Choosing SMS Sender IDs: Long Code vs. Short Code

Posted by Daniel McFarland on March 29, 2016 at 12:52 PM

Where would the world be without text messaging? Throughout the day, millions of phone screens light up with messages ranging from dinner plans, emoji exchanges between significant others, chit chat among friends, and birthday wishes to a distant family member. While billions of messages are sent each day, there is an SMS detail that most texters will never give a second thought to, that being Sender IDs.

Sender IDs are, in the simplest of explanations, the phone number a text is sent from. These numbers are classified as either a long code or short code, each with their own unique use.

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Tags: Wholesale VoIP, VoIP, Telecom, SMS

Top 10 BackOffice Features When Operating a VoIP Company

Posted by Jason Tapolci on February 2, 2016 at 2:30 AM

When dealing with a VoIP service wholesaler, the BackOffice is where you handle your business operations such as ordering and managing DIDs, porting numbers, organizing groups and endpoints, and so much more. While a BackOffice is imperative for your VoIP company’s survival, they are not all created equal. To guarantee that your company is operating at its full potential, make sure that your BackOffice includes all of the following features.

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Tags: Wholesale VoIP, ITSP, Entrepreneurship

[Video] Brand Promises and Products - Talking with Tapolci

Posted by Daniel McFarland on January 26, 2016 at 2:45 PM

Today on Talking with Tapolci, we talk strategy. More specifically, we talk about strategically using our company's brand promises to develop differentiated products. 

Our brand promise at VoIP Innovations is to save our customer's time by providing choice, automation, and control through our products. By aligning our products with our brand promises, we were able to become an industry leader in the world of wholesale VoIP.

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Tags: Wholesale VoIP, Talking with Tapolci, Entrepreneurship

The DID Wizard: An Innovative Way to Order and Stock DIDs

Posted by Daniel McFarland on January 19, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Today, we are proud to announce our newest features on our BackOffice, the Personal Inventory and DID configuration Wizard. The DID Wizard was created to streamline the DID ordering and configuration process. The DID inventory provides you with your very own personal inventory that allows you to set rules for automated DID replenishment or to reserve a DID and notify you. We believe that the Wizard has made it easier than ever to order and configure DIDs in the newly designed user interface. Jason Tapolci, President of VoIP Innovations had a few things to say about the DID Wizard release.

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Tags: Wholesale VoIP, DID, VI News

How to Operate a Successful Telecom Business: Provisioning

Posted by Daniel McFarland on November 12, 2015 at 9:22 AM

Just about anybody can start a business, but the true challenge comes in managing your company and generating growth. Eight out of 10 businesses crash within their first 18 months. Don’t be part of that statistic. If you’re managing a telecommunications business you definitely have plenty of room to grow. But it will be challenging, especially if you’re trying to transition into the VoIP market.

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Tags: Wholesale VoIP, Provisioning, Entrepreneurship

Take Charge of Your Product: Control Your VoIP Business

Posted by Daniel McFarland on October 22, 2015 at 2:49 PM

"There are so many worlds, and I have not yet conquered even one."

– quote on Alexander the Great, Plutarch.

For Alexander, control was everything. Conquering all and uniting everything under one flag was his goal. Upon hearing that there were an infinite amount of worlds that existed in the universe, he wept. Although he conquered so much, there was still much to be had. In the business world, you too should keep that mindset. Be a conqueror, grow your empire, and stay in control.

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Tags: Wholesale VoIP, Back Office, VoIP, Telecommuting, ITSP, Entrepreneurship

Streamlining Your VoIP Business: Automation

Posted by Daniel McFarland on October 20, 2015 at 8:36 AM

A college student walks into a convenience store late on a Saturday. He approaches a screen. It asks for his order all while displaying a colorful buffet of his favorite fried snacks. He touches the “fries” icon. It asks for the size. He selects bucket. With a few more taps on the screen, his order is processed and delivered just as he wanted. A bucket-sized order of chili-cheese fries with extra sour cream. The college student is pleased. The convenience of the automated machine supplied him with the chili-cheese fries he desired along with more time to eat, party, and study.

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Tags: Wholesale VoIP, Back Office, ITSP, DID, Entrepreneurship

Top 10 List: What You Should Demand From Your Wholesale VoIP Provider

Posted by Daniel McFarland on October 8, 2015 at 11:42 AM

As an ITSP (Internet Telephony Service Provider), the best way to get into the hearts of your end users and for your business to grow is to choose a wholesale provider that can offer you unique and useful services. There are many wholesale providers out there, but choosing the best one for managing your own ITSP will take a little bit of research. For this month’s Top 10, we’ll be going over the questions you should ask before choosing a wholesale VoIP provider.

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Tags: Wholesale VoIP, VoIP, VoIP Education, DID, Entrepreneurship

Business Plan to Start a VoIP Company: Part II, Equipment and Vendors

Posted by Nick Medina on April 13, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Now that you’ve decided to start a VoIP Company, you must now decide what equipment and vendors you will need. Your overall cost will vary depending on how much time and capital you plan on investing to start your VoIP Company. It will also vary depending on what vertical or verticals you have decided to focus on. The main components to your VoIP Company will include your VoIP carrier(s), switch equipment, and end-user equipment or software.

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Tags: Wholesale VoIP, Entrepreneurship

Chat with Nat: Checking in with your favorite wholesale VoIP company

Posted by Natalie DeCario on December 5, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Happy Friday and welcome back to another Chat with Nat where we get to discuss some great things going on in the wholesale VoIP industry! I want to start off this week’s post by giving a huge shout out to Jason Tapolci, president of VoIP Innovations. This week he celebrated his 40th birthday!!

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Tags: Wholesale VoIP, Chat with Nat, VoIP, BYOD, DID, VI News

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