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July 26, 2010

DIDX: What to do with Phone Calls or Numbers?

By David Sims, TMCnet Contributing Editor


Suzanne Bowen, vice president of Super Technologies (News - Alert), Inc. and DIDX, recently participated in a blog conversation titled, "Intelligent Things You Can Do with Phone Calls or Numbers?"

Feel free, as she says, to "comment directly here on the DIDX blog. You can participate here, on TwitterFacebook, or Linkedin."

Personally we'd like to thank her for her retro link to Entropy Gradient Reversals, RageBoy Chris "Cluetrain Manifesto" Locke's wonderfully Dadaist site purporting to be about... well, who can say, really? Some rock'n'roll, some techie stuff, some marketing, some futurism, and more. It was just the bee's knees in 1998. Hit it today to be reminded what HotBot, AltaVista and Excite logos looked like."Any more intelligent things you can do with phone calls?" Bowen asks. "I hear dozens from new DIDX members and the latest? Make all DIDs SMS-able."Kevin C. Leacock chimed in with, "is that to say that all DIDX DIDs are becoming SMS-capable?""I wish, Kevin," Bowen replied. "We need more mobile operators joining www.didx.net so that some of the coolest services in the world can leverage DIDs that can SMS in and out. These DIDX members have the technology to enable SMS over Internet... just need the DIDs." Bowen then wonders if there are, "any other intelligent things we can do with phone calls, phone service, IP communications, phone numbers? Let's help David Isenberg out here."

Whoever David Isenberg is -- oh right, author of EGR fave "Rise of the Stupid Network" thirteen years ago. Leacock says yeah, "I was rather excited when DIDx added SMS capability, but unfortunately, I couldn't find any numbers I needed with the SMS capability. Shame."Leacock notes that "For a start, I've seen games done by phone, systems that remember your personal settings based on CallerID. There's things like the Localphone approach - use a combination of the CLID and the DID to redirect that call to a specific customer's contact – etc., multiple people using the same phone number to call multiple other people."

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David Sims is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of David’s articles, please visit his columnist page. He also blogs for TMCnet here.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi




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