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New telecommunications rates

Beginning July 1, 2012, rates for telecommunications at Virginia Tech will change. The change reflects the new service model in anticipation of the Unified Communications (UC) project that brings together traditional voice services with modern data communications access and tools.

Rates to university departments for UC essential voice and data services are $30.75 per month. Departments with legacy ROLM services will see bills for $10/month for Ethernet connections, and $20.75/month for voice services. The rates will be the same whether using a 120, 240, or 400 ROLM phone set.

Once converted to Unified Communications, departments will be billed a single rate ($30.75) for the service bundle—voice and data services, including Caller ID, an Ethernet connection, wireless network access, and Virtual Private Network service. Domestic long distance will not be charged to university departments for normal long distance calling volumes, and international rates for many countries will be reduced.

The change in rates means that university departments may be impacted in different ways. Discussions with deans and vice presidents are ongoing to minimize the budget impacts on departments.  View NI&S Executive Director William Dougherty's presentation to university departments (PDF).

Rates for University Departments

Rates through June 30, 2012

Services

Rates effective July 1, 2012

Legacy, ROLM-centric system

 

Legacy, ROLM-centric system

Unified Communications

NA

Foundational services

NA

$30.75

Voice

$16

Voice (ROLM 120)

$20.75

NA

$36

Voice (ROLM 240)

$20.75

NA

$61

Voice (ROLM 400)

$20.75

NA

$37.75

Analog connection

$32.00

$32.00

Included in monthly fee

Desktop telephone instrument

New service activation fees apply

During the transition, existing phones will be swapped for new instruments; charges apply after the transition.

$2

Do-Not-Disturb

$0

Replaced by Call diversion to voicemail

$2

Station Speed Dialing

$0

Included with telephone instrument

NA

Unified messaging

NA

Included

NA—ROLM 240, 400 offer half-duplex

Full duplex speakerphones

NA—ROLM 240, 400 offer half-duplex

Included

NA (similar to Do-Not-Disturb)

Call diversion to voice mail

NA (similar to Do-Not-Disturb)

Included

ROLM 240, 400: included

Conferencing, limited number of connections

ROLM 240, 400 included

Included

Data

$8.50

Standard Ethernet with wireless and VPN

$10

One connection is included in Foundational Services; additional connections are $10

$50

Enhanced Ethernet with wireless and VPN

$15

$5; additional connections are $15
$9.90 Remote Access (VPN / Modem Pool) $10 $10
$8.50 Wireless + VPN $10 $10
$8.50 Guest Wireless $10 $10