How to Celebrate DIDX Successful 2017? Give back to customers and vendors!

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.

How does our team celebrate the success of 2017? Like celebrating because of our DIDX community we can make available DID numbers of 140 nations…that’s 55 more nations than when we first created this blog’s image. DID number service By giving back to those who made that possible, our vendors and customers. Here’s how:
1. Our current customers receive 50 % credit back on all #directinwarddialing #didnumber #virtualnumber purchases through January 31, 2018.

2. Our new #directinwarddialing #didnumber #virtualnumber customers can choose from 2 specials: either get $50 back on their 1st $100 top up through Jan. 31, 2018 OR receive 20 % back on all their new DID purchases from now through May 31, 2018.

3. All our #directinwarddialing #didnumber #virtualnumber customers can complete local number porting of DIDs of *24 select nations into DIDX free until further notice. *

4. All our #directinwarddialing #didnumber #virtualnumber sellers (vendors) on DIDX will see even more sales than ever because these generous offers are already making that happen.

With kindest wishes from all of us at DIDX since 1999! May 2018 be your best year ever.

What is CCD in Telecommunications World?

What is CCD? Converged Communications DivisionWhat is CCD in telecommunications and IP communications industries? Dialogic and Sangoma show lucrative it is. Dialogic just sold its #CCD (Converged Communication Division) assets to Sangoma, making this the latter’s sixth acquisiton, and we know the age-old quote; the digit “7” is a lucky number. Sincere kudos to both companies. You and we will meet these kind of companies for crucial biz dev and info gathering at +TMCnet +ITEXPO Feb. 14-16 in Fort Lauderdale. Read more at 

What is converged communications division? It is a division that is focused on the integration of voice and data. This division enables companies to create powerful communication solutions for today’s flexible and buy-on-demand and customer-service-on-demand world.

Let us invite you once again; you will find many of the companies who are successful in #CCD #IoT #VoIP #managedservices #chatbots#blockchain#distributednetworks and more at ITEXPO Feb. 13-16, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. See our list of important industry events at

Startups Leverage Unified Communications Enhanced by DID – Here’s How


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 (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 (

Grab More of Telecom and IP Communications Market with the Power of DID Numbers

Happy holidays, 2017! Let’s talk now before the year is over!!! Technology changes to make business more lucrative and life more convenient, but both survive best via a combination of the best innovation and tradition. The goal for all business, in particular, to discover and update new, more practical than ever implementations of products and services. It is no longer just sci-fi movies and shows that share how geographical boundaries will vanish from our world. Now is when that is happening. We are now connected with each other in such a way that boundaries matter less than ever.

Traditional PSTN/mobile communications services and email are really not the most efficient method of communication for businesses. DID numbers are the most effective way to encourage current and potential customers, colleagues, vendors, research partners and more to call businesses. The DID (direct inward dialing number) has no boundaries. A businessman in UK can now own a US number via direct inward dialing when called by those in the US it will ring wherever the UK businessman sets it to ring. The highly empowering use cases are numerous. A potential customer in the US dials the US DID number. It rings the businessman in the UK, thus, enhancing customer experience, support and retention. The UK businessman now has a market, not just in the UK, but also in US. The scenario can be repeated for the US businessman to own a DID number of any city in which he wishes to market, to outsource and more.

Because today’s customers are used to using a mix of technology in communication as is convenient to him or her at any given point in time, businesses need to be available every way possible, including email, chat, webRTC and most conveniently of all direct inward dialing phone numbers. This mix creates unique customer behavior of high expectations. They want what they need and want it to be granted on demand. When they need something from their product or service provider, they want it to be easy to reach them now, not when the vendor has time to get to that customer’s email. Consumer behavior of our modern generation demands quick and easy contact with and quick and efficient response from the product or service provider.

Suppose a potential or current US customer needs to buy a software or service, he quickly browses the Internet and selects a company, usually based on peer recommendation and/or marketing language that convince him. So… he has chosen a company first that fits his needs; it is in UK. He will probably double back and choose a US company even if it is does not perfectly meet his needs. The UK company loses the customer even though they were perfect for each other just because the customer wants to dial a US phone number to reach a provider, not a UK phone number. The US customer most likely feels more comfortable calling a US number instead of a UK number because it is less expensive and feels local. He does not want to use live text chat because misunderstandings can easily occur nor video webRTC because his coverage does not always include strong enough network for video or he does not feel comfortable with video. Back to the beginning, if the UK business owns DID phone numbers of every country where their market is located, it will more likely be chosen to provide a product or service. A US DID number would have saved the day, landing the new order!

