San Francisco, CA, August 12, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- DIDX announces expansion of the wholesale DID phone number marketplace to enable mobile virtual network operators to offer phone numbers outside of their current footprint of DIDs to their mobile device users. MVNOs are the innovative future of global communications for individuals and organizations (consumer, enterprise, nonprofit, government and more.) Enabling mobile operators to increase sales and retain customers is crucial in the competitive world of mobile communications service provision. MVNO participation in DIDXchange will not only increase revenue and customer retention for MVNOs, but it can also raise the quality of life and lucrative and lawful professional and business opportunities for their users.
"The DIDX focus is to successfully enable every telecom operator, cloud communications service provider and MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) who is currently operating in their countries with the benefits of DIDXchange. Over 25,000 operators, service providers and MVNOs are already associated with DIDX, giving them the opportunity to make available DID phone numbers from the DIDX inventory of 65 nations to their own mobile service clients. In turn, they each have the opportunity to list their own DID phone numbers, not currently sold, for sale on the DIDX marketplace where wholesale level service providers are ready to buy. DID phone numbers are a highly lucrative value add that MVNOs can offer for sale to their users. Their users can have a virtual presence in cities of countries outside of their own which means new business and social opportunities for them," Muneeb Iqbal, DIDX COO notes.
The eMarketer research notes that by 2016 there will be more than two billion people who own smart phones. By 2018, more than 33 % of global consumers will have smart phones. According to GSMA Intelligence, over 50 % of the world's total population were using some kind of a mobile phone already by Q3 2014. Certain observations can be evident. This half plus still wishes to make calls to others via a DID phone number for business and social reasons. Those who do not use mobile phones still wish to call the DID phone number of those who do have mobile phones. Individuals call phone numbers of organizations and other people that they want to talk to. If the phone number they call is local to them and does not incur expensive charges, they are more likely to call it.
"One of the biggest concerns of mobile virtual network operators is how to retain customers. It is much more expensive to gain a new customer than to retain one. It is so easy for mobile phone service users to hop from provider to provider, depending on who has the device, service plan or other features they want at the best price at any given time. One way to set an MVNO way apart and above its competitors is to have an inventory of phone numbers from more areas of the world available for sale to their customers. Let's say that an MVNO's particular user lives and works in San Francisco, CA but has potential or current customers, family or friends in another city or country such as London, Canberra, Tokyo, Beijing or any other city. If that user owned not only a San Francisco phone number but also a phone number of London, Canberra, Tokyo, and Beijing, then that user's current and potential VIP (very important people) are very likely to start calling the user more often. Additional scenarios can be easily brainstormed as to why MVNOs should use DIDXchange to buy phone numbers from areas outside their current footprint and resell them to their users," says Suzanne Bowen, DIDX VP.
The DIDX knowledge base includes additional information about incoming SMS feature on more and more DID phone numbers available for sale on DIDxchange. The feature will enable texts to be received on these phone numbers. MVNOs that buy DID phone numbers from DIDXchange can further forward the SMS via HTTP POST. Mobile virtual network operators and other wholesale level telecommunications-related operators and service providers stand to reap benefits of cost saving, new and retained customers and more global reputation by using DIDXchange. MVNOs and other operators and service providers are invited to visit www.didx.net to sign up. MVNO users can in turn share this exciting opportunity with their service providers.