Just back from ITEXPO East and completed new business development with top quality DID providers and really excited to announce new DID phone numbers added today that are available for our DID buyers to show as available to purchase and provision immediately. All DIDX buyers may use the DIDX API to show all DID numbers of up to 140 nations as available to their clients. They do not pay in advance for all these DIDs. They are billed from their account balance when their clients buy. That’s the reason so many DIDX buyers are growing fast.
Log in to your DIDX account today to take advantage of 120 new USA DIDs available of New York City, Cleveland,Philadelphia, Dallas Metro, Downtown Los Angeles, Stockton, Maine, Idaho; Champaign, Illinois; Duluth, Gary, Albany, Michigan, Akron, Cape Coral, San Antonio, Charleston, Washington, Frederick, Seattle, Central Alabama, Bridgeport, Central Texas, Tacoma, Rocky Mount, Charleston, Huntsville, Fort Wayne, Danville, Owensboro, Otsego, Philadelphia, Kenosha, Eugene,Toll-Free, Shreveport, Fresno, Fort Lauderdale,Washington,Philadelphia,Washington,Washington,Washington,New YorkCity, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Silver Spring, Houston, and Pontiac.
In addition to new USA DIDs just added today and available for you to sell your clients: Sittingbourne (Southeast England) Mobile; St Petersburg, Moscow, Chelyabinsk, Russia; Indosat Mobile of Indonesia; Guatemala City, Guatemala; Cape Town, South Africa; and Prague, Czech Republic (largest City of Czech).
Being developer lead at DIDX keeps me very busy in doing exactly that…leading the development improvement and education. In October 2017, I traveled to Orlando for Astricon because I wanted to learn more and share with my team later. We participate in OpenSIPS, Cluecon, Kamailio World, and Astricon whenever possible each year for this reason. At these open source communications events we gather information and develop lasting relationships. Being one human and and with the time constraint it was little bit difficult to do everything I wanted at Astricon 2017. We software developers have a little different mentality than just for business. I end up realizing I should have asked for more business cards, connected with more on LinkedIN and open source forums. So much I saw, heard and studied!
Although I love the Astricon guys who produced the networking activities, I couldn’t connect or reconnect with everyone. This article gets its inspiration from this very conundrum! Proper workflow. Let me elaborate how can we use DID numbers to enhance modern workflow.
Our modern lives are crowded with different types of communication bombarding us. A customer can be calling you, messaging you, sending Facebook chats, popping into Whatsapp, posting emails and using other ways of communication, like one big tornado scattering everything in the head and the workflow. Data pings us on these all media and on top of that, on different devices like smart phone, tablet, e-Reader, FitBit, laptop and more. We try to retrieve all our data on mobile phone, but it is not easy to keep up with all information in that one place on such a tiny screen.
Seven years ago, I was employed by a company in which our communications operations were highly inefficient. Every agent was busy practically 12 hours per day on phones/email/calls/faxes and mobile, running around in circles. I created a solution just by adding a very expensive Bluetooth earphone and connected our mobile phones with computer. Now, we were able to use our mobile SMS with computer, place and receive calls with our computers. Email was already on the computers. We were finally and practically hands free to do all work quicker and more fluently with less stress! We controlled everything through our computers, on the bigger screens. Sometimes when I was on call, I was also using SMS response or receiving response as was practical in handling the customer during call. That made my worklife much more productive.
Things would be great if our communication was only composed of that on phone, SMS and email. Today…not a reality. We are locked down in a world where our sales/customer faces are handling much more than those three modes of communication. We add Whatsapp/LinkedIN/Facebook/Twitter/Viber/Instagram/Skype and many more. Companies do not want to put restrictions on customer to one way of communication. We at DIDX, for example, want to communicate with our customers in the way that is most comfortable for them. Our inner selves, our company customer appreciation strategy is strong. We believe our work is customer-focused, and the customer is always right.
Programmable! What is this dilemma?