Businesses that need retail DID call forwarding to be the choice of product and service provision by any certain local market, can find consumer and small business solutions like this from Voicenter, Flexiroam,, Big Daddy, Amazon and Companies like these make a real business out of providing local presence, direct inbound dialing via DID phone numbers since 1999, the earliest of any of its kind. They make available DIDs of 60 to 140 nations or more at all times and offers special order of other nations’ phone numbers.

On the other hand, if your company is more interested in buying DID phone numbers in bulk and reselling them to consumers and other businesses, then is the perfect choice for you.

Let’s talk a little more about the different scenarios of how DID phone numbers can be used to reach big business and startup goals.

Mobile Application

Startup and veteran communications companies and entrepreneurs can provide this exciting calling feature and facility to any specific country or all by mobile application. They just need 1-2 servers and a VoIP switch (or open source asterisk/Voip software) to give such facility. WEBRTC services can reduce cost in bandwidth by enabling, not only audio and video web dial-in, but also dial-in via direct inward dialing phone numbers. The application will be able to simply grab DID numbers from using its API and make available DIDs from 140 nations or more.

For call forwarding, they will use their Asterisk/FreeSWITCH or other type of voice switch to connect the call. Businesses in India, Nepal, Pakistan, Malaysia and other regions have made the king of money people pay attention to in this business. Just message me privately, and let’s have a call to discuss!

SMS Service

Another great business use of DID numbers is SMS service. Today anything can be programmed. Today’s boom of AI and robots makes even much higher demand of such SMS-based services, as these service can provide instructions/updates and notifications for different activities which can be linked with humans’ mobile phones. So DID numbers which have feature of SMS are a great asset in this case. The world needs more countries to offer SMS-enabled DIDS on because the market niche is in demand, is skyrocketing and will continue its growth.

Call Forward Services/Calling Card Business

Though these two business models are not anything new, it’s like David Duffet, Digium’s Asterisk Worldwide Community Director, says, “Some people do well with the ‘keep on keeping on … making it better and better.’” Although market is very saturated, there is still a high demand for new startups to offer these services. They will do well as they add more more features that meet the needs of their market niche to experience excellent profits.

IVR/Auto Attendant

Although call forwarding is good but for business, there is another service that takes CF to a new level. And…machines are necessary to take steps to assist agents to more effectively help customers. Newly popular chatbots can be integrated with this automated solution. Although it is easy to setup on such systems using Asterisk/FreeSWITCH, modern information requires more integration with modern systems and CRMS. There is big potential in the current and future market.

Call Center/Predictive Dialers

Of course, star users of DID numbers are call and contact centers. Direct inward dialing phone numbers (DID phone numbers) are used for incoming calls from current and potentials customers, donors and collaborators. Market well for the product or service the call center provides information about, and the incoming calls will abound. DID phone numbers that are a local call for those who call in response to an advertisement, commercial, infomercial, or Youtube or other live stream demo, make placing that call quick, easy and most of the time…free for the potential customer, donor and collaborator.

Remember, DID phone numbers are for inbound calling, not outbound calling. The outbound is often seen as spam, unwanted hassle, but when a company makes it easy and free for interested parties to call in to a call center to place an order, complete a donation, get technical support or collaborate on research and such…that’s direct inward dialing beauty! Support, sales and other types of service and communication can easily be conducted because of DID phone numbers integrated with call and contact centers and predictive dalliers

Many cutting edge entrepreneur will say that technologies such as direct inward dialing and phone numbers are old stuff because of the Whatsapp/Viber/Telegraph phenomenon. No money in DID phone numbers? Can’t be true! From the consumer level, a lady placing a call to DID phone number that is local to her in order to reach an organization she needs to have a quick, efficient communication with to get what she needs is so much faster and more trustworthy than clicking to Whatsapp or Skype. Then to top it off, quite often her cellular and data network are often slow, dropped and such. She will call businesses she needs to buy from and get help from when the calls are local calls that are free or nearly free.

DIDs can be integrated with chatbot, Iot and AI technologies, all over Internet connectivity to produce convenient and highly efficient communication also. We at invite our customers, vendors, communities and others in IP communications industry to discover how to grow your new business or expand your current one in daily conversations and in person at conferences and exhibitions. Contact me today to get started using The future is bright!

By Kamal uddin Panhwar, Senior Software Developer/Team lead and technology lover at DIDx(

When are We Required to Dial a Phone Number?

