Introducing a new kind of business phone: Switch.co

Update: as of January 14, 2015 Switch launched out of beta to the public.

After years of hard work, Switch Communications is excited to launch Switch.co today! Switch.co is the only cloud-based business phone built for Google Apps users.

We view work as more of thing you do, rather than a place you go. The days of clocking in from 9 to 5, only to be tied to your desk are long gone, and it’s time for our phones to follow suit.

This got us thinking about all of the features we would need out of a business phone to make us most productive, when and where we work best--starting with making your Switch.co number work across all of your devices. We brought simplicity to complicated desk phone features like transferring calls to co-workers, setting up your business phone system, and the dreaded voice mailbox.

We decided to start by making Switch.co work perfectly for the Google Apps user. You’ve already moved your email from your desktop to the cloud, so now its time to do the same with your phone system. Integrating with Google Apps also lets us give your conversations context. When a colleague calls you, we show you your recent Docs, your latest Gmail exchanges, and upcoming Calendar events with your caller...all to make your conversation that much smarter and efficient.

See a list of some of our favorite features below, and get on our private beta list so you and your team can try it for yourselves!

 

Take your desk phone with you

With a Chrome app for your IOS, Windows or Linux desktop, and native iPhone and Android apps, your business number works where you work, and rings any of the devices you choose.

Let’s say you’re on a call that’s connected to your desktop, but you need to head out of the office. Simply switch the call from your computer to your mobile phone and pick up where you left off without interruption.


Bring a voice to Google Apps

Switch.co is the only phone system built specifically for Google Apps users. Getting your company started takes no longer than a few minutes. No more manually entering contacts to get everybody setup -- you log in with your Google Apps account and immediately have your company directory at your finger tips. Just “select all” and everybody in your company instantly has a phone number.  We’ve even integrated with Google Hangouts to let you launch high quality video calls between team members directly from Switch.co.


Reimagine your business calls

You know that fancy phone system that your company uses?  You know, the one with the 100 page user manual? Have you ever answered the phone, only to need to transfer the call to a co-worker? Tell the truth...have you ever made the transfer without worrying that you were going to hang up on the caller? Maybe you even told the caller the direct number of your co-worker, just in case you did hang up on them? This happens all the time.

 

Or what about the voicemail light? Have you ever left that red voicemail light blinking because you couldn't remember the access code and PIN?

Switch.co’s powerful call controls make complex features easy to use with the click of a button (or tap of a finger) from your desktop or mobile apps. Transfer to other users, host three-way calls, and check voicemail without thinking twice.

 

Look professional for customers

With Switch.co, you have full control over your company’s phone system with ease from the web. Direct your calls with the help of a virtual receptionist, assign operators for each of your departments, and set business hours for when you want to be available.

 

Available today in private beta

After a lot of hard work (and a few overnighters) Switch.co is ready for you to use. We’re releasing in limited beta so we can ensure the best possible experience for our customers. Switch.co costs $15 per employee, per month, and your company’s main phone line is included for free. Add your team to our beta list to try it free for 14 days.

 

Follow @switchco on Twitter for updates!

 

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