Giving Homeless a Voice (Mail)

Homeless no longer has to mean being phoneless, too. Several companies are sponsoring Denver’s new Community Voicemail Project, which gives homeless people access to free phone service and voice mail. “Having a simple phone number, something most of us take for granted, can be the key to survival and self-sufficiency for people in crisis or […]

PowerNet Global Uses Sylantro, Iperia Platforms

PowerNet Global Communications has selected Sylantro Systems application feature server platform for its nationwide hosted VoIP service offering in conjunction with its next-generation network. It also has chosen IPeria Inc.s ActivEdge voice mail for its nationwide rollout of consumer and business VoIP services. PowerNet Globals residential users will be able to use virtually any broadband […]

Voicecom Adds Message Waiting Indicator Feature to Voice Mail Service

Voicecom (Booth 113) announced the availability of a Message Waiting Indicator (MWI) feature to complement its wholesale residential and business voice mail offerings in seven local access transport areas (LATAs). This feature alerts users to messages in their voice mail with a stuttered or broken dial tone after the users pick up the phone or […]

Agents Click for Collateral

The entrepreneurs behind, a variable data Web portal that started so real estate agents could order high-end marketing tools online, are expanding their services to include telecom agents. The idea is to “offer a Web-based marketing portal that would host business collateral and custom direct mail pieces as a value-added service to communication customers,” […]

Real Magnet Unveils Anti-Spam Upgrade

Washington, D.C.-based Real Magnet (Booth 620) has developed an e-marketing tool, MagnetMail, to ensure message deliverability. The company says users can create measurable and coordinated e-mail, fax and direct mail campaigns. MagnetMail features include dedicated IP addresses so users do not have to share them, suppression list functionality and the adoption of Sender Policy Framework […]

Voicecom Adds Voice Mail Alert Feature to Service

Voicecom, (Booth 316) a provider of call answering solutions for the business-to-business market, announces the addition of the Message Waiting Indicator (MWI) feature to complement its residential and business voice mail offerings in seven LATAs. This feature allows users to be alerted to messages in their voice mailboxes by hearing a stuttered or broken dial […]

A+ Promotes Flat Rate Virtual Office

A+ Conferencing (Booth 305) is promoting a resale program for its TeleCenter toll-free, flat-rate virtual office service. With TeleCenter, subscribers can stay in touch with their prospects, customers and distributors without worrying about per-minute fees or excess charges for inbound calls, A+ says. According to A+, TeleCenter enables subscribers to present themselves as well-established businesses […]

GulfTel Names EUR as Outsourcing Provider

EUR Systems (Booth 714) announced today that GulfTel Communications, a member of the Local Telecommunications Division of Madison River Communications and an ILEC providing bundled services to customers in Alabama, has chosen EUR Systems as its business process outsourcing provider. Each month, EUR will coordinate the printing, stuffing and mailing of bills for GulfTel’s 48,000 […]

We Have to Do Better

Posted: 1/2004 We Have to Do Better I finally switched my local phone service. I had been courted by several vendors, but for no particular reason relented when AT&T called. The savings were not significant about $8 off the calling plan I had with Qwest. So, I was getting unlimited local plus long distance and […]


Posted: 11/2003 NEWS BRIEFS Voicecom launched Spanish prompts for its wholesale voice mail offerings, targeted to CLECs. By adding Spanish prompts to its service, Voicecom is helping its CLEC partners extend their market potential to about 40 million people, says the company. Voicecoms voice mail service provides a digital mailbox to capture voice messages from […]

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