iphone-rc Long gone are the days when people had to wait by their desk for an important call or an incoming fax. Today, business professionals armed with smartphones are able to join conference calls, check their voicemail, schedule meetings and send email from the road. RingCentral’s free application for iPhone and iPod Touch owners helps road warriors take care of important business while helping them maintain a professional image – all without being tethered to the office phone or fax line.

Below are three reasons you should consider downloading this free application from Apple’s iTunes Store, if you haven’t already:

  1. Calls from your personal cell phone can display your business’ caller ID. As an entrepreneur, you definitely want to keep your personal cell phone number private. With RingCentral’s RingOut feature, you’re able to do this seamlessly when you make outbound business calls from your personal cell phone. This handy feature places a call to you first, then redirects it to your calling party so your business phone number is displayed on their caller ID.
  2. Two words: Visual Voicemail. Need I say more? The iPhone has made Visual Voicemail a wonderful commodity. The RingCentral app has the same feature so you can see your caller’s number and listen to their voicemail without having to log into your RingCentral account. Once the number is in your phone, you can create a new contact or add the number to an existing contact.
  3. You can view faxes from your phone. One of my favorite features is the ability to view incoming faxes. Under the “Messages” tab you’re able to view both voicemail and fax messages, which are marked by distinct icons representing which type of message it is. When you click on a message next to the fax machine icon, a new window is opened so you can immediately see your faxes. The best part: You can zoom in and rotate your iPhone as necessary in order to read the entire fax on the small screen.

Existing RingCentral customers can download the RingCentral app by clicking on this link. If you’re not a RingCentral customer, but want to try out the application, sign up for one of our free trials. Give it a whirl, and tell us what you think in the comment section below.