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Aleksandr Muravyev is the Manager of Information Technology for Jersey College. He is responsible for technology across all campuses and for all of the school’s 350 employees.
Jersey College had been using VoIP for three years prior to switching to Nextiva. In 2014, the College decided to explore alternative providers to control rising costs. The key criteria in the investigation for an alternative provider were quality of service and cost. Muravyev noted, “We need a reliable cost-effective system. There are always calls coming in and out, and it is vital that the phones are working at all times.” Most of the research for a new company was done online, and the College ended up choosing Nextiva based on its reliable service, pricing, customer service, and ease of implementation.
Because they already had a VoIP system, Jersey College was able to continue using the phones they already had, which was a big upfront cost savings. The process of porting their phone numbers over to Nextiva was seamless, and then they worked on provisioning their phones. The Jersey College team experienced excellent customer service from the Nextiva Support team during their system setup and have been happy with the service from the start. By switching to Nextiva, Jersey College saves roughly 40% on their monthly bill.
Muravyev also commented on the helpfulness of Nextiva’s representatives, even if the issue is not related to the phone system. “There was a time when our phones went down due to a problem with our Internet Service Provider. Instead of just telling me that it wasn’t an issue with Nextiva, they helped us forward our calls to alternative numbers and even took the time to speak with our ISP to get a timeline for a resolution. It’s been a great experience.”
The IT team wasn’t the only group positively affected by the switch to Nextiva. Colette Gargiulo is the Campus Director at the Teterboro campus of Jersey College. She stated, “Nextiva has been fantastic. Communication is of the utmost importance here at Jersey College, from interviewing potential students to communicating curriculum plans with our other campuses. Knowing that I don’t have to worry about dropped calls or unclear service really gives me peace of mind.”
“Nextiva has been fantastic... Knowing that I don’t have to worry about dropped calls or unclear service really gives me peace of mind.”
She further commented on some of her favorite features, saying, “The call forwarding feature is a lifesaver. If an important call is expected to come to my desk phone and I have to leave the office, it’s no big deal! With call forwarding I can receive my desk calls from anywhere on my cell phone. The transferring capabilities have been amazing as well. All administrators and front desk staff learned the process in no time, and there’s never a dropped transfer.”
Another of Gargiulo’s most-utilized features is conferencing. “Across all our campuses, we use the conference lines frequently. They’re an easy way to keep in touch, no matter where you are in the country. And the quality is crystal clear!”
She concluded, “Jersey College plans to continue to use Nextiva as the institution grows to support its community – students, faculty, and staff.”