Atlanta, Georgia – (The Hosting News) – August 31, 2006 – Web hosting and managed integrated VoIP services provider, Cbeyond, has upgraded its BeyondMobile service platform, to include unlimited mobile-to-mobile and nights-and-weekends. Cbeyond launched its BeyondMobile service in January 2006, with two handset options.
BeyondMobile offers small businesses landline, Internet and mobile services with bundling and billing voice minutes. All minutes are bundled together, including long distance, toll-free and mobile. Unused landline minutes can be applied to mobile minutes and vice versa, for free. The sharing of minutes is seamless and requires no intervention from the business owner. BeyondMobile customers can also pool all mobile minutes across employees so there’s no need to juggle different rate plans. In addition, directory service calls are shared between mobile and landline – adding further cost savings.
The full featured LG LX-225 flip-phone and the BlackBerry 7250 were developed to validate small business demand to leverage one service provider for mobile, landline phone and broadband Internet services. More than five percent of the organization’s customer base has already adopted BeyondMobile, increasing Cbeyond’s applications used per customer to 5.2 (as of June 30, 2006).
Pete Ballard, Chief Operating Officer for LAB 601 commented, ”Dealing with cell phones and consumer cell phone providers is a nightmare. By switching to Cbeyond as our mobile service provider, we no longer have the administrative headaches of dealing with multiple providers and multiple rate plans. We are receiving the same level of reliable, value-adding service with an integrated service plan that meets our needs. Cbeyond is helping me focus on my business instead of my cell phone provider.”
The BeyondMobile service from Cbeyond is available within the six markets it serves, as a nationwide service, with no roaming charges. Cbeyond customers can upgrade accounts to add unlimited mobile-to-mobile calling and nights-and-weekends for five dollars a month per user for each feature. The unlimited nights-and-weekends calling plan begins at 7 p.m. Cbeyond customers receive a consolidated bill for all of their landline and mobile communications services and have only one number to call for support.
Brent Cobb, Vice President and General Manager of Mobile Applications for Cbeyond added, ”When our customers requested service upgrades traditionally associated with consumer services like nights-and-weekends and mobile-to-mobile, we delivered. We will continue to incorporate customer feedback into our product development efforts to ensure we meet customer demands.”
Additional service features available for BeyondMobile subscribers include picture mail, Internet browsing, downloadable applications and unlimited text messaging.
Recently, Cbeyond released financial results for the second quarter, reporting a net income of $1.4 million, including non-cash stock-based compensation expense of $1.3 million recorded under SFAS No. 123R, which was adopted during the first quarter of 2006.
Cbeyond is an Atlanta-based managed services provider that delivers integrated packages of voice, mobile and broadband services to small businesses in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston and Los Angeles. Cbeyond offers core communications services like local and long-distance voice, mobile and broadband Internet access along with enhanced applications, including voicemail, email, web hosting, fax-to-email, data backup, file-sharing and VPN. Cbeyond manages its services over a private, 100-percent Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) facilities-based network.
To learn more, please visit: www.cbeyond.net.