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Establishes ties to NJIT's Enterprise Development Center NEWARK, N.J., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Phone.com, a cloud-based phone company focused on the needs of small business and entrepreneurs, is moving its headquarters from Livingston, N.J., to Newark. Phone.com will now be located in the Enterprise Development Center at the New Jersey institute of Technology (NJIT). With ties to NJIT, Phone.com strengthens its presence in Newark – New Jersey's largest city – and contributes to the growing technology sector here. The Enterprise Development Center is an incubator of many New Jersey startups. As a company working for the underserved startup market, Phone.com hopes to build relationships with existing and fledgling startups as a result of the move. "We have been looking forward to this move for a long time," said Phone.com CEO Ari Rabban. "With our offices in Newark, we will be able to build stronger ties with the technology community and will also have closer contact with the students and graduates of NJIT, who... Read More →

NEWARK, N.J., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Phone.com, Inc. today announced it has closed an investment from ff Venture Capital to propel the company's goal of increased growth. In conjunction with this commitment, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has awarded the company an additional investment, for a total of $2 million. The funding from ff Venture Capital and the NJEDA is an infusion of capital, which will be used to power customer acquisition and new technology development at Phone.com. Other investors in the company include San Diego-based hosting company TierraNet and serial entrepreneur Michael Mann . Phone.com was recently recognized by INC500 as one of the fastest growing telecom companies in the United States.  Founded in 2007, Phone.com has enjoyed year-over-year increases in revenues and customer growth combined with outstanding service; customers praise the company for the number of its innovative, easy-to-use features, overall affordability and responsive and skilled U.S.-based customer service team. "We are thrilled to... Read More →

Partnership brings Bluefin’s secure payment gateway to Phone.com customers and Phone.com’s small business phone service to Bluefin customers February 20, 2013 – Atlanta, GA and Livingston, NJ – Bluefin Payment Systems and Phone.com, a leading provider of U.S.-based VoIP and cloud-based telephony services, announced today that they  have entered into a partnership to make the Bluefin payment gateway available to Phone.com’s customer base and enhanced cloud-based telephone services from Phone.com available to Bluefin’s customers. Bluefin’s payment gateway features debit/credit/ACH acceptance, plus recurring billing, a virtual terminal and a hosted payment page – all backed by security features such as tokenization and point-to-point encryption (P2PE).  The company was ranked as the 6th fastest growing private company in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine in 2012, and today serves over 15,000 U.S. and Canadian merchants. Phone.com is a twenty-first century phone company focused on the needs of small businesses and entrepreneurs – providing... Read More →

LIVINGSTON, N.J., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Phone.com, a provider of VoIP and cloud-based telephone service specializing in small-sized businesses and home offices (SOHO), was ranked twenty-third in New Jersey's 50 Fastest Growing Companies by NJBIZ. The 50 Fastest Growing Companies celebrates the state's most dynamic companies who continually contribute to the success of New Jersey's economic growth and stability. To qualify, companies had to meet selection criteria that included a revenue size of at least $500,000 within the past three out of four years and growth in revenue over a four-year period, dating from fiscal year 2008 to 2011. Phone.com CEO Ari Rabban was thrilled to have been selected. "One of the biggest secrets to our success has been the state's support of technology ventures like ours," said Rabban. "We've also greatly benefited from the growing pool of talent supplied by the university corridor ranging from Princeton to Columbia and... Read More →

LIVINGSTON, N.J., Nov. 8,  2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Phone.com, Inc., a provider of VoIP and cloud-based telephone service specializing in small-sized businesses and home offices (SOHO), today announced it is offering free accounts for service for up to one year to as many as 100 businesses in New Jersey that have been affected by Superstorm Sandy. Even if their own brick-and-mortar locations are in disrepair, businesses whose office communications hardware or systems have been knocked out by storm-related coastal surge, rain, wind or other damage from Sandy can take advantage of accounts with Phone.com to re-establish their presence with their customers. "SMBs and SOHOs can stay viable and remain in business if they maintain a telephone presence despite having their buildings wiped out, unusable during repair or left without electrical power for weeks at a time, and that's where Phone.com can help," said Ari Rabban, co-founder and CEO.  "As a New Jerseybusiness, we're making our offer to... Read More →

