Whether you’ve had to make a call to contact a customer service representative, or vote for your favorite reality singing competitor, you shouldn’t be a stranger to toll-free numbers. We’ve seen them take all kinds of forms, from numbers starting with 1-800 or 1-888, to numbers that even include letters, like 1-800-KIPLING. If you recognize that last number, you’re likely a history buff with an interest in early 20th century literature.
In this VoIP Innovations white paper we are going to discuss how to transfer or port a telephone number. Let’s begin by defining what exactly we mean by that. Number porting, also referred to as LNP (local number portability), refers to the ability of a "customer of record" (fancy term for the end user) of an existing fixed-line or mobile telephone number to reassign the number to another provider. This is often referred to as "Service Provider Portability". In most cases, there are limitations to transferability with regards to geography, service area coverage, and technology. To port a number successfully, you will want to have 3-key elements covered; pre-port preparation, in-progress port management, and post-port configuration and testing.
As the Wholesale VoIP market continues to grow and set records, more entrepreneurs and competitors are entering this industry. It is easier than ever to become a telecommunications provider, which means many operators are going through a telecommunications learning curve. VoIP Innovations has recognized this market trend and has built a unique wholesale VOIP BackOffice (Titanium III); providing aggregation, automation, and innovation. The focus of our service is to provide ITSP’s and resellers the coverage, tools, and automation they need to more efficiently manage their business. Recently, VoIP Innovations released yet another set of Titanium III BackOffice features, but where and how do they decide what the market wants?
This post is brought to you by Nick Medina, VP of Business Development for VoIP Innovations.
Working for North America’s largest Wholesale VoIP Provider, I often get the chance to engage with customers who are excited about launching their new VoIP business. Many times they have bought a switch and are extremely focused on the technical operations of the business. However, when I ask who their target market is, I quite often hear, “We are hoping to signup everyone that needs phone service.” Unfortunately, hope is not a strategy.
It has been estimated that Obama and Romney spent over $2 billion dollars trying to win the 2012 Presidential election. Many industries saw a piece of the $2 billion, one of them being the telecommunications industry, which benefited from the intense demand for predictive dialer services.
In 2008, VoIP Innovations' parent company, ABG Capital, started a popular Thanksgiving tradition, their 1st Annual Turkey Bowl. Employees wanting to participate were put into teams, and spent an afternoon playing flag football games. This activity quickly became a favorite among the ABG Capital team.
This year, the team carried on the tradition and hosted their 5th Annual Turkey Bowl last Friday. Four teams played until there was a champion. Afterwards, the participating employees chose an MVP and Hands of Stone award. Those winners will be announced at the ABG Capital Holiday Party next month.
ABG Capital would like to take the opportunity to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. We are truly grateful our valued customers and dedicated employees.
To see more pictures from our Turkey Bowl visit: http://voipinnovations.shutterfly.com/pictures/176