News Feed Item

Dialpad Declares Victory over Death of Desk Phone, Says It's Now Time to Kill the Phone Bill

Leader in Pure-Cloud Communications Offers First Free Small Business Phone System for Up to Five Workers

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dialpad, the pure-cloud business communications provider, whose mission is to "Kill the Desk Phone," has upped the ante and is now aiming to "Kill the Phone Bill" for small businesses as well. Today the San Francisco-based company announced their intention to disrupt the traditional small business telephone market with the release of Dialpad FreeTM. The new service eliminates the monthly phone bill for small office/home office workers and small businesses with up to five employees just in time for the holiday season.

"We started as three guys in a garage and didn't have a phone service other than our cell phones. When we thought back to that experience, we realized there are many small businesses out there which operate that way and wanted to do something about it. We decided to kill the phone bill," said Dialpad co-founder Craig Walker. "We're truly diminishing the need for businesses to use existing phone lines or to be limited to mobile phones, landlines or the need to list multiple phone numbers on their websites and business cards. Dialpad is pure-cloud communication that is available on any device, anywhere. We're thrilled to be offering this new service for Free - it's really the first time businesses have had this opportunity."

The introduction of Dialpad Free marks the first time in the history of telephony that a company is offering a Free business phone system, without the need to upgrade after an initial trial period. Dialpad Free subscribers receive one office phone number and up to five employees who can be dialed by name or as extensions. The service offers nearly everything basic telephone service does, except for E911.

The Dialpad Free service, which is a subset of the company's award-winning business phone service, includes the following features:

  • 100 Outbound minutes per month
  • Unlimited Inbound minutes
  • 100 Inbound and Outbound SMS messages
  • Free UberConference™ accounts for all 5 employees
  • HD Calling
  • Voicemail
  • Call recording
  • Call logs and analytics
  • Internal call transfers
  • Professional IVR with extension calling
  • Video calling between Dialpad users
  • Free chat between their staff
  • Ability to connect an unlimited number of supported* IP-enabled devices (*Obihai 1032, 1022 and 1062 desk phone models are currently supported)
  • Call recording
  • Integration with LinkedIn
  • Single sign-on using G Suite and G Suite Integration
  • Two-way address book syncing with Google contacts
  • Text/SMS via the company's main office number
  • FAQ/Help Center support
  • And more!

Accessing the Dialpad Free service is simple and easy. There are no strings attached, and no bills. All a subscriber needs to do is sign up and download the Dialpad app onto their desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Dialpad offers Free applications for Mac, Windows, iOS and Android as well as a native app for Google Chromebooks and an extension for the Chrome Browser are all available for download and installation by visiting the downloads page of the Dialpad website. Dialpad subscribers then use the computer or mobile device's broadband internet connection to place and receive voice and video calls, send texts or perform any of the other functions offered by Dialpad Free.

To further help small businesses Free themselves of their current phone service charges, for a limited time there is no charge to transfer an existing business phone number to Dialpad Free. A fee of $3.00 will apply for porting a number away from Dialpad Free. In addition to the Free business phone system, businesses receive five Free UberConference accounts. With UberConference, participants can either call in via their PC's web browser using WebRTC, taking advantage of their already built in speakers and microphone, call directly from the Dialpad app or dial in using their designated UberConference phone number.

Dialpad, a Recommended Google G Suite partner, brings the power of G Suite's native Single-Sign-On integration to Dialpad Free users. Dialpad's G Suite sidebar on the Free app acts as a virtual assistant, showing upcoming calendar events, complete with 2-way directory syncing between the platforms to keep address books up to date. In addition the G Suite integration gives context for every call, showing relevant emails and Google Docs for that particular contact so information is always visible and accessible with just one click.

"Workers within a company don't even need to be in the same location, as Dialpad's pure-cloud approach allows for employees to work from anywhere," said Walker. "With Dialpad apps available for laptops, desktops, mobile phones, and tablets, any app-enabled device immediately becomes an extension of the business' main number and can be using Dialpad Free within minutes. Organizations will see immediate value from shifting their communications to the cloud by better connecting offices and anywhere workers. By just logging into the personal computer or mobile application interface, employees are immediately empowered to connect and collaborate in whatever format they prefer, with unbeatable business applications and communications continuity."

Learn more about Dialpad:http://www.dialpad.com 
Follow us on Twitter @DialpadHQ 
Like us on Facebook

Dialpad is communications simplified for every business. Available on any device, anywhere, Dialpad includes voice, video, messaging and meetings; and is integrated with Microsoft Office 365 and Google's G Suite. Dialpad is also the only business communications system built on the Google Cloud Platform. Today, over 50,000 customers and more than 65 percent of the Fortune 500 have joined Dialpad's mission to kill the desk phone, including Uber, Motorola Solutions, Vivint Solar, Xero, Financial Times, Betterment, PagerDuty, Stripe, Quora, and others. Dialpad is funded by some of the world's best-recognized investors including Amasia, Andreessen Horowitz, Felicis Ventures, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Section 32, Softbank and Work-Bench.

