Suzanne Bowen : Monetizing IP Communications
Suzanne Bowen
32 yrs in telecom, teaching, blog & grant writing, biz development, marketing, & PR. Favorite moments in life involve time w/ family & friends, networking, IP communications industry verticals & horizontals, running, traveling, foreign languages
| 1. "Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition..." Barack Obama ..... 2. "One of the sad signs of our times is that we have demonized those who produce, subsidized those who refuse to produce, and canonized those who complain." By Thomas Sowell

IP Communications Education

What Do Hairpinning and The Shining Have to do with VoIP?

July 7, 2010

I was remembering my mother in the 60s when she would wet her hair, curl small areas and hair pin in place. When it dried and she combed it out, she looked like an angel. But hairpinning is a term in voice over Internet (IP communications). It is the process of returning a message from a beginning endpoint back in the direction it came from.

Ever Wonder What smime.p7s is for?

July 14, 2010

smime.p7s ... you might see on incoming emails from different senders. Sometimes when our company Super Technologies, Inc. is helping our wholesale clients to monetize IP communications, we see this. In fact, every time we receive an email from a government organization who is leveraging DID phone number service on wholesale level.

What is it?

S/MIME (Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) is a standard for public key encryption and signing of MIME data. See more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S/MIME

Type Currency Converter into Google Web Search

July 16, 2010

Save time, open Google browser, type "currency converter," and quickly get currency conversions. 

IP communications news in Honduras ...
- Millicom International Cellular (MIC) today announced that it has reached agreement with its local partner in Honduras, to gain 100% control of Celtel.
- Honduras DID voip phone numbers available on wholesale DIDX.net from the first and only Honduran company with an FCC-214 License. Some will say anyone can do that... but they didn't.
- During World Cup, Skype was offering free calls to countries participating during games. This applied to Mexico, Chile, Honduras, Uruguay, Paraguay, Spain, Brazil, Portugal and the United States.

Happy IP communications monetizing to all.

Special Character for Check Marks, Hex Input

August 27, 2010

I needed a checkmark in a GDoc, but I noticed that WindDings is not in the font list. Bummer! A little research, for "special character for checkmarks hex input," and I found the answer: the character I want  is this ✔ which is Unicode 0x2714 - but far easier to copy-paste it into your doc where you want it.
 
When I learn something new, I want to share it with others. Some of you reading this will think, "Ah! She didn't know that???" 

But others will learn with me. Happy monetizing IP communications! Connect with me on Linkedin.

DIDX API Has Option to Filter DID that Require Special Docs

September 30, 2010

One of our members on DIDXchange made a wish for ... "if we could add a filter in the method of..."



getAvailableRatedDIDSbyCountryCode





The filter would be to avoid DIDs that require documentation or ID, please see the image attached.

Something like:
NeedDocument:

$NeedDocuments = 0 : All DIDs
$NeedDocuments = 1 : All DIDs with document requirements
$NeedDocuments = 2 : All DIDs with no document requirement

Our answer immediately:
We have made you a new function "getAvailableRatedDIDSbyCountryCodeAndDocs" which is exactly same as getAvailableRatedDIDSbyCountryCode, but with a difference that it has one more argument which is for document requirements.


http://kb.didx.net/tiki-index.php?page=Get+a+list+of+available+DIDs+by+country-area+code+and+document+requirements

The reason for not touching the already existed function is that this function is mostly used among customers and sometimes the change in the function arguments or return fields not acceptable by most API users.

Please test the function and let me know if it works for you well.

(So, we ask DIDX members to test it and let us know.)

*** Some governments requires certain documentation before a DID can be purchased. All DIDX members are required to take it as their responsibility to follow the law. See http://kb.didx.net/tiki-index.php?page=Documents+Requirement

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Listen to News and Blogs While You Work

November 12, 2010

What I like about Odigo which is installed for example on http://blogs.didx.net/ and http://blog.tmcnet.com/monetizing-ip-communications/ is that I can listen to news and blogs while I work on other things. If I am distracted, I just pause the news.

It's great for people who are blind or those who use English as a second language, too.

Cloud Computing Compliments Cold Climates

January 10, 2011

Image by Getty Images via @daylife

The title's a tongue twister for your practice.

I know it's cold when certain things add to the slight clutter on my work desk or netbook bag: gloves, scarf and Burt's Bees Beeswax lip balm with clove oil. The temp in Pensacola got as low as 31 degrees Fahrenheit this morning. Shivers ... brrrrrr.

Video Demo: Searching for IP Communications Movers and Shakers Like you on TelecomYou

May 30, 2011



Linkedin is great for discussions, groups, and connecting with professionals you know and want to know,  but most of all, the recommendations feature shines above all other business/social networking platforms. Facebook is excellent because it enables us to get to know our potential and current business partners (vendors, friends, and customers). But being heavily involved in the telecommunications industry for the past 12 years, http://www.telecomyou.com holds the promise for developing business with those you currently know well, but also the movers and shakers on the other side of the world that may seem out of your touch on platforms such as Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Digg, etc. 

Our company Super Technologies, Inc. and many 1000s of others who I talk with throughout the year have gained surprising successes via TelecomYou. I believe in sharing "the wealth," so I am recording short 1-2 minute demonstration videos to show how to use TelecomYou. This is the first of the series. 



Interview with FiberHome International's Jason Wang on Carrier Trends

June 1, 2011

Listen to the podcast and/or read the transcript with a bit of information on "optical communications" and "intelligentization."

Questions and topics and the discussion results:

1. Would you tell us a little bit about yourself, your background?

Highlights of Jason Wang's reply: FiberHome International is a subsidiary of FiberHome Group which is responsible for the oversea market developments. I am responsible for the customer pre-sales and customer support ... also marketing development, network architecture and analysis.





Frank Talk on Telecom Fraud with Humbug Labs' Eric Klein

January 25, 2012

Eric Klein, the VP of sales and marketing at Humbug Labs,is the telecom fraud expert that we interviewed in a recent podcast, sponsored by DIDX and AstraQom. He is one of the brilliant presenters scheduled for ITEXPO East 2012, specifically the Asterisk World and Cloud Communications events. Look in the ITEXPO East 2012 visitors' bag for the Humbug Labs free white paper that describes the evolution of telecom fraud. It includes a free trial code of Humbug services.

Much like business issues regarding infringment of intellectual property that I discussed with Mark Terry, companies are not prepared to prevent or to deal with telecom fraud. Most are too embarrassed to ever admit to experts when they suffer either.

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