Nuvio Communications recently joined Telecom Association as a vendor member. Nuvio distributes SIP trunk service and hosted VoIP, the latter of which is offered through a unique, "IP-PBX like" pricing program and aims to dominate the market for business customers that spend under $500 a month for monthly phone service that many telecom agents, channel partners and equipment VARs have ceded to Cbeyond.
Nuvio's offering is a tonic to many agents that like to swap leads with small interconnects and IT consultants who typically have small customers that have phone bills under $300. For the past several years Cbeyond has spread like an unstoppable force through this market segment but now providers like Nuvox have the "Cbeyond alternative".
Cbeyond's solution for this market has been to say, "Your phone bill, Internet bill, cell phone bill and 'managed services' are all over $500. We'll charge you just $495 and give you 'better service'". It's a decent enough pitch if you really want or need all the extras Cbeyond throws in and you don't have time to read the details of the iron-clad Cbeyond contract.
While Cbeyond has the right to run their program any way they like, it's my personal opinion that ...