Smoothstone and Sprint Partner To Offer Enterprise Cloud Services
SaaS Voice and collaboration solution provider Smoothstone has announced a strategic partnership with Sprint to extend their cloud telephony hubs to the wireless world. How’s the Smoothstone/Sprint combined offering work? Voice data is carried over Sprint’s MPLS cellular network, meaning that users give out one phone number, and when the call gets pushed to a cell phone, it’s handled by Sprint’s cell towers, not an IP server.
The first caveat for Smoothstone customers and cloud integration partners: since it is over Sprint’s network, it only works on Sprint phones, according to the press release. So businesses running the currently AT&T-only Apple iPhone or Verizon-exclusive Motorola Droid 2 are out of luck.
But if you meet the criteria, and the move to a hosted PBX phone system is in the cards, Smoothstone assures easy transition, full integration with existing IT infrastructure, and cost-effectiveness for businesses of any size and stripe.
Said Smoothstone Chief Development Officer Jon Jorgl in a prepared statement:
“We deliver all the functionality you would expect from a cloud based IP-PBX along with full disaster recovery and survivability features, advanced corporate governance tools including real-time call reporting and comprehensive call recording options, and optional contact center applications that meet the needs of centralized or distributed agents.”
Smoothstone has a history of working closely with managed service providers and other channel organizations. We’ll be keeping close eye on them going forward, so keep watching Talkin’ Cloud for more.