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Call 48 Explains STIR SHAKEN Call Attestation

As a carrier that is STIR SHAKEN compliant, Call 48 certifies origination calls by attesting to the relationship with the caller, as well as their authority to use the DID phone number in question. The use of an attestation indicator represents the originating signer’s ability to vouch for the accuracy of the source of origin of the call.

Think of it like vouching for a friend when you them fix up. You know who they are, what they stand for, and their intentions. STIR SHAKEN attestation is like that. It’s a carrier’s way of saying we know who the provider is and vouch for them. Attestation comes in the form of either an A, B, or C.

Just because a caller receives an ‘A’ rating, it doesn’t necessarily correlate to their trustworthiness. Analytics will remain in place for call validation treatment to ensure that unwanted, scam, or illegal phone calls will still be labeled accordingly.

Let’s take a deeper look at what each rating means:

[A] Full Attestation
SOURCE OF CALL + RIGHT TO USE CALLER ID INFORMATION
With Full Attestation, Call 48 has authenticated that the calling entity is authorized to use the number they’ve dialed from.

[B] Partial Attestation
SOURCE OF CALL + DOES NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO USE CALLER ID INFORMATION
Partial Attestation attests that Call 48 has authenticated the customer originating the call but cannot verify if the customer is supposed to be using the number dialed from.

[C] Gateway Attestation
DOES NOT KNOW SOURCE OF CALL + DOES NOT HAVE RIGHT TO USE CALLER ID INFORMATION
With Gateway Attestation, Call 48 is able to authenticate a call’s origination but not its source. This type of call attestation is typically given to international calls.

Want to know if Call 48 can attest to your calls? Contact us now to become STIR SHAKEN compliant.

Call 48 Explains STIR SHAKEN 101

Hate robo spam calls? The FCC has heard your complaints and STIR/SHAKEN is one of their largest steps to deal with the robo call situation. Put into place officially on June 30, 2021, service providers are now required to adopt STIR/SHAKEN solutions and Call 48 is compliant.

Between three and five BILLION robocalls are made each month, and research suggests that more than 40% of those calls are thought to be fraud-related. Call 48 is STIR/SHAKEN compliant, as this industry-wide initiative to restore trust in our voice communications is in effect. The goal of STIR/SHAKEN is to prevent fraudsters from scamming consumers and businesses through robocalls and illegal phone number spoofing, while making sure that legitimate calls reach the recipient.

What is STIR/SHAKEN?

STIR/SHAKEN is a technology framework designed to reduce fraudulent robocalls and illegal phone number spoofing. STIR/SHAKEN is a framework that assigns a certificate of authenticity to each phone call for use across the telecom network, acting as a digital signature of trust passed from carrier to carrier to improve traceable call delivery.

Surprise! STIR/SHAKEN is actually an acronym. STIR stands for Secure Telephony Identity Revisited. SHAKEN stands for Secure Handling of Asserted information using toKENs.

Ok, so STIR and SHAKEN are two different things. So what’s the difference?
STIR is a working group within the IETF, an internet standards body, which has developed a set of protocols used to create a digital signature for a call. The signed call includes information about the calling party and allows for verification of the signature by the terminating provider. SHAKEN are the standards for how STIR is to be deployed by service providers within their networks.

For more information on Call 48’s compliance to STIR/SHAKEN, contact a member of our team today.

The Call 48 Guide to Measuring VoIP Scalability

If the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that in a moment’s notice a business might not only slow down, but it might hit a meteoric boom in need. Call 48 offers complete scalability and flexibility to our customers. But when we speak about scalability, we mean much more than adding phone lines and features.

Scalability and flexibility go hand in hand as they adjust to the demands of an active business. But they don’t mean the same thing. They differ in the sense that flexibility also refers to the way users configure and employ features. The ability to change components as needed contributes to a system’s efficiency overall. Even if adding lines is a simple process, the time it takes to setup and modify needs factoring too. This is where usability and scalability collide.

Of course, everyone wants to focus on growth. Scalability is perfect for adding new lines and features as your business demands grow. But did you know that scalability also pertains to when a system needs to downsize? Don’t look at VoIP service and solutions downsizing as a bad thing. In many ways, it’s not. Businesses also need to downsize for a variety of growth purposes. The modern workforce spends less time in the office, either working from home ortelecommuting on the road, so accessibility directly determines a system’s scalability.

Call 48 is able to measure the effects a system’s tools have on its efficiency. The importance of scalable communications includes benefits such as decreased transition time, cost reduction, market resilience and increased communications efficiency. In regards to accessibility, a scalable system must also be compatible
with a range of devices.

To find out more about how Call 48 can make your business scalable, why it’s important to your business and
how to measure it, contact a member of our team today.

