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We also provide analysis, quotes, information, sales, repair and solutions for the following Hosted and Traditional PBX related services:
• Small business telephone Design, Sales, Installation, Repair throughout the San Bernardino, California area
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iPECS eMG80 platform includes advanced VoIP technology supporting low-cost SIP trunking, on and off-premise mobility, remote connectivity and multi-site networking.
This means you can have the benefits of the lower cost VoIP SIP Trunks with the proven high-quality sound and service of a Digital phone.
It is a fact of life that the Digital phone systems of yesterday are no longer being manufactured or supported, they are still very prevalent and popular throughout the greater San Bernardino area.
Commtel Communications has been selling, installing and servicing these systems since the early 1990's. Thus, our staff has extensive experience with these systems. And as such, we still have product distribution lines available
If you are not ready yet to phase out your aging legacy equipment, we can still support your system. Sales, Service, and Repair.
We offer a SIP Trunk solution for any size San Bernardino business. Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) has become the common signaling standard, which enables our clients to seamlessly connect existing premise equipment with our carrier class voice network.
Our SIP Trunks can interface with any business phone system in use today. With features like emergency fail-over, advanced call routing, and burstability along with a host of other advanced capabilities makes Commtel your go to SIP provider.
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We are quickly approaching 30 years, and Commtel Communications has been San Bernardino's top choice to repair, upgrade or install a new business phone system. We are acutely aware that reliable communications equipment and infrastructure is a critical element to keeping your business healthy and operational.
This is why we take the utmost care and consideration while engineering, implementing, and supporting your organization's Business Phone System and WiFi Network.
From design to installation and support, Commtel is truly your one-stop-shop. We can provide every aspect of your communications. As an ITSP (Internet Telephone Service Provider) we can provide your company with the most reliable and feature-rich SIP Trunks available.
As a top reseller of the latest and greatest business telephone systems, we can provide the proper system to fit your organization's particular needs. We have the knowledge and experience to take your company to the next level of business communications.
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Commtel uses Ultra-powerful Long-Range Cordless Phones that interface with business phone systems to provide total coverage of your facility.
Whether you are using an Enterprise Digital system from the 1990's or a brand new IP system, we can provide your company with the necessary portable phone set for any environment.
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Commtel has a strategic partnership with over 114 National and Local Broadband Internet providers coupled with our over 25 years of hands-on knowledge of your physical location's available infrastructure, gives us unparalleled insight to offer the best solution for your location, application, and budget.
We understand the needs of a business just like yours. We also understand what service is available to you within your specific geographical location. In many cases there are going to be alternatives to what you may think is the only option you have.
Give us a call. It won't cost you any more money, but it could save you a lot of time and frustration.
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Your advanced IP PBX does not necessarily need to be somewhere in a cloud
Whether you have a small 2 person office or a large manufacturing firm with a need for 500 phone sets, Commtel can meet and exceed your companies communications requirements with flexible and reliable solutions. Commtel sells, installs, and services a wide range of VoIP PBX solutions for all of San Bernardino.
Commtel brings exceptional cost savings, productivity, and efficiency improvements while delivering power, performance, quality, and peace of mind through the use of advanced technologies.
With advanced failover, monitoring, security and reporting capabilities as standard, there has never been such a robust IP PBX system for the price.
Free lifetime software and firmware upgrades along with NO hidden charges and extra licensing fees make this IP PBX a perfect solution for your companies long-term communications needs.
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Commtel is authorized to sell, Install, repair and consult throughout Southern California in reference to the following products and services: VoIP, VoIP PBX, Hosted VoIP, On-Premises IP PBX systems, SIP Trunks, Hosted VoIP, Legacy Phone Systems, such as Nortel, Norstar, Meridian. Included are Cell Phone Boosters, WiFi systems, Long-Range Cordless Phones, and Broadband Internet. In addition, Commtel Communications can assist you in obtaining the proper lease for your new Business Phone System. We are a California company, servicing all of California, encompassing, but not limited to San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, CA.
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Telephone History and Curious Facts
For your enjoyment, we offer this brief chronological history of communications for the city of San Bernardino, California.
We believe that in order to fully understand the present and prepare for the future we must know our past.
1850- The land that is to become the City and County of San Bernardino was located within the County of San Diego.
1851- The future City and County of San Bernardino were now within the new boundaries of the County of Los Angeles.
1853- The County of San Bernardino was formed.
1854- The City of San Bernardino incorporates for the first time and becomes the County seat.
1873- One of the benefits of having the railroad come into, or close to, your city was that they brought with them telegraph lines. That's exactly what happened in the city of Colton in the year 1873. The railroad company basically bypassed the city of San Bernardino and went through Colton instead. This left San Bernardino several miles out of range of the rails and telegraph and very angry, so to speak.
So, the good citizens of San Bernardino raised the necessary bonus of $2,500.00 demanded by the Western Union Telegraph Company to complete the telegraph line from Colton into the city of San Bernardino.
On September 18th of that year, a telegraph line to Anaheim was completed and the first message was sent over the wire by De La Montaigne Woodward. The big hoopla over having a telegraph line to Anaheim is yet another interesting story in the rough and tumble early years of San Bernardino. We will save that story for another time.
1881- An independent telephone company establishes limited service for San Bernardino and Colton.
1882- Telephone service was established between the Transcontinental Hotel in Colton and Starke's Hostelry in San Bernardino. The cities of Riverside and Redlands were also reached by this line, which was under the management of Mr. R. T. Blow.
1885- The Los Angeles Telephone Company establishes a phone trunk to San Bernardino.
1886- The city of San Bernardino incorporates for the second time.
1886- On August the 10th of this year the Sunset Telephone and Telegraph Company of Los Angeles reports that they will be making a great effort to extend their phone lines and services into the cities of Cucamonga, Ontario, Colton, Riverside, and San Bernardino. Los Angeles will soon have the pleasure of saying "Hello San Bernardino".
1903- The San Bernardino Home Telephone and Telegraph Company was formed and they announce that they are building a new $16,000.00 Central Office to serve their customers. However, at this time, they are in direct competition with the Sunset Telephone and Telegraph Company. Furthermore, the two phone companies were not connected to one another, which required most businesses to subscribe to both competing telephone networks.
1905- A Lineman W.F. George, in the employ of the Sunset Telephone Company, fell to his death from a utility pole on which he was working somewhere on the outskirts of San Bernardino.
1906- The Sunset Telephone Company announces that they will begin building a new telephone exchange on E Street.
1907- By this time San Bernardino had approximately 1,200 telephones in operation servicing a population of almost 11,000 residents and businesses who were served by 14 phone company operators working the switchboards.
1907- The Union Home Telephone and Telegraph Company of Los Angeles file articles of incorporation with the intent to purchase the San Bernardino Home Telephone and Telegraph Company as well as over 14 other independent phone companies in Southern California.
1918- The Union Home Telephone and Telegraph Company acquires the Sunset Telephone Company thus ending the need for businesses and residents to subscribe to both phone companies.
1920- During the 1920's, it was not uncommon to see a phone company repairman riding around the city of San Bernardino on a bicycle making his rounds repairing phone company equipment. It is said that one phone company employee would use a wheelbarrow to move his repair and installation equipment from one location to another.
1922- The San Bernardino Home Telephone Company and portions of the Union Home Corporation and Associated Telephone Company along with several other regional telephone companies make a request to the California Railroad Commission, or as what we know today, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), to transfer all properties and leases to the Union Home Telephone Company.
1923- It was around this time when the San Bernardino customers were updated to "Dial Service". Meaning, you no longer had to use an operator to make a call. Under the old system, when a subscriber lifted the phone set receiver, a panel dropped in front of an operator indicating that a call was to be placed. The Phone company operator would then ask the customer what phone number they wanted to be connected to, at which time the operator would manually plug them into the requested circuit. The dial improvement enabled the customer to place the call directly and with more speed. This resulted in a drastic reduction of gossip throughout the service area.
1928- The radio station KFXM 590 AM went on the air for the first time.
1929- The Associated Telephone Company, Ltd. acquires the properties of the Union Home Telephone and Telegraph Company, including the San Bernardino operations.
1938- The city of San Bernardino Police Department installed its first radio dispatch system- a one-way AM band radio to aid in the dispatching of calls for service.
1947- An underground transcontinental telephone coaxial cable operated by the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company was installed from Los Angeles to Atlanta. This cable provided Southern California communities with 1,500 long distance voice channels.
Circa 1950- The Associated Telephone Company was acquired by General Telephone. The old telephone number for the San Bernardino Division Central Office was TUexdo 9-0212. The phone number for the Marshall Division Central Office was TUexdo 6-4611.
1961- On December 5th of that year, General Telephone announced its plans to upgrade its phone switching equipment to allow "Direct Distance Dialing" at their 660 E Street Central Office facility. They told their San Bernardino customers that the preliminary steps necessary for the installation of the complex equipment required to provide this service have been made. When this one million five hundred thousand dollar reconstruction program was completed in 1964, it made it possible for San Bernardino telephone users to dial directly to other telephones throughout the United States without the aid of an operator.
They further advised that to make possible this faster method of placing long distance calls, all six-digit phone numbers must be eliminated and certain number changes must be made during the next two years to conform with the Nationwide Numbering Plan.
This, of course, was a big deal. To give you an idea of the advancements that were made up to this time, allow me to take you back to old San Bernardino, circa 1880.
Suppose you were one of the fortunate citizens who could afford to have a telephone in their residence. And let's suppose you needed to talk with kindly old Doctor C.D. Dickey at his residence office, located at number "25" Fifth Street. You would simply remove the phone's receiver from its hook and give the magneto a good crank to send a signal to the Central Office switchboard.
The operator would respond to your signal and ask, "What number please?" Based upon the telephone etiquette of the day, your response would be "Doctor Dickey at number 71 please". The operator would then send a ring signal down circuit 71 by use of a hand-cranked magneto and ring the good Doctor's phone. As soon as someone answered, the operator would plug your phone line circuit into circuit 71's receptacle on the switchboard and there you go.
Actually, it was probably something more like Ring-Ring, Hi Myrtle, how's everything? Could you please connect me with Doc Dickey Please? Around that time period, calling the operator was sometimes referred to as "Cranking Her Up".
2000- Bell Atlantic acquires GTE and changes the name to Verizon.
2015- Verizon sells its wireline operations in California to Frontier Communications.
Thank you for visiting. We hope that you found this brief glimpse of history highlighting the role of the telephone and radio communications for the City of San Bernardino interesting.
Commtel Communications maintains an extensive library of technical history and events for the Southern California territory. While this information is deemed to be accurate, it is by no means to be considered as a scholarly reference.