You will hear of many things labeled programmable. For me, most important is a direct inward dialing number (DID number) which must be programmable. This way most of our communication is unified on one device, in my case, my computer. As a software developer, for me, these DID numbers are life-changing stuff. Let us discuss how I use a DID number to make my life, especially work life more unified and organized.
A standard computer allows me to check my email. I removed the hassle of SMS on a separate device by connecting my mobile phone to my computer, but it was not a good enough connection. It still requires me to remain close to my computer to access my data. If I have a DID number that supports SMS, my issue is resolved without any complication. I can use my browser or my mobile phone to send and receive SMS, whichever is most convenient at any given time. Both worlds meet together. There is another cool thing; my contacts remain constant on both locations. Awesome, but get ready to be surprised more… keep reading.
What about unifying and managing additional methods of communications?
Even with the above improvements in unifying and organizing my data, there are still other apps I use pretty regularly. For example, my WhatsApp data is reserved to my phone still! Where should I go for help? No worries. There is one Arab guy who made an open source API to handle this. We can use our DID number, integrated with WhatsApp using this API. Now, our WhatsApp data, just like our SMS, is available on mobile and web. I know you will ask: what about WhatsApp web? But see it is about data in one place.
Please note there are some issues related with WhatsApp Web. It is said that the special API made by the Arab guy violates WhatsApp terms, and that the guy who made the API received a few notices. Perhaps there is no issue with just one fixed number? I hope in the nearest future that WhatsApp will reconsider their terms and conditions in the name of our global quest for simplifying life, especially worklife. WhatsAPP does not allow API integration because of the potential it presents to encourage spamming. There must be a way to keep spamming from happening while enabling API integration..
You said something about voice?
The beauty of the DID number is that it can be easily integrated with Asterisk or FreeSWITCH and a termination provider. They have great voice quality. I can be reached like a local call by my customers if the DID number is local to him, and I can use the same DID number to call my customer. I can also use speech to text facilities to grab all data which customers might want to use to call.
Instagram and other similar services all have APIs available and can easily be integrated in my computer or other device system to have everything I need to communicate…unified and organized.
It means when I open email, I have the option on my message to call/SMS/WhatsApp… oops! But what about Facebook that so many of us use? Keep reading
Social platform communication
Practically, all social networks enable API integration, so I can integrate my Facebook/LinkedIn portals, too. Now, I can collect that information and make available as needed for my office workflow. Everything is collected and unified. I can use any good open source CRM like sugarCRM or Vtiger and keep everything organized that is related to business in the window of my browser.
Is it not cool? Many companies are working to build the most efficient unified communications setup,, but due to the nature of technology, it is up to your startup as to when and how you will do so. You can also check DIDX.net (company where I work) and other DID providers to take advantage of the power of local DID numbers from every nation. Who knows? Ideally, you might be the founder of another great startup that pulls DIDs and all these unified communications features and more together that are required to run a truly modern business workflow.
Please comment whatever you think. I will deeply appreciate your feedback of debate and further elaborations.
Written by Kamal uddin Panhwar Senior Software Developer DIDx INC (didx.net)
Cradlepoint CEO George Mulhern is a key note speaker for IoT Evolution Conference and Expo scheduled Jan. 22 – 25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. He will discuss the need for an Elastic EdgeSM and network solutions to address this need for elasticity in IoT in the age of digital transformation
Trumbull, CT – December 2017 – TMC and Crossfire Media today announced George Mulhern, CEO at Cradlepoint will present a keynote at IoT Evolution Conference and Expo being held January 22-25, 2018 at Disney’s Contemporary Hotel in Orlando, Florida. IoT Evolution Expo is the leading educational and networking forum for the enterprise looking to understand how to develop and implement IoT solutions that drive measurable results and business transformation. The event will feature a robust exhibit floor, powerful keynotes, case studies, live demos, unique sessions, special events, networking opportunities and much more. Mulhern will deliver his keynote on Tuesday, January 23rd at 11:00AM.
