Best Ways to Decommission Your Old Phone System

Here are four easy steps for decommissioning phone systems

Decommissioning phone systems can seem overwhelming. The process of switching your old, out-of-date system for the most cutting edge phones can raise dozens of questions. ShoreTelDepot offers expert Phone Decommissioning Services to make this process as easy and affordable as possible. Using buybacks and selling refurbished phones, not only will we make getting rid of your phones easier, we can make it profitable for you. Below are five simple steps to simplify and improve your next phone system decommission.


Step 1: Do a phone count

Figure out how many phones you have and where each one is located. In order to figure out how each phone is used, it helps to find out who their owner is and then log them. We’ll help you perform your audit.

Step 2: Make sure you have enough bandwidth

The days of PRIs and POTS lines are over. Today, every phone uses between 88kbps and 200kbps for HD calls. You’ll want to keep that in mind on top of any bandwidth you’ll need.

Step 3: Get rid of your old equipment and get paid

With the right handling, you can turn your problem (how do you get rid of all your old phones) into a source of profit.

  • Did you know many top UcaaS providers now give rebates for old telephone equipment?
  • How about that reselling your out-of-date equipment could earn you green building certification, and thus lucrative government bonuses?
  • You might also be able to sell some of your old PBX for parts.

It’s all about knowing what to look for – and we do.

Step 4: Make the removal as smooth as possible

Decommissioning phone systems can seem like a logistical nightmare. But a few rules-of-thumb can make the whole process go much smoother. Pick a date when your employees are gone so you can install and test your new system. Having a single liquidator to identify, remove, and transport all old equipment off-site greatly reduces the pressure on you.


What’s In It For You?

Decommissioning phone systems can save you loads on monthly telco and power charges. You’ll also reduce the cost of your data center footprint, while beefing up the security and functionality of your voice ecosystem. It’s easier and saves you money.

Next Steps?

Ready to decommission your old phone systems. Let's get you started. Call or Text Joe Brancato at 512-839-2925 or Contact us for more information.

Joe Brancato ShoreTelDepot Joe Brancato, VP of Sales

Joseph Brancato is the Vice President of ShoreTelDepot and the Head of Business Development of Select Voice & Data. He is a 30-plus year veteran of the data and unified communications industry. Find Joe on LinkedIn