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Fongo launches highly anticipated Fongo Works, the first free cloud-based phone system for small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs in Canada

WATERLOO, ON, April 19, 2017 /CNW/ – Fongo, a Waterloo, Ontario-based company that has accumulated over 1 million Canadian registrants to their free mobile service, is now squarely taking aim at the small business and startup market within Canada. Today, Fongo is launching their free cloud-based phone system, Fongo Works. This will provide business owners in Canada the business services they need, without the unnecessary expenses. Small businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy and they currently make up 98.2% of employer businesses. However, small businesses often struggle with obtaining business services like a feature rich phone system compared to larger businesses, in most recent studies compiled by Startup Canada. With minimal provider options in the Canadian market, small businesses are suffering with major monthly expenses and lack of functionality and flexibility.

With Fongo Works, customers can obtain a brand new phone number for their business free of charge or can move their existing mobile phone number over to its network. Fongo Works is compatible with employee’s existing mobile devices, providing businesses the telecommunications services they need to communicate professionally internally and externally–for free. Users can enjoy a free business phone number, virtual receptionist, e-mail to voicemail, unlimited incoming calls, conference calls and an array of unique customization features while using the Fongo Works service. Registering the new phone system only takes 5 minutes, and includes up to 10 Fongo Works members who can then utilize the cloud-based phone system. To control volume and demand for their initial launch, Fongo Works is limiting companies up to 6 members registered. Fongo Works is the answer for busy small business owners who want to avoid the hassles of managing a complex phone system.

The Fongo team is composed of knowledgeable industry leaders that have experienced the evolution of telecommunications first-hand. Jody Schnarr, CEO of Fongo, is ecstatic to announce this new service. “Fongo has been the Canadian leader in free telecommunication services for families coast to coast for years. We are excited to launch free services for business and especially the small business segment. Phone systems have evolved quickly in features and benefits, but value and ease of use for small businesses hasn’t. Consistent with who we are as a company, we are poised to deliver that value to all small businesses and start up companies that are looking for the benefits of cloud-based phone systems, but now free of charge.”

Joe Preiditsch, Chief Architect of Fongo, has a passion for start-ups and small businesses and is thrilled to have taken a lead role in developing the free cloud-based phone system. “While I assisted in developing this breakthrough platform, I became very excited to think that we could deliver the same business phone system that all other companies charge per seat for, but for free! We have designed this for ease of activation and registration and the overall value for small businesses makes me very proud to be a part of the Fongo Works team.”

Feature rich business phone systems have become an unattainable business service for many Canadian businesses. Small business owners and start-ups are forced to overlook their businesses’ professionalism by resorting to using mobile phones without business phone system essentials, simply due to cost. Now, with Fongo Works, businesses existing mobile phones will be feature rich, for free. Small business owners now have the ability to focus on portions of their business that most matter to them, while still representing their business as polished and professional.

As the first free cloud-based phone system in Canada, Fongo Works is expecting thousands of users to register, and has prepared their network for scale to deliver quality and dependability for users across the country.

About Fongo:
Fongo is disrupting the mobile communications world with one simple concept: Free. We save you hundreds of dollars per year with free calling, free messaging, a free phone number and free premium services delivered via a rich content mobile media platform.

Website: www.fongo.com

SOURCE Fongo Inc.

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Contact Information: press@fongo.com

Press Releases

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Fongo Expands To Sault Ste Marie Ontario and Drummondville Quebec

Jan 4, 2016
Fongo Expands To 14 More Ontario Communities With Local Fongo Numbers

Dec 15, 2015
New Ontario and Quebec Free Calling Areas

Dec 1, 2015
Fongo Now Allows You To Earn Free World Calling Credits

July 21, 2015
Announcing Local Numbers in Halifax Nova Scotia

Jan 21, 2015
Announcing Local Numbers in Winnipeg Manitoba

Dec 17, 2014
Fongo numbers come to Vancouver Island

Aug 6, 2014
Fongo Helps Canadians Save Today; Tomorrow, the World!

Mar 10, 2014
Fongo’s Free Mobile Voice Application Comes “Back to BlackBerry”

Aug 22, 2013
Fongo’s Mobile Application Used by Hundreds of Thousands of Canadians Just Got Much, Much Better!

May 28, 2013
Fongo® Free Calling and Texting App Maintains Highest Grossing Communications App Ranking on Google Play

April 3, 2013
Fongo Launches Free Conference Calling Service in Canada

March 27, 2013
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February 21, 2013
Fongo Expands Free Mobile and Home Phone Service to 32 New Cities Across Ontario

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July 18, 2012
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July 3, 2012
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MARKETWIRE – May 31, 2012
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Mobile Syrup – March 2, 2014
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iPhoneinCanada – March 5, 2013
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IT Business.ca – February 21, 2013
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iPhoneinCanada – February 21, 2013
Fongo Expands Free Mobile Phone Service to 32 New Cities in Ontario

TechVibes – November 26, 2012
Fongo Launches New Free Mobile App for Mobile Calling and Messaging in Canada

iPhoneinCanada – November 25, 2012
Fongo Debuts Its All New Mobile App For Free Voice Calls & Messaging in Canada

The Record – November 24 2012
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IT Business.ca – November 23, 2012
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Communitech – November 23, 2012
New Fongo Mobile App Enables Free Calling, Messaging

Exchange Magazine – November 19, 2012
Government of Canada Supports Cambridge Cell Phone Technology Development

BNN – The Pitch – November 16, 2012
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mingpaotor.com – October 6, 2012
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The Huffington Post – August 29, 2012
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Lesaffaires.com – February 10, 2012
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Android in Canada – February 10, 2012
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Toronto Wireless and Technology – February 9, 2012
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WP Central – February 9, 2012
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Engadget – February 9, 2012
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JASONBELSEY.COM – February 8, 2012
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Maple Syrup – February 8, 2012
Dell introduces Dell Voice powered by Fongo, free Canadian phone number and long distance

Dell Blog – February 8, 2012
Dell Canada restores “freedom of speech” and helps businesses and consumers reduce mobile phone bills with Dell Voice

The Record – February 8, 2012
Cambridge firm teams with Dell to offer free mobile calling app

Itbusiness.ca – February 8, 2012
Dell Voice app offers Canadians free phone calls, other features

Techvibes – February 8, 2012
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iMore – February 8, 2012
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IPhoneinCanada.ca – February 8, 2012
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