Press8 Telecom Nominated for “Take on Traffic” Award for Reducing Traffic in Austin, Texas

Austin,Texas–(August 10th, 2010) – The hosted Internet phone services of Press8 Telecom have earned the company a nomination in the Austin Chamber of Commerce’s 10th Annual Greater Austin Business Award – “Take on Trafic” category for reducing traffic congestion in Austin, Texas.

“Our hosted PBX software contributes to the success of businesses by providing a powerful, user-friendly interface for managers to monitor their telecommuting workforce. In addition, since our software is based on VoIP technology, businesses are seeing savings of 50 to 85 percent on their business phone bill,” said Tamara Field, President and CEO of Press8 Telecom.

“We are truly honored that our services have been recognized as a contribution to traffic reduction and related issues in the great city of Austin.” The Austin-based telecommunications company delivers phone service over the Internet making it possible for employees to work from home or any other location with a high-speed Internet connection. As the host, Press8 Telecom manages all equipment and upgrades that would normally be maintained in-house with a traditional phone system.

Companies can customize their Press8 VoIP PBX to suit their needs with features such as forwarding voicemail messages and faxes to a user’s email, routing calls to the appropriate department, utilizing hunt groups to try multiple numbers, hosting conference calls with email reminders and PIN numbers, monitoring a team through call reports and recorded calls, and routing call center calls to employees with the least amount of call time. An iPhone application allows Press8 Telecom users to make calls to or from their cell phones with their company caller ID as if they were in the office.

In relation to its “Take on Traffic” effort started in 2007, the Austin Chamber of Commerce presents a Greater Austin Business Award to a small, medium, large, and non-profit business each year for their contributions to improving the city’s traffic and making Austin a desirable place to live and do business. Other award categories include innovation, customer service, education, community relations, and environment.

Winners will be announced at the 2010 Greater Austin Business Awards dinner on Sept. 1, 2010, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Hilton Austin hotel located at 500 E. Fourth St., Austin, TX 78701.
For more information visit the Austin Chamber of Commerce website.

To purchase tickets to the event, please call (512) 322-5684 or email

About Press8
Press8 Telecom delivers VoIP hosted PBX Internet phone service to businesses using a proprietary hosted PBX system to deliver VoIP phone communications at a fraction of the cost of standard phone systems. Owners Martin and Tamara Field direct Press8’s operations from the company’s corporate offices in the tech-friendly city of Austin, Texas.

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