May the Disruptive Startup Force Be with You

It is no secret that cloud communications companies attract investors and acquisition-hungry entities. Recent examples include the acquisitions of Broadsoft by Cisco, XO Communications by Verizon, Clearlogin by Evolve IP, CenturyLink of Level 3, Ideamine Technologies by Chicago-based Netrix LLC, Xavient Information Systems by TELUS International and Sydney-based Cisco partner VPN Solutions by Over the Wire. Cloud communications and direct inward dialing help to increase revenue, customer retention and likelihood of investment and acquisition. In each of these acquisitions, at least one company provides cloud communications and direct inward dialing services. Both help to achieve a larger customer base that stays with you while meeting the most important requirements of present-day business.

Startup friendly –

A startup may have an awesome service or method of providing that service, but veteran powerhouses with tons of investment and market may have the industry faithful in their corner. Innovative newcomer businesses often need to bootstrap and have little investment. They need to keep cost down while not sacrificing quality. They stand a big choice of going out of business within three years because they do not have a highly effective but affordable voice, video and data service. Cloud communications services such as DIDX.net’s direct inward dialing marketplace and other companies’ hosted PBX and total CRM system can save the day. Every incoming sale inquiry and customer service request can more quickly, more reliably and more effectively be handled than on in-house setup. Cloud communications offer, normally expensive features in traditionally offered systems, features such as data analysis, process changes and recordings less expensively. Customers get what they need when they need it which equals more customer sales and satisfaction, loyalty and revenue.

Cloud communications and direct inward dialing – Bottom line saving

A traditional PBX needs costly continual, local maintenance and upgrades. Traditional phone numbering purchases demand huge NRC and MRC quotas where one actually has that high of a requirement or not. With cloud-based communications servers and wholesale DID marketplaces like DIDX, customers pay only for the services and DIDs as needed. Both are super cost-effective. Cloud-based service providers like Grasshopper, DIDX, Amazon, Message Bird, Callision, Telinta and Enswitch are new or veteran successes that show a pattern of incurring minimal cost while expanding global market and top efficiency.

Dependability –

Cloud providers and direct inward dialing marketplace service level agreements can more easily offer a guarantee 24/7 support around the clock at a fraction of the cost of hiring in-house analysts and trouble shooters. Customer of IP communications companies can more efficiently scale up and down as is needed to keep operations running smoothly. Now, the money and manpower cost can be transferred to more necessary processes and more focus on sales and customer happiness.

Flexible work life –

Human resources can make agreements with the businesses that employ them to be available flexibly anytime anywhere. They always have access to get the information needed to handle any project or issue because the data is available anytime and anywhere. There is an increased ability for businesses to enable their employees to spend the quality time they need on other parts of their lives and to be available as needed and agreed.

Increased uptime

Thank goodness that the clunky, non-scalable, on the premises hardware of the past will no longer hamper business from maximum uptime and from business continuity. Cloud communications can easily be backed up in other locations also.

Simple-to-manage, flexible, scalable processes are a few taps away on a keyboard or even speech to text no matter where the customer and the employees are. The price of precious resources is decreased. No up front investment is necessary. No onsite upkeep. Competition is not so much the strong woman now.

May your startup take advantage of cloud-based communications and direct inward dialing marketplaces such as DIDX.net and be the next star business acquisition of the minute soon!

When are We Required to Dial a Phone Number?

The following is a list of just some of the situations in which our DIDX.net team was required to dial a phone number in the last 24 hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. To verify we really did intend to transfer payment to a vendor via Xoom payment service.
  2. To find out why Rich Tehrani wasn’t at a Zoom video conference yet. It was the quickest way to reach him while already overwhelming the network with the video call.
  3. To show at least 10 potential customers we really are the DIDX.net team, here to help them buy and/or sell DID phone numbers.
  4. To get assistance from Fedex. Phone calls are faster than emails for assistance.
  5. To call our mothers or fathers who do not use Internet all the time.
  6. To settle more complicated technical and business situations with current and potential customers. They prefer a call to their phone number.
  7. To make quarterly follow up calls to current DIDX.net members to find out their latest needs and to share new features that may have them with those needs. We give a choice to each DIDX.net buyer and seller member of how they prefer to receive calls. 85 % prefer us to call their phone number, not their SIP client, Skype, Google Hangout, Whatsapp or Facebook.

