SOURCE: Vocalocity

August 05, 2008 09:20 ET

Vocalocity Cures Summertime Blues and Makes Vacation a Reality

Internet Phone Service Allows Employees and Business Owners to Better Manage Work and Play

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - August 5, 2008) - With the first weeks of summer officially gone, millions of workers are still looking to take advantage of spending a week at the beach, touring an exotic location or simply visiting friends and relatives who live across the country. But in an age of the BlackBerry®, iPhone and Instant Messaging, being away from the office is often no vacation. With 24/7 connectivity, being truly unplugged from the office never seems possible.

Vocalocity, though, has a cure for the summertime blues. By allowing small business owners and employees to leave the office behind or even take it with them as desired, the vacation is back. Vocalocity's Internet phone service for small businesses, allows users to easily decide when and how they are reached both inside and outside the office. Call forwarding, voicemail to e-mail and integration of a cell phone with the office phone give business people as much or as little access to day-to-day operations and tasks as desired.

For instance, businesspeople can set a time of day or day of the week when their office phone will ring to a mobile device or wired phone anywhere in the world. It is also possible to decide when a call will go to voicemail or instead be forwarded to another colleague.

Aimed at businesses with less than 20 people, Vocalocity offers an advanced voice communication system that won't break the bank. Despite features often found in systems used by Fortune 500 companies, Vocalocity's Internet phone solution (hosted VoIP solution) costs as much as 80 percent less a month than traditional services. In addition to unlimited calling and features aimed at reintroducing the notion of a vacation, Vocalocity's service also includes auto-attendant, music on hold, simultaneous ring, conference calling and call queuing capabilities.

With Vocalocity's service, there's no expensive or complex equipment to install. Companies only need to purchase full-feature Internet phones -- for around $150 -- that are easier to set-up than booking an airline ticket. Once the phone is plugged in and connected to the Internet it is ready to use. The initial investment for comparable systems may cost three times as much and require businesses to install complex equipment which is often expensive to maintain. The money saved in both upfront as well as recurring monthly costs could certainly pay for a much deserved vacation.

"Today's always-on, always available lifestyle and the technologies that make it possible means that we are working even when we are supposedly on vacation," said Phil Hill, President, Vocalocity. "But through an Internet phone solution from Vocalocity, we've delivered a service that allows users to gain control over when and how they are reached and in turn has helped allow them to vacation without worrying about being away from the office. Businesspeople may now vacation on their own terms and are no longer a slave to the phone. Instead the phone is working for them no matter where they are. As a result, business can be conducted on an as-needed or as-desired basis whether it is for minutes a day or just a brief period during the week of a vacation."

About Vocalocity

Vocalocity, founded in 2003, is the leading provider of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communication services to micro enterprises -- companies with fewer than 20 employees. Vocalocity's core offering, VocalocityPBX, is a hosted service providing customers with the quality and reliability of traditional PBX phone systems, with more features, flexibility and cost savings. For more information about Vocalocity, please visit www.vocalocity.com or call 678.528.9000.

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