“Cradlepoint serves thousands of enterprise and government organizations from around the world giving the company a unique prospective the future of networking,” said Carl Ford, CEO, Crossfire Media, executive director of content, IoT Evolution. “We are thrilled to welcome CEO, George Mulhern back as a keynote speaker and look forward to the invaluable insight he will share with attendees.”
“The benefits of IoT are already quite compelling, and those benefits will increase exponentially as we provide greater interoperability, security and simplicity in incorporating the islands of IoT in to the mainstream enterprise edge network, said George Mulhern, CEO of Cradlepoint. “There are things that we can do now to make that vision a reality.”
Mulhern will be a speaking about the need for an Elastic EdgeSM and network solutions to address this need for elasticity in IoT in the age of digital transformation.
Cradlepoint is the global leader in cloud-managed 4G LTE networking solutions. With Cradlepoint, customers leverage the speed and economics of combining wired and wireless Internet broadband for branch, mobile, and IoT networks while maintaining end-to-end visibility, security and control. More than 17,000 enterprise and government organizations around the world — including 75 percent of the world’s top retailers, 50 percent of the Fortune 100, and 25 of the largest U.S. cities — rely on Cradlepoint to keep critical sites, workforces, vehicles, and devices always connected and protected.
To view the full IoT Evolution Expo agenda, click here. Speakers, sessions and events are updated daily.
Cradlepoint is a Diamond sponsor at IoT Evolution Expo which is also supported by platinum sponsors Verizon, Numerex, Gold Sponsors IBM, Ingenu, KORE, ServiceMax and SIMCom and Corporate sponsor Tellient.
Registration for IoT Evolution Expo is now open. For more information, contact Scott Kargman. For media registration, contact Jessica Seabrook. Companies interested in exhibiting, sponsorship or advertising packages should contact Dave Rodriguez at 203.852.6800 ext. 146 or Maureen Gambino 203-852-6800 x 109.
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Dad says you don’t call enough. You shouldn’t disappoint him.
Why do you choose to make your own path in life, son?
Cranberry Wildnerness? Why would you build a house there? It is the most remote area of West Virginia. Hardly any good signal even.
DIDX is that quiet powerhouse behind much of daily communications among family, friends and business.
Thao, a valedictorian-destined student at a US university, explains to Mom and Dad they can dial a local South Vietnam phone number anytime to talk with her. Now, they feel closer than ever. Dad is happy.
Li Jie, much to his parents’ dismay, has chosen the path of disruptive, life hack startup. He uses a local China direct inward dialing phone number for his current and potential clients in China to conveniently call. It rings wherever he has it set to ring: to his Canadian business partner, to his Skype, to his cell phone or to a web conference no matter where he travels. Mom is proud.
Lisa, a popular author, lives in a remote area of West Virginia. It has poor wireless and cellular connectivity. She is an avid user of webRTC to stay in touch with her customers and social media followers. When she and anyone wishing to join her cannot log in, she has it set where they can dial in, always a local phone number available. Her friends see her now as a trendsetter.
Such exciting and save-the-day kind of hacks are possible because Thao, Li Jie and Lisa’s cloud communications and mobile phone providers offer her and resourceful, goal-oriented and cutting-edge people like her direct inward dialing phone numbers of 140 nations from DIDX.
Businesses, IP communications service providers, global contact centers, carriers and mobile operators and anyone with the need to provide local phone numbers to these type of tech-savvy clients, sign up to get started today at didx.net. Best life hack ever – DIDX.
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.
- To verify we really did intend to transfer payment to a vendor via Xoom payment service.
- 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.
- 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.
- To get assistance from Fedex. Phone calls are faster than emails for assistance.
- To call our mothers or fathers who do not use Internet all the time.
- To settle more complicated technical and business situations with current and potential customers. They prefer a call to their phone number.
- 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.
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.
Why 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?
- 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.
- 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!