Verizon Business has introduced a desk phone with embedded 4G/LTE cellular for customers that use the carrier’s One Talk mobile-first offering.
The One Talk T67LTE desk phone is aimed at hybrid workers who prize mobility. The difference between the T67LTE and VoIP business phones is that the new offering uses Verizon’s LTE network and not the customer’s internet connection — an approach that frees up Internet bandwidth for other devices, Verizon says.
According to Verizon, the new desk phone provides a “wireless and reliable experience, similar to a smartphone, in a feature-rich desk phone.” The offering includes features normally associated with desk phones such as a large 7-inch color touch screen.
The phone, supplied by Yealink, is based on the Android operating system and features easy setup enabled by a built-in eSIM card that connects to the Verizon LTE network. The cellular desktop phone is portable because it does not require Ethernet wiring, a firewall, or a wireline connection — although it does have an Ethernet connection and WiFi support if Internet connectivity is preferred or the Verizon network is unavailable.
The OneTalk 767LTE will be generally available to businesses of all sizes during the fourth quarter.
“With today’s announcement of the One Talk T67LTE, we’re putting power into the hands of small businesses and remote office employees, and providing them with access to America’s most reliable network, wherever they need it most,” said Verizon Business CEO Tami Erwin, in a press release.
Mobility also was the theme of Verizon Business’s introduction of BlueJeans Spaces. The carrier described it as a virtual office that provides “a seamless virtual environment” that is accessible from anywhere.
The tie between One Talk and BlueJeans was made clear in August when Verizon announced that it would be packaging a BlueJeans Meetings by Verizon standard license and a Verizon One Talk line free for customers signing up for the carrier’s business fixed wireless offering.
Verizon acquired BlueJeans Network on May 15, 2020.