Hot off the Press January 18 2017

 The new Allworx phones will be here in February! Pre-order your new phones now. 

DTEL is now your premier SIP and Hosted VoIP Phone Provider April 05 2016

Are you looking for a way to minimize your spending and improve the functions of your telephone system? DTEL has the solution for you. We are now a premier ITSP (Internet Telephony Service Provider). Let us help you find a solution for your business that fits your budget. Call Ricky today at 704-867-4507 Ext. 150 to set up and appointment. #VoIP

Office Technology, 2014 April 07 2014

It's been a while since typewriters have been standard office equipment. They were made obsolete by word processing programs on PCs and documents printed on printers. Multiple copies required carbon paper and mistakes were time consuming and hard to fix. One could argue that they still work, but are they efficient and is there a better, less-costly way? ..........Your fax machine is next....there is just about no good reason not to switch to e-faxing. E-faxes are paperless, electronic documents in .pdf format. What not to like - you can save, delete, or put them in a folder, email them, copy or store them digitally for future reference, and it's all on your desktop, not around the corner and down the hall. 

Most telcos and lots of third party vendors offer e-faxing and they price it depending on the number of received pages in a month. Your server is next.........

Make your next telephone system VoIP capable September 30 2013

Make your next telephone system VoIP capable (voice over IP),  especially if you have branch offices, home office workers, or a lot of international or long distance calling. Seamlessly centralize voicemail, and integrate your cell phone with your telephone system for converged communications. With a flat rate monthly account, one of the internet telephony service providers can provide SIP lines anywhere - without contracts and including domestic long distance. Remote workers only need a high speed internet connection to be plugged into the office system. You can often save enough to offset the price of the system. You just have to do the math – or we’ll help you do the math. A short analysis can help determine if a VoIP system would save you money. 90% of the inquiries about new telephone systems that we get are customers shopping for VoIP!

Reporting telephone troubles September 30 2013

Reporting a business telephone trouble….first things first. A little narrowing down of the symptoms will help whoever it is reported to. Is it a telephone line trouble that needs to be reported to the telephone company, or a telephone equipment trouble that needs to be reported to your telephone equipment vendor (DTEL)?

Here’s a couple of things you can do to isolate it and give us a more accurate report. If a telephone is dead or acting up, try moving it to another jack that is working. If the trouble follows the phone, it is most likely the phone that is bad.

If a line is dead or noisy, is it dead or noisy at all phones? If so, it could be a line trouble. Report it and have the telephone company test it (which they will do for free). Do not authorize a dispatch (which they will not do for free) if they tell you they think their line is good. If this occurs, you have effectively isolated the trouble; call DTEL and we’ll take it from there.

DTEL Celebrates 30 Years! January 30 2013

Since 1984, DTEL Telecommunications has been Gastonia’s first choice for business telephone systems and service. We are proud to have been recognized numerous times in The Charlotte Business Journal’s “Largest Area Business Telephone Systems Suppliers”

DTEL began in 1984 with two men, one van and a handful of customers. Today, we have six employees, and nearly 600 customers across the Piedmont, and we are proud to serve them all.

We would like to thank our customers for a great first 30 years! Let's have many more. 

Google Apps for Business by NeoNova June 25 2012

 DTEL is pleased to announce that we recently partnered with NeoNova to become an authorized reseller of Google Apps for Business.  With Google Apps for Business, you’ll have anytime, anywhere access to web-based tools such as email, calendar, documents and more.

Increase Productivity While Reducing Costs

Google Apps offers simple, powerful communication and collaboration tools for any size business – all hosted by Google to streamline setup, minimize maintenance, and reduce IT costs.


It’s not just email!  Google Apps is a complete set of collaboration tools including:


Powerful Tools to Run Your Business

With Google Apps for Business you’ll have anytime, anywhere access to web-based tools such as email, calendar, documents and more

·   Mobile access          

·   No hardware or software required          

·   25GB inbox         

·   24x7x365 access for everyone in your enterprise to a dedicated and trained Customer support team


Proven Cost Savings

Google’s web-based messaging and collaboration apps require no hardware or software and need minimal administration, creating tremendous time and cost savings. A leading research firm found that Google Apps is as little as one third the total cost of competing solutions.

Why work with us?

Companies that have deployed Google Apps through NeoNova have realized the benefits of a customized migration for all email and contacts, high-quality support services, end-user training, and a more personalized relationship that  allows you to focus on your business, not on your servers. Take a look below at the reasons why working with us will get you up and running faster and with fewer headaches.

What’s included?    
Google Apps, including Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Sites, Video, Groups X X
Branded Email X X
Migration of all users to Google Apps   X
Built-in Video and Audio training on Google Apps   X
24 x 7 Support by chat, phone, and email   X
Google Support Escalation   X
Backupify (optional) 
Independent daily backups for Gmail, Docs, Calendar, Contacts, Sites


About DTEL Telecommunications

Gastonia’s first and largest telephone equipment dealer, we offer a complete line of business telecommunications equipment. Established in 1984, we are located in Gastonia, NC. We offer quality telecom equipment and fast, reliable service at a fair price. We are a certified Allworx dealer and a certified Vertical Communications dealer. We offer new VoIP, Digital key and PBX telephone systems, and Hosted solutions including voice mail and automated attendant systems, as well as overhead paging equipment. In addition, DTEL is an Everfocus camera system dealer and a Google Apps for Business Dealer.

