Thursday, June 29, 2006
Phonegnome, (quickly becoming my favourite VoIP appliance) just got a little better. They added Virtual Numbers, or DID's. Not to toy around with one locality at a time, they added with the help of a partner, DID's pretty much throughout the entire world.
Very impressive, and for the SOHO set - Phonegnome is a must have now. Phonegnome is like Skype in a viral way - Once you have one, you just want to tell people about it.
Two features that are must haves and I hope are on the roadmap are: Distinctive Ring for Inbound DID's (SOHO and Teen phone line use) as well as seperate VM for DID's calls and customized prompts.
The red hot startup Iotum announced earlier this week, a strategic partnership with Versature (a kickass hosted VoIP business PBX solution)
There are three things I love, FroYO, Intellingent UM and Call Routing and Hosted PBX's, and this deal has all but the first. By integrating the Iotum Relevance engine into Versature's Hosted PBX (the best I have ever seen btw) Iotum gets a national parnter and access to many bleeding edge customers, and Versature adds to its already uber impressive feature set; the most intelligent presence based call management engine ever conceived to date. Clearly a win-win.
I look forward to trying this solution out and will report back testing I hope to complete in the next couple of weeks.