Newber iPhone App Pending Approval to App Store; A Second Business Line for the iPhone : Newber: Place and Receive iPhone Calls Using Landlines

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FreedomVOICE Systems, a leading provider of business communication solutions, announced that the Newber application has been submitted for approval to Apple’s App Store. Newber provides a second business line for the iPhone, though users can choose to take their inbound calls through any available phone.

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Think of Newber as GrandCentral on steroids

After receiving little response from an App Store submission in recent weeks, Newber was quickly resubmitted in an attempt to accelerate approval. Officials at FreedomVOICE Systems say the rapid timetable is an effort to address an overwhelming market demand.

Newber's patent-pending technology uses a combination of GPS, cellular positioning, and Wi-Fi to automatically detect nearby phones as defined by the user. From within the application, Newber users can easily toggle between taking calls on their iPhone and having them come to a nearby phone instead. Newber even allows users to change phones during a live call without interrupting the conversation. Outbound calls can be placed from within the application and will use the Newber business line for caller ID.

Newber entered a free, invite-only Beta test in mid-September. Beta tester Will Park, Editor in Chief of IntoMobile, heralds Newber as a leap in mobile communication. "Think of Newber as GrandCentral on steroids," says Park.

Chris Nikkel, Director of R&D at FreedomVOICE Systems, has been shocked by the overwhelmingly positive reception Newber has received. "We were proud of Newber going into the Beta test," says Nikkel. "But even we were surprised by the enthusiasm of our testers. Many people are eager for a solution like Newber to be made publicly available. We listened carefully to our tester's feedback and used it to build an even better product. We're ready for Newber to hit the App Store."

Newber is slated to be a free download, but requires the activation of a service account when first launching the application. Newber service is priced at five dollars per month plus two cents per minute for domestic calling. There is a five dollar activation charge, offset by a waiving of the first monthly service charge. Low cost international calling is also available.

"The goal of Newber is to provide an affordable unified business number that can be 'attached' to any phone you want," says Eric Thomas, CEO of FreedomVOICE Systems. "At five dollars a month, it's less than what you would pay anywhere else to get a second business line on your mobile phone – let alone a second line that follows you wherever you go and can ring any phone you choose."

Officials at FreedomVOICE Systems say plans are in the works to develop Newber for additional smartphones.

To learn more about Newber visit http://www.mynewber.com, or search "Newber" on YouTube.

About FreedomVOICE Systems

FreedomVOICE Systems has been an innovator in business communication solutions since its creation in 1996. In addition to Newber, FreedomVOICE Systems develops and markets toll free virtual office and VoIP hosted PBX solutions to help businesses enhance company image, communicate effectively with customers, track marketing spend, and increase ROI.

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