About NeoNova

NeoNova drives revenue growth and optimizes customer performance by delivering a wide array of subscriber, network management, and professional services leveraged by extensive industry experience and their powerful service delivery software platform. NeoNova’s cloud-based, flexible, and modular provisioning platform enables a comprehensive suite of applications and value-added services that allow service providers to become a best in class ISP in less time with a greater ROI. NeoNova is engaged in a strategic relationship with Google™ and is an authorized reseller of the Google Apps™ and Google Apps for Business™ suite of communication and collaboration tools. For more information, please visit

Paetec buys Windstream December 01 2011

PAETEC is now part of Windstream

As you may have heard, PAETEC is now part of Windstream. This is an exciting time for us, as together we form an S&P 500 communications and technology company with a nationwide network, serving more than 450,000 businesses with more than 100,000 miles of fiber.The Perfect Complement PAETEC strengthens Windstream in three important ways. First, PAETEC brings tremendous enterprise-level expertise and product offerings to enhance Windstream’s already robust business division. Second, PAETEC’s culture of first-rate customer care aligns nicely with our own commitment to exceptional service. And third, PAETEC’s service area perfectly complements our own, allowing us to instantly transform into a multi-billion dollar nationwide communications and technology company with:


  • A nationwide fiber network of more than 100,000 miles
  • Data centers, cloud computing and managed services offered nationwide
  • Customized data, voice and network solutions

Benefitting Your Business As part of a national communications and technology organization, our dedicated employees will be able to offer you customized solutions that are as advanced as they are affordable. You’ll be able to reach our support staff 24/7 and continue to receive unparalleled personal service.

As always, we thank you for your business. We look forward to bringing you the best products and services that allow your business to continue to be successful, now and in the years to come.


Jeff Gardner President and Chief Executive Officer Windstream Communications

Emails from our Customers September 01 2011

I just wanted to thank you, Charlie and the techs (Travis, John) for always being so responsive to our needs here at the office.  It is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Cara Clausen

Director of Legal Operations

The Hunoval Law Firm, PLLC*


Hey Guys… I just wanted to thank you for everything that Travis & Doug did yesterday.  It truely was a smooth process and I was impressed by the way things went.  Please make sure that they both know that I really appreciate everything they did.  Also if you could let them know that I was able to convert my on hold message from a .wav file to a .mp3 and that it is now working!!

 I hope to not have any problems but if I do I’ll be sure and give you a call.

 Thanks again,

 Lee Ann Pridgeon

Pegram & Associates

Concord, NC

Credit Cards! May 18 2011

DTEL is ready to accept those C/C payments. If you would like to pay by Credit Card, including American Express, just call the office at 704-867-4507 and we will process your payment. Thank you for your Business! 

Start a “telephone” file January 16 2011

Start a “TELEPHONE” file, either paper or electronic, that the person responsible for the phone system can maintain. Nothing fancy – a printed copy in the equipment room is very handy – just some general configuration information for the phones and the voice mail, the telephone company you use, records of phone system software upgrades, expansions, moves, and changes, and warranty dates. This type of info can save a tech time by very quickly orienting them to your individual setup. DTEL techs can make back-up discs and thumb drives on most systems for disaster recovery also.

Back up power for your phone system January 16 2011

Back up power for your phone system is not only convenient when a thunderstorm rolls through, it also acts as a last layer of protection from surges, brownouts, and other minor power fluctuations and feeds a nice, clean 120v/60hz to your system. A UPS, or uninterruptibe power supply (also called a battery back-up) will extend the life of your system and protect it from “dirty” power. They do need the batteries changed out periodically – usually at 3 yr intervals, and the batteries are inexpensive.

Nortel goes bankrupt October 30 2009

Nortel Networks, Canadian maker of telephone central office switching equipment and telephone systems filed on January 14, 2009, and plans to restructure. They have lost $7 billion over the last three years and the company has shrunk dramatically, and is expected to be sold off pieces of the business. Immediate impact on Nortel phone system customers is unclear, but look for support and dealers to fade away over time. The secondary market may be a primary supply source from here on.

Captive Marketing September 30 2009

DTEL and Captive Marketing have come together to give your business the flexibility to entertain your callers with just plain on-hold music or use it as a chance to educate them about products, services, and web initiatives with customized messaging. Captive can set up an on-hold marketing program for your business.

DTEL’s Tech… gettin’ it done under pressure. May 30 2008

We responded to several of our customers on May 9th, 2008 as the result of the pre-dawn tornado that touched down in Gastonia that morning. On that day we restored service to approximately (8) of our customers, including rigging temporary emergency telephone and data drops for approximately (30)employees of Pathways, after their building sustained major structural damage to the south wing, and doing the same for Industrial Distribution Group in Belmont after they lost the roof of their warehouse. DTEL techs rigged data and telephone service at a temporary location for IDG and completed the job in (2) business days. Our techs worked overtime in difficult circumstances to restore service and were on the scene working within one hour of receiving the service call at both locations… that’s real customer service – and we’re gonna toot our horn about it a little bit!

Allworx bought by Paetec November 01 2007

Allworx, a maker of IP-based telephone systems with 1000 resellers in North America was bought by Paetec, a telephone services provider in late 2008. Allworx had been privately held. Paetec’s offerings dovetail with Allworx’s IP-based telephone systems. Allworx was featured in ‘Business Solutions’ magazine and their new phone models, and upgraded website. Check out the entire Allworx line, Allworx . DTEL is an authorized Allworx reseller as well as a Platinum Partner and member of the Allworx  Partners Advisory Council.