Switch Comes out of Beta, Creating First Business Phone System for Google Apps Available to Enterprises and SMBs

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SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Switch Communications announced today that Switch, the business-grade phone system for Google Apps, is now available to the public after three months of private beta.

Switch is the only phone system built specifically for companies using Google Apps, whether enterprise or SMB. Google Apps users are directly imported into Switch, enabling a company to get up and running in a matter of minutes.  Users log in with their Google Apps account and immediately have their company directory at their fingertips. When on a call, Switch shows the latest Gmail messages, upcoming Calendar events, and shared Docs, giving business conversations greater context.
 
With a Chrome app for Mac, Windows, Linux or Chromebook desktop, and native iPhone and Android apps, business numbers work wherever people work, and ring any of the devices they choose. For those who also need a desk phone, Obihai for Switch ships with one-click activation and deep integration to give the same rich call controls.
 
"Switch puts the power of the phone back in the hands of the user with your work number on your own device, enabling you to stay connected and productive from wherever your work and life take you," said Craig Walker, CEO of Switch Communications.  "It integrates perfectly with Google Apps so that your work phone number travels with you, just like your Google Apps email, Calendar, and Drive, keeping up with the streamlined, mobile nature of work today. "
 
With Switch, administrators have full control over their company's phone system with the ease of the web. The system can be set up in minutes by selecting items from a drop-down menu and without the need of an IT specialist. Direct calls with the help of a virtual receptionist, assign operators for each department, and set business hours. Switch offers unlimited calling and SMS, toll-free numbers, and international calling -- and existing company numbers can be ported.
 
Pricing for companies of all sizes is $15 per month, per employee, including a free company number and unlimited domestic calls and texts. Google Apps users can sign up at www.switch.co or contact our sales team at 844-9-SWITCH.
 
About Switch Communications

Switch Communications, Inc., is a provider of unified communications, collaboration and productivity tools for work, built by the teams that brought Google Voice and Yahoo! Voice to tens of millions of users. Previously known as Firespotter Labs, Switch Communications' core products include Switch, the business-grade phone system for Google Apps (private beta launched October 2014), and UberConference, the leading teleconferencing and productivity tool (launched in May 2012). Switch Communications is funded by Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures.  Learn more.

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