Phone.com Enters Agreement to Use VoodooVox Platform in Customer Experience Applications TORONTO and LIVINGSTON, N.J., Oct. 24,  2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Phone.com, Inc.("Phone.com") and VoodooVox, Inc. (VVX.TO), today announced they have entered into an agreement to make the VoodooVox Analytics platform available to Phone.com's extensive business customer base to help advertisers and marketers target their audiences better while safeguarding consumers' personal information. Phone.com is a U.S.-based VoIP and cloud-based telephone service specializing in small- sized businesses and home offices (SOHO). The new Phone.com caller analytics solution will provide Phone.com business customers with customer-experience services and benefits previously only available to large call centers. In addition to multiple activity reports on call traffic, all of Phone.com's customers will now have access to VoodooVox's demographic database on 250 million phone numbers. "The phone is the most important tool for all of those in business and now, with the Phone.com caller analytics platform, our customers can learn... Read More →

MT. LAUREL, N.J., Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The New Jersey Technology Council today announced the appointment of Ari Rabban , founder and CEO of Phone.com, to its board of directors. Rabban joins two other new board members elected for a two-year term. As a member of the NJTC board, Rabban has committed to actively recruit new technology companies as members, to chair one of the NJTC board committees with Phone.com sponsoring or participating in one major NJTC event annually, and to serve as an ambassador for the NJTC outside the New Jersey area. "Given New Jersey's rich history as a fount of innovation in telephony, the New Jersey Technology Council is pleased to have Phone.com CEO Ari Rabban join our Board of Directors," said NJTC President & CEO Maxine Ballen .  "We hold much esteem for startup companies and are happy to have Ari bringing the entrepreneurial spirit to the NJTC." Founded in 1996, the NJTC represents the state's dominant... Read More →

  LIVINGSTON, N.J., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Phone.com announced today that TMC has named Phone.com Virtual Office as a recipient of the 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award presented by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. "Once again Phone.com is extremely pleased to be recognized for our Virtual Office product. Phone.com is in its fifth year of operations and enjoys five years of continued growth and support from our customers and fans. We are grateful to TMCNET for its recognition," said Ari Rabban CEO at Phone.com. "The editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY were pleased to grant Phone.com with an INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award for its innovation in IP communications. Phone.com Virtual Office has demonstrated outstanding quality and delivered exceptional solutions for its customers," said Erik Linask, Group Editorial Director of INTERNET TELEPHONY. "Phone.com has been recognized with a 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award for proving its dedication and excellence in advancing IP... Read More →

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. With Communicator, business people 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... Read More →

 Inc. Magazine Unveils Inc. 500, the Publication's 31st Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies Livingston, N.J. (PRWEB) August 21, 2012. Phone.com has been recognized by Inc. Magazine at number 262 in their 2012 Inc. 500 list, an exclusive ranking of the fastest-growing privately-held companies in America. This is considered a hallmark of entrepreneurial success with past members of the list including Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Patagonia and Zipcar. “Phone.com is a cloud-based phone service targeting small businesses, entrepreneurs and sole proprietors. We are honored and humbled that we have made the list of this prestigious exclusive group of companies,” said Ari Rabban, CEO & CO-founder of Phone.com. “The phone service market is extremely competitive and yet still very exciting. Growth in our industry and Phone.com specifically is based on innovative services incorporating new technologies and new developments. We look forward to continuing to serve our growing and loyal customer... Read More →

Phone.com's new Panasonic Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) phones provide business-quality services equivalent to landline phones while coupled with the mobility of traditional cordless instruments. Livingston, NJ (PRWEB) August 09, 2012. Recognizing the wide proliferation of cordless phones in the home and business environments today,Phone.com, the premiere provider of Virtual Office telephone services, has become one of the first Internet Telephony Service Providers (ITSPs) to introduce Panasonic Internet-enabled Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) cordless telephones as a standard product offering. These systems are ideal for small businesses that need mobility within an office, the ability to retain outstanding call quality, and the myriad of new features available from cloud-based phone services. They are also ideal for residential and home office users. The Panasonic KX-TGP500 and KX-TPA50 are ideal complements to the Phone.com Virtual Office suite of services. The systems are expandable to six DECT 6.0 cordless handsets, can support three concurrent calls, and are standardized for... Read More →

