NEW YORK–Oct. 30, 2008—Junction Networks has announced that its OnSIP Hosted PBX users can download and use fring® to enable OnSIP extension-to-extension VoIP calls and to place and receive calls using an Apple iPhone™ or other fring-compatible device over a Wi-Fi connection.
“We have always envisioned a day when mobile users could be completely untethered from their corporate desk phones,” said Junction Networks CEO Mike Oeth. “Now, with fring and OnSIP, users can stay connected to the corporate phone system from anywhere a Wi-Fi connection is available, using only the phones in their pockets.”
This means that mobile users are able to dial extension-to-extension calls within their PBXs as well as make calls to the PSTN as if they were using a traditional desk phone in an office. Additionally, users can receive calls to their mobile devices when someone dials their extensions when they are connected via Wi-Fi.
“OnSIP was designed especially for the SMB market, to give smaller companies the functionality of enterprise PBX systems, but at prices they could afford,” continued Oeth. “Now these same SMBs—and their road-warrior employees—can enjoy the flexibility of making and receiving calls through their OnSIP hosted PBX service even while traveling.”
Furthermore, extension-to-extension calls using OnSIP and fring are free. Junction Networks never charges for extension-to-extension calls, and since the call is over a Wi-Fi network and not the cellular network, it does not use mobile minutes. That also means that users can make and receive calls even if they have poor (or no) cellular reception.
fring co-founder and Chief Technology Architect Boaz Zilberman added, “fring prides itself on being a best-of-breed mobile Internet communications and community application, offering its users the ability to talk, chat and interact with fellow fringsters and all their online buddies using their mobile Internet connection.
“Partnerships with forward-thinking companies such as Junction Networks offer a new level of openness and connectivity and provide a glimpse of the future in which mobile Internet and traditional telecoms converge to provide as rich and flexible a user experience as possible.”
In addition to the iPhone, Junction Networks OnSIP through fring works with phones running Symbian OS, Windows Mobile, UIQ and via Linux on the N810 as well as with any PC using a compatible IP softphone. For a list of fring-compatible devices, visit http://fring.com.
For information on configuring mobile devices to use Junction Networks OnSIP with fring, visit: http://www.junctionnetworks.com/knowledgebase/onsip/devices/phone-configuration/fring.
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About Junction Networks
Junction Networks is one of the largest providers of business-class VoIP services to small and medium-sized enterprises. Using the most innovative applications available, Junction Networks provides high-end, multi-functional, Internet-based communications options that are easily adaptable to the needs of the growing business. Junction Networks' unsurpassed ability to leverage open standards, such as SIP, enables it to seamlessly integrate new functionalities into existing, scalable platforms. In this way, it can offer the benefit of enterprise-class broadband voice and data communications at a fraction of the typical cost. For more information, visit www.junctionnetworks.com.
Fring® is a mobile internet community and service that enables its users to talk, chat and interact with other fringsters and their favorite internet services including Skype®, MSN® Messenger, Google Talk™, ICQ, Twitter, Yahoo!™, AIM® and hundreds of SIP providers from their mobile phones.
fring operates on the Voice over Internet Protocol (mVoIP) that allows users to make free calls over mobile and cellular data networks or a Wi-Fi connection. fring uses 3G over mobile phone networks and therefore provides a continuous call connection. fring is 100% free with no subscription costs; consumers simply pay for the data they use under their existing line rental agreement. Completely PC independent, it requires no additional hardware and no location limitations (e.g., Wi-Fi hotspots).