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PicuP Goes Live

PicuP – A New Cloud Based Phone Service – Offers Free and Ultra-Affordable Plans for Start-Up Businesses
PicuP Is Ready to Serve Millions of American Small Businesses

NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 12, 2017 – PicuP, a new cloud-based phone service powered by net2phone, has successfully completed beta testing and is launching its powerful inbound call management offering. PicuP provides start-ups and small businesses with a free basic service and ultra-affordable monthly plans. net2phone is a division of IDT Corporation (NYSE: IDT).

PicuP’s automated, self-service platform allows businesses to professionally answer, route, and manage their inbound calls. It includes customized welcome greetings, voicemail to email, find-me-follow-me, and user-defined hunt groups – features that were previously only available to larger enterprises with significant telecom budgets. PicuP allows business owners, their partners and their employees to operate and manage calls directly from their existing mobile phones, ensuring that they will never miss a call.

“We intend to grow PicuP into the premier communications solution for the approximately 30 million very small American businesses, sole proprietorships and start-ups,” said Jonah Fink, President of net2phone. ”We are ready to invest in these businesses by providing them with a local phone number and up to 100 minutes of inbound calls for free. We don’t even ask for a credit card during our sign-up process. Our investment in these businesses will help them to grow. And as their business grows, we offer flexible monthly plans to help them upgrade their communications capabilities while continuing to enjoy big savings.”

Businesses that expect to use less than 100 minutes of inbound calls per month can select PicuP’s free plan. Enterprises that require more capacity can choose among these three ultra-affordable monthly PicuP plans:

  • Short – The $9.99 PicuP Short Plan provides a free local or toll free number and up to 300 minutes for no additional charge;
  • Tall – The $19.99 PicuP Tall Plan provides one local number, one toll free number and up to 750 minutes of inbound calling;
  • Grande – The $29.99 PicuP Grande Plan provides the customer’s choice of three phone numbers (local or toll free) and up to 1500 minutes of inbound calling.

“We are launching an innovative, highly automated, inbound call service that’s a great solution out-of-the-box and will get even better over time,” said Zali Ritholtz, net2phone’s Chief Operating Officer. “Business owners will love the quality and features of today’s PicuP service. In the coming months, we will add powerful new capabilities as we work to make PicuP a multi-channel, one-stop business communications solution. 

“In the near term, we will incorporate the innovative customer-facing messaging and live chat management service pioneered by LiveNinja, which was recently acquired by net2phone. We are tremendously excited by the potential of this technology and its game-changing communications management features,” Ritholtz concluded.

About net2phone:
net2phone provides innovative and affordable cloud-based telephony services to small and mid-sized businesses. net2phone’s flagship hosted PBX and SIP Trunking services are offered exclusively through channel partners both in the United States and select countries overseas. net2phone’s PicuP service operates an automated communications platform that enables start-ups and other very small businesses to professionally answer, route, and manage incoming calls and other communications.

net2phone is a subsidiary of IDT Corporation (NYSE: IDT), a leading global provider of telecommunications and payment services. To learn more, please visit or follow us on Twitter at @net2phone.

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