Mobile PBX, More Than Just a VoIP Client

When most people consider Voice over IP “VoIP” phones, they think of a multimedia desktop phone, not a mobile device. But wouldn’t it be nice if you could have all the options of VoIP with the on-the-go convenience of a cell phone?   VoIP and mobile phones are a commodity today. There are many more carriers out there providing mobile VoIP than in the beginning stages, but MobileMax (News - Alert) is going the extra mile to make this possible and then some.

Mobile PBX is more than just a VoIP client. It allows users to access all their communications in one place. Imagine having the options of presence and IM, VoIP, click to dial, and a full feature PBX (News - Alert) phone right at your fingertips no matter where your location. And let’s not forget the benefits of how mobile applications can help customers save money as opposed to a regular landline.

According to Perry Nalevka (News - Alert), VP of global business development at MobileMax, their company is focused on helping  fixed line carriers launch mobile products in three ways: by building their own network, by making an agreement with an existing network or by establishing digital real estate.

“Wireless carriers are the biggest consumers of mobile applications out there right now. They are making deals with companies such as Skype and Google (News - Alert), adopting the ‘if you can’t beat them join them‘ approach,” said Nalevka.

Mobile PBX is not just beneficial in terms of features and convenience; it also provides cost saving incentives as well.  This was first an advantage to customers in Europe, where roaming is much more prevalent than in the U.S. From an economical standpoint, Mobile PBX is also beneficial for Americans traveling abroad, who have the opportunity to call home or anywhere in the country for that matter, without being charged for roaming fees.

Verizon (News - Alert) business’ cost saving focus is geared toward making the best cost effective phone call for the enterprise. Using the PBX system, users have the ability to detect different elements when making a call such as the destination and connectivity of the call, in order to make the best decision utilizing call back features.

Nalevka says the next step is moving PBX out of the office and into the cloud.  In the future, the objective is for a larger percentage of the market to be accessible through the Internet.

Stefanie Mosca is a Web editor for TMCnet. Previously she worked as a freelance copy editor for Digital Surgeons LLC. She holds a master's degree in journalism from Quinnipiac University and a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of New Haven. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefanie Mosca