Monthly Archives: March 2015

The NEWT Chicago Referral Contest goes LIVE!

NEWT Chicago ContestBuddy Guy is a living Blues legend. The multi-Grammy award winning electric blues guitarist and singer, in the 1960s he played with Muddy Waters as a house guitarist at Chess Records and partnered with harmonica player Junior Wells.

Buddy GuyRanked 50th in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 14, 2005, by Eric Clapton and B.B. King.

It’s not often you get a chance to see a true musical icon, but by referring a business to NEWT, you can, and at the same time enjoy a VIP weekend for two in Chicago, staying at the Five Star Langham Hotel and includes a $500 shopping spree while being driven around Chicago in in your own private limo!

All you have to do is pass along a company that you think would benefit from the NEWT Business Phone system, NEWT is helping organizations across Canada optimize their operations and communications with vendors, staff and customers – all supported by NEWT’s award winning customer care. If you’ve heard of any business opening a new branch, office, outlet or factory, or a company that is struggling with old communications technology, they are the perfect candidate for NEWT.

It’s easy to enter. It’s easy to win.

Enter here:



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A Great International Day of Happiness

Last Friday was the UN designated International Day of Happiness and across the world people were celebrating. From celebs like Paul McCartney and Charlize Theron to individuals, organizations and companies, hundreds of thousands reached out to their communities in an effort to simply share a smile and connect.

Fibernetics, NEWT’s parent company, operates under the mantra, To deliver happiness and connections every day by being awesome. The #InternationalDayOfHappiness was a perfect match for NEWT’s mission to improve Canadian business communications by providing superior products and services backed up with unprecedented levels of customer care.

A team from NEWT made the most of it last week, and the results were lots of laughs, smiles and hugs…. just because.

Special thanks to Christine Brisson who organized the event. Other happiness ambassadors included Mike Brown, Eric Morelli, George Mihutiu, Andrew Derayeh and Brett Young.

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NEWT Celebrates International Day of Happiness this Friday!

IDOHNEWT Celebrates International Day of Happiness this Friday!
Cambridge, Kitchener & Waterloo organizations to be “Smile Bombed” 

The International Day of Happiness 2015 is a day dedicated to making the world a happier place by making connections with people in the community. NEWT, the business services division of Fibernetics, operates under the very same principle.

Fibernetics’ mantra is “To deliver happiness and connections every day by being awesome.” The #InternationalDayOfHappiness is a perfect match for NEWT’s mission to improve Canadian business communications by providing superior products and services backed up unprecedented levels of customer care.

NEWT staff are going to send the day in the Waterloo region dropping on on local businesses and municipal offices, “Smile Bombing”, dropping off candy and balloons and sharing smiles, hugs and photos.

“Smile Bomb” Schedule:

Cambridge: 9:30am ­ 11am
Chamber of Commerce, 9:30am
City Hall, 10, am
Moksha Yoga, 10:15 am
Library, 10:30am
Dunfield Theatre10:34 am
Kitchener/Waterloo 11:30 ­
City Hall, 11:30 am
The Tannery, 12 pm
The Museum, 1 pm
Kitchener & Waterloo Community Foundation, 1:30 pm
Kidsability, 2 pm
Santa Monica House, 3 pm
Kitchener Waterloo Symphony, 3:30 pm

NEWT Marketing Manager Christine Brisson:

“Happiness is the cement of NEWT, the business division of Fibernetics, corporate culture. By creating and sharing happiness within our office environment, we’ve seen the productivity and general health of our employees increase.”

“The marketing team wanted to get out into the community to share a smile and extend a friendly hello to our neighbours and peers. We hope they pass it on.”

If you want to participate drop by the the International Day of Happiness for some cool, easy to do ideas!


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NEWT Changes Canadian Telecom again: Introducing NEWT One

newtsiptrunchbannerWhen the technology and marketing group at Fibernetics got together in 2013 to come up with a new name for Fibernetics Business Services, they were directed to focus on the company’s core strengths. Reviewing the business phone solutions, the assorted Internet services and the innovative and unique business model, the solution to the naming problem was simple.

FBS, as it was then known, was providing a new way for Canadian businesses to get the latest communication technology and one that would help them reduce their monthly overhead dramatically.

“New” and “Technology” became “NEWT” and a new company name was born.

Introducing NEWT One

Gary HandlemanNEWT’s latest innovative product follows the same tradition. Developed by our Creative Technical Director, Gary Handelman, NEWT One was originally called “New Tone” while in project phase. The name is apropos as it delivers a new way to get dial tone to a client’s premise and provide telephony service regardless of their existing technology.

What NEWT One does

NEWT One provides a simple and cost effective way for businesses to migrate to Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) based voice services, replace their existing basic SIP Trunk service or to convert their legacy phone systems to VoIP. NEWT One provides a connection to the Fibernetics Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) network providing voice access to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and other value added services.


A SIP service, NEWT One as deployed is voice-bandwidth efficient, being able to carry 24 active calls with less than 700Kbps of access bandwidth. For NEWT One clients this equates to more concurrent PSTN call capacity with greater quality compared to other Canadian providers due to the unique design of the technology and solution. The NEWT One SIP Trunk includes Free Canada Wide Calling where On-net calling is available.*

Bringing Feature-Rich IP Telephony to Businesses Cheaply and Easily

Traditional phone lines are the same technology Alexander Graham Bell came up well over a century ago, and they are limiting for business because they are expensive. NEWT One allows companies to directly connect to the private and end-to-end managed Fibernetics CLEC network eliminating the need for costly phone lines.  NEWT One also provides enhanced dial tone that includes additional features that traditional dial tone does not provide. Organizations with legacy technology can benefit from advanced business telecom features like conference bridge, business continuity failover and auto-attendant.

Simple to install and operate, NEWT One is a plug-and-play way for organizations to upgrade their business communications and it’s all supported by NEWT’s award winning 24/7 customer care.

For more information on NEWT One and what it can do for your business, please visit the NEWT One webpage.

*On-net covers 80 percent of the population and most major cities and surrounding areas in Canada.

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