Iristel first Canadian CLEC to offer global toll-free iNum phone numbers that follow you or your business anywhere in the world
(Canada Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge)
TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - Iristel today announced it has joined the growing community of communications
service providers offering customers global phone numbers through the Voxbone iNum® network.
For business, cash-strapped charities, or individuals, one global phone
number is easier to promote and easier for anyone anywhere to reach you
at no cost to them. In effect, iNums increase reach dramatically
because a phone number turns into a local call for all of the world's 7
billion people. iNums use the international number range of +883
(5100), which the International Telecommunication Union assigned to
iNum stands for "international Number", a new kind of global phone
number for a new kind of world that's not about distance or national
borders. Traditional phone numbers are tied to a particular country or
city so when you move you often need to get a new number. Not so with
"We are delighted to continue our pioneering efforts to provide service,
whether in remote or urban areas, that link next generation cloud
computing to traditional telecom infrastructures," said Samer Bishay,
President of Iristel, a CLEC (Competitive Local Exchange Carrier) since
Iristel's partner company in Canada's North, Ice Wireless, will also
offer iNum numbers to its customers.
With Voxbone's iNums, Iristel is able to route other Canadian phone
carriers' international calls cost-efficiently and also allow small and
medium-size businesses and charitable organizations to create a local
presence in new locations with a single, portable number reachable from
anywhere in the world.
Iristel will also support the new +888 United Nations country code
instituted by the ITU last year that provides free telecommunications
to humanitarian relief personnel anywhere in the world.
"We know Canadians volunteer in disaster relief efforts around the
world," Bishay said, "and now loved ones here in Canada can stay in
touch with family and friends who are offering aid and comfort in often
dangerous areas for no charge."
With iNums, Iristel 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 the service provider
gains the opportunity to support high-definition voice and video
Hugh Goldstein, Vice President of Business Development for Voxbone,
said: "We're very pleased to have Iristel in our iNum community. We
look forward to working closely with Iristel to enable free IP
communications services via iNum - the area code for the earth. "
Established in 1999, Iristel Inc. ("Iristel") was granted a carrier
license by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications
Commission (CRTC) in 2000 and is one of Canada's largest VoIP service
providers with a coast-to-coast network. Iristel offers a complete
portfolio of IP services in Canada, including hosted IP PBX, virtual
faxing, virtual roaming, and global IP trunking products and services.
For more information please visit www.iristel.ca
Voxbone is the market leader in providing worldwide geographical,
toll-free and geographically independent 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. 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. For more information, visit www.voxbone.com or www.inum.net, or connect with Voxbone on LinkedIn or Twitter.
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