Virtual PBX and Gizmo5 have collaborated to offer a business-class VoIP service, built on an open-system VoIP peering platform. As part of the announcement, Virtual PBX has launched iVPBX, a new product that provides customers with unlimited inbound calling and no per-minute fees at a price of just less than $10 per seat. Gizmo5 clients who use the new iVPBX product can send calls by IP directly to their Gizmo phones at no cost.
Virtual PBX has been delivering calls to businesses through its hosted PBX service since 1997. Typically, companies using the service have one main business number for clients to call. Virtual PBX takes those calls, answers them with a “virtual” attendant, and then delivers them to employees using any kind of phone, in any location.
Traditional Virtual PBX pricing plans include a varying number of free minutes with a price of 4.4 cents to 6.5 cents per minute for additional usage. With the new iVPBX product, coming in on a local number and sent to a Gizmo5 phone will have no per-minute fee for unlimited use. Setting up a Gizmo5 account is free, and so are inbound calls to a Gizmo client, with a small fee for outbound dialing. By adding the Virtual PBX service, business users of Gizmo5 gain all the advantages of a high-end PBX, such as an auto-attendant, transferring calls between users, and routing calls to departments though ACD queues.
“We’re very excited about this partnership,” said Paul Hammond, CEO of Virtual PBX. “Our new iVPBX product gives users a very low-cost plan with unlimited usage, and the combination of Virtual PBX and Gizmo5 delivers the best of both worlds at a fraction of the cost of typical hosted IP-PBX offerings.”