Factors Slowing Down Your Number Porting

Factors Slowing Down Your Number PortingNumber portability may seem like a simple process on the surface, but it is surprisingly complex in the backend. Once your porting request is submitted to your new carrier, communication between your current and new carrier initiates a list of validations before the technical process can even begin.This process was put in place by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and Department of Telecommunication (DoT) to ensure that phone number ownership is properly validated before changing carriers.... Read more

CallRail and Plivo’s Voice API Turn Call Tracking Into Hyper-Intelligent Marketing

Banner: CallRail and Plivo’s Voice API Turn Call Tracking Into Hyper-Intelligent MarketingPowered by Plivo’s Voice API, CallRail not only tracks inbound phone call details (e.g., location, area code), CallRail can also automatically replace phone numbers on your websites with appropriate tracked phone numbers to make ROI calculations easier than ever. Currently serving 25,000 customers in over 300 area codes in the United States, CallRail was able to save significant Voice API costs after switching to Plivo.... Read more

Branded Bridge Line Reimagines Conference Calling with Plivo Voice API

Banner: Conference Calling with Branded Bridge Line and Plivo Voice APIPlivo's Voice API is the backbone to many conference solutions and today, we are featuring a customer success story that brings true innovation to the industry. Branded Bridge Line is an enterprise-grade conference call solution that provides superior quality and advanced features for a conference line that's branded to your needs. The best thing is that the professional features unique to your business workflow including customized greetings, hold music, call security, etc., are included in affordable monthly plans. Powered by Plivo's Voice API, Branded Bridge Line currently offers toll-free access in more than 50 countries and growing.... Read more

Announcing the Plivo Helper Library
for Salesforce

Banner: Plivo Salesforce IntegrationWe are excited to announce that the Plivo Helper Library for Salesforce is now available. This means that adding high quality voice calling and SMS text messaging capabilities to your Salesforce and Force.com app is easier than ever. This Salesforce Helper Library allows new and existing Salesforce applications to leverage Plivo’s robust carrier network and access 1600+ networks worldwide, phone numbers in 8000+ area codes, free incoming SMS in 19+ countries, and experience an average savings of 48% compared to other cloud-communication services.... Read more

3 Key Lessons on How we Became Profitable in Just 3 Years

Three exhilarating years - that’s how long it’s been since we first made ourmark in the world of Voice and SMS APIs. We’vecertainly come a long way since our inception, confidently striding in theright direction, scaling up our team from 4 to 30 members, and growing ourcustomer base at an unbelievable rate (by 400% in 2013alone). What a fantastic journey it’s been!Thinking back to when Mike and I co-founded the business, I can remember allthe ups and downs we’ve been through and the important lessons we’ve learntalong the way. Here are three that I believe had the greatest impact on ourgrowth and development as a company.... Read more

Announcement: Continued Growth, New Customer Success Stories and a Major Price Reduction

Fast Growth + Customer Success Stories

We’re excited to say that we’ve experienced our fastest growth thus far in the last quarter. In the last few months, we’ve ushered in many new customers including Mozilla and seen our existing customers such as SpoonRocket grow to new heights. It’s thanks to our customers (aka you), that our SMS traffic grew 5X and our Voice traffic grew 1.5X in the last 3 months alone. We’ve built a customer page to highlight these great relationships and we’ll add many more customer case studies in the coming months.... Read more

Plivo Voice API Cookbook by Vince Dasta

Vince Dasta, founder of Layer Four and Simple Vox, just launched a book onBuilding Phone Applications with the purpose of teaching people how to buildbusiness phone solutions at “virtually no cost”. The book goes in-depth onbuilding phone apps in PHP and uses Plivo Cloud, DigitalOcean, and DNS. So naturally, we partneredwith Vince to give our readers some special deals (see below).... Read more

What Happened When our OSS Project Stayed on Front Page of Hacker News for 24hrs

Voice Chat API the Story an Open Source Skype Alternative2 Weeks ago, on January 31st, we launchedVoiceChatAPI.com. It was our first open sourceproject since Plivo Open Source and we’reembarrassed to say that it took us this long to go back to our roots. Needlessto say that the developer community was behind the project and although westirred up some controversy on HackerNews and Reddit calling it a “Skype alternative”, we’re glad we could connect again. Withover 13,419 conference rooms created, 38,097 unique visitors and 65,718 pageviews, we more than doubled our traffic. We were also able to increase oursign up to paying customer conversion rate by 120%, which meant that our totalnumber of first time customers went up 345%!!... Read more