Comwave Telenetworks is Canada’s largest privately owned telecommunications company. Based in Toronto and run by president and CEO, Yuval Barzakay, Comwave was established in 1999 and it serves over 500 cities in Canada and over 1,100 in the United States. Comwave claims to be an industry leader in Voice over IP (VoIP) and offer home phone services, small business phone lines, mobile calling, and high-speed internet. Comwave offers number portability, to keep your number when you change carriers, and has been battling other carriers to protect this right for Canadians.
In September 2012, the company launched the ePhone app for Android (now available on iOS as well). This VoIP Softphone app helps users avoid roaming and long distance fees by providing a free alternate telephone number in the North American market of their choice.
In May 2012, Comwave launched its Hosted PBX platform. Comwave Hosted PBX is a cloud based phone system for business that bundles together Polycom telephones, phone lines, over 40 business class features, long distance and a private digital secure connection, for a fixed monthly fee. Comwave Hosted PBX phone systems are managed by Comwave 24x7 on a secure private connection.
Predating Apple’s iPhone, beginning in 2004, Comwave offered a bundle of hardware and services, sold as an alternative to traditional phone service known as the iPhone. They no longer offer this service under the iPhone name.
In April 2013, Comwave launched its high speed internet services across Canada. Their plans are all inclusive and include your modem, dry loop, and in-home installation.