Posts Tagged ‘Avaya Partner’

Teltek Gets Positive Reviews For DC Office Move

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

“Hi Christy, I just want to tell you that I thought you and your company do an excellent job! I was very happy with the level of service from you and everyone else involved – THANK YOU!!!”

Patrick W.,  Generations Visa,  Washington, DC,  October, 2012

Patrick, a long-standing repeat client hired Teltek to facilitate the technology portion of his office move. Teltek was responsible for installing phone and computer cabling, relocating and expanding an Avaya Partner Phone System, Relocating their computer network and coordinating there relocation of Generations Visa’s Phone and Internet Service providers.

To read other testimonials of happy Teltek customer’s please visit our Testimonials Page.

To learn more about how the Teltek team including dedicated Project Managers can take the hassle out of managing the technology portion of your upcoming office move please contact us at 1.866.9.Teltek – We look forward to serving you!


Avaya Offers Incentive To Upgrade Legacy Phone Systems Now

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Avaya Legacy SME systems, including Merlin, Partner and Spirit are in End of Product Sale status. These systems are no longer in production and the cost of parts to maintain them is increasing.

As of March 15th, 2012, Avaya is now only offering a maximum one year contract term for maintenance on these older systems. Multi-year terms are no longer available. The Legacy systems affected are listed below:

Merlin Classic

Merlin Legend

Merlin Magix

Merlin telephones

PARTNER Endeavor




PARTNER telephones

Spirit systems


In order to ease the pain of purchasing a new phone system, Avaya is running a new promotion called Avaya Trade in PLUS. If a customer purchases an Avaya IP Office phone system and returns the legacy equipment and phones to Avaya, they will receive a bonus rebate of up to $6,000.00! The full rebate amount is the standard Trade-in Trade-up value plus the Trade in PLUS promotion bonus.

The promotion started February 15, 2012 and will run until June 29, 2012. All equipment and phones must be received at Avaya by September 30, 2012 and the check will be issued within 60 days after the equipment and phones are received.

Teltek offers multi-year maintenance plans for almost all types of phone systems, including legacy models. For more information on the Trade In PLUS program or upgrading your Avaya legacy phone system to IP Office, call Teltek today!

Teltek is a Certified Avaya Business Partner, NEC Dealer, and Microsoft Partner with two locations in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. We specialize in providing one call technology support for small to mid-sized businesses and nonprofits in Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Girl On Wire – Visual Communications

Monday, January 30th, 2012

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and with all of us trying to accomplish several tasks at once, sometimes a visual image can communicate what we feel or need to express better than speaking or writing it.

At Teltek, we often communicate with images to save time or make a co-worker laugh. When Dave Fedorko, one of our technicians, gets caught in bad traffic on his way to a service call, he’ll take a photo of the gridlock, like the one below, and email it to us from his phone.

Some of the more useful photos our technicians take are of the phone closets and cabling they encounter at job sites. These images are saved on the server in that customer’s folder for future reference if needed. Another great reason for a photo op is when our techs come across something they can’t quite explain, like the phone with the keypad numbers out of order:

The best visual aid we have here at Teltek is the “Identify Your Phone” page located in the Resources section of our website. This was a fantastic idea Chris Nicoli had that was implemented and has proven to be an invaluable tool.

If a new customer calls in for assistance with their phone, we need to know which model they are referencing so we can give them the right answer for that specific phone. If the customer does not know the details, we direct them to this page, where they can scroll through photos until they can figure out if it’s an AT&T Merlin Legend, Avaya Partner  or an Avaya IP Office phone system.

The primary purpose of Teltek’s website is to post information that is helpful to our customers. This site highlights our capabilities, introduces you to all members of team Teltek, provides information on the products available and our blog is updated almost daily in an effort to keep you in the know on what’s going on at Teltek and within the industry.

If you have not explored all aspects of our site lately, take a few minutes to get caught up. While you’re at it, check out our newest website,, which features an in depth look at our IT services and capabilities.

After you have reviewed these sites, you will see that there’s a lot more to Teltek than pretty pictures!

Girl on Wire – What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Take a look at the photo below, notice anything out of place?


This is the keypad of an Avaya Partner 18D phone, that was shipped to one of our customers directly from one of Teltek’s distributors. When our customer called to report this oddity, I thought it was a joke, but here’s the photo to prove it. As soon as I received this image, I forwarded it to my other Teltek team members and we all got a good laugh out of it. Telecom humor is not something you come across every day, so when it happens, we make a point to enjoy the moment!

You have to wonder how something like this happens. What do you think the Quality Control person was doing instead of paying attention to the task at hand? Napping? Texting? Battling dyslexia? This type of blunder is easy to laugh at; it’s something you don’t see every day and no real damage occurred. Not all flubs are funny, but I like to share the mistakes I make that are humorous. If you need an example, check out my Super Techs article.

Laughing at mistakes will help you feel better about the situation and could take the pressure off a family member, friend or co-worker who may have had a similar experience. While laughter can be the best medicine, it’s also a good idea to apologize and work to prevent future blunders from happening. Errors should be viewed as opportunities to learn and grow.

Mel Brooks provided the following quote, “As long as the world is turning and spinning, we’re gonna be dizzy and we’re gonna make mistakes.” Why not turn your faux pas into a faux ha? You’ll be respected and admired for not taking life too seriously.

Are you ready to step up with your laughable learning experience? Share it with all of us below!

Positive Experiences with Teltek for Over a Decade!

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

A Rockville and Bethesda  Maryland based customer writes about the positive experiences she’s had over the past 10 Years with Teltek and her Lucent/Avaya phone systems.

