VoxOx Launches Local and Custom Phone Numbers in U.S. and Canada
July 20, 2010
VoxOx also adds free global numbers through alliance with iNum initiative
SAN DIEGO – July 20, 2010 – VoxOx by TelCentris, Inc., the first and only free consumer service that unifies today’s key communication channels – voice, video, IM, text, social media, e-mail, fax and file sharing – into a single user interface, today announced the immediate availability of virtual phone numbers. This new offering enables consumers to create multiple customized telephone numbers that route to their VoxOx account, and can also be routed to other phones (work, home, mobile, etc.). Consumers can select their virtual phone numbers from more than 100 area codes in the U.S. and Canada. They also have the ability to do a “vanity” search for memorable digits and word spellings.
“Those who own a small business, have family living in another state, or just would like to have a fun, memorable phone number, can benefit from these new options,” said Erik Bratt, VP of marketing at TelCentris. “For example, a small business owner can now add phone numbers in multiple local areas that the business serves. Or, a U.S. resident with family in another state (or Canada) can now add phone numbers in those locations in order to enable family members to dial locally.”
VoxOx virtual numbers are being offered in addition to the free phone numbers that every VoxOx user receives upon sign-up. Each virtual number costs $1.95 per month or $19.95 per year – one third of the cost of Skype’s online numbers. Differentiators of VoxOx virtual numbers include support for inbound SMS and fax.
VoxOx also announced today the addition of free global numbers, made possible through an alliance with the iNum initiative. iNum is a special global area code (+883) dedicated to enabling new IP communications services. These global numbers make it easier for friends, family and colleagues overseas to dial VoxOx users from landlines and mobile phones, and other VoIP networks worldwide at local rates or free. Once a VoxOx user activates the free iNum number, the person’s overseas friends can dial him or her from any phone via one of the local access numbers in 45 countries as a two-stage call. As a result, the VoxOx user pays nothing to receive the international call and the overseas friend only pays for the local call to the access number.
With these new phone number options, VoxOx provides some of the best flexibility in the industry for choosing a number that meets a user’s objectives. Currently, consumers who sign up for VoxOx in all supported countries receive:
“We think our users will be excited by the number of options we provide for getting a free or low-cost phone number,” said Bryan Hertz, CEO of TelCentris. “This is another point of differentiation from our competitors, none of which offer the flexibility that we provide.”
For more information regarding the VoxOx virtual numbers, please visit www.voxox.com/virtual_numbers.php. For more information regarding the new international access numbers, please visit www.voxox.com/international_numbers.php.
About VoxOx VoxOx is the first ever “Universal Communicator” service that manages all forms of cross-media communication for consumers. It is the only service that unifies today’s key communication channels – voice, video, Instant Messaging (IM), text, social media, e-mail, and content sharing – into a single, intuitive interface that gives consumers control of their contacts, conversations and most importantly, their interconnected lifestyles, both now and in the future. It combines the benefits of Internet-telephony solutions, interoperable IMs, Web services and social networking aggregators, and much more at no cost to the user. For more information, please visit www.voxox.com. VoxOx is a service created by TelCentrisÃ‚ Inc. For more information on TelCentris, please visit www.telcentris.com.
About TelCentris, Inc. TelCentris, Inc., is an innovative San Diego-based unified communications and telecommunications provider developing advanced communication solutions and serving the needs of carriers, enterprises and consumers. The founders have a long history in technology, and bring to consumers the lessons learned from massively scalable enterprise data networking, IT and various software fields. TelCentris offers telecom companies, regardless of size, the ability to launch profitable IP telephony offerings in a matter of days while minimizing upfront capital expenditures. TelCentris also leverages its Service Delivery Platform to provide hosted IP-PBX solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. The company is the creator of VoxOx, an award-winning unified communications software that enables consumers to integrate all their key communications channels into a single interface. For more information on TelCentris, please visit www.telcentris.com.