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We look at the new Horizon Smartphone App for iOS after its release from Beta testing – giving iPhone users the ability to use their Horizon hosted VoIP system straight from their mobile.
iPhone users can now have the power of their Horizon hosted VoIP system on their mobile, with the release of the Horizon Smartphone App for iOS.
The app boasts a number of great features that allow users to control their Horizon account from their phone – keeping them in touch wherever they are. This makes it ideal for mobile, remote and home workers.
Use your iPhone to make and receive calls from your Horizon account
- You can hold, transfer and manage conference calls straight from your iPhone
- You can let your colleagues know about your availability by setting your presence
- You can pull calls from your desk phone to your mobile, as well as retrieve parked calls
Twinning gives you one number anywhere
You can twin your Horizon deskphone with your app to give you one number anywhere. Calls will ring on both devices, meaning you can pick them up anywhere.
This is also great for business continuity, and supports Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies as users simply download the app onto their iPhone and enter their Horizon credentials.
Keep in touch with colleagues using the chat function
Effortlessly chat with fellow iOS Smartphone App users, as well as those using the Android Smartphone App and Horizon Desktop Client, using the chat function. Emojis included!
Access your personal and corporate directories
You can filter and search through your contacts using the ‘Contacts’ window. You can also view your contacts as:
- Buddies – these are presence-enabled contacts that you can call or chat with
- Local contacts from your phonebook
- Business contacts that you can find by searching your company directory
You can also add new contacts straight from your iPhone.
Settings at your fingertips
You can manage your Horizon account settings through the app, allowing you to:
- Set yourself as ‘Do Not Disturb’
- Forward your calls when you’re busy
- Toggle your mobile twinning on and off
- Control calls to your remote office
Use over Wi-Fi or mobile network
You have the flexibility yo use your Horizon app over Wi-Fi if you’re at home, in the office, or in an area offering secure Wi-Fi – or over your mobile network if you’re out and about.
Try the Horizon Smartphone App for yourself
Like the sound of using Horizon on your iPhone? Why not try it for yourself? Please contact us, or get in touch with your account manager, and we’ll set you up with a trial.