Call 48 Continues its Origination Footprint Expansion

Call 48, a leader in CPaaS enabled services, continues to expand it’s origination footprint throughout North America, adding millions of new DIDs to its ever increasing inventory.  With over 15,000,000 DIDs in both on net and off net inventory from more than 13,000 rate centers and over 180 LATAs, Call 48 is able to deliver in-demand, flexible and innovative VoIP-based services to more than ever before. Call 48 ensures our wholesale, reseller and private label customers can move into the territories they need in their telecom endeavors. Being able to offer our customers the footprint they needed was imperative to our business model. Call 48 has taken the time and spent the money and resources to offer complete coverage of the United States and Canada plus more than 120 other countries. Call 48 customers experience wide-ranging benefits from having access to the United States as complete On-Net VoIP footprint. Some of these include:
  • Call 48 grants customers access from rate centers where we are registered with NPAC
  • Call 48 has both infrastructure and tandem circuitry to receive calls
  • Call 48 has multiple regulatory filings and approvals as well as state filings.
Call 48 is committed to continuing the expansion of the size of our United States footprint. It is our goal to never have a customer say they do not have access to the phone numbers that they need.

Why You Need Call 48 Origination USA Footprint

A VoIP footprint refers to the ability to supply VoIP services and solutions to a geographical area. If you can only offer services to Florida, it means your footprint is Florida. Call 48 has made it our mission to offer one of the largest North American origination footprints available. So much so, the 48 is in our name.

As a premier CPAAS provider Call 48 continues to expand its VoIP footprint throughout North America, blanketing the United States and Canada, as well as across the globe. With the ever expanding of its service area, Call 48 is able to deliver in-demand, flexible and innovative phone and VoIP-based services to more than ever before.

Call 48 is a carrier serving the business marketplace with high-quality and innovative services at industry low prices, Call 48 meets the demand of resellers eager to market flexible and affordable VoIP-based options.

Every time we expand our footprint it means our customers can move into new territories with their telecom ventures. If you need a new DID phone number in the United States, we make it as simple as go to our innovative, CPaaS customer platform VoIP Portal, and click on a DID. In real time you can purchase, provision it or port it. We cover more than 13,000 rate centers and over 180 LATAs.

If you are looking to leverage Call 48’s competitive advantages within growing markets around the world, contact us now.

Our Origination Footprint is Bigger and Size Matters

Is your provider’s footprint just not big enough?

If you are a wholesale, private label or reseller customer looking for a phone number, look no further than Call 48. A VoIP carrier footprint by definition means the area where Call 48 has access to sell our own DID phone numbers. We have taken the time and spent the money and resources to offer complete coverage of the United States from over 13,000 rate centers, more than 180 LATAs, plus nearly 120 other countries.

This means your provider doesn’t own or have enough access to sell different phone numbers from around the country. And when this happens, they have to source the phone numbers you have requested and need from other providers and resell them. Many will not do this because it takes time, which is a waste to them and it isn’t affordable, so they won’t spend the money.

Call 48 has taken the time and spent the money so you don’t have to.

Call 48 is a premier CPAAS provider offering the United States as our On-Net footprint. On-Net means we have done the expensive and heavy-lifting work for you. This is our infrastructure and our phone numbers.

With Call 48, you gain access from rate centers where we are registered with NPAC (the Number Portability Administration Center) and where we have infrastructure and tandem circuitry to receive calls in and out of those networks. Not only has Call 48 incurred the costs to do this, we also have multiple regulatory filings and approvals as well as state filings. 

Who benefits from a complete VoIP footprint?

If you do telecom business beyond a generalized, geographical area, you need a VoIP company like Call 48 which provides a complete VoIP footprint. If you only need numbers in the Chicago area, then you only need Chicago phone numbers. As soon as you need them outside, you are going to need to increase that footprint.  

At Call 48 we strive to ensure the size of our VoIP footprint are continue to expand it. It is our goal to never have a customer not have access to the phone numbers that they need. Contact us today to find out if we have yours waiting for you.

The Process of Call 48 Local Number Porting

The most common question a new VoIP customer will always ask is “Can I keep my existing number?” It’s one of those questions that no matter how many times you have heard that you can do this when switching from a traditional phone line to VoIP usage, people still want it confirmed. In order to keep the number, it needs to be ported to the new provider. Here Call 48 explains what number porting is and how to port your phone number over to us.

To keep the old phone number it needs to be moved by a method called Local Number Portability (LNP), or “porting”. Porting is a process which allows users to move their phone numbers from one network or provider to another. There are a number of reasons why someone may wish to do so such as contact consistency, memorability (do you know anyone’s phone number that’s not saved in your phone?), publicity and company branding.

Porting a number from the traditional phone line to VoIP is possible, but not always an available service. In many cases, the former provider will only port for a ‘goodbye’ fee. It’s done mostly in an last-ditch attempt to keep you as their customer and also as a severance payment. In landline to VoIP transitions, local number portability encounters a only few challenges. For one, telephone providers may be restricted in their network’s reach, so users transferring to another city or country simply go out of bounds. As well, local number portability requires a person or business’ registration to match the records both providers have on hand, meaning a number assigned to different individuals, although in the same company or family, does not work.

