|Updated: 8/28/2012 11:04 am
||Published: 8/28/2012 11:03 am
The City of Tulsa is continuing migration of city phone numbers over to the Voice over Internet Protocol System.
On August 29th, several City facilities with the 669 prefix will be converted to a new number. There will be no interruption in service during this conversion. For approximately 90 days, callers will receive a courtesy voice recording with a message providing the new number.
Departments making this transition include: Animal Welfare and Police. The following week offices with the Water and Sewer Department, Human Resources - Training, Equipment Management, and a Parks District office will make the transition to a new VoIP number.
The VoIP conversion is a cost-savings infrastructure improvement identified from the Third Penny Sales Tax, which migrates the high concentration of city numbers to one data network and provides a two-line internet functionality to the user.
Approximately 1,100 phone numbers have been transitioned to the new VoIP system throughout the city.
By migrating to one data network and to the VoIP system, the city's general fund is expected to save $250,000 to $400,000 a year.