Swedish start-up disrupts the business telephony market

100,000 companies have already signed up for the free service

About Sonetel
Sonetel is the only provider of a free, global business phone system service for small and medium size businesses.  The service allows entrepreneurs worldwide to instantly get a professional, free communications solution, and open “virtual offices” around the world at a very low cost. More than 100,000 have signed up for the freemium service from over 200 countries.

Sonetel is a Swedish company with service centers in Asia, USA and Europe.

Henrik Thomé, CEO and founder Sonetel

STOCKHOLM – January 21st 2013 – Sonetel today announced that 100,000 companies from over 200 countries have signed up for their free business phone system service.

Sonetel’s global telephone “switch” can be connected to any phone company of choice and also allows free internal calls between employees worldwide.


Screenshot of the Sonetel Android app (version 2.0.3)

This allows entrepreneurs to open “virtual offices” anywhere for as little as $0.99 per month. Calls can be answered in any country with a mobile, laptop etc.

“I am a strong believer in the benefits of globalization.” says Henrik Thomé
“We want to tear down borders and obstacles for entrepreneurs – especially in developing countries – and empower them in their international business.”


Sonetel locations worldwide

Customers come in all shapes and sizes; Such as the taxi driver in Lahore, Pakistan that has a London phone number for customers to call for ordering a taxi before flying to Pakistan. Calls are answered with a mobile in Lahore.
Or the Greek company that found it easier to get a local phone number from Sonetel for their local office in Bulgaria, than to get it from a local Bulgarian phone company.
Or the Spanish IT-service company that have a local Spanish number forwarded to their mobile phones, to make it cheaper for customers to reach them.

“Sonetel’s global mass-market approach toward small businesses is unique,” says Rod Ullens, CEO of Voxbone, one of Sonetel’s strategic partners.  “They are passionate about business quality but are still able to offer the service at prices below basic consumer services.”

The strategy seems to pay off as Sonetel’s revenues grew with 1045% from 2011 to 2012.

“Two thirds of the world’s work force is employed in small and medium size businesses” says Henrik Thomé “That’s the market we want to make ours.”


Sonetel Staff India 2012

For more information, visit www.sonetel.com or facebook.com/sonetel or twitter.com/sonetel.


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