The phone number, the DID, direct inward dialing is very healthy in the midst of so many methods of communication available. We, like you, prefer to call our very important people organizations by the method they prefer. Visit http://www.didx.net/did to see how you can help your phone service customers be a local call for their very important people via direct inward dialing phone numbers of up to 140 nations and 10s of 1000s of cities.

Voice Isn’t Dead Because No One Killed It

Mongotel, David Duffet, Rich Tehrani and Suzanne Bowen discuss voice in an AI, IOT, chatbots world.Click to watch and hear TMCnet and ITEXPO.com‘s CEO Rich Tehrani, MongoTel’s CEO Moshe BT and Telespeak and Asterisk Community’s David Duffet discuss the place of voice business in a world of AI, IoT, beacons, chatbots, cyber security, CRM and billing services and products; disaster preparedness; and cloud communications events to learn more and to develop business at such as:

TelcoDays Las Vegas, Jan. 7-8, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV.

ITEXPO, Feb. 14 – 16, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

OpenSIPs Summit, May 1-4, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands

CommunicAsia, June 26 – 28, 2018 in Singapore

Cluecon, August , 2018, Chicago, IL

See more at http://www.didx.net/events.

Vanity Numbers, Unforgettable, That’s What they Are

Get DID phone numbers of 95 nations. Be local no matter where you are.

Get DID phone numbers of 95 nations. Be local no matter where you are.

No extra charge for vanity numbers on DIDX.net, with a coverage area of 140 nations!

Log in to your DIDX.net wholesale direct inward dialing phone number dashboard, click BUY DID and click Advanced Search and type in letters, numerals and asterisks (* for “fill in the blank with any character) for vanity numbers of any of 140 nations to really and truly please your customers. Can’t guarantee everything is available, but many are.

Vanity numbers are easy to remember, can make a business social updates go viral and just make customers and other VIP feel great. Think about memorable vanity numbers like 8675309 (number sold for $186K, reportedly to an ’80s-themed fitness chain called Retrofitness), 1800FLOWERS, 123-456-7890, a number with lots of lucky 7s, or any number that matches associated letters on an analog phone.

About one minute and 15 seconds into this video, watch a short demo of Advanced Search of DID phone numbers on DIDX. A better quality video will be available soon, but for now DIDX wants to see how easy it is to search for vanity direct inward dialing phone numbers.


One business or person will view a set of digits as a vanity phone number and another one…just as exactly that, a meaningless set of digits. Certain USA area codes such as 786 Miami, 408 San Jose, 415 San Francisco, or 212 Manhattan are original area codes, not ones added recently, and they are associated with prestigious cities. An innovative startup in D’Iberville, Mississippi can buy a big city area code from wholesale ITSP and MVNO members of DIDX and come across much more savvy and respected as a result.

Numbers can spell words. Patterns of digits are sought. They are not a waste of marketing money. They are unforgettable, that’s what they are.

Billboard signs that say, “Call 1-800-4LuvNow,” will stick as opposed to “Call 1-800-458-8669. Find a date tonight.”

Businesses and individuals can attract the kind of customers and such that they have goals set for by marketing via their phone number. Vanity phone numbers make it easy for people to call right now or if they have to wait, call later and they won’t forget the order of digits.

So, log in to your DIDX.net account now and click to buy and immediately provision from millions of vanity phone numbers. DIDX is a marketplace for wholesale communications businesses who provide IP communications services to others. There is a small set up (NR) fee and a monthly fee. In many cases, additional sessions (channels) are available for purchase so that more than one person can call the number at one time.

Vanity phone numbers and other more standard phone numbers available on DIDX are immediately activated, with now wait. Remember, one person’s set of digits in what appears to that person as a standard phone number could be another one of your customer’s vanity number with a potential of increasing sales and revenue and incoming calls exponentially beyond his or her dreams and yours…and you retain that customer!

*Jenny’s vanity number has quite a history. And..it’s just a set of digits that became a vanity number by association to something important.