The following is a list of just some of the situations in which our 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 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 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 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 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‘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

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 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 to sign up and surpass competition.


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 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 dashboard today to take advantage of United Arab Emirates direct inward dialing virtual phone numbers today.

Remember the DIDX Desert Safari during Gitex 2008?

What is 60/60 AKA Incremental Billing on Telephony?

​60-60 billing is also known as incremental billing. is on the rise. Incremental billing is what happens when operators and carriers charge fee in sections. Those sections refer to billing on a single second. Per minute charging is when the length of a certain call is between 0 and 60 seconds, but no matter how many seconds, the charge will be for a complete 60 seconds. Call your colleague and say, “Aziz Ansari needs an XL leather jacket,” which might take 5 – 10 seconds, yet the charge will be for 60 seconds.


60/60 means whether you talk for 1 second or 60 seconds, you are charged for 60. Standard charges would on the other hand, be where you talk for one second, you are cJames Body and Prince Fred at Clueconharged for one second.

DIDX aim is to enable any entrepreneur, engineer, developer, SMB or other who needs wholesale level direct inward dialing phone numbers to operate and/or to resell to his, her or its clients…to do exactly that…conveniently, inexpensively, and with high quality. Sign up and/or log in depending upon your membership status at

Pictured are IP Communications industry friends, Prince Fred of InfoCom and James Body, awesome speaker and presenter.

DIDX VP Interviews Anthony Minessale II and Brian West of the FreeSWITCH Project

Thousands of customers and vendors that participate in DIDX wholesale direct inward dialing marketplace use open source communications solutions like FreeSWITCH, OpenSIPS, Kamailio and Asterisk. Anthony Minessale and Brian West, co-founder and General Operations Director, respectively, staff and huge worldwide developer community played and still play crucial parts in why and how DIDX enables the globe with wholesale direct inward dialing.

iMiller Public Relations’ Ilissa Miller, Kamailio’s Daniel Constantin-Mierla, TMCnet’s Rich Tehrani and Peter Dunkley contributed the questions and topics that DIDX discusses with Brian West and Anthony Minessalle.

lissa Miller, CEO of iMiller Public Relations
1) OpenSource and OpenCompute projects are changing the way companies develop solutions (such as FreeSWITCH) –
what is a key driver for the development of your platform?  What problems does it solve?
2) How are you leveraging the open compute initiatives to develop the platform capabilities?
Asipto and Kamailio’s Daniel Constantin-Mierla
1) It’s now more than 10 years since the start of the project — with the experience accumulated now, but going back when you started the project, would you do something different?
2) What are the biggest challenges you faced or still face as an open source application that tries to disrupt the rigid and somehow walled garden market of telecommunications?
3) Freeswitch has outstanding support for video conferencing and webrtc. Are these technologies going to change radically the way we communicate? How do you see their impact to residential users as well as enterprises?
4) Can you give some numbers regarding the performances of Freeswitch as a video conference system on a commodity server these days (e.g., price range 2-5000USD, 2-4 CPUs, 8-16GB memory)?
5) How is the performance affected when running on virtualized systems, what are the characteristics of the virtual machine that impact the most?
Rich Tehrani, TMCNet CEO and director of the popular ITEXPO, AllAbouttheAPI, and IoT Evolution and other tech conferences asks:
1)      How did you come up with the idea to launch FreeSwitch?
2)      As the product has evolved – what accomplishment(s) are you most proud of?
3)      Are there any specific geographies or markets most suited to FreeSwitch?
Peter Dunkley, Director of Product Management – Telephony at NewVoiceMedia
1) For the features that are the same as they were as many as ten years ago at the beginning, why have those survived the test of time?
2) A few years ago WebRTC was a hot topic, now people talk about RTC (encompassing more than just audio and video), where does Freeswitch fit with this new (beyond next-generation) technology?
3) Traditionally Freeswitch would have been installed in the “owners” data centre or machine room.  Today everyone is moving to the cloud.  How well does Freeswitch fit into this new deployment model?
4) More and more enterprises and individuals are using technologies like Skype, Skype for Business, Slack, etc.  A lot of these technologies do not require organisations to deploy or own anything, some push a lot of (what used to be network) functions into the client.  What benefits does Freeswitch bring to organisations using these technologies?
5) More generally, what are the biggest three industry developments or changes you’ve observed in the past 10 years? Which industry initiatives and technologies have proved to be over-hyped?