Best Voice over Internet and other IP Communications Blogs

VoIP was a life-saver for many students all over the world. It has and does give them the opportunity to write, read, speak and listen to people in South Africa, Australia, Germany, USA, Malaysia, Pakistan and any of the other 214 other nations and territories. VoIP offers schools, colleges and universities to use real life applications in using language and learning and applying any subject. After “VoIP.” life gets better!

So, with that background of our cofounders of this VoIP company in 1999, here are spme of their opinions of the best VoIP blogs available.

  1. #1 VoIP Blog, VoIP News, Cloud Communication Trends | GetVoIP
  2. Dean Bubley’s Disruptive Wireless
  3. Communications and Technology Blog
  4. TMCnet VoIP, CRM, Call Center and Technology Blogs (shameless plug … my “Monetizing IP Communications” is there.)
  5. Small Business Blog · Press8 Telecom
  6. Blog | OnSIP
  7. VoIPWatch
  8. Friendly Tips & Insights on Growing Your Business
  9. CONNECTING THE WORLD, ONE COUNTRY AT TIME! (I am one of the bloggers on this site. The article about Fred of FreeSWITCH is more than interesting and the one title “How to Configure OpenSIPS” is by Bogdan and me… quite informative.)
  10. VoIP Innovations | Custom Communication Solutions
  11. Pacific Telecommunications Blog
  12. Nancy Ridge’s Blog | Alliance of Channel Women

Double DID You to Switch from Local Network to International

stripcreator, geofencing, did numbersUber, Lyft, Fedex, UPS, Amtrak, Western Union … to name a few of the most successful examples of switching from local network to international network, attracting a huge increase in market, sales and retention of customers.

Uber began by offering services in San Francisco. Now, its coverage includes 60 + countries and 400 cities worldwide.

In 1997, Federal Express began serving only the western part of USA. Today, it serves 220 nations and territories on Earth which is basically… all of them. There are so many ways to go international and grab a bigger share of clients to serve with your service. One that we can help with is direct inward dialing, enabling your company to be a local call to those who … you need them to call you!

Some who read our blog are communications operator, carriers and service providers but also the large enterprises like multi-national contact centers and international nonprofit networks… the wholesale market that DIDx directly serves. It’s simple to sign up and start offering local DID phone numbers to companies like Amtrak and American Red Cross. You expand via DIDx, so they can expand. It’s a geofencing Ώπα!

Others who read our blog are early adopters, tech gurus, entrepreneurs, small business owners, information addicts, journalists, bloggers, social media specialists and such.

We can recommend you to the perfect provider that fits your niche needs, so you can own local phone numbers of the cities on Earth where there are people who need to call you and whom you want to call you. DIDx has over 35,000 members who are communications operator, carriers and service providers but also the large enterprises like multi-national contact centers and international nonprofit networks, ready to serve you.

Just message us at sales at didx.net today or browse our Facebook page where we often highlight the most respected communications service providers.

 

Boost Customer Retention, Revenue, and Service with Direct Inward Dialing

didx suzanne bowen jenny callicotHow do companies that provide IP telephony and other types of communications gain customers via smart publicity, marketing and service? It is not by telling their current and potential customers that they can buy phone numbers of 130 nations and such every day on the website, email campaigns, blogs and social media platforms.

In 2016, Small Biz Trends shared, “The probability of selling to an existing customer is 60-70 percent. The probability of selling to a new prospect is 5-20 percent. 80 percent of your future profits will come from just 20 percent of your existing customers. 65 percent of a company’s business comes from existing customers.”

We have to figure out how to consistently roll out exemplary customer service. We have to empower the people who provide that pleasurable service, the team members. Direct inward dialing phone numbers and innovative analysis and evaluation tools can play a big part in making this business dream a reality.

Mobile network and mobile virtual network operators, voip companies, multi-location contact centers can use direct inward dialing phone numbers to empower their customers. The numbers are ready to manage from anywhere in the world and mapped to any device or even app. DIDx offers an API so that the over 17 million DID phone numbers available on the DIDx platform appear as if the operators and service providers own them before even buying them for resale!

