, but ride down the road good too! So you test it, then rebuild the engine, add a new radiator, and maybe replace the exhaust system. You take it out on the boulevard for a test drive, and it runs great. Now to getting it looking great – you buff out the rust, add some new chrome and give it a snazzy new paint job. It’s good as new!
We do the same with phones. First a series of tests to see what – if anything – electronic needs to be repaired. The phone’s shell is rigorously cleaned and then painted to a brand-new look in our custom paint shop. After a new logo is silk-screened onto the phone, it is reassembled and again plugged into a real-world testing environment to confirm that it is running in tip-top shape. We then box it up with new product literature and a new coil cord and it’s ready to be sent to a customer.
As you can see, our process of repair and refurbishment goes well above and beyond what most other companies do. It’s no longer just a used phone, it’s a restored phone – one that looks and performs exactly like it did when it rolled off the assembly line. Because we know the quality of our restored phones, we stand behind them with an unmatched warranty as well. Other companies can’t offer that simply because they don’t have the same confidence in their products as we do in ours.
We recently held a photo contest with our newsletter viewers, telling them to send us a picture of their old or retro office telephones. From the responses, it’s obvious that there are still a whole lot of older desktop phones out there doing their job! From ROLM phones to old Cortelcos to classic Nortel and Executone, folks took pride in showing off their reliable equipment.
This is a shot sent to us by Marilyn N. of her trusty Siemens Rolm phone from 1980. We’re betting this phone has received a positive ROI over the years! She won our contest, and showed us once again that a good phone doesn’t need to retire – if it ain’t broke don’t fix it! And if it is broke, well, we can fix it for you…
The fact is, plenty of offices and businesses are using phones and phone systems like this. They just plain work. At Black Box Resale Services, we carry a huge selection of used telephony equipment and will have just the right product to fit into your system. We stock old and discontinued products that you will not find anywhere else, and they have been meticulously reconditioned and tested to ensure that they will live on for many years to come. We repair and recondition old phones like this every day as well, so if that old rusty but trusty desk phone needs some TLC you can be sure that we will take cood care of it for you. By having your phones repaired, you extend the life of your equipment and get the most return out of your investment.
Give Black Box Resale Services a call today at 877-415-3379 or visit our website to check out our inventory or learn more about our repair services.
Our annual Holiday party was held on the 13th of December, the first in our new building. Everybody enjoyed some great food and a lot of laughs. The highlight of the day might have been the “Best” Christmas sweater contest…
After much discussion by the judges, Mike Young was declared the winner and took home the coveted trophy!
After the excitement from the sweater contest died down and Mike did a victory lap, the traditional Bingo tournament got underway. People won some great prizes including lots of poinsettia plants.
All of us here at Black Box Resale Services want to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and happy Holiday season…
The services provided by this new partnership include Geek Squad Office Support, which provides Geek Squad assistance via phone, online chat, remote (as well as optional on-site support).
Service plans are designed to help customers with PC diagnostics and repair, client and server administration, and network integration, including network, firewall, VPN, and server support as well as data backup and transfers.
“The show must go on…”
A comprehensive disaster recovery plan is essential for any business, and the telephony system might be the single most important component to safeguard. If your business is using traditional PBX technology through the local telephone company, you are guaranteed downtime and loss of revenue should a disaster make phone lines inoperable. Voice Over IP(VoIP) communications systems have built-in disaster recovery traits. Since voice data is transmitted over the Internet, data can be alternatively routed in order to avoid breakdowns in infrastructure caused by a disaster such as flooding, fire or inoperable lines.
With a hosted VoIP solution, all of your voice data servers are housed in “The Cloud” offsite and accessed over the Internet. In the event of a catastrophe or disaster, your communications system can be brought back to functionality very quickly. There is virtually no lapse in business continuity. Once a new location is established, phones can be plugged into the network and you’re back up and running. In the interim before a new location is established, calls can easily be re-routed to mobile devices.
There are many, many advantages to implementing a hosted VoIP communications solution in your business. However, it is a big switch and if your telephone system is operating sufficiently then why change it? Well, companies are now realizing the disaster recovery benefits of running a hosted VoIP system behind their current system strictly for the purposes of disaster recovery. The cost is minimal, and considering the speed at which business continuity can be restored after a disaster it simply makes sense.
Sure, we offer thousands of products, but sometimes your customers need more than an off-the-shelf solution. That’s why we built more than 150,000 custom products last year alone. We’re committed to making sure you get exactly what you need for your specific application. Our extensive range of custom capabilities include cables, adapters and faceplates. Many categories of UTP patch cables can be custom pinned, cut to specific lengths, even color coordinated. Need green cross-pinned CAT5e exactly 46 inches long? We do that!
We’ve teamed up with Star2Star to bring an exciting webinar series to you!
Our first edition scheduled for September 20th is geared towards businesses with multiple locations. Hear real-world examples of how retail clients have saved money with new features like line pooling using cloud-based solutions. Psst..there will be a fun give-away for attendees too! Call 866-549-5739 to get registered.