Bringing cloud phone systems to K12

Jive is a leading provider of Category 1 E-Rate eligible hosted telecommunications to
the education marketplace. Invest in the technology your students and staff deserve.

Important changes to E-Rate for 2015

The time is now for schools and libraries to upgrade their legacy phone systems to the Cloud. Starting In 2015, discounts provided by E-Rate for VoIP-related services have been lowered. Act now to reap the benefits of a modern and scalable voice infrastructure before E-Rate discounts are eliminated.

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Jive in Education

See why Jive Communications is the leader in Cloud for Education. Jive's solutions are custom-built for the K12 market. Listen to real customers talk about how easy Jive was to install, utilize powerful features, and cut their technology spend at the same time. Learn how to upgrade your technology infrastructure with simple, reliable, and scalable unified communications from Jive.

Lowest Total Cost

Hundreds of advanced features are delivered at a superior price compared to legacy and competing hosted telephony solutions, providing a dramatically lower total cost of ownership.


The Jive system is built and maintained in-house, so maintenance and feature releases happen quickly. Beyond the Jive walls, the system is backed by numerous datacenters around the country.

E-Rate Eligible

Jive Communications introduces a powerful set of enterprise-grade and productivity-enhancing features to the education market that are eligible for funding as a Category 1 Service.

Features for Education

Jive hosted VoIP is perfect for education. See full feature set.

Connect the Classroom.

Reach every teacher and classroom through their own extension and device. If need be, users can configure their own dial plans and failovers or the school's settings can be controlled centrally.

Unlimited Extensions
Personal Dial Plans
User Portal

Connect the School.

Dial into meetings from any location to avoid time-consuming, impractical commutes. Plus, extension-dial any user on the system regardless of location and configure your own overhead paging, automated messages, and hold music.

10-Party Conference Calls
Custom Prompts
System-Wide Paging
Custom Hold Music
Virtual Fax

Connect the Parents.

Whether it's staff, teachers, students, or parents, you can rest easy knowing vital communication will continue without a hitch. With customizable messages and emergency notification, parents always stay in-the-know.

Intuitive Web Portal
Emergency Notification
Call Analytics
Unlimited Domestic Minutes
Unlimited Call Queues

Connect the Region.

Unlimited auto attendants allow you to reconfigure your dial plan district-wide to fit holidays, summer break, and the changing hours of the school year. Plus, distance learning is now e-learning, and the AP science teacher on one side of the district can teach a class of 40 students on the other side with no environmental impact.

Multi-Site Compatibility
Centralized Management
Time-Based Routing
Visual Dial Plans
Emergency Management
Video Conferencing

A Leader in E-Rate

Jive Hosted VoIP is eligible as a Category 1 service under the Federal E-Rate program. Created as part of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the E-Rate program subsidizes the cost of Telecommunications Services, Internet access and Internal Connections for the education sector.

The E-Rate program allows eligible Schools and Libraries to receive funding of 20-90% for new and existing network and telecommunications services. E-Rate discounts are based on the percentage of students eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program and the degree to which they may be considered urban or rural.

For more information on how to participate in the E-Rate program, click here.

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See what Jive can do for you!

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Jive’s Education team is dedicated to public sector VoIP and stacked with
industry experience. We’re adding team members and accounts every day.