It is time to make your company and even your customers reachable anywhere and anytime. Our API lets you know each time a customer has purchased a DID phone number from you. It bills you and it bills DIDx’s vendors who provide the DID. Assistance with billing is awesome, but did you know that DID phone numbers can help you analyse and evaluate your marketing campaigns? Our call logs include the following statistics for each DID phone number you or your customer buys:

Feel free to sign up to buy and sell DID numbers today. Collaborate with DIDx on LinkedINFacebook, Twitter and Instagram. We love to support our customers every way we can.

Importance of Phone Numbers | Free Porting | New SMS Supported – DIDx

Your phone number is important like your zip code, driver’s license number and tax ID number. All these help you establish who you are, where you are, what you are capable of and how you can be accountable. The right phone numbers allude to your business reliablity, ease of sales and purchasing, local presence and global reputation. Toll-free and international DID phone numbers are just as important to own and make available for customers, vendors and other industry partners as a DID phone number that is local to your brick and mortar location.

At DIDx, we make available freephone, national, toll-free, local, mobile and SMS-supported DID phone numbers via your DIDx buyer dashboard, all self-service! You can even use our Advanced Search function to find DID phone numbers that spell out any alpha-numeric combination that represents importance to your business. Vanity phone numbers are still a beauty. Just think of how cool these are that have been owned by cool companies:

1800FLOWERS
1800HURTNOW
1855COOKIES
1800DOLUNCH

The thing is this… we do not know who is reading this article right now, but if you are an MNO, MVNO, CLEC, voip company, international set of contact centers, international transportation or educational network, you can “join” DIDx, complete a short interop set of tests and buyer agreement and have 17 million phone numbers as if they belong to you, but you don’t pay for them until you need them or until your customers need them. If you are an end-user, share with your phone service provider the advantages of joining DIDx.net and enabling you to own phone numbers of any of 130 nations. You get that local presence outside your geo area you need, and your provider BRINGS IN NEW REVENUE and KEEPS YOU with them. No churn.

You do this via our API connected behind the scenes to your website and ecommerce engine or by manually logging into your dashboard and click to buy and use or buy and resell anytime.

We also offer free local number porting… that’s free of cost for most numbers of 33 nations! Here is a list:
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Costa Rica
Chile
Croatia
Czech Rep.
Denmark
France
Germany
Greece
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Panama
Peru
Puerto Rico
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
United Kingdom
United States

Prior to DIDx roll out in 1999, it was practically impossible to keep one’s business or personal phone numbers when moving from one geographical location to another, but now, that is a relic of the past!

Last, we offer SMS-supported DID phone numbers of 19 nations: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and United States. Lots of great news from DIDx to you. Please log in to your DIDx account to get started. We are here to help anytime.

Ecommerce Giant Rakuten to Break up Japan’s 3 Part Oligopoly

telecommunications companies on the moveThe government is involved in the biggest Japan telecommunications shake-up ever. Until Rakuten proposed its plan to become an MNO in 2018, NTT Docomo (with over 40 million users), KDDI (48 million users) and SoftBank (with 39 million users), the Big 3 held what is sometimes called an organized oligopoly. How has and will Rakuten help to break up this “syndicate?”

Rakuten’s Rakuten Moble Network already has invested over 18 million USD to a pot that could total as much as 5.6 million to fully launch.

Other utilities’ companies that have the potential to assist Rakuten Mobile Network to achieve a complete Japan nation coverage include:

Chugoku Electric Power Company (CEPCO)
Chubu Electric Power (Chuden)
Hokuriku Electric Power Company (Hokuden)
Hokkaido Electric Power Company (HEPCO)
Kyushu Electric Power (Kyuden)
Okinawa Electric Power Company (Okiden)
Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)
Tohoku Electric Power (Tohokuden)
Shikoku Electric Power Company (Yonden)

According to Lumen Learning, “firms in an oligopoly may collude to set a price or output level for a market in order to maximize industry profits. … Collusive arrangements are generally illegal. Moreover, it is difficult for firms to coordinate actions, and there is a threat that firms may defect and undermine the others in the arrangement.”

And … according to Statista … “During the most recently reported period [late 2017], the number of members who had logged in at least once after registration amounted to approximately 95.2 million.’

That’s a good start to pull from as potential cellular subscribers. The Japan ministry of internal affairs and communications has approved of Rakutan’s plan.

Of course, DIDx is ready to assist Rakuten Mobile Network in making available local DID numbers of 130 nations for its customers. Such a move will be one more key resource to cutting costs, raising sales, competing better with the Big 3 and retaining customers.