To learn more about our mission to kill the desk phone, visit dialpad.com and follow @DialpadHQ on Twitter or like us on Facebook.



Dialpad is communications for the modern workforce. (PRNewsFoto/Dialpad)

View original content with multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dialpad-declares-victory-over-death-of-desk-phone-says-its-now-time-to-kill-the-phone-bill-300567364.html

SOURCE Dialpad

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
"Infoblox does DNS, DHCP and IP address management for not only enterprise networks but cloud networks as well. Customers are looking for a single platform that can extend not only in their private enterprise environment but private cloud, public cloud, tracking all the IP space and everything that is going on in that environment," explained Steve Salo, Principal Systems Engineer at Infoblox, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Conventio...
"Cloud Academy is an enterprise training platform for the cloud, specifically public clouds. We offer guided learning experiences on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and all the surrounding methodologies and technologies that you need to know and your teams need to know in order to leverage the full benefits of the cloud," explained Alex Brower, VP of Marketing at Cloud Academy, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clar...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Carl J. Levine, Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1, will objectively discuss how DNS is used to solve Digital Transformation challenges in large SaaS applications, CDNs, AdTech platforms, and other demanding use cases. Carl J. Levine is the Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1. A veteran of the Internet Infrastructure space, he has over a decade of experience with startups, networking protocols and Internet infrastructure, combined with the unique ability to it...
The question before companies today is not whether to become intelligent, it’s a question of how and how fast. The key is to adopt and deploy an intelligent application strategy while simultaneously preparing to scale that intelligence. In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sangeeta Chakraborty, Chief Customer Officer at Ayasdi, provided a tactical framework to become a truly intelligent enterprise, including how to identify the right applications for AI, how to build a Center of Excellence to oper...
"IBM is really all in on blockchain. We take a look at sort of the history of blockchain ledger technologies. It started out with bitcoin, Ethereum, and IBM evaluated these particular blockchain technologies and found they were anonymous and permissionless and that many companies were looking for permissioned blockchain," stated René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Conventi...
Gemini is Yahoo’s native and search advertising platform. To ensure the quality of a complex distributed system that spans multiple products and components and across various desktop websites and mobile app and web experiences – both Yahoo owned and operated and third-party syndication (supply), with complex interaction with more than a billion users and numerous advertisers globally (demand) – it becomes imperative to automate a set of end-to-end tests 24x7 to detect bugs and regression. In th...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, James Henry, Co-CEO/CTO of Calgary Scientific Inc., introduced you to the challenges, solutions and benefits of training AI systems to solve visual problems with an emphasis on improving AIs with continuous training in the field. He explored applications in several industries and discussed technologies that allow the deployment of advanced visualization solutions to the cloud.
Widespread fragmentation is stalling the growth of the IIoT and making it difficult for partners to work together. The number of software platforms, apps, hardware and connectivity standards is creating paralysis among businesses that are afraid of being locked into a solution. EdgeX Foundry is unifying the community around a common IoT edge framework and an ecosystem of interoperable components.
Agile has finally jumped the technology shark, expanding outside the software world. Enterprises are now increasingly adopting Agile practices across their organizations in order to successfully navigate the disruptive waters that threaten to drown them. In our quest for establishing change as a core competency in our organizations, this business-centric notion of Agile is an essential component of Agile Digital Transformation. In the years since the publication of the Agile Manifesto, the conn...
"MobiDev is a software development company and we do complex, custom software development for everybody from entrepreneurs to large enterprises," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Large industrial manufacturing organizations are adopting the agile principles of cloud software companies. The industrial manufacturing development process has not scaled over time. Now that design CAD teams are geographically distributed, centralizing their work is key. With large multi-gigabyte projects, outdated tools have stifled industrial team agility, time-to-market milestones, and impacted P&L stakeholders.
"ZeroStack is a startup in Silicon Valley. We're solving a very interesting problem around bringing public cloud convenience with private cloud control for enterprises and mid-size companies," explained Kamesh Pemmaraju, VP of Product Management at ZeroStack, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Enterprises are adopting Kubernetes to accelerate the development and the delivery of cloud-native applications. However, sharing a Kubernetes cluster between members of the same team can be challenging. And, sharing clusters across multiple teams is even harder. Kubernetes offers several constructs to help implement segmentation and isolation. However, these primitives can be complex to understand and apply. As a result, it’s becoming common for enterprises to end up with several clusters. Thi...
"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"Akvelon is a software development company and we also provide consultancy services to folks who are looking to scale or accelerate their engineering roadmaps," explained Jeremiah Mothersell, Marketing Manager at Akvelon, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.