We are often asked by customers for “vanity” toll free numbers: a number that has digits which have special significance such as spelling their name or business. When we look up the number in SMS/800 database that manages the allocation of toll free numbers, even the most obscure combinations seem to be taken. The reason? Phone sex.
“Somebody call 911!
Shawty fire burning on the dance floor
In a typical month, we will handle several hundred Canadian number ports, and at least 30% of them fail at the first review. We check each request before submission against a copy of a recent invoice, and in many cases can ask the end user to quickly amend the request, but a “clean” port request will always go through more quickly.
When we started the parent company of StormQloud, Prodosec Inc, back in 2004 to provide VoIP services for business in Canada, it never occurred to us that there was anything hard about VoIP. As founders of the company, we had 15 years of telecom experience and VoIP looked like it would be simple compared to the old circuit switched world we were used to.