With a Voxbone Phone Number from Any of 5,000 Cities in 46 Countries, Users of Phone.com’s Virtual Office Hosted Phone System Can Be Called by Parisians/Londoners/Singaporeans as Readily as Any Business Physically There
BRUSSELS, Belgium–Dec. 17, 2008—Voxbone today announced that it has been chosen by Phone.com, a hosted IP PBX provider for small businesses, to supply DID (direct-inward-dial) numbers abroad. Phone.com users who work in the U.S. but have clients in other countries can choose telephone numbers in those countries that when dialed will ring to their Phone.com “Virtual Office.” The Virtual Office’s customized auto attendant (automated receptionist) then can ask for the called person’s extension number and complete the call.
Such calls are local to the caller; Voxbone carries them over its managed IP network to Phone.com, which routes them to its end customer with no perceptible delay. Phone.com customers pay a flat monthly rate for each DID. The numbers can also be directed to ring home phones or cell phones, and to change routing by time-of-day rules. DIDs can be ordered for all included cities and countries through Phone.com’s self-service web site, and paid for, like all of the provider’s services, with a credit card.
“Phone.com’s Virtual Office helps our small business customers look big by running big-company voice applications like automated attendant and conferencing,” said Ari Rabban, CEO of Phone.com. “Voxbone’s DIDs in foreign markets help our customers look international, and even transact internationally. We chose Voxbone for its long record of reliability, and its ability to aggregate and send us traffic collected from several points overseas. They also have the SIP adherence we needed to operate interactively with touch-tone response, so that callers in foreign markets can dial for extensions.”
“The Phone.com agreement shows how Voxbone brings remote marketplaces within the buying reach of small businesses and even SOHOs,” said Sebastien d’ Ursel, Voxbone COO. “Through our on-demand DID number services and real-time platform, service providers can offer a seamless, reliable, and easy-to-use solution for the cost of one short PSTN overseas phone call.”
Voxbone leases international DID numbers and toll-free numbers via VoIP to organizations in North and South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific regions. Using these numbers, Voxbone customers may receive inexpensive, locally dialed phone calls from 46 countries (Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Poland, Puerto Rico, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States).
Voxbone services, which include DID (direct inward dialing) and toll-free numbers, are deployed by mobile operators, PSTN carriers, VoIP providers, call center operators and NGN (Next Generation Network) service providers worldwide. Voxbone is a recognized member of the International Telecommunication Union and part of the study group that is responsible for numbering standardization around the world.
Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, Voxbone provides worldwide DID numbers and toll-free phone numbers over its own private intercontinental VoIP network. The all-IP architecture of the Voxbone core network enables customers to rapidly deploy new communications services with local presence, while simultaneously reducing costs. It delivers high-quality call origination from 46 countries and 5,000 cities, as well as “iNum” numbers that are billed as local calls when dialed through participating carriers anywhere in the world. Through its number inventory, network, self-administered provisioning and comprehensive SIP adherence, Voxbone’s global infrastructure enables its customers to expand to international markets quickly and efficiently. Founded in 2002 and privately held, Voxbone is licensed by the EU in 27 countries. For more information, visit www.voxbone.com.
Phone.com is a one-stop portal and phone company offering a suite of innovative, economical phone services designed for entrepreneurs and households. Powered by VoIP and SaaS technologies, the company currently offers its first two Internet-based communications products, Virtual Office for small businesses and Home Phone for consumers, with monthly plans starting at as low as $9.88. Phone.com’s mission is to leverage its memorable domain name, its competitive telecommunications capabilities and its outstanding 24/7 customer support to service a significant market share of SOHO (small office/home office) businesses and households. Founded in 2007, Phone.com is headquartered in Boston. For more information, visit www.phone.com.