Phone.com introduces premium hold music with well-known artists for 99 cents per month. Livingston, N.J. (PRWEB) June 18, 2012. Businesses are notorious for having irritating, dull hold music with office phone systems. Some consumers detest the music so much that they are tempted to hang up. Phone.com, a VoIP phone service, now offers an alternative to bad hold music with its Premium Music on Hold Feature. For 99 cents per month Phone.com customers choose from nine premium music channels. “I think it’s cool, the fact that you can choose from a bunch of well-known performers in genres you are interested in,” said Ari Rabban, CEO and co-founder of Phone.com. The channels include classic rock, electronic, rap, jazz and tie-dye, featuring artists such as Bob Dylan, Daft Punk, Jay-Z and Louis Armstrong. There are also stations dedicated to the music of The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen and other musicians. “There is a lot of boring elevator... Read More →

  Phone.com and FlexJobs Announce Joint Marketing Relationship Boulder, Colo. and Livingston, N.J. (PRWEB) February 29, 2012. Phone.com, a provider of Virtual Office telephone services, and FlexJobs, today announced a joint marketing relationship to offer Phone.com’s award-winning phone services to the telecommuters and employers of telecommuters to whom FlexJobs caters. FlexJob’s mission is to make the search for telecommuting, part-time, freelance, or flextime jobs better, easier, faster, and safer. Phone.com provides the missing link for FlexJobs members, offering a discount for phone service functionality normally found only in larger and more expensive systems. This combined effort delivers flexible jobs with the most flexible and affordable phone services on the planet!  Phone.com has excelled at providing Voice over Internet (VoIP) services to businesses with requirements for one to 20 telephone lines for more than four years. The company has achieved an outstanding record of customer retention and service quality. It is this focus... Read More →

Phone.com Virtual Office Recognized for Innovation Livingston, NJ (PRWEB) January 12, 2012. Phone.com, Inc. announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named Phone.com Virtual Office as a recipient of the 2011 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award. “For well over a decade TMCNET has been the leader in promoting and covering the VoIP industry. We are very pleased to once again be recognized by them for our innovative Virtual Office product suite,” said Ari Rabban, CEO at Phone.com. Phone.com Virtual Office gives your business a professional image with a virtual PBX phone system. A feature packed business tool that will manage your communications and win customers. For more information visit http://www.phone.com. “I am happy to grant Phone.com with a Product of the Year Award. The editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY have verified that the Phone.com Virtual Office suite displays quality and innovation plus provides real needs in the marketplace,” stated Rich... Read More →

Call Recording and group text messaging help small businesses compete with larger organizations. Livingston, NJ (PRWEB) November 17, 2011, Phone.com, a provider of cloud-based phone services, today announced the addition of two new features to its already robust suite of functionality – call recording and group text messaging. Phone.com has excelled at providing Voice over Internet (VoIP) services to businesses with requirements for one to twenty phone lines for more than four years. The company has achieved an outstanding record of customer retention and service quality. One of the driving factors behind this success is the rapid deployment of innovative features and functions needed by entrepreneurs and other business people. Call Recording allows Phone.com customers to record the call audio and keep the recordings for future reference. The recordings will be stored for 13 months from the recording date and can be played from the Phone.com web-based call logs page.... Read More →

Phone.com and Tarkenton Companies, founded by serial entrepreneur and NFL Hall of Fame legend Fran Tarkenton, today announced a joint marketing relationship to offer the services of both organizations to their respective customer bases and marketing channels. Atlanta, GA and Livingston, NJ (PRWEB) April 13, 2011. Phone.com, a provider of Virtual Office telephone services, and Tarkenton Companies, founded by serial entrepreneur and NFL Hall of Fame legend Fran Tarkenton, today announced a joint marketing relationship to offer the services of both organizations to their respective customer bases and marketing channels. Phone.com will offer and market their Virtual Office phone solutions and services to the small business owners who use Tarkenton Companies’ OneMoreCustomer solutions. The Tarkenton Companies will market their suite of web-based CRM applications for small business to Phone.com’s users. “Phone.com allows small business to break from the restrictions of phone services of the past,” said Ari Rabban, CEO and... Read More →

Phone.com's innovative Virtual Office product, which helps bring a large office feel to small businesses, was recently recognized as Internet Telephony's Product of the year. Livingston, NJ (PRWEB) February 15, 2011. Phone.com INC announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named Phone.com -Virtual Office as a recipient of the 2010 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award. “We are delighted to be recognized for our growth and innovation”, said Ari Rabban, CEO of Phone.com, “Phone.com is growing and adding more services and features. Our customer base is expanding month after month and we keep getting great positive feedback from both our customers and the industry. We look forward to a productive 2011 where we plan to introduce more new and exciting products that will continue to be an integral part of our customers’ business growth!” “I am pleased to announce Phone.com Virtual Office as a Product of... Read More →