Use your cellphone to create a full working switchboard direct from the NoPBX™ app
The latest version of the SA-developed NoPBX™ app now enables a 100% smartphone app-based PBX sign-up experience.
“For the first time, corporates and SMEs alike can create their own cellular-based hosted switchboard using just a smartphone app. No web-based sign-up is necessary, and certainly no on-site PBX technician is needed,” says Anton Potgieter, co-founder and managing director of the NoPBX™ telecoms start-up.
The third and latest version of the NoPBX™ app – released recently on the Android, Huawei and Apple app stores – now enables the creation of a full working hosted PBX from the app itself.
Previously, potential clients of the pay-as-you-go, no-contracts NoPBX™ service would be required to sign-up, create and manage their accounts via the NoPBX.co.za web portal.
Clients can now create a full multi-user NoPBX™ switchboard completely from their smartphones, including the ability to add as many additional users as necessary. Making top-up or monthly service payments is likewise a breeze from within the same app.
Potgieter explains: “Many SME business owners, in particular, are not technical wizards; but would still like to manage their communications services in-house for reasons of convenience and particularly cost. Version 3 of our app-based switchboard solution is exactly what these owner-managed businesses are looking for in an easy incoming and outgoing voice-based business communication system – pure convenience right on your own smartphone.”
With the new app-only approach, NoPBX™ makes it even easier for SMEs to get connected and punch above their weight, with geographical phone numbers, ring groups, and company-wide call transferring.
Potgieter adds that NoPBX™ also works flawlessly during power outages, as long as the smartphones running it have battery life.
Fortunately, and compared to traditional emergency power solutions for ordinary switchboards – which can include invertors, UPSs, battery banks, generators and the like – it’s far cheaper and comparatively easy to just keep your smartphones charged.
Clients are able to start small by connecting just a handful of users to a NoPBX to test in parallel with their existing phone system, and can then bring the full organisation on board once they are happy with the features and particularly the call quality
NoPBX™ has since November 2020 signed up hundreds of companies, primarily SME (small and medium-sized enterprises) clients who all were all able to start making and receiving business calls on their existing cellular handsets immediately after signing up and downloading the NoPBX™ app.
The system runs over GSM, the Global System for Mobile Communications. This is the world’s dominant cellular communications technology used by over 5 billion people in some 220 countries including South Africa.
More information can be found at www.nopbx.co.za.
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