If you are switching from traditional phone landlines to VoIP, you’ll find the change very simple with only a few steps. All you have to do is activate an account, plug-in a call device, disable the old phone line, and you are off making VoIP calls! Businesses may spend additional time configuring voice menus and other fun VoIP capabilities to suit their needs, but the whole process is incredibly straightforward nonetheless. From VoIP provider to VoIP provider, however, porting cannot typically happen because users do not own the virtual numbers assigned; they instead belong to the network as a whole.

Call 48 assigns all numbers automatically through our proprietary backend VoIP Portal system. It provides a wide variety of local and toll-free number area codes to pick from, so users will find their options abundant. See for yourself and follow this link through to the DID numbers page. Speaking with the VoIP provider directly is also a good move to see if there are exceptions or alternatives, so do not hesitate to get in touch.

To get more information about number porting, please contact a member of the Call 48 porting team to see if you can take your number with you to VoIP.

Call 48 PBX Vanity DID Phone Numbers

Business makes the world go round, and having a vanity DID phone number from Call 48 can make your business spin even faster. Call 48 has an inventory of toll free numbers that are easy to remember and spell out the name of your company.

Vanity numbers, or toll free phone numbers that spell out words, have become imperative to businesses of all sizes and brands. If you’re going to have a business phone number, why not have one that your customers can remember? Vanity toll free DIDs phone numbers from Call 48 compliment your business by spelling our your brand name, a product or a service that you offer. They give you the business prospects you require to have an edge over your competitors.

Our vanity toll free numbers are also supported by all the features of our cloud hosted PBX services. These phone numbers integrate seamlessly with features like auto attendants, voicemail and email to fax. These advanced features of our vanity toll free numbers will provide your callers with the same kind of interface as is
experienced while calling a big company. Even if dealing with a home-based business, having a Call 48 vanity toll free phone number will give you the capability to give that business an attractive address throughout the nation.

In fact, Call 48 additionally offers advanced follow me call forwarding services that can perform simultaneous call routing for up to three alternate phone numbers (cell phone, office number or residence number). You can setup a contact center for handling the calls from the vanity toll free numbers using the Automatic Call Distribution system.

While vanity toll free numbers should offer you a general nationwide presence, you can
successfully have a more local presence via the local numbers. In addition to our toll free vanity phone numbers, Call 48 is the leader of domestic United States DIDs with local phone numbers in area codes of nearly every major city. We offer one of the largest footprints in the US with an inventory of 15,000,000 DIDs on and off net from 13,000 rate centers and more than 180 LATAs.

Contact a member of the Call 48 toll free team today, and allow one of our representatives provide you with a vanity or toll free DID phone number today.

VoIP Industry Trend is Consolidation of Carrier Services

In today’s telecom industry there is a tremendous amount of regulatory trends. With the implementation of the FCC’s stir shaken compliance, they are cracking down on spam calls, robo calls, and fraudulent calls. The root of this compliance is origination and termination services needing to be handled by the same carrier. And Call 48 has risen to the challenge.

There is consolidation as a result of this trend. Providers are wanting to do more services with less vendors. As opposed to having to go to up to a dozen different carriers for their needs, they are bringing their business to Call 48 to certify their calls. This way the providers know and trust us and we know and trust them.

What makes us attractive is the size of our origination footprint. With complete coverage of the United States from over 180 LATAs and 13,000 rate centers, providers know we have the DIDs, toll free and origination they need, making the termination easy.

When you have a network and footprint like Call 48 at your disposal, you can spend more than 90% of the country on net with us. Then we cover the rest of the country via an off net addition to our network.

The benefit to moving origination service to Call 48 is doing business with a massive network that’s highly redundant, secure, and stable along with a large suite of products. Add to that our competitive if not industry leading pricing and you have the place where you can complete all your carrier service needs.

Contact a member of the Call 48 origination team today to learn more.

All Your Carrier Service Needs One Provider

The largest trend in the VoIP industry is consolidation: providers want to do more services with less vendors. In today’s world providers need to deal with stir shaken compliance. By doing both origination and termination with Call 48, your services are now certified.

When you buy your DIDs with Call 48, we know who you are and you know who we are. We offer the largest origination footprint in the country with over 180 LATAs and 13,000 rate centers. With a carrier like Call 48, you can complete all the services you need as opposed to going to up to a dozen different ones.

Call 48, a leader in CPaaS enabled services, continues to further it’s VoIP footprint throughout North America, adding millions of new DIDs, including toll free, to its ever increasing inventory. Now reaching almost 15,000,000 DIDs in both on net and off net inventory, Call 48 is able to deliver in-demand, flexible and innovative VoIP-based services to more than ever before.

With high-quality VoIP services at industry-low prices, our expansion means our wholesale, reseller and private label customers can move into new territories with their telecom ventures. Call 48 has taken the time and spent the money and resources to offer complete coverage of the United States and Canada plus more than 70 other countries.

The benefit to bringing your carrier services to Call 48 is our massive, highly redundant network. We are secure, stable, offer a large suite of products with competitive if not industry leading pricing.