About us

Simple Innovation

Phone Service Made Easy.

At Provincial Tel, our mission drives us to deliver telecommunication and internet solutions that contribute to our customers’ growth. We do this successfully by building our service offerings through innovation and making them simple for our customers to use.

Phone Service Made Easy.

At Provincial Tel, our mission drives us to deliver telecommunication and internet solutions that contribute to our customers’ growth.
We do this successfully by building our service offerings through innovation and making them simple for our customers to use.

01

Communication

We listen to your needs to fully understand your requirements

02

Innovative

We utilize cutting-edge technology to create your custom solution

03

Partnership

We work with you to find a solution that meets your needs

"The day will come when the man at the telephone will be able to see the distant person to whom he is speaking."
Alexander Graham Bell
Founder of the telephone
Russell Ochocki, one of the founders of Provincial Tel had an idea in 2005.
It started with an idea

2005

In 2005, our co-founder Russell Ochocki who owned a dial-up internet company saw that the life of dial-up would soon end. Customers now wanted faster connection speeds. Smaller companies like his were unable to compete with the larger telecommunication companies. As well, these large companies now offered internet services bundled with their telephony services. Seeing what was to come, Russell began to explore new, more innovative ways to provide an alternative to these companies. Russell discovered how to convert an ISP into a telecommunication services company through discussions with like-minded people.  After lengthy discussions between co-founders regarding this new innovative phone company’s mission, Provincial Tel was born.  Provincial Tel would not provide canned phone solutions but rather customize the solution based on each customer’s needs.

It started with an Idea

2005

Russell Ochocki, one of the founders of Provincial Tel had an idea in 2005.In 2005, our co-founder Russell Ochocki who owned a dial-up internet company saw that the life of dial-up would soon end. Customers now wanted faster connection speeds. Smaller companies like his were unable to compete with the larger telecommunication companies. As well, these large companies now offered internet services bundled with their telephony services. Seeing what was to come, Russell began to explore new, more innovative ways to provide an alternative to these companies. Russell discovered how to convert an ISP into a telecommunication services company through discussions with like-minded people.  After lengthy discussions between co-founders regarding this new innovative phone company’s mission, Provincial Tel was born.  Provincial Tel would not provide canned phone solutions but rather customize the solution based on each customer’s needs.

It started with an Idea

2005

Russell Ochocki, one of the founders of Provincial Tel had an idea in 2005.

In 2005, our co-founder Russell Ochocki who owned a dial-up internet company saw that the life of dial-up would soon end. Customers now wanted faster connection speeds. Smaller companies like his were unable to compete with the larger telecommunication companies. As well, these large companies now offered internet services bundled with their telephony services. Seeing what was to come, Russell began to explore new, more innovative ways to provide an alternative to these companies. Russell discovered how to convert an ISP into a telecommunication services company through discussions with like-minded people.  After lengthy discussions between co-founders regarding this new innovative phone company’s mission, Provincial Tel was born.  Provincial Tel would not provide canned phone solutions but rather customize the solution based on each customer’s needs.

Perserverance Pays Off

2009

Provincial Tel became a CRTC certified full-service telecommunications provider (Public Switched Telephone Network  or PSTN) in November 2009. It was a long and challenging journey to become Manitoba’s third phone option, having to jump over the many hurdles and through many hoops. We quickly began building our phone network to serve 160 communities in Manitoba and 1000+ communities across Canada.

In 2009 Provincial Tel became a CRTC certified company offering VOIP solutions
Perseverance Pays Off

2009

In 2009 Provincial Tel became a CRTC certified company offering VOIP solutionsProvincial Tel became a CRTC certified full-service telecommunications provider (Public Switched Telephone Network  or PSTN) in November 2009. It was a long and challenging journey to become Manitoba’s third phone option, having to jump over the many hurdles and through many hoops. We quickly began building our phone network to serve 160 communities in Manitoba and 1000+ communities across Canada.
Perseverance Pays Off

2009

In 2009 Provincial Tel became a CRTC certified company offering VOIP solutions

Provincial Tel became a CRTC certified full-service telecommunications provider (Public Switched Telephone Network  or PSTN) in November 2009. It was a long and challenging journey to become Manitoba’s third phone option, having to jump over the many hurdles and through many hoops. We quickly began building our phone network to serve 160 communities in Manitoba and 1000+ communities across Canada.