Read recent news about KDDI, Softbank and NTT Docomo.

Get Clued In to FreeSWITCH via Fred, Man of Many Talents at Cluecon 2018 and on Youtube

Who does not admire Fred? He’s got that mesmerizing voice, and “voice” is much of what FreeSWITCH and the world of open source communications tech developers care about. DIDx invites you to subscribe to the FreeSWITCH with Fred YouTube playlist and learn from some exciting vidfred muteesa freeswitch cluecon picture by suzanne boweneo online workshops. Fred Muteesa and Joshua Young will be offer a free half hour in-person FreeSWITCH workshop during ClueCon July 23-26, 2018.

The workshops available on the FreeSWITCH with Fred YouTube channel workshops will include FS topics such as installing FS on a mikrotik router, Lua ESL (Electronic Structure Library), getting started with Verto (what’s behind FreeSWITCH’s Verto Communicator for WebRTC) and more. Josh and Fred will be around after the workshops during Cluecon to answer any questions you have about FreeSWITCH. No need to sign up in advance for FreeSWITCH with Fred. Just drop in.

Please direct your questions about FreeSWITCH workshops before, during or after Cluecon ClueCon, at the registration desk or by messaging sharon at freeswitch.com

Register today for Cluecon 2018.  Want to stay at the Cluecon venue of Swissotel? The deadline to get the Clueon fred muteesa james body freeswitch clueconhotel reservation discount is 6/30/18. Subject to availability, room rates are $245/night for a single or double, $275/night for a triple, and $305/night for a quad. Reservations can be booked online HERE and any pricing questions or concerns can be resolved by calling the Hotel at +1-312-565-0565 or 1-866-840-8096.

 

 

 

DIDx Offers 19 Countries’ SMS-supported DID Numbers

More information soon:

SMS supported DID numbers. DIDx now offers DID numbers that are SMS supported. Please contact sales at didx.net for purchasing SMS numbers of over 19 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and United States.

DIDx Simplifies Buyer Agreement Process

Our DIDx buyers asked for a simpler agreement process, and we responded, “Yes!”
B. Login to your DIDx account, and click on Profile button on the left menu bar.
C. Fill, sign, and initial each page, and then click on Upload document section in the PROFILE section of your DIDX account to upload to our team.
We appreciate you.

Net4Things & Telefonica Offer Telcos Connected Car Biz Opp

Didx and Deutschland telecom at itw 2018 red shoesDIDX participated in International Telecoms Week 2018 in Chicago, IL. So impressed with Net4Things and Telefonica offering telcos a great new way to increase customer retention and bring in new revnue while getting on board the new trend of connected cars in an IoT and M2M world.

Net4Things communications and marketing expert Maria Gonzalez explains how this works in the video. We can’t wait to share this with our 35,000 communications company members that use our http://www.didx.net. Visit http://www.net4things.com now to get started.

IBM Explains in ET Article: Why Top India Telcos are Ready to Use Blockchain

Why would leading Indian telecom providers seriously consider launching blockchain technology-based platforms this year? Competition is fierce in the telco world where termination is a loss and communications providers like WhatsApp and WeChat chip away at traditional streams of revenue. Current traditional telecom service providers need new sources of revenue and want to decrease work costs and customer churn. New services such as blockchain technology-based platforms, enhancements via chatbots and AI, and local and international DID number service are real ways to do exactly all the above.

IBM has even conducted several proofs of concepts or PoCs to show how blockchain-based platforms can work beautifully with the top tier India telcos. “We would be surprised if it’s not [in commercial deployment] in 2018,” Jitan Chandanani, Blockchain leader at IBM, told Economic Times.

“The success of bitcoins and cryptocurrencies accelerated the curiosity around the Blockchain technology. As a result, a lot of people are trying to replicate that success story. The conversation that we are having as a company across telcos, governments, and industry, cryptocurrency barely even comes up,” Chandanani said.

Blockchain technology can help create a media platform that will directly connect content creators and cut off intermediaries which reduces expenses. We make a guess that those intermediaries are… for example… Google and Facebook. It can also make changes in supply chain management by eliminating the need for intermediaries again. This concept can be applied across any sector of telecom business. Transparency and speeding up of porting are two other benefits of using blockchain tech.

Read more at https://telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/top-indian-telcos-to-deploy-blockchain-technology-in-2018-to-lift-revenues-ibm/64153492.