Tuesday, October 9, 2007

RingCentral Enhances its Virtual Phone Service for SMBs

RingCentral, a start-up based in Redwood City, California has enhanced its virtual phone system for small businesses with VoIP service.

RingCentral combines a toll-free and/or local number with advanced call management, PBX, voicemail and Internet fax, enabling customers to automatically screen, forward and place calls; take voicemail; send and receive faxes; and receive message alerts. Call routing rules enable the user to forward incoming calls to any extension.

In contrast to stand-alone VoIP services that focus simply on low-cost calling, RingCentral said its new DigitalLine gives customers the ability to use a mix of traditional land line, mobile and VoIP communications to place and receive calls. DigitalLine enables customers to receive calls over the Internet at no additional cost. They can place calls over the Internet using a softphone, IP phone or ATA adapter.

RingCentral, which currently serves more than 40,000 customers, is tailoring its service to small businesses with 1 to 10 lines.


  • In September 2007, RingCentral announced that Sequoia Capital and Khosla Ventures have completed a financing round of $12 million.

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