NEW YORK – Building on its strategic relationship with Microsoft, Verizon today announced the ability to deliver Teams Phone Mobile (formerly Operator Connect Mobile) with the launch of Verizon Mobile for Microsoft Teams, a new service that integrates mobile devices with Microsoft Teams for better communication and collaboration. . As the first U.S. carrier to enable wireless subscribers to use their mobile device’s own dialer to receive calls as a Teams endpoint, Verizon launched Verizon Mobile for Microsoft Teams to create a unified business experience that delivers true mobile flexibility with Verizon’s 5G and Commands for users working from anywhere.
“What we’re hearing from customers is the need to truly mobilize unified communications and collaboration to support their hybrid work environments,” said Sampat Sovmyanarayan, CEO of Verizon Business. “We are proud to be the first carrier in the United States to launch Teams Phone Mobile and are helping customers further mobilize their workforce by adding Verizon Mobile for Microsoft Teams to our robust suite of collaboration and calling solutions. This is yet another example of how we help clients adapt and thrive in today’s changing workplace while providing the flexibility to work from anywhere.”
Increasingly, IT business leaders need to improve and consolidate collaboration and calling, improve the availability and responsiveness of remote, hybrid and on-premise workers, and reduce the cost of redundant devices, voice services and support. Verizon Mobile for Microsoft Teams brings the mobile experience of Teams to an ever-increasing number of mobile workers and provides access to the Teams experience from anywhere with a single company-provided phone number for both mobile and desktop devices, helping to optimize hybrid workflows. Key Benefits:
Single Number Simplicity: Verizon Mobile for Microsoft Teams makes it easy to use a single phone number across devices, allowing employees to work from virtually anywhere without losing context or business presence.
Superior call quality: Group calls made using your smartphone’s dialer are treated as voice calls on the Verizon LTE network for superior call quality.
Seamless Call Transfer: Allows users to move between devices and Teams endpoints during a call without dropping the call.
True mobility and cost savings. With an integrated calling solution that can replace offline solutions, Verizon Mobile for Microsoft Teams helps you cut costs while keeping your employees connected.
Security Confidence: The ability to apply secure and appropriate business policies to all employee communications.
Now that Microsoft is connecting more than 12 million PSTN users, organizations are realizing the value of using unified calling platforms to stay connected. With Verizon Mobile for Microsoft Teams, organizations can get a unified mobile collaboration and communication experience that minimizes costs and reduces security risks.
Verizon Mobile for Microsoft Teams is Verizon’s latest solution enabling businesses to enable hybrid workers to communicate and collaborate with Microsoft Teams using Verizon Calling with Microsoft Teams (direct routing) and Verizon VoIP for Operator Connect. For organizations looking for easy ways to connect Microsoft Teams to existing conference room systems, Verizon also offers BlueJeans Gateway for Microsoft Teams.
By combining the global scale and reliability of Verizon’s 5G network with Microsoft Teams, Verizon and Microsoft provide enterprise customers with the connectivity they need to succeed in the modern flexible workplace. For more information about Verizon Mobile for Microsoft Teams, visit the Verizon Microsoft Teams for collaboration and communications page.