The IP PBX (News - Alert) community was absolutely electric with news this week, and with so much news going on it's always welcome to have a little recap. So let's settle right in and run down the high points with our standard IP PBX Week in Review!
First out of the gate was news that SUTUS, a franchise communications provider, had brought in over ten thousand total pizza franchise users across North America. The pizza franchises were looking for a way to improve their communications systems, reduce costs, and increase sales by improving the quality of the customer experience, and so they turned to SUTUS as a way to accomplish all that while giving their customers a fast and easy way to order an equally fast and easy meal, complete with some extra marketing tools on the side.
Next, for those planning trips this summer, the next hotel phone of choice may be VoIP-driven, at least if PhoneSuite has anything to say about it. PhoneSuite looks to offer up a variety of VoIP tools, thus allowing hotels a new way to offer a valuable service to guests as well as a productivity-driving set of collaboration tools and the like for employees. PhoneSuite's primary market for the last 13 years has been mid-size properties, and now they're making a play for the more upscale market as well.
Then, NetTALK (News - Alert) DUO's Wi-Fi service announced that it was making a play for the Canadian market, looking to make an official landing on shelves at a wide array of Canadian retailers, including Best Buy (News - Alert), Amazon.ca, Staples, and Future Shop locations. Canadians hadn't had access to a platform like this, according to NetTALK's CEO Anastasios "Takis" Kyriakides, and that gives them some significant opportunity to save money on their phone bills. The devices will sell for $74.95, and that will include a year of service at no extra charge.
MaxEmail.com then brought in a piece of news about their new iPhone app, which looked to make sending and receiving faxes a much easier process than in previous years. Thanks to the new MaxEmail.com app, users can both send and receive faxes from anywhere that they can get a working Internet connection. Users take advantage of a Web-based faxing service, which in turn allows users to photograph a document and sent it by fax, then receive faxes in document form on the iPhones.
Lastly, we had word from Everybody's Phone (News - Alert) Company, who looked to introduce a new bundled phone service that offered up both prepaid local and long-distance service, and all on a bundle plan. Everybody's Phone Company is currently regarded as a major force in the prepaid phone market, but but thanks to some negotiations with a major, though unnamed telecom provider, Everybody's Phone Company looks to step up its offerings from prepaid local service to also offer long distance services. The increase in offerings should garner an extra 5,000 customers for Everybody's Phone Company this year, and a larger overall adoption rate.
There's plenty going on in the IP PBX market, and our global online community is always on the watch for the biggest news and the major moves in this sector. So keep a sharp lookout for news here as it happens, and join us every week for our IP PBX Week In Review to run down the highest points!
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