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July 06, 2010


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Agreed. But what's missing from this list are services actually handling the delivery of calls to sip registered apps/devices/phones.

For "voice in the cloud" to work, the phones need to be "in the cloud". That means the phones are not talking via 10-digit phone number over the PSTN, but rather, via the data network using SIP addresses.

Without SIP registered user agents (phones, soft phones), these "Cloud services" are nothing more than apps that work with 10-digit phone numbers with no opportunity to avoid the voice minute loving PSTN carriers.



Two points:

First, carriers and ISPs don't have to be "dumb" or "ignorant" pipes. Note the successes of France Telecom and Japan's SoftBank in leveraging the connection to position yourself as the value-added provider as well.

Second, another thing to highlight about the VaaS companies you've listed is that free or cheap phone calls isn't their articulated value proposition. There's a lesson here: businesses make money by selling things, not by magic;)

Carolyn Schuk
The VoIP Princess

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