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Who We Are

Buy with confidence...60,000 sq. ft. of complete inventories.

Five Stars Telecom Inc., a subsidiary of Metroline Inc., is one of the country's largest independent distributors of technology and telecommunications equipment. Originally created to serve the growing data needs of evolving IP PBX systems, we have expanded our offerings to include IP phones, routers, PoE switches, workstations, and servers from major manufacturers like Avaya, Cisco, Nortel, Polycom, Dell, and HP. Our diversified approach to secondary and independent markets has also allowed us to support newer proprietary and open source IP PBX systems.

We offer complete inventories of both 'New' and 'Factory Like New' products and back all equipment with our One Year Warranty and a 90 Day Advanced Replacement. We have a proven reputation of superior sales, support, and service that is unsurpassed in our industry.

Five Stars Telecom is centrally located in the heart of suburban Detroit. We are a real brick-and-mortar business with real salespeople, customer service representatives, technical support staff, and repair technicians. Unlike some of our competitors, we don't hide behind an eBay name with an email address or a website with a PO box. This is why we advertise our phone number and address on every single listing. Call us anytime with any questions and remember, buy with confidence.

Quality Guaranteed

Our guarantee to you is top quality product and superior service at the most competitive prices in the industry.

What is 'Brand New' product?

  • 'Brand New' product is unused in original manufacturer's packaging complete with all original parts and accessories
  • All New Avaya, Cisco, Nortel, Mitel, Toshiba, NEC, and ShoreTel products are backed by Five Stars Telecom's One-Year Warranty and 90 Day Advance Replacement Service
  • All New Plantronics, Polycom, Digium, Intellitouch, and Pro Digital products are backed by their respective Manufacturer Warranties

What is 'Factory Like New' product?

  • 'Factory Like New' product is remanufactured to a virtually new condition
  • Telephones are guaranteed to be like-new, completely tested with no cracked plastics, minimal to no discoloration, new line and handset cords, new designation strips, and replacement polyflex membranes
  • Voice mail systems, carriers, circuit packs, line/stations modules, and processors are guaranteed to be like-new, completely tested and defaulted to factory specifications
  • Headsets are guaranteed to be like-new, completely tested with new ear pads and microphone interface components
  • All Like New Avaya, Cisco, Nortel, Mitel, Toshiba, NEC, and ShoreTel products are backed by Five Stars Telecom's One-Year Warranty and 90 Day Advance Replacement Service

Warranty Information

Please download our complete warranty information (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) for details.
*Excludes software, batteries, and some wireless equipment*

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90 Day Advanced Replacment Service

If there are any problems with the product you purchased from us within the first 90 days, we'll ship you a replacement item along with a prepaid call tag to ship the original product back. The original product must be returned within 14 days to avoid being charged for the value of the replacement item. The "90 Day" advanced replacement service only applies to products with a one year warranty. A "14 Day" advanced replacement service is included for products that are covered with a 90 day warranty. You must have a valid credit card on file to qualify for this service. Please note that our advanced replacement service is only offered to products covered under warranty by Five Stars Telecom. Any products that come with a manufacturer's warranty will have to be dealt with their respective Manufacturer in case of an issue.


For your convenience, we offer returns on our products. All customers have 14 days after receiving the item to notify us of a return. It is the buyers responsibility to pay for return shipping expenses. When a product is returned, the refund includes the total charge amount MINUS the shipping charge. If the product that is being returned qualified for free shipping when purchased, the refund includes the total charge amount MINUS the "free" shipping expense we incurred. A 25% restocking fee will be applied on all product returns. Returned products must include all original packaging, documentation, and accessories. Incomplete or defective returns will be refused. All software and software transaction fees are purchased as-is and are not eligible for return. For any questions or to request a return authorization, please call 877-436-2038 or email We will be happy to assist you.

Order Cancellation

Orders can be cancelled prior to it being shipped from our warehouse. Once an order is shipped, an order cannot be cancelled and a return authorization must be requested. A 25% restock fee is applied on all product returns.

Technical Support

We offer one free technical support call (maximum of 15 minutes) related to your purchase within 30 days of your order. This call can cover feature related issues, equipment setup, and troubleshooting. Extensive system support is scheduled by appointment and charged hourly ($85/hour - maximum of 4 calls OR $25 per 15 minute call).

For initial installation and programming of complete phone or voicemail systems, we recommend contracting a professional installer and programmer. You can find an installer at

Privacy Policy

All information submitted to Five Stars Telecom is held private. We DO NOT sell any customer information.

Our website uses cookies, which is a piece of data that a website transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (only if your settings for this feature is enabled on your computer). This than allows the website to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information that a browser had done there in the past, including having clicked particular buttons, logging in, or having read pages on that site.

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of personal who have special access rights, and are required to keep the information confidential. When you place orders or access your personal information, we offer the use of a secure server. All sensitive/credit information you supply is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our database. For your protection, we do not store your credit card number in your login account. This means that once you leave the secure checkout process, your credit card number is no longer accessible and must be re-entered during any future checkout processes. Our system is designed this way so that if someone using your computer does gain unauthorized access to your account, they will not be able to see your credit card number.


Five Stars Telecom Inc. is an independent distributor of technology and telecommunications equipment. Five Stars Telecom Inc. does not represent Avaya Communication, Lucent Technologies, Nortel Networks, Cisco, Toshiba, Mitel, NEC, Dell, ShoreTel or their affiliates in any way. Merlin, Merlin Legend, Merlin Magix, Partner, Partner Plus, Partner II, Partner ACS, Spirit, Definity, IP Office, and Avaya Communication Manager are registered trademarks of Avaya Communication. Norstar, Meridian, and Business Communication Manager are registered trademarks of Nortel Networks.

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