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If you're not in office as much, why is your office phone?

Verizon and Samsung to offer a solution bringing office phone functionality to select Galaxy devices to meet the needs of an increasingly mobile workforce

NEW YORK and ORLANDO, Fla., March 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Verizon and Samsung Electronics America today introduced a new joint mobile solution, Enhanced Dialer, designed to power today’s mobile-first business. Enhanced Dialer leverages Verizon’s One Talk and business services portfolio on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ phone. Instead, enterprises of all sizes can now seamlessly deploy and manage a complete mobile office experience for their employees, whether they are in the office or on the go.

The new solution makes the Samsung mobile phone interface resemble a traditional office desk phone, making it easy for users to deploy features like multi-line calling, executive-assistant line sharing, call transferring and holding and more. The functionality is all built into the Samsung Galaxy display dialer, for a simple, easy-to-use mobile experience.

“Businesses of all sizes are rapidly moving to mobile-first solutions, and by offering Verizon One Talk - and other Verizon business solutions – over Samsung devices, we can make our customers more productive and more empowered than ever before,” said Shawn Hakl, SVP Business Products for Verizon. “Enhanced Dialer is the most advanced  One Talk interface that enables employees to use their smartphones to deploy all many of the business services they are used to, even when they are not in the office. At the end of the day, this means businesses can build out their operations using a wireless-first solution, helping their employees to be more productive, and also saving money.”

“Enterprises are in the midst of an unprecedented level of change, as new mega trends such as 5G and AI challenge them to reconsider their business models,” said Taher Behbehani, SVP and General Manager of Samsung for Business, Samsung Electronics America.  “Premium mobile devices, specifically smartphones and tablets, are more powerful than ever and are at the center of this transformation. Our new offering with Verizon delivers the most comprehensive mobile office solution for small businesses and enterprises today, further enhancing Verizon One Talk’s user experience.”

In addition to enabling employees to access all the call features they are used to on an office desk phone, Samsung DeX enables PC-like access to the phone features via an external display.

Enhanced Dialer is being displayed at Booth 1219 at Enterprise Connect starting today. Learn more information about the Enhanced Dialer.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York City, generated revenues of $130.9 billion in 2018. The company operates America’s most reliable wireless network and the nation’s premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated solutions to businesses worldwide. With brands like Yahoo, TechCrunch and HuffPost, the company’s media group helps consumers stay informed and entertained, communicate and transact, while creating new ways for advertisers and partners to connect. Verizon’s corporate responsibility prioritizes the environmental, social and governance issues most relevant to its business and impact to society.   

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