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Chat with Nat: Porting, Promos + Participation

Posted by Cherie L. Steffen on Apr 29, 2016 10:40:50 AM

Greetings! Thanks for stopping by as we bring you the last Chat with Nat for April. This was absolutely a better month than the one before it; we hope it was for you, too. In the lovely calm of the month, we were able to bring you new posts, promotions, and even work on some other new items for you. How does a referral program sound? Monthly credit for you AND the person you refer?! We think it sounds fantastic and are pretty sure you do, too! But we'll get into the details about that soon enough. For now, let's get into this recap. Here's Chat with Nat: Porting, Promos + Participation.

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The High Cost of Improper Number Porting

Posted by Allison Boccamazzo on Apr 28, 2016 9:40:19 AM

For end-users, transitioning a phone number between providers can be stressful or inconvenient at most. For telecom resellers, however, it can make the difference between securing a strong bottom line and reaching the end of the line. For resellers, striking a balance between efficiency and cost-effectiveness is key for ensuring long-term profitability. Processes like number porting, in which a customer’s fixed or mobile number is reassigned to a new provider, can have a dramatic effect on finances if handled incorrectly.

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Topics: Finances, number porting

Next-generation Number Porting: Three Ways to Upgrade Your Process

Posted by Allison Boccamazzo on Apr 25, 2016 10:26:08 AM

There are some things in life that prove old-school is cool. You can’t go wrong, for example, with a classic arcade game (Space Shooter, anyone?). On the other hand, however, there are things that are meant to adapt to and enhance with the times. Number porting—the process of reassigning a customer’s fixed or mobile number to a new carrier—is one of those things.

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Topics: number porting

Chat with Nat: Earth Day + Spring Promos

Posted by Cherie L. Steffen on Apr 22, 2016 11:03:52 AM

Hello and welcome to another edition of Chat with Nat! Thanks for joining us as we recap our week. We just have a few quick items to cover and then we'll let you get back to business and celebrating Earth Day! And in case you didn't know today was Earth Day, you're welcome. Break out one of our resuable tote bags or coffee mugs (which you may have received from stopping by our booth at the ITEXPO or ITW conferences, perhaps) and do your part for the planet today! But for now, here's Chat with Nat: Earth Day + Spring Promos.

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Finding a VoIP Provider that Makes Number Porting Easy

Posted by Allison Boccamazzo on Apr 20, 2016 12:49:59 PM

Number porting—the process of reassigning a customer’s fixed or mobile number—remains a fundamental offering among service providers today. After all, we live in an age where customers are quicker than ever to switch carriers due to a number of reasons, from cost to network quality to the specifics of service packages. Customers have every right to switch providers without fear of losing their phone number; however, porting continues to be unnecessarily challenging in many ways (just consider this open letter written in 2012 by a Frontier employee).

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Topics: number porting

Chat with Nat: SMS Forwarding Has Arrived!

Posted by Cherie L. Steffen on Apr 15, 2016 8:58:58 AM

Happy Friday, Chat with Natters! Thanks for joining us as we recap the past few days at VoIP Innovations. This week, we released a new feature. Yes, it's the one we've hinted about oh-so-many times... We'll tell you all about it and more as we jump into this post, Chat with Nat: SMS Forwarding Has Arrived!

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Top 10 Number Porting Pitfalls

Posted by Jason Tapolci on Apr 14, 2016 10:04:55 AM

Much like with anything in life, if you fail to plan, more than likely you are planning to fail. When it comes to something small like forgetting to plan ahead for lunch, no big deal; head to your office cafeteria. But when the task is larger in scale, such as porting the numbers for your entire business, you will absolutely want to be prepared for the process. Omitting the smallest detail can leave you in quite a time-monopolizing, money-dwindling bind. Save yourself the trouble; before you fall into any number porting pitfalls, read through these ten failures so you don’t become one.

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Topics: Porting, number porting

Introducing Our New Unlimited SMS Forwarding Service

Posted by Daniel McFarland on Apr 13, 2016 11:45:58 AM

If you took enough time to draw your eyes from your text message inbox to read this blog, I thank you. For better or for worse, texting has become the largest channel for communication. 

It’s no surprise that SMS (Short Message Service), more commonly known as text messaging, has become the primary way for all of us to communicate, especially in our increasingly busy, on-the-go lifestyles.

Our latest product, SMS Forwarding is a new feature for Local DIDs that will allow you to use one number to receive your messages and keep your personal cell number private. If you find yourself juggling multiple numbers, this feature is great for you! Also, if you hate giving away your personal cell number, your office number can be used to forward messages to your personal device and email!

So why is it important in the VoIP world?  The answer: the increasing trend of VoIP on mobile. Mobile devices are no longer just for making calls. Now, mobile devices have become handheld computers. With data plans, we are seeing more and more users using a VoIP number with SMS capabilities.  This means if you’re a VoIP provider it’s a must that you choose a carrier that offers SMS capabilities with their DIDs.

I want to learn more about SMS Forwarding!
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Topics: SMS

Chat with Nat: April Showers Bring Spring Promos

Posted by Cherie L. Steffen on Apr 8, 2016 8:34:20 AM

Happy Friday to you! We're excited to see you back here for another Chat with Nat week in review. We've had a busy week releasing updates and planning the debut of our new promotion. We hinted at it long enough, so it was time to make it available to you, right? Well, now you have it! We'll stop chatting and let you get into the nitty gritty of this post. Here's Chat with Nat: April Showers Bring Spring Promos.

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Spring Promo Alert: 25¢ Local, 25¢ Toll-Free, 65¢ E911, and more!

Posted by Daniel McFarland on Apr 7, 2016 11:48:18 AM

As a way of showing our gratitude to you, our loyal customers, we will be extending our 25¢ Toll-Free and 65¢ E911 deals until April 30 with a spring promotion! In addition, we will be reintroducing our 25¢ Local DID promo to run until the end of the month. Along with all of this, we will also be offering Free Porting and No Activation Fees until April 30 as well!

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Topics: VoIP, DIDs

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