New office and wireless phone deal

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 51 , No. 2 , March 2009 , Pages 84 News

The BCMA has entered into an agreement with Telus that will offer you member pricing on wireless (cellular) solutions, long distance, and local phone services. This is similar to the arrangements we have with insurance companies and other organizations that leverages the power of group purchasing to secure significant savings for our members.

The BCMA will purchase these services on your behalf and you can subscribe to any or all of the services depending on your needs. Whatever you choose, we can promise you substantial savings over typical consumer pricing.

Initially, we will be offering wireless devices and special rate plans from Telus. You will be able to order wireless smartphones or voice-only handsets from the members’ area of the BCMA web site and have them delivered directly to your office. Members-only pricing on local phone lines and long-distance service will be available later this year.

This agreement is designed to bring you the latest communications solutions and tools to help you deliver high-quality patient care, to make it easier to stay connected with colleagues, family, and friends, to lower your communications costs, and to provide you with simplified billing and improved service levels.

Quick and convenient. Order online with next business-day delivery for orders placed before 2 p.m.

Faster service. Priority access to the Telus help desk for repairs and service issues.

Real savings. The BCMA has secured preferred pricing for devices, rate plans, and features. Choose from a voice-only plan or a combined voice and data plan that includes unlimited e-mail and wireless web browsing.

Great selection. Choose from:
• Canada’s largest selection of smartphones—including the new BlackBerry Storm—for e-mail, the web, and access to a variety of productivity-enhancing applications.
• All the latest mobile phones for your business and personal needs. For more information about this exclusive offer and details regarding eligibility and ordering, please visit the BCMA Member Centre at

—Peter Denny
BCMA Systems

Peter Denny,. New office and wireless phone deal. BCMJ, Vol. 51, No. 2, March, 2009, Page(s) 84 - News.

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