Cablevision rings up click-to-call from Web browsers

Tue, 10/25/2011 - 2:49pm
Mike Robuck

Cablevision's Optimum Voice Click-to-CallCablevision voice customers now can dial-up phone numbers from their Web browsers with once click of a mouse with the company’s new Optimum Voice Click-to-Call feature.

Click-to-Call, which is free for Optimum Voice subscribers, lets users make phone calls from any website via a browser and Internet connection. The service is managed from the Optimum Voice homepage.

"With Optimum Voice Click-to-Call, we are enabling one-click dialing from any Web browser, anywhere," said Joseph Varello, Cablevision's vice president of digital voice product management. "Optimum Voice has always been more than a static 'landline' phone service. Click-to-Call represents the ongoing evolution of our voice services outside the home, providing a seamless and simple way for our customers to connect with the people and places they want to reach with the click of the mouse."

To use Click-to-Call, a customer clicks on any highlighted phone number when browsing the Web to initiate a phone call. The desired call-back number/device will ring, and upon answering, the customer is automatically connected with the dialed number. For the call recipient, the call appears to be coming from the customer's Optimum Voice home number. 

Optimum Voice Click-to-Call can also be used internationally to call anywhere in the United States for free, or to any international destination using an Optimum Voice International calling plan, from any Internet connection using a Google Talk ID.

Optimum Voice Click-to-Call is currently available across all of Cablevision's footprint, including the former Bresnan systems.


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