Lower your phone costs with a reliable voice over IP (VoIP) solution.

Voice is an IP phone service that's perfect for any size organization. Using Merit's advanced fiber-optic network, Voice delivers a secure converged communications solution, integrating voice and data over your IP network. This is a reliable voice over IP solution that can lower your phone costs.

Select a Merit hosted PBX, SIP Trunking or let us create a custom hybrid solution for your organization.

Merit Voice is E-rate eligible. Voice is E-rate eligible.

Get started with Merit Voice today. Get a quote.


Local and long distance calling
Enterprise-class features, allowing for local calling throughout Michigan and long distance calling worldwide.

Maximum reliability
Features fault tolerance and pinpoint E911 compliance. Interconnects directly to our voice provider networks for enhanced performance.

Unlimited local and intra-LATA calling

Detailed call reporting
Easily access your phone service features from a web browser.

Individual phone numbers for all users
Also, fully 800-number capable.

Questions? Send an email to the Merit Sales Team Email the Merit Sales Team at Call the Merit Sales Team or call 734-527-5785.


Higher Ed Portal Powered by the New Web

Developed by Wayne State University, Academica is an enterprise social portal that enhances and fosters collaboration beyond traditional portal features.

This tool brings your campus together via two-way, real-time collaboration, an essential function for any 21st century portal. Academica's message streams function like Facebook or Twitter, allowing open conversation between students, faculty and staff. Organic and dynamic message stream creation unleases the full potential communication.

Get started with Academica. Request a quote.

A Modern Portal Platform

Fosters real-time communication
Two-way interactions via modern social networking message streaming techniques.

View only information relevant to you
Content is driven by user role, interests and common behaviors.

Engage students early, often and after
Freshman and incoming students can begin communicating before stepping foot on campus. Connections remain long after graduation.

Your information is secure
Secure IPSec tunnel ensures information privacy for all users.

Integrates with enterprise resource planning systems
Bring together students, faculty and staff in one platform.

Auto scaling
Academica is built on an elastic platform that auto scales during peak usage. You only pay for what you use!

Download the Academica Overview (PDF)

Questions? Send an email to the Merit Sales Team Email the Merit Sales Team at Call the Merit Sales Team or call 734-527-5785.

Providing Valuable Solutions to Michigan's Non-Profit Community

Founded in 1966, Merit Network is a non-profit, member-focused organization, serving higher education, K-12, government, health care, libraries, research institutions and other non-profits. A strategic partner in Michigan for nearly 50 years, Merit's diverse family of services is designed to meet the needs of our Member organizations.

As part of its mission, Merit continually seeks to develop services that provide quality, reliability and value for its diverse Membership.

Stay in touch with Merit to hear about the latest & greatest in security, professional development, events and more!

View the Security Survey Findings Report

Let Merit design a Internet solution for you.

Merit Membership and Community Development

Membership and Community Development

Merit Professional Development

Professional Development

  • Career Advancement
  • Cybersecurity Certifications

  • Merit Internet and Network Services

    Internet and Network Services

  • Internet Connection Options
  • Transport Service
  • RADb Routing Registry
  • Managed Wireless
  • Colocation Service

  • Merit Cybersecurity Services

    Cybersecurity Services

  • Secure Sandbox
  • Alphaville Exercises
  • Certification Courses
  • Managed Firewall
  • Risk Analysis
  • Managed Security
  • Authentication
  • SSL Certificates

  • Merit Cloud Services

    Cloud Services

  • VirtualDataCenters
  • Cloud Media
  • List Manager
  • Veeam, Zimbra, VMware Licensing

  • Merit Voice

    Communication Services

  • Voice
  • Academica
  • Click on a service piece to find out more!

    Click to find out about Merit Services, including Internet and Network, Cybersecurity, Professional Learning, Cloud, Community Development, and Communication.

    Questions? Send an email to the Merit Sales Team Email the Merit Sales Team at Call the Merit Sales Team or call 734-527-5785.

    Like Us on Facebook

    Follow us on Twitter

    Read our Blogs

    Contact Us

    Membership | Services | Events | Research | Cybersecurity | News | About Merit | Contact Us | Directions to Merit | Site Map | Merit Network Home

    Copyright © 2015 Merit Network, Inc.
    1000 Oakbrook Drive, Suite 200, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104-6794
    Phone: (734) 527-5700    Fax: (734) 527-5790    E-mail:

    Internet and Network Services Cybersecurity Services View upcoming Professional Learning courses Learn about Merit Membership and Community Developemnt Merit Cloud Services Learn about Merit Network Learn more about Merit Communication Services