CounterPath Partners and Rogers Communications Introduce Rogers One Number
CounterPath Corporation has entered into a commercial agreement with Rogers Communications to allow Canadians to use their wireless numbers to enable single-number reachability by talk and text, the company has announced.
Eligible Rogers wireless customers can now create and manage contact lists that are automatically synched between their computer and mobile phone with Rogers One Number. They now have email and text messages in one unified inbox on their computer with Rogers One Number. They can now talk and send texts to Canadian numbers from their computer without deducting from their wireless plan. They also have the ability to switch calls between their computer and wireless device, the company stated in a press release.
“Service providers worldwide know that their customers want a convenient, cost-effective way to stay in touch across multiple devices and networks, leveraging a single phone number," said Donovan Jones, president and CEO, CounterPath in a company press release. "As Canada's largest wireless provider, Rogers continues to demonstrate innovation by delivering the kind of single-number voice, video and messaging reachability that consumers want.”
At no additional charge, the customers can call any Canadian number and send outgoing text messages to Canadian wireless numbers from their computer. They can also video chat with other Rogers One Number users. By using industry standards to ensure interoperability, reliability, security and quality across a variety of wired and wireless networks and operating systems, CounterPath enables this flexibility and ease of use. Customers can now develop innovative, revenue-generating services, with CounterPath's portfolio of carrier and enterprise-grade solutions.
The company partnered with GENBAND, a developer of IP infrastructure and application solutions to provide mobile client solutions for GENBAND's A2 Communications Application Server which boasts similar functions to an IP media server. The A2 Communications Application Server is the only application server that has fully integrated multimedia applications for voice, video, conferencing, instant messaging, presence, collaboration, and mobility.
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Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli