SureWest and TalkSwitch Offer Complete Small Business Communications Bundle

Joint solution gives Sacramento, California small businesses all the communications tools they need to succeed

OTTAWA, ON and ROSEVILLE, CA, June 26 / - TalkSwitch®, a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative telephone systems for small and multi-location businesses, and leading independent telecommunications holding company SureWest Communications (NASDAQ:SURW) today announced the creation of a unique service and equipment bundle designed to provide a complete communications solution for small businesses in the Sacramento Metro Region.

The unique SureWest bundle provides everything a small business needs to perform like a big company, without the big price. The bundle combines the TalkSwitch 480vs telephone system, including installation and configuration services, with a choice of SureWest services featuring unlimited nationwide calling, business class High Speed Internet, e-mail accounts, business domain name registration and more.

"With their superior equipment and commitment to small businesses, TalkSwitch has been an ideal partner for us," said Pete Drozdoff, Vice President of Marketing, SureWest. "They understand what small businesses need and effectively provide those services. The systems are easy to use, easy to install and have a feature set that is in perfect alignment with the telephone and Internet services we offer our customers. It's a winning combination for everyone involved."

Ideal for businesses with between two and 64 telephone users per location, TalkSwitch telephone systems are true hybrid IP PBXs. They come complete with all the features and call handling capabilities a small business needs, and they provide connections to both the traditional as well as IP networks. Going even further than that, each local extension on a TalkSwitch system can be configured as either analog or IP. TalkSwitch systems are the most owner-friendly on the market, allowing for simple configuration and system maintenance. Upgrading and increasing system capacity can be completed in a matter of minutes.

"SureWest has a long history of providing great service to the residents and businesses of Northern California," said Jan Scheeren, President and CEO, TalkSwitch. "They share our commitment and dedication to the small business market, and believe in delivering the best value to those companies. We believe that together, we offer an unbeatable package for that market."

For more information about the available bundles, please visit SureWest at, or call 1-800-400-8862.

About TalkSwitch®
TalkSwitch® designs and develops award-winning phone systems for small, multi-location and franchise businesses. Since its establishment in 1990, TalkSwitch has dedicated itself to developing the PBXs and IP PBXs that tens of thousands of small businesses across North America already rely on. With a growing global network of resellers, distributors and partners, TalkSwitch's fully hybrid phone systems are changing the way small businesses communicate. For more information, please visit our website at, or call us toll free in North America at 1.888.332.9322. In all other markets, please call +1.613.725.2980.

About SureWest
Serving the Northern California region for more than 90 years, SureWest ( is one of the nation's leading integrated communications providers. SureWest's bundled offerings include an array of advanced digital video, high-speed Internet, local and long distance telephone, and PCS wireless services. SureWest's fiber-to-the-premise IP-based network features high-definition video and symmetrical Internet speeds of up to 50 Mbps.


CONTACT:Chris Brennan, Public Relations Manager, TalkSwitch, (613) 725-2980 x 136, (888) 332-9322 x 136,; Ron Rogers, Public Relations Manager, SureWest Communications, (916) 746-3123,

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