Seniority and Industry Respect – Two Ways for Your Cloud Communications Biz to Set the Bar

did phone numbers, didx, buy phone numbers, sell phone numbersWhy do telecoms and communications business choose DIDX.net for their purchase of direct inward dialing phone numbers to resell to their consumer and organizational customers? Among many reasons, two stand out: seniority and industry respect.  First … seniority … the concept of DIDX, which was created by in 1999 as one of the most popular services that the parent company Super Technologies, Inc. would provide; it set a unique way to revolutionize the way everyone would think of and use communications. The inbound part of any call suddenly had become more crucial for revenue-building, sales-increase, and customer-retaining potential than its counterpart…termination.

Second … industry respect … when anything is new, people tend to ignore it. Then, when that new thing starts sturring things ups, becomes a bit disruptive, gets attention, people make fun. They can’t believe there is this new and different way to do something, that sounds kind of silly … can’t be true! Finally, if something new gets through these first two stages, and the startup or new service or product hangs in there in quality and ingenuity, the work is not over. One still cannot become complacent. The DIDX team knows this and lives by it.

How does one gain industry respect?

  1. Meet the industry at local, national and international online and offline meetups, conferences, forums, workshops and exhibitions. Sponsor, provide publicity for others, give presentations, and host educational and recreational activities to get to know each other well.
  2. Apply for industry awards. Do and be worthy of awards, and see what happens.

DIDX.net does both. Check our DIDX EVENTS page for #1. (All DIDX members will receive an email soon with an invitation to the DIDX Dubai Desert Safari to take place during Gitex Technology Week Oct. 8 – 12.) Check our awards page for #2. We are only one of many empowering communications services in the world that have won awards from our peers and our leaders. Each time, we have received recognition, it makes us want to work smarter than ever and care even more about the success of our customers. We deeply appreciate the DIDX awards from GetVoIP, Kamailio, Arabia Fast Growth 500, ComputerWorld, Teradata, Internet Telephony, VON Innovator, Digium Innovation Product of the Year, PASHA ICT, World Communication Changemaker by Total Telecom, and APICTA.

Look for an article soon in 2017 about communications and technology awards your company can apply for.

Visit www.didx.net today to login to your dashboard to discover more ways to empower your wholesale t business whether you want to sell DID to others or you want to buy them via DIDX and resell them to your direct customers. Not a member and have good quality DID to sell or want to buy and resell? You are welcome!

New Cambodia DIDs; Nicaragua, St Lucia, St Vincent, Turks and Caicos Islands ITNs

seashells, tourism, business, turks, cambodia, st vincent, caicos islandsNew phone number areas are now available on DIDX.net direct inward dialing phone number coverage by a vendor company that has built a highly respected reputation since 2012 (5 years) with a rating of 6 on a scale of 0 – 8 which is excellent. The new direct inward dialing and ITF phone numbers include DIDs in Cambodia and ITFs of Bermuda, Nicaragua, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and Turks and Caicos Islands.

Cambodia DIDs with maximum call duration of one hour, includes 1 channel but up to 50 channels can be purchased
ITF (international toll-free numbers) for:
Bermuda Freephone numbers
Nicaragua Freephone numbers
St. Lucia Freephone numbers
St Vincent Freephone numbers
Turks and Caicos Islands of international toll-free numbers +1-877-792-XXXX.

A few of many possible reasons people and businesses want to own DIDs and Toll-free numbers in these areas follow:

Cambodia DID phone numbers
– World Heritage Site very popular with tourists! It includes the 16th and 17th century forest temple of Sambor Prei Kuk. This site is recently added to the United Nations’ cultural organization heritage list.
– In one year, foreign tourism has risen 5 %, biggest jump ever. Wealthy backpackers love Cambodia.
– Much agricultural collaboration between Cambodia and Thai organic farmers. Cambodia produced $80 million worth of organic products which is 1/3 of its revenue from exports.

ITF (international toll-free numbers) for
Bermuda Freephone number
– Collaboration among US, Britain, Monaco and the Azores in the conservation of the Sargasso Sea. Bermuda’s coral reefs are shelter for marine life, provide tourists with recreation and create sand for the beaches.
– Bermuda’s new Airport Redevelopment Project!

