Mast is a new mobile solution that promises to integrate personal and official phones getting rid of the under-used desk phones and costs related to it.
New York headquartered, Mast, gives each employee one device with separate work and personal numbers, and privacy on their personal usage.
Employees can carry just one phone that has two numbers, and the personal number is entirely free and private.
Along with the launch of the platform, the company also announced that it has received over $7 million in funding from lead investor FirstMark Capital, along with DFJ, Eniac Ventures, Harrison Metal, HMM Investors, and Initialized Ventures.
According to a company release, until now, people have attempted to work around the problem of having more than one phone by forwarding calls from one mobile phone to another, juggling multiple devices, or carrying just one personal phone for both work and personal use. However, these approaches are riddled with complications. Even Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, whereby employees use their own personal mobile phone line for both work and personal purposes, cause as many problems as they solve, including significant hidden costs in support, the reimbursement process and the inevitable work-personal communication mix-ups. Mast provides a flexible new option that gives employees a choice while increasing productivity and giving companies the control they need.
“Mast lets employees work dynamically both inside and outside the office exactly the way they want,” said David Messenger, CEO and co-founder, Mast.
Mast works directly with employers, and enables them to pay only for business use. In turn, employees using Mast have the flexibility to cover the cost of additional data and device upgrades for personal use.
Integration with Salesforce
Companies can access call and sales data from a user’s work number directly into Salesforce, ensuring that “insights don’t walk out the door on an employee’s personal phone.” Any activity on the personal number remains completely private because it is linked to a personal account with Mast.
Mast features include:
One phone with two numbers: Users are given two separate numbers for work and personal use, and can easily port in their existing personal number to the personal line.
Do Not Disturb mode for either of your numbers: The ability to control when work or personal contacts can reach you.
Always use the right number: Users can automatically call contacts using the number they know.
Unbroken productivity: Mast will replace a damaged or lost device overnight.
Free unlimited personal talk and text: Personal usage is free and the company pays for the work number.
Privacy on personal number: Users can view personal calls and text messages.
Access to the latest smartphones: The latest iPhones are available to rent at a fraction of the purchase price.
Device rental: Users can receive a new model every year.