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, MyDivert.com, Big Daddy, Amazon and Virtualphoneline.com. 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 DIDX.net 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 DIDx.net 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 DIDX.net 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 DIDX.net 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 DIDX.net. The future is bright!

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

Our Current DIDX Buyer Members – Check Email for Fantastic Port Phone Number Offer

Our DIDX customers are important to us. Every day our every thought is … “how to please, grow, better partner with you.” Check your inbox today for some thank you offers never available before on DIDX! Sign in to your DIDX.net portal today to get started.

For example, there is a wonderful porting phone number offer for the next 30 days of DIDs of the following…. free for a Limited Time:

Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Costa Rica
Chile
Croatia
Czech Rep.
Denmark
France
Germany
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
Log in to your DIDX account today to take advantage of wholesale direct inward dialing phone number (also known as DID number, virtual phone number, SIP DID, voip phone number) marketplace.
With kindest wishes,
All of us at DIDX

Difference among Phone Numbers: Landline, Mobile, VoIP, Tollfree, National

Landline numbers operate on PSTN over copper phone lines. Remember our childhoods when we had party lines and the phone set was connected to a cable that connected through the wall of the room and from there through the phone lines on the telephone poles? Landline numbers are traditionally linked to a specific device like a landline phone set or traditional PBX. If people call your landline phone number, you will not hear your device ring if you are not near enough to it. As silly as that sounds, it’s true. If your landline phone number is linked to a phone set at your office in Panama City, and you travel to Istanbul, you won’t receive calls made to it unless you pay your traditional phone company exhorbitant per minute charges for call forwarding.

Cell phone numbers (aka mobile phone numbers) operate over cellular networks through handheld devices. Mobile or cell phones are assigned dedicated mobile phone codes within the country’s telephone numbering plan such +1 US, 850 Northwest Florida, 207 Pensacola, etc. The US, its territories, the Caribbean and Canada are unique in how this is handled than in other countries. Mobile and landline numbers in these areas are not that much different from each other.

VoIP phone numbers operate on VoIP networks. They are identifiers used to place phone calls. VoIP phone numbers look and act like regular phone numbers on the surface. The set of digits are spoken to a dialpad or device or entered on a dial pad and then they connect two or more people to talk. People carry their VoIP phone numbers with them no matter where they go in the world. VoIP phone numbers look, on the surface, like they are associated with a certain area code. To a VoIP network, there is not much difference among local, national or international numbers…because again, we note that you can receive live phone calls on your VoIP number no matter where you are on planet Earth. If your VoIP phone number has digits typically associated with, for example, Tokyo, Mexico City, Bangkok, or Manhattan area, people can dial any of those five VoIP phone numbers, and you will receive the phone call on the device that you have set for it to be received. You could be in Canberra, Paris, or Harari, and still receive that phone call.

What’s so great about VoIP phone numbers is that incoming calls can ring on more than one device you own at at one time, so you can receive calls in the most convenient way for you. You an have VoIP phone numbers ring on an IP hard hand set, on a SIP client, on a mobile app, or on a special gadget meant for enabling you to receive phone calls on your laptop or tablet. Because VoIP numbers do not have to be linked to a specific area code or city, they are also called virtual phone numbers or virtual phone lines. VoIP numbers follow the “owner” wherever she or he goes. This offers the highly empowering feature of mobility!

Tollfree phone numbers (aka freephone numbers) are phone numbers that are billed for every single phone call made to them. The person or organization that owns the tollfree phone number pays that bill, not the people who dial the tollfree phone number. The person who originates, from a landline or even some mobile lines, the call to a toll-free incurs zero charges. People and organizations that own tollfree phone numbers have them so that their current and potential VIP (customers, colleagues, vendors, etc.) can place phone calls to them free. Similarly, people and organizations that own VoIP or virtual phone numbers and lines…have them so that their current and potential VIP anywhere in the world dial that local number free. More incoming calls from the people who matter!

National numbers are phone numbers that are not geographically-specific. They are available with a goal to make a person or organization reachable from anywhere in a certain country. No matter where an entity is calling the national phone number from, the cost will be no different. National phone numbers are available in many nations, but not in the United States or Canada. They are used by people and organizations that want to make it affordable and easy for their potential and current VIP (very important people) like customers, colleagues, and vendors.

How does SMS figure in? Customers can send SMS (aka text) messages to any of the above phone numbers and phone lines, only if they are “SMS enabled.” In turn, businesses can send SMS messages in reply to the customers.

Our DIDX team plans to share a Facebook Live talk soon by DIDX Business Development Executive Moeed Alam,  in which the topic will be about different kinds of phone numbers on the DIDX Facebook page.

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

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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.