“Hi Chris – Just wanted to send a quick note to thank you for the great service that Teltek has once again provided our company.  We contacted Christy with a request to move our telephone system to a new suite, having a two week deadline.  Dave was able to visit the site that day and John immediately forwarded us the quote.  Within two days we had our work scheduled with a date that worked within our time frame.  I was concerned that we wouldn’t be able to make it happen, but Teltek was able to fit us in on very short notice.  We’ve worked with Bob and Teltek for over 10 years and have always been very happy with the service.  It’s a pleasure dealing with everyone at Teltek and I look forward to maintaining the relationship for years to come.”

Thanks again!
Rosie F. GoldStar Properties


Not Even a Blizzard Will Stop Teltek from Keeping a Call Center Open

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

During the height of tax season, One of Teltek’s clients Baltimore CASH Campaign utilizes the resources of a remote call center in Oklahoma to assist more individuals then their permanent staff can support.  The winter of 2011 left  Tulsa, OK buried in snow and without power and telephone lines for several days, which in turn caused callers to receive numerous error messages.  Teltek was contacted to address the issue and initiated a meeting to discuss the systems current set up and how the system would have to be set up for afterhours calls to handle the influx of calls.  This was important as the Call Center in Tulsa was not expected to be back online until almost three (3) full business days later.

Baltimore CASH Campaign had an Avaya IP Office phone system so the Teltek team was able to program the system and work with service providers to initiate a rapidly deployed call center in their Baltimore office for a short interum basis: calls were distributed to different hunt groups during the day for better access, overflow calls went into a voicemail that was regularly checked, and after hour callers were prompted that they were experiencing higher call volume and would get back to them within a certain period of time.  Once the call center in Tulsa was back online and working, Teltek worked with their service provider again to reroute the number and forward the number back to the call center.  Simultaneously, Teltek was working with inclement weather conditions in Baltimore, Maryland and employees, working remotely from their own homes, were able to support Baltimore CASH Campaign.

Baltimore CASH Campaign’s Director, Sara J. had this to say about Teltek:

 “When our call center was knocked off-line after a severe storm, the Teltek team responded quickly to turn our office into a temporary call center. They got our operation up and running in three hours, allowing us to continue our operation smoothly and respond to our clients promptly.”

Baltimore CASH Campaign is a Maryland based nonprofit that works “with families to provide them access to the tools and services needed to maximize their earning dollars”. The Campaign does not end with tax preparation. Working with financial institutions and community development organizations, the Campaign links families and individuals to building resources.” Click here to learn more about Baltimore CASH Campaign.


Teltek is a family owned and operated telecommunications provider specializing in business PBX and VoIP telephone systems in Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia.  Certified Avaya and NEC technicians , dedicated project managers, in-house voice and data cabling crews and a strong understanding of negotiating phone and internet service are all attributes which keep Teltek customers loyal for a lifetime!

Positive Reviews for Teltek and Avaya IP Office

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Teltek’s Project Manager, Christy Miller and VoIP Technician, Dave Fedorko receives positive praise after a recent telephone system installation in Baltimore.  AESU, a Hampden, Maryland based international educational travel service implemented a new Avaya IP Office Telephone System with a Dynamic PRI from XO Communications this month. Owner Beth Satran had a few nice words to share. 

Christy and Dave have been GREAT! You really have a wonderful team–very professional.  Thanks for everything!

If you are located in Maryland, DC, Northern Virginia or Pennsylvania and are in need of an honest and reliable vendor to service your business  telephone system give Teltek a call at 410.552.6580 today! 

Click here to read additional positive reviews on Maryland’s Leading Business Phone Company

Click here to learn more about Avaya and NEC telephone system for your business

The Facts about Avaya and Healthcare

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Check out the Avaya statics below,  and trust Teltek and Avaya to support your next telecommunications project in Maryland, DC, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Market Leader

Avaya consistently is recognized as a global leader by industry and technology experts and has achieved worldwide leadership positions in the following:

  • No. 1 in Worldwide Unified Communications and Telephony Systems
  • No. 1 in Worldwide Contact Center
  •  No. 1 in Worldwide Enterprise Messaging
  • No. 1 in Worldwide Audio Conferencing
  • No. 1 in Worldwide Maintenance Services

Global Presence

Avaya serves over 5,000+ healthcare providers globally

Trusted Partner

Over one-third of the 170 hospitals ranked in the study of Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report rely on Avaya

Over 50% of the hospitals selected by U.S. News & World Report for the 2008 Best Hospitals Honor Roll trust Avaya as their partner

Healthcare Investment

Avaya invests in Healthcare solutions in order to build new capabilities that evolve with changing healthcare needs

Source: Avaya Marketing

Rapid Run – Teltek’s Newest All-Inclusive Cabling System

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Check out Rapid Run®, an all-inclusive, modular audio/video cabling system that simplifies installations, saves you money, and evolves with your business’s always changing needs.

What’s makes RapidRun® different from other types of cable?  RapidRun® can carry several signals over a sole Runner cable, such as VGA, Composite Video, S-Video, Component Video, HDMI® and DVI.  Because you won’t have to buy, install, and terminate multiple cables, RapidRun® will save you time and money when you need to upgrade the projector system, interactive whiteboard, digital signage or audio/video system.

Visit our website or contact a Teltek consultant today at 1(866)9- TELTEK today to get information on this award-winning product for your next install!


Teltek Receives Positive Reviews

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

“It is a pleasure to do business with Chris Nicoli and the team at Teltek. They do a great job of understanding their clients’ needs, choosing the right technology to meet those needs, and implementing it in a professional and timely manner. Honesty, Integrity, and a-job-done-right are just a few words to describe what you can expect from  Teltek.”

Jarrett Cummings, Datel Software Solutions, LLC