New Hosted Service Lets Mobile Workers Listen to Emails and Manage Microsoft Outlook Calendar with Voice Commands

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SimpleSignal announces general availability of 'SimplyMobile,' a Hosted Unified Communications solution

Hosted Unified Communications represents a fundamental shift in the way business people communicate

Today, SimpleSignal, Inc., a leader in hosted business telephone systems announces the general availability of an innovative Unified Communications solution combining feature-rich hosted PBX with hosted Microsoft® Exchange 2007 delivering a voice-enabled messaging solution for SMBs. The integrated solution, called SimplyMobile, delivers a new paradigm in business voice communications by enabling users to listen to their emails and manage calendar items in Microsoft® Outlook® using voice commands from any telephone, including mobile devices.

With SimplyMobile, email and voice services are hosted, allowing end-users to focus on managing their business, rather than managing their communications infrastructure. In addition to voice and email features available in high-end systems, this unique solution translates emails from text to speech and allows users to call Outlook contacts via voice commands on a mobile phone. Users can even verbally change the time of a meeting in their calendar and Exchange will send an email notification of the change to the meeting participants.

"Today's worker is mobile and needs one solution to manage their voicemail, email and calendar from any location at anytime," said Dave Gilbert, president of SimpleSignal. "The convenience of having emails read while on the move and using voice commands to call contacts and manage calendars makes it incredibly easy for users to communicate, collaborate, and share information."

SimpleSignal teamed with Chinook Hosting, a leading hosted solutions company, to provide the hosted Exchange services for SimplyMobile. "Hosted Unified Communications represents a fundamental shift in the way business people communicate," said Tim Ritchie, vice president of sales for Chinook Hosting. "The integration of voice and business communication applications will lead to dramatically increased productivity by automating call tracking and response while dramatically increasing first attempt contacts."

SimplyMobile is available through SimpleSignal starting at $59.95 per user per month, including Hosted Exchange 2007 with 2 gigabyte of storage and an unlimited North American calling plan. SMBs interested in SimplyMobile should call (866) 434-4404. Value-added resellers should go to

About SimpleSignal:
SimpleSignal is a facilities-based complete network provider of business VoIP. The company's enterprise-grade service is designed specifically for small to medium-sized businesses, combining voice and data, hosted PBX, long distance and conferencing into one powerful, cost-effective communications solution. Delivering more capabilities than on-premise PBX systems, with greater flexibility, simplicity, and personalized service. Now businesses of any size can leverage the power of advanced IP communications technology, improving business productivity, while significantly reducing overall telecom costs. SimpleSignal is privately held and headquartered in Dana Point, CA. SimpleSignal services are deployed in over 40 states and 6 foreign countries. For more information about SimpleSignal, visit

About Chinook Hosting:
Chinook Hosting Corporation was founded in 2006 by the world-class hosted solutions experts at Corporation. Chinook Hosting delivers the leading edge of Microsoft's hosted technology, the stability of a world-class data center, and a simple unified self-service portal for Chinook Hosting services. Visit

(C) 2008 SimpleSignal Incorporated and Chinook Hosting Corporation. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For more information, contact:
Francis Hopkins for SimpleSignal
francishopkins @

Tim Richie for Chinook Hosting
timr @


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