Business Communications: Fonality Hosted PBX Systems

While you may own a “small” business, there’s nothing small about your aspirations or your desire to compete. So it makes sense that a small business owner would look for business communications systems that provide the same professional features that larger companies enjoy.

A hosted PBX system is one way a small company can obtain Auto-Attendant, FindMe, conference bridges and a host of other increasingly vital services. VoipPlanet takes a look at PBXtra and UnBound, two services from Fonality that can provide SMBs with the business communications features they need at a price they can afford.

Fonality, Inc., headquartered in Culver City, California, was founded in 2004 by a serial entrepreneur to create the world’s first truly affordable enterprise-class phone system for business of all sizes.

The company’s initial product was underwritten by a small group of investors that funded the development of an Asterisk variant, known as PBXtra, designed to run on off-the-shelf hardware.

In 2006, Fonality received its first round of venture capital, and additional funding in 2007 propelled the firm to announce a partnership with Dell Computer to sell VoIP phone systems to their customers. Along the way, the firm also gathered some substantial industry recognition for its products and services, including being named as a Deloitte & Touche Rising Star in 2007, and a winner of the Fierce VoIP Fierce 15 for 2008.

Today, Fonality is a developer and marketer of cloud-based business phone systems and unified communications solutions for small and medium-size businesses, targeting all markets, including small office/home office, SMBs, and the enterprise.

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