Callis Communications Celebrates 14 Years of Innovation, Leadership and Outstanding Service in the Communications Industry

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Callis Communications' 14th Anniversary

Callis Communications today commemorates 14 years of innovation, leadership and award-winning outstanding service in the communications industry. Originally named Allpage, the Company was founded by CEO Dean Parker and first opened for business on June 1, 1999 as a messaging technology and paging communications provider. In its 14-year history, the Company has led significant growth and has become the market leader in the Southeast U.S. for cloud-based Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) solutions.

From Callis’ inception, the Company has continually driven innovation in the communications industry and successfully transformed the way organizations communicate. In 2005, Callis was the first communications company in the Southeast to build and deploy a next generation IP network for all communications as the Company pivoted to a facilities-based Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) and ISP provider, delivering hosted PBX and IP based solutions to small and medium size enterprises. During this transition, the Company’s name was changed from Allpage to Callis Communications, derived from the Latin word “pathway” to reflect it’s new direction. In 2009, Callis pivoted again to a cloud-based Unified Communications company, providing a business communications experience far richer than voice alone by integrating a wide range of real-time communication services such as hosted PBX, cloud-based telephony, data, security, email and collaboration services. Also during this time, Callis was a founding member of the Cloud Communications Alliance (, which is the largest alliance of cloud communications companies (over 150,000 users).

Today, Callis is proudly serving over 550 customers throughout the Southeast, U.S. and is executing on its vision, creating future value-add solutions, expanding into new markets and effectively positioning its customers for success.

CEO Dean Parker’s motto, ‘dream big, for dreamers change the world,’ has set the tone for Callis. "It is a dream come true to build such an innovative and values based company that is trailblazing the communications industry,” said Dean Parker. “This anniversary brings thankfulness beyond measure for our team members, customers and partners in the market! We have had a phenomenal 14 years of growth and success, and even greater things to come!"

Four foundational principles have accelerated the company and led to exponential growth over the years: innovation, customized solutions, solid network, and unmatched WOW customer experience. Today, Callis is recognized by customers as well as industry partners for its agile and customized solutions as well as its dedication to customer service. The Company is now a market leader for cloud-based Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) and has been ranked on the Inc. 5000 list for the past five years. Other accolades over the years include: 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Southern region; Company of the Year (Stevie Awards); Alabama Chamber of Commerce recognized Callis as the Business of the Year for South Alabama out of 2,245 companies; the top entrepreneurial company in the State of Alabama (University of Alabama); and the 2nd fastest growing company in Alabama (Inc. 5000).

About Callis Communications
Callis Communications is a leading provider of cloud communications solutions for key business markets across the Southeast U.S. Callis offers cloud-based telephony, hosted PBX, data, security, email and collaboration services, all backed by a highly reliable and redundant network. With its unified communications services, Callis provides customers with one vendor to fulfill all of their communications and customer support needs. Callis provides an innovative 5-1-1-customer concierge service for 24x7 customer support while also offering services with no capital expenditure. Callis is proudly serving over 500 customers throughout the Gulf Coast region, providing them the best-in-class cloud communications solutions. For its fifth consecutive year, Callis Communications has been awarded as one of the fastest growing unified/cloud communications companies on the Inc. 500|5000 list. Additionally, the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce awarded Callis as the 2011 Small Business of the Year. Callis was the first communications company to build and use a next generation IP network for all communications and is also a founding member of the Cloud Communications Alliance. Founded in 1999, Callis is headquartered in Mobile, AL. For more information, please visit


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Katherine Ferguson
Callis Communications, Inc.
Phone: (251) 445-6555
Email: pr(at)mycallis(dot)com

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