Vonex Partners with Qantas, Hits User Milestone

By Meagan Evans. Published at Aug 16, 2019, in Ctrl Alt Del

Award‐winning telecommunications service provider, Vonex Limited (ASX:VN8) today announced that it is making consistent sales and marketing progress across its retail business and that its partnership with Qantas has now launched.

Vonex is penetrating the multibillion‐dollar Australian market for telco services to small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

The company has now surpassed 31,000 registered daily active Private Branch Exchange (PBX) users — a significant milestone as PBX registrations are a key indicator of business development progress.

Consistent growth in PBX registrations

This is the latest milestone in a consistent period of growth for Vonex. Another key recent development was a more than 40% rise in orders processed through Vonex’s channel‐focused sales software, Sign on Glass, in the past two months. More than 400 new orders have now been added since mid‐June.

This strong order growth through Sign on Glass highlights the positive financial impact of the company’s strategy of channel partner‐led growth, and the success of the strategy of having channel partners assist in expanding the company’s user base.

Additionally, Vonex has advised that it has launched its partnership with Qantas Airways Ltd (ASX:QAN) as a VoIP and Hosted Phone System telco provider to the Qantas Business Rewards program.

The partnership was first announced to the market on 19 June.

Through this partnership, businesses of any size can now earn unlimited Qantas Business Rewards points for every purchase made with Vonex’s monthly ONdesk cloud‐based phone plans, including its Traveller app, or its Commercial, Business, or Executive advanced plans. These plans come with the most advanced IP desktop phone with built‐in Bluetooth and WiFi, the Yealink T5 series.

As an added incentive, Qantas and Vonex have determined that business customers may earn between 2,000 and 5,000 bonus points for taking up ONdesk cloud‐based phone plans before the end of this year, together with an ongoing monthly point earn.

Vonex Managing Director Matt Fahey said Vonex was immensely proud of the Qantas partnership, which is an integral part of Vonex’s mission to be a champion of helping SMEs.

Fahey said: “In the 10 years since Vonex’s foundation, we’ve made a major mark on the Australian telecommunications industry. We’ve created award‐winning cloud‐based technologies to help businesses save on their bottom‐line, while helping them communicate reliably, securely and flexibly in a way that helps them grow.

“As an example of the value we can add to a typical customer setting up with ONdesk, a small business might take 10 Business Yealink T53W handsets, seven Executive Yealink T57Ws and 10 Vonex Traveller app plans.

“In that case, not only would they never miss a call while saving thousands per year on their phone bill, but they would also now earn in excess of 100,000 QBR points in their first year from signup.

“Our modelling shows that a typical 10‐person business on the old copper network would typically spend an average of $47,000 on equipment, line and toll charges over a five‐year period. We can reduce that cost by more than half with our cloud‐based ONdesk service; over the same five‐year period, a customer’s bill with Vonex would be as little as $18,000.

“Now as a Qantas Business Rewards partner, we are looking forward to giving back to Vonex customers by providing unlimited rewards for doing business in the cloud.”

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