Verizon enterprise

Verizon has focused heavily on connecting Enterprise-ready software with your smartphone at this year's CTIA conference, and yesterday it announced its next step. The Mobile Unified Communicaitons Client (Mobile UC), availble on the Droids X, X2, 2 and 2 Global, and the Pro. Verizon says that more manufacturers and models will be compatable soon.

Mobile UC is designed to connect your personal and business numbers and make both simultanesouly available on your personal smartphone. Business calls will direct to your device when it is in business profile, and personal calls will be available when the business profile is turned off. Everything is Enterprise ready, with business calls (inward and outward) routing through your existing IP PBX system. And yes, when placing calls from your business line, caller IDs on the receiving end will display your business number. 

When you're not on the move, Verizon is offering a Mobile UC docking station for your office: plug your smartphone in and calls you place will be routed through your business number and ethernet, without using personal minutes or data. Mobile UC is compatable with most Cisco and Avaya telephone systems, and set up must be done through your IT department. Once configured,  you can download the app through Verizon's VCast. The service will cost $7/month, and the docking station will set you back $125. Hit the source link for Verizon's Mobile UC page.

Source: Verizon Wireless

 

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Verizon introduces Mobile UC enterprise client at CTIA

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I know there will be the usual nay-sayers, but I think this is an exciting solution that I hope my company looks into. As an IT PM, I am always on the move, and I would welcome the chance to start using an Android phone to do business. This blackberry they give me makes me feel like I'm in the dark ages.

All the full time employees in out IT department get Droid X's, and many of them use it as their personal phone too. To bad the temp (a.k.a. student workers) don't get Droid X's :(

This is confusing. I'm not sure I understand what it even is. LOL

A dock? A service? An app? All of the above? Does it keep employees from talking on the company-provided cell phone plan during business hours?

I looked into this as soon as they announced it. Our current IP PBX is not compatible.

I discovered our PBX manufacturer makes an Android app though and am looking into it. The owners of the business did little to no research before they upgraded last year, so I'm finding more and more the solution they went with sucks compared to the competition.

I like the dock. =P
I could see myself docking my device to something like this when at home to charge my device, and answering as if it were a typical house phone when receiving/making a call while continuing to allow the phone to charge.

It just needs to not disconnect the call when removing the device from the dock or docking the mobile. Just put on hold, dock/undock, pick up the reciever/mobile and continue the convo.
=)