Customers Can Obtain Global Numbers and Call Other iNum Numbers for Free
SEATTLE – March 12, 2013 – Flowroute today announced it has joined the growing community of communications service providers that are offering their customers geographically independent iNum® numbers for free and providing free calling to all other iNum numbers.
Membership in the iNum community boosts Flowroute’s ability to provide flexible, streamlined telecommunications solutions to the thousands of enterprises and application developers it serves. Flowroute’s customer base is growing rapidly, with more than 2 billion minutes of traffic routed last year.
The addition of Flowroute to the iNum network represents another provider’s acceptance and use of numbers that are not tied to a geographic location, as opposed to traditional numbers with country-specific codes.
Voxbone’s iNums support IP communications features, combining the best attributes of telephone numbers and Internet communications. They enable users, including members of VoIP communities, conferencing providers, enterprises, small and medium-size businesses, and charitable organizations, to create a local presence in new locations with a single, portable number reachable from throughout the world. iNums use the international number range of +883 5100, which the International Telecommunication Union assigned to Voxbone.
Flowroute becomes the latest service provider to offer its customers the opportunity to save considerably on the cost of international voice calls and text messages while gaining the opportunity to support high-definition voice and video telephony. In addition to benefiting enterprise customers and their end users, the free iNums from Flowroute will enable application developers to expand the functionality of their apps.
“Offering our customers free universal telephone numbers complements our mission of removing barriers to enable agile, free-flowing communications,” said Flowroute founder and CEO Bayan Towfiq. “We believe in the iNum concept of one number for the new world, in which businesses thrive on local presence and global relationships not limited by distance or borders.”
Functioning as a technological bridge between cloud communications networks and traditional PSTN and mobile networks, Voxbone is the market leader in providing worldwide geographical, toll-free and geographically independent telephone numbers.
Hugh Goldstein, Voxbone Vice President for Strategic Alliances and the iNum initiative, said: “We’re very pleased to have Flowroute in our iNum community. We look forward to working closely with Flowroute to enable free IP communications services via iNum – the area code for the earth.”
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Flowroute is powering the future of telephone communications. The company develops innovations that provide simplified, agile and direct access to the global telephone network. Serving enterprises and application developers, Flowroute empowers businesses with on-demand capacity, automation tools, and real-time self-serve telephony management. It provides a homegrown platform for building modern communications applications that are light, scalable, automated and based on open standards. Visit Flowroute at www.flowroute.com, or connect on LinkedIn or Twitter.
Voxbone is the market leader in providing worldwide geographical, toll-free and iNum telephone numbers, enabling Internet communications services providers, global carriers, national operators and enterprises to extend the reach of their voice services internationally, rapidly and with minimal costs. The company delivers high-quality inbound communications (often referred to as direct inward dialing, or DID) from more than 50 countries and more than 4,000 cities around the world, as well as the first emergency-calling service accessible in multiple European countries from a single IP-based interconnection. For more information, visit www.voxbone.com or connect with Voxbone on LinkedIn or Twitter.
Voxbone launched the iNum community in 2008 to provide a new kind of global phone number for a new kind of world not bound by geography. Using the international number range of +883 5100, iNums enable users, including members of VoIP communities, conferencing providers, small and medium-size businesses, and charitable organizations, to establish a local presence in new locations with a single, portable number reachable from throughout the world. iNums currently support high-definition voice, SMS and presence.