Between 2014 and 2016, Provincial Tel added Direct Inward Dialing (DID) or Virtual Phone Numbers to our product offerings
Continued Expansion

2014 - 2016

Between 2014 and 2016, we added Direct Inward Dialing (DID) or Virtual Phone Numbers to our product offerings. DIDs allow you to have a local area code and phone number in one of the 75+ countries we have partnered with. Furthermore, you can have a phone number in over 10,000 exchanges across Canada and the United States. Consequently, any calls made or received with your virtual number will be charged as local calls.

Provincial Tel became a certified Toll-Free carrier with interconnections to other carriers in Canada, the US and 23 Caribbean nations – a significant achievement for a Manitoba-based entity.

Continued Expansion

2014 - 2016

Between 2014 and 2016, we added Direct Inward Dialing (DID) or Virtual Phone Numbers to our product offeringsBetween 2014 and 2016, we added Direct Inward Dialing (DID) or Virtual Phone Numbers to our product offerings. DID allows you to have a local area code and phone number in one of the 75+ countries we have partnered with. Consequently, any calls made or received with your virtual number will be charged as local calls. Provincial Tel became a certified Toll-Free carrier with interconnections to other carriers in Canada, the US and 23 Caribbean nations; a significant achievement for a Manitoba based entity.
Continued Expansion

2014 - 2016

Between 2014 and 2016, Provincial Tel added Direct Inward Dialing (DID) or Virtual Phone Numbers to our product offerings

Between 2014 and 2016, we added Direct Inward Dialing (DID) or Virtual Phone Numbers to our product offerings. DID allows you to have a local area code and phone number in one of the 75+ countries we have partnered with. Consequently, any calls made or received with your virtual number will be charged as local calls.

Provincial Tel became a certified Toll-Free carrier with interconnections to other carriers in Canada, the US and 23 Caribbean nations; a significant achievement for a Manitoba based entity.

Where we are today

2021

Today we consider ourselves rebels in the phone industry, challenging the traditional ways of delivering telecommunications solutions. We have expanded our business telephone offerings by partnering with Microsoft to provide innovative solutions like our ProvTel Cloud Voice that integrates our internet-based phones withMicrosoft Teams. With ProvTel Cloud Voice, collaboration and communication have never been easier.
Where We Are Today

2021

Today, Provincial Tel has expanded our business telephone offerings by partnering with Microsoft to provide innovative solutions like our Cloud Voice integration with Microsoft TeamsToday we consider ourselves rebels in the phone industry, challenging the traditional ways of delivering telecommunications solutions. We have expanded our business telephone offerings by partnering with Microsoft to provide innovative solutions like our ProvTel Cloud Voice that integrates our internet-based phones with Microsoft Teams. With ProvTel Cloud Voice, collaboration and communication have never been easier..
Where We Are Today

2021

Today we consider ourselves rebels in the phone industry, challenging the traditional ways of delivering telecommunications solutions. We have expanded our business telephone offerings by partnering with Microsoft to provide innovative solutions like our ProvTel Cloud Voice that integrates our internet-based phones with Microsoft Teams. With ProvTel Cloud Voice, collaboration and communication have never been easier.
"It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed."
Napolean Hill
Author
Whatever your telecommunication need...

We have a solution for you

Whether you are looking for a home phone plan, a customized business phone system or a more complex unified communication solution, like our ProvTel Cloud Voice, we will work with you to tailor a solution that will work for you.

ProvTel Cloud Voice

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Personal Phone Solutions

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Business solutions

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Support

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"It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed."
Napolean Hill
Author

We Are In Partnership With You Every Step Of The Way

Our team is always ready to help our customers and business partners who need a team of experts to address their pain points with a customized telecommunications solution.

With mutual respect and honesty, we will go that extra mile to meet our customers’ telecommunication goals.