Nicaragua Freephone numbers
– Nonprofit volunteers gravitate to Nicaragua. Many religious and other nonprofit organizatioins choose Nicaragua to work with. They want to help improve water safety, sanitation, education, job and business startup training.
– Nicaragua is a surfing haven.
– Some say that Nicaragua is the new Costa Rica.
– Toronto-listed Royal Road Minerals (TSXV:RYR) announced Sept. 6, 2017 Wednesday a new exploration partnership with Nicaragua-focused Hemco. The plan is to identify and explore gold and copper targets, in fact, in excess of two million ounces of gold.

St. Lucia Freephone numbers
– Sad to say, but recent hurricanes, such as Maria, have caused major damage to the island’s infrastructure. Many nonprofit organizations and government contractors are working together from around the world to rebuild.
– Again, tourism agencies and other hospitality organizations can benefit from owning a St. Lucia DID ITF toll-free phone number. Its lush rainforests, amazing and tall vertical cliffs and peaceful beaches beckon many from around the world. They are holding their 6th annual Saint Lucia Showcase UK from September 18 – 22, 2017.

St Vincent Freephone numbers
– Tourism has flourished since the filming of the Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed there.
– The country’s new Argyle International Airport opened on Feb. 14, 2017.
– It has two ISPs, Digicel and Flow that provide both cellular phone and Internet service.

Turks and Caicos Islands also known as TCI
– Many are still on the road to recovery after hurricanes Irma and Maria struck, sad to say. Their Premier Sharlne Cartwright Robinson states, “We are rebounding well but we are going to build back and build back stronger.”
– Tourism is again, a reason to own a tollfree number of TCI.
– Exports are mainly fish, conch, lobster, cassava, and citrus fruits.
– The new TCIG Investment Policy 2012 was recently established to provide an umbrella that facilitates the ease of doing business as well as provides meaningful incentives to qualifying ventures.

Your business, organization and family can benefit from owning local DID phone number or international toll-free phone number of the above countries. Ask your phone service provider if it is a member of DIDX.net. If it is, it can sell you phone numbers of these countries and 130 more countries. DIDs and ITNs are two unique, new ways to grow business and collaboration and to keep your VIP (very important people) in any certain area of world IN TOUCH with you inexpensively and conveniently. Send your phone service provider to www.didx.net today.

100s of VoIP Acquisitions in 2017 Enable Bigger and Better; Let it Be You Next

VoIP is so not dead, and if you own a company that provides voIP services, now is the best chance you will ever have of getting acquired. And how and where can “VoIP” companies have the best chance to develop these business relationships? At the most highly respected telecom, IP communications, and IP technologies conferences and exhibitions! **

Check the list of seven of the 100s of telecom and communications related acquisitions in 2017 to date:

Australian telecom, tech and cloud computing company Field Solutions Group acquired enterprise wireless network services provider BMS Network Solutions.

New Zealand’s Voyager Internet acquired broadband, VDSL and naked broadband service provider Actrix Networks and Internet and phone service company Conversant.

Enterprise telephony (UCaaS) specialist company VoIP Telecom acquired French IP solutions company Norman company NormHost. VoIP Telecom had already acquired Egyption vehicle tracking fleet management system company Etit in early 2017.

Verizon’s XO Communications acquisition made it the third largest Ethernet provider in the U.S, which resulted in a gain of 1.2 million fiber miles.

Popular IP communications hardware and software components provider Sangoma Technologies Corporation acquired IP communications hardware online store VoIP Supply LLC mid summer 2017.

Wholesale VoIP company VoIP Innovations acquired French programmable communications API platform company Apidaze. Apidaze enables VoIP Innovations customers to pull real-time messaging, video and/or voice into mobile, web and VoIP applications. In turn, VoIP Innovations is not a CPaaS provider, enabling its customers to innovate their own communication applications.

Atlanta-based web conferencing company PGi acquired Denver-based cloud communications provider ReadyTalk at the beginning of 2017. ReadyTalk services include audio, web and video conferencing, and self-service and managed webinar solutions.

