Switch.co Launches First Phone System for Google Apps

Oct 01, 2014, 09:00 ET from Switch Communications

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Switch Communications, previously known as Firespotter Labs, announced the launch of Switch.co today. Created for today's mobile workforce, Switch.co is a cloud-based, business-grade phone system that works across all devices and platforms including iOS, Android, Mac, PC, Linux, and even the old desktop phone.  Switch.co seeks to revolutionize the experience of the 190 million business phone users in the US alone, starting with Google Apps users.

Switch.co gives Google Apps users a business phone system that goes wherever they go, allowing them to be as productive at the local Starbucks as they are sitting at their desk. They get a business phone number that rings all of their devices, with call controls that let others reach them when and where they like. Additionally, features like call transfer, company directory, visual voicemail, and switching between devices can be managed from the Switch.co mobile or desktop app.  Switch.co integrates with Google Apps to provide a contextual profile including recent Gmail messages, shared Docs, and upcoming Calendar invites.

"Work, as we know it, is transforming. It's not a place you go; it's an activity you do. People work anywhere and everywhere these days, so why use a phone system that's tied to your desk?" said Craig Walker, CEO of Switch Communications. "Google Apps has a growing customer base without a phone system to add to their suite of productivity tools. Switch.co integrates seamlessly with Google Apps to complete the package and give people greater flexibility for real-time communication."

On top of powerful end-user features, Switch.co also enables admins to easily manage key company-wide features.  In less than five minutes of setup time, admins can manage every aspect of their company phone system, set up every employee with their own numbers, and even provision numbers for departments like Sales and Support.  Setting up an IVR takes only a few clicks, giving businesses their own virtual receptionist, dial-by-name directory, custom greetings, and office hours.

Switch.co is currently available for Google Apps users as a private beta. Pricing for companies of all sizes is $15 per month, per employee, including a free company number and unlimited domestic calls and texts. Google Apps users can sign up for the Switch.co beta at www.switch.co or contact our sales team at 844-9-SWITCH.

About Switch Communications
Switch Communications, Inc., is a provider of unified communications, collaboration and productivity tools for work, built by the teams that brought Google Voice and Yahoo! Voice to tens of millions of users. Previously known as Firespotter Labs, Switch Communications' core products include Switch.co, the business-grade phone system for Google Apps (launched October 2014), and UberConference, the leading teleconferencing and productivity tool (launched in May 2012). Switch Communications is funded by Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures.  Learn more.

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