Posted by Julia Kedward on 10 August 2020 02:25 PM
ESI announced a new ePhoneGO for iOS release this past May (version 3.0.0). To use this new version you need to uninstall the older ePhoneGO app (v2.0.X) and install the new one.
Until now users have had a choice on when they upgrade to the new version. The time has come to permanently move away from the older version in order for ESI to continue to provide a more robust PUSH service for iOSePhoneGO notifications.
To that end the ESIeCloudAPI will start an upgrade process that will begin on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 3:00 PM CST. This means PUSH service for the older version of iOSePhoneGO will no longer be available at this time. To be clear that means those still using the older version will no longer receive notification of incoming calls or new voice mails.
iOS ePhoneGO is only compatible with iOS v13, which is supported on most devices later than iPhone 5/5s. Click here (and scroll down) for the full list of supported devices. Version 13 is necessary due to new application requirements from Apple.
iOS ePhoneGO v3.0.2 will be released very soon, providing you with even more stability and new features.
SMS Texting and Internal Chat will be temporarily unavailable to iOS ePhoneGO users until the eCloud API upgrade is complete. Both features are still available through the eConsole dashboard and the Webphone.
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A new version of ePhoneGO™ will be submitted to Google and Apple stores this week. It may take up to a week for the new version to appear in the stores, but we wanted to make sure you were notified that it is due to arrive soon. Please read below on the quick and easy steps needed to obtain the new version 2.1.2 when it becomes available.
How do I upgrade to the new version?
This is a significant upgrade of ePhoneGO™ therefore you’ll need to:
Uninstall the current ePhoneGO™ from your smartphone.
Install the latest version of ePhoneGO™ from Google Play or Apple App Store.
What happens if I don’t upgrade?
Your current version of ePhoneGO™ may still be used, but new features, enhancements and fixed issues will only be applied to the new version.
If you call to report an ePhoneGO™ issue,ESITechnical Support may first instruct you to upgrade to the latest version before further investigating your issue.
Why should I upgrade?
The new ePhoneGO™ uses a more reliable PUSH service, ensuring that you get calls and notifications in a more accurate and timely manner. The new version also supports SMS texting using yourESIbusiness phone number.
How can I tell that the latest version is installed?
The most common way to check your current version number is to look in the About section of the ePhoneGO™ app. The new version is 2.1.2.
The interface is also slightly changed. One obvious change is the app icon itself, which now has a blue background with a white logo. This is the opposite of the older version, which has a white background with a blue logo.
Posted by Julia Kedward on 04 February 2020 09:47 AM
SMS Messaging & Chat Features Now Available for eCloud Users!
We are pleased to announce the release of SMSMessaging & Chat features for the ESI eCloud PBX™ solution!
These highly-demanded features allow hosted users to initiate chat and/or text conversations with their contacts directly from the eConsole dashboard. When someone outside your organization replies to anSMSmessage that you sent, that message will pop up directly within your eConsole dashboard.
Watch the video below to learn more about these awesome new features!
SMSstands for Short Message Service, and is the most widely used type of text messaging. WithSMS, you can send a message up to 160 characters to another device.
What are some benefits of usingSMSfor business?
Fast delivery to your contacts
Quick response times versus sending emails
SMStext sent from your DID - keep your mobile number private
Which users can use Chat &SMSfeatures?
Chat is available to all ESI eCloud PBX™ domains and user types.SMSis available to all hosted users with Premier seats. Want to addSMSto existing Premier users? Contact your Inside Sales Representative to learn how!