Phone.com Introduces Communicator: Desktop and Laptop softphone for Virtual Office business solutions

LIVINGSTON, N.J., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Understanding that today's businesses require multiple vehicles for communication, Phone.com has expanded the features available via its Virtual Office cloud-based business phone services to include the Communicator "softphone." The Communicator is a Windows and Mac OS X application that is installed on a computer and emulates a traditional phone dialer.

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With Communicator, businesspeople can now easily place or receive calls just as they would through any desk or mobile phone by using a laptop or desktop computer with a microphone, headset or speakers.

Communicator works equally as effective in voice only mode or can be used to create desktop-to-desktop video sessions. "Video calling is going to become more and more important to businesses in the near future," said Ari Rabban, Phone.com co-founder and CEO. "Communicator allows Phone.com customers to quickly and easily add real-time video calling to their communications tools without the need for expensive telephones or video systems."

In addition to voicemail, Communicator also includes contacts, favorites, history, an address book and call logs. Contacts can easily be imported or exported from or to other applications. Communicator was developed based on CounterPath's Bria softphone application. CounterPath is a leading developer of desktop and mobile VoIP software applications that enable service providers and enterprises to cost-effectively integrate unified communication services into their VoIP offerings across both fixed and mobile networks.

According to Todd Carothers, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CounterPath, "By adding our desktop- and laptop-ready softphone to their service, Phone.com is empowering its enterprise customers with a new way to communicate using voice, video and messaging across multiple platforms and devices. Our Bria softphone technology allows users to enjoy an exemplary communications experience only at a fraction of the cost of traditional telecommunication services."

To use Communicator, businesses must have a Phone.com Virtual Office account and will need to add a Communicator extension to their service. Communicator is a free download for Phone.com customers.

For more information, visit www.phone.com or call 1-800-998-7087.

About Phone.com

Phone.com is a cloud-based phone company offering a variety of innovative and economical business and home phone services for entrepreneurs, home offices, small businesses and individuals. Powered by advanced VoIP technologies, the company offers Phone.com Virtual Office for small businesses, Phone.com Virtual Number for individuals on the go, Phone.com Home Phone Plus for consumers and Phone.com Mobile Office and Mobile VoIP. Please visit www.Phone.com or call 1-800-998-7087 for more information.

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