Samsung backs Mast Cellular, the startup that helps you handle a number of numbers on one telephone

Samsung backs Mast Mobile, the startup that helps you manage multiple numbers on one phone

Communication startup Mast Cellular is launching on Android — particularly the Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.

The information is a part of a broader partnership with Samsung, which has made a minority funding of undisclosed measurement within the firm. As well as, Mast stated it’s launching the primary business integration with the Samsung Knox Cloud SDK, which offers gadget safety.

TechCrunch’s John Biggs has in contrast Mast to a mullet, which sounds insane however is definitely a reasonably correct description — as John put it, it “provides enterprise up entrance and a celebration within the again.”

In different phrases, Mast lets you obtain calls from each your private quantity and your work quantity on one telephone. Meaning you don’t want to provide out your private telephone quantity in a piece context, and you can too see which quantity individuals are calling for and reply accordingly.

Mast CEO David Messenger (beforehand an government at Virgin Cellular USA) advised me he’s making an attempt to create “a brand new mannequin for companies but in addition people to handle their communications.”

Samsung, he stated, reached out to him final yr. On the time, his group was targeted on iOS, however he was excited to work with Samsung, each for the chance to increase abroad and for its enterprise instruments, resembling Knox.

Messenger argued that past the private use case (which could possibly be notably tempting for freelancers and different individuals within the “gig financial system), there’s huge causes for complete corporations to undertake Mast, with options like PBX help and the power to routinely log work calls in your organization’s gross sales database.

Mast will even present telephones if crucial, though Messenger stated that when the corporate is reselling cellular community entry or renting out units, it’s doing so at-value: “Our enterprise mannequin is all concerning the software program license.”