The exciting momentum just needs more readers and their companies to join the discussion and action of smart, lucrative acquisitions that enable more users to reach their business and personal goals and achieve a better quality of life. Meet the Techistan and DIDX.net teams and 1000s of other companies to do exactly that at:

** Gitex Technology Week Dubai Oct. 8 – 12, 2017; TelcoDays Las Vegas Jan. 7 – 8, 2018; ITEXPO East Fort Lauderdale Feb. 14 – 16, 2018. We choose these three because of their strategic, fun, beautiful locations AND the versatile types of people, companies and services to connect with and expand business so easily. Visit http://www.didx.net/events to sign up and surpass competition.

 

DIDX Explains No Need to Continue Transcoding and Codec Conversion for Individuals

Dear Customer,

You and we enable each other to have such great success. We thank you! Please read this very important message.

Twelve years have passed since DIDX was started. That is 2005 to be exact.

In 2005, VoIP was not mainstream and not very mature. In fact, in 2005, a SIP or IAX interconnection was too expensive for most.

The costs were high to buy and maintain the system box, switches, servers along with the bandwidth and more to the point of unbearable.

In 2005, DIDX was the only wholesale service that provided multiple protocols along with necessary success features like transcoding and codec conversions so that our beloved customers like you could and can build business while keeping cost to a minimum.

It’s 2017. Today the cost of a system box, switches and servers are very inexpensive. Bandwidth is practically free.

With this current scenario and after careful consideration, we inform you that from October 1, 2017, DIDX will no longer offer transcoding, i.e., codec conversion for individuals. We will stop this option from the date of October 1, 2017 and forward as we believe it is no longer necessary.

We will keep the standard and primary codecs which are G729, G711u and G711a. They are the most common and most universally compatible.

If you have any query regarding this announcement, feel free to get in touch with our technical team.

Please log in to your DIDX wholesale direct inward dialing phone number sales dashboard to communicate with us as you need.

Thanks and truly yours,
DIDX Team

United Arab Emirates DID Phone Numbers Rates Slashed in Half, Orders 500 or More

You asked. We deliver! Finally tiered bulk pricing for United Arab Emirates direct inward dialing virtual phone numbers!

Log in to your DIDX.net dashboard and place an order for fewer than 500 numbers and enjoy the low, competitive NRC, MRC and per minute rates. Each comes with one channel, but more channels are available for purchase.

Place an order for 500 or more United Arab Emirates phone numbers, and enjoy practically half the cost of our standard, low, competitive NRC, MR and per minute rates. Each will still come with one channel, but more channels are available for purchase.

These aggressive offers will finally persuade your mobile, VoIP or other type of communications customers to place orders for DID phone numbers local to the popular United Arab Emirates.

Its oil reserves are the 7th largest in the world. UAE is a lovely destination for tourists and businesspeople. Its sand dunes are so much fun to ride over. Shopping is absolutely stellar whether experiencing the handcraft markets, silver and gold emporiums, or every designer of fashions at your fingertips. Dubai is a top choice for business conferences. There are so many reasons that owning a United Arab Emirates direct inward dialing virtual phone number can benefit families, businesses and the country of UAE itself. It builds business and personal collaborations because a local call can cement a business deal or improve personal relationships, but a long distance one can stifle both.

Log in to your DIDX.net dashboard today to take advantage of United Arab Emirates direct inward dialing virtual phone numbers today.

Remember the DIDX Desert Safari during Gitex 2008?

New DID Areas Belize, Cambodia, Ukraine, UAE Total Coverage to 138

Log in to your DIDX dashboard to buy and provision to your business or your customers manually or via the DIDX API!

new DID phone number areas gained from Cluecon meeting

Rehan Allahwala, DIDX inventor and Seven Du, FreeSWITCH book author

New DID direct inward dialing virtual phone numbers now available at the new lower rate on DIDX.net wholesale global DID phone number marketplace:
New Australia ITF is available on PPM with low NRC and MRC.
New Belize ITF is with low NRC and MRC.
New Cambodia DID is available with with low NRC and MRC.
NEW Mexico ITF is available with with low NRC and MRC.
New UAE DIDs is available with low PPM, NRC and MRC.
New Ukraine ITF is available with low PPM, NRC and MRC.
New United Kingdom is available with super low PPM, NRC and MRC.
New Uruguay is available with with super low PPM, NRC and MRC. (Minimum minutes per month must be 150K.)

Complete announcement is on DIDX press release. Picture includes Rehan Allahwala and Seven Du.