January 12, 2005
The availability of immediate provisioning of Direct Inward Dialing (DID) numbers from VoIP, Inc, for locations around the country will save service providers the expense of having to inventory large supplies of these numbers in advance.
VoIP Inc (OTCBB:VOII), through its subsidiary VoIP Americas, has enhanced its flagship product VoIPDID to include the ability to order and provision DID numbers in real time, eliminating the costly provisioning delays and expense facing many VoIP service providers.
VoIPDID allows next-generation service providers to quickly obtain US local DID numbers which can be terminated on their VoIP gateways anywhere in the world, mitigating the need to establish multiple points of presence in the US, and wait at the convenience of Tier One carriers to provide them with numbers.
The numbers are ordered and provisioned in real time via VoIP America’s web portal and application interface, avoiding lead times that sometimes exceed 90 days. An even tighter integration via XML allows DID numbers to be displayed and provisioned to customers during an online subscription process, further reducing installation costs.
VoIP, Inc, is a solution provider of high-quality VoIP for residential and business customers, and also manufactures products and delivers services, ranging from subscriber-based VoIP, to SIP-based infrastructure, to broadband customer premise equipment and wireless broadband technology, for ISPs, telecom service providers, and cable operators in various countries.
January 6, 2005
The new Small-to-Medium-Business-oriented version of Packet8’s Virtual Office offers a three-line IP-PBX with full functionality for under $200 initial cost, plus $120 per month service with unlimited calling to the US and Canada.
Packet8‘s specially packaged retail version of its Virtual Office business phone system is designed to meet the needs of traditional storefront merchants as a replacement for a traditional PBX or Centrex service.
The Virtual Office retail package consists of a broadband phone adapter and hands-free business telephone for $99.95. A minimum of three Virtual Office extensions is required. Monthly Packet8 service for Virtual Office costs $39.95 per extension, and includes extensive PBX functions along with unlimited local and long distance business calling in the US and Canada.
PBX functionality includes customizable auto-attendant with dial by extension, name or by group; DID (Direct Inward Dial) phone number with any desired area code for each extension; conference bridge, music-on-hold, call park/pick-up, and hunt groups; voicemail including voicemail-to-email alerts; extension-to-extension dialing anywhere in the world; and one-touch controls for three-way calling, forwarding, do-not-disturb, voicemail, distinctive ringing, call waiting, caller-ID, and call transfer.
Optional extra services include receptionist console, virtual phone numbers for any extension, and toll-free phone numbers and service. Virtual Office users anywhere can group multiple Packet8 VoIP lines into a virtual business telephone system, providing geographic independence to even small and medium businesses.