SOURCE: Onebox


December 06, 2011 09:33 ET

Onebox Mobile App Brings VoIP Functionality to Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Now, Onebox Customers With an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch Can Make & Receive Phone Calls via WiFi From Anywhere in the World -- Without Using Carrier Plan Minutes or Getting Dropped Calls

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 6, 2011) - Onebox®, a cloud phone service of j2 Global Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM), and premium provider of hosted unified communication services since 1997, has launched a new version of its popular mobile application for Apple devices that enables Onebox customers to make and receive VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) phone calls via a WiFi connection or a 3G/4G network. Now, Onebox customers can stay reliably connected to their business from anywhere in the world -- all without using expensive cell phone minutes or worrying about dropped phone calls. Onebox is online at

Essentially, the new Onebox Mobile App transforms an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a multi-purpose business communications center with powerful features, including:

  • Phone calls via a WiFi connection or 3G/4G network using VoIP
  • 24/7 auto attendant to answer and route inbound calls professionally
  • Multiple extensions for employees, including intercom functionality
  • Enhanced voice mail service with transcriptions and audio files sent to email or text
  • Advanced call handling features including call screening

The Onebox app allows users to:

  • Reduce their cell phone minutes (and resulting bills) for domestic and international calls
  • Make high quality calls from an iPhone via WiFi or a 3G/4G network, even in areas with poor or no mobile coverage
  • Use their iPad as a phone, making and taking calls without a mobile phone or calling plan
  • Give their iPhone a second phone number: a personal number for private calls and a Onebox number for business calls

"Mobility is more than a convenience, it's a necessity for competing in today's anywhere, anytime business environment," said Mike Pugh, vice president marketing for j2 Global. "Apple's iPhone and iPad have been game changers for many of our customers. By bringing Onebox's most powerful features -- like a business phone number and VoIP calling -- to their favorite devices, we're giving our customers an even greater edge in running their businesses on the move."

Any Apple Mobile Device Becomes a Business-Class Communications Hub
With the launch of VoIP functionality, Onebox extends its already robust communications feature set -- including conference calling, call recording and web sharing -- to the mobile environment, transforming an Apple mobile device into a business-class communications hub. For example, a Onebox customer in a local Los Angeles coffee shop could present a slide deck proposal to a client in Miami or London using Onebox's Web Sharing, while engaging in conversation with the client via VoIP -- all from an iPad.

Reduced Dropped Calls
Dropped calls, so common with poor cell reception, can lead to frustrated clients and lost business. The new Onebox Mobile App helps solve the problem of dropped calls in environments notorious for poor connectivity, such as a subway, train, basement office or a rural home office. Since many of these locations often have good WiFi connections even when 3G/4G networks are unavailable, utilizing the Onebox mobile application can lead to clear, reliable communications in areas with limited cellular coverage.

New Intercom Feature Saves Money and Minutes
A new Intercom feature provides a simple way for Onebox customers to instantly communicate with their most important contacts. By assigning extensions to employees, business contacts, or even family members -- Onebox users can communicate with these contacts via intercom without using any of their Onebox or mobile carrier minutes.

The Onebox Mobile App is free to download and can be used immediately with a paid Onebox® subscription.

About Onebox

Onebox is a brand service and trademark of j2 Global Communications (NASDAQ: JCOM). Onebox, a unified communications provider for small- to mid-sized businesses, offers a wide selection of local or toll-free numbers, as well as a host of business-class tools, including Web Sharing, Faxing, and Call Recording. Onebox is online at

About j2 Global Communications, Inc.

Founded in 1995, j2 Global Communications, Inc. provides outsourced, value-added messaging and communications services to individuals and businesses around the world. With offices in eight cities worldwide, j2 Global's network spans more than 4,600 cities in 49 countries on six continents. The Company's websites appear in numerous languages, including Dutch, French, German, Spanish, English and more. Payments are accepted in currencies that include the U.S. Dollar, British Pound, Canadian Dollar, Japanese Yen, Euro, Hong Kong Dollar and more. j2 Global provides live sales and customer service support in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Dutch, German, French, Cantonese and more. j2 Global markets its services principally under the brands eFax®, MyFax®, eFax Corporate®, Onebox®, eVoice®, Campaigner®, Electric Mail®, and KeepItSafe™. As of December 31, 2010, j2 Global had achieved 15 consecutive fiscal years of revenue growth. For more information about j2 Global, please visit

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