American Association of Franchisees & Dealers and VoxOx In Business Announce Partnership
January 31, 2012
AAFD names VoxOx In Business "Branded Partner"” association™s highest level of endorsement
SAN DIEGO – January 31, 2012 – American Association of Franchisees & Dealers (AAFD) and Telcentris Inc., a leader in cloud communications and the creator of VoxOx and VoxOx In Business, today announced that the AAFD has named VoxOx In Business a "Branded Partner" – the association's highest level of endorsement. VoxOx In Business, the company's business VoIP division, is offering AAFD members an exclusive discount on its small office phone services package, Startup Bundle. The company has been a loyal sponsor of AAFD during the past three years, supporting the organization's mission to educate the public regarding fair franchise practices and quality franchise opportunities.
"Every business needs reliable and affordable phone service, and VoxOx In Business is offering our members the convenience and exclusive savings they have come to expect from an AAFD Branded Partner," said Robert L. Purvin, Jr., CEO of AAFD. "We are proud to endorse the service quality and top-notch customer support offered by VoxOx In Business, and we are looking forward to extending the benefits of this partnership to our members."
Currently, the AAFD membership discount applies to the Startup Bundle package. The Startup Bundle is a hosted Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solution designed to provide comprehensive business phone services for one or multiple offices with four to 10 employees at each location. The bundle comes with four to 10 PBX lines, phone numbers, Polycom 335 IP phones, voicemail boxes, fax-to-email accounts, as well as a managed VoIP router, data switch, conference bridge and other features. Typically, the bundle starts at $199 per month plus a one-time provisioning charge. As part of the partnership agreement, VoxOx In Business will waive provisioning fees for AAFD members – a $299 value. Details about the special deal are available at www.aafd.org/telcentris.
"The Startup Bundle is perfect for franchisees because it was created specifically for entrepreneurial ventures with just a few on-site employees, such as retail outlets, restaurants, hotels, law firms and medical offices," said Tad Nikolich, VP of business sales at Telcentris. "We are excited to offer this special deal to AAFD members, and, down the road, we may also add discounts on services such as our SIP trunking, bandwidth and hosted contact center solutions."
The AAFD is the preeminent gateway for information, products, services and support for anyone interested in franchising and dealership businesses. AAFD members get access to a broad range of member services designed to improve business, provide legal and financial support, and boost the bottom line. The AAFD offers several membership types to address specific franchising needs. More information is available at www.aafd.org.
Learn more about Telcentris and the VoxOx In Business solution suite â€” Hosted PBX, SIP Trunks, Hosted Contact Center and related services – at www.telcentris.com, or call +1 (866) 612-VOIP. For questions pertaining to the Channel Partner Program, please email [email protected]
About American Association of Franchisees & Dealers
The AAFD is a national non-profit trade association representing the rights and interests of franchisees and independent dealers throughout the United States. Formed in 1992, the AAFD is focused on market driven reform to achieve its mission to define and promote collaborative franchise cultures that the AAFD describes as "Total Quality Franchising." Since its formation the AAFD has grown to represent more than 50,000 franchised locations throughout the United States. The AAFD has members in all 50 states and represents more than 100 different franchise systems. The AAFDâ€™s Fair Franchising Standards, Fair Franchising Seal, Trademark Chapters, and emphasis on Marketplace Solutions led to the Associationâ€™s recognition as a growing force in franchising. The AAFDâ€™s Branded Partner programs add a new dimension to the value of AAFD membership. The AAFD provides a broad range of member services designed to help franchisees build market power, create legislative support of interest to franchisees, provide legal and financial support, and provide a wide range of general member benefits. For more information about the AAFD, please call toll free – 800-733-9858 or visit www.AAFD.org
About Telcentris, Inc.
Telcentris is an innovator in cloud-based unified communications and VoIP solutions for consumer, business and wholesale markets. For consumers, Telcentris delivers VoxOx, a free service that integrates voice, text, chat, fax, social networking and more. For businesses, Telcentris provides VoxOx In Business – a complete suite of VoIP business phone solutions that are more cost effective, efficient and easier to manage than traditional phone systems. Through a wholesale division, Telcentris also offers turnkey VoIP solutions and carrier services. The foundation of the company's offerings is its award-winning unified communications platform in the cloud that enables the company and its customers to build powerful, scalable applications and services. Founded in 2006, Telcentris is headquartered in San Diego. For more information, please visit http://www.telcentris.com.