Fone.Do Awarded “Best of Show” at ITEXPO 2016

ITEXPO Best of Show

 

We had an exciting time last week at Fone.Do! While the IP Communications community congregated at the ITEXPO, we were busy with our booth.  We enjoyed sharing our latest developments with the thousands of visitors.

On Wednesday we were selected as one of 8 startups to present at the IDEA Showcase. Each presenter had 5 minutes to present their company and another 5 minutes to answer questions from the judging panel. It was a challenge to present the revolutionary aspects of Fone.Do in only a few minutes, but I think we did a good job!

The last day of the show, Thursday brought a big surprise when we were presented with the Best of Show award. The truth is that based on the feedback from the visitors to our booth, we knew we had built something special, but the validation that came with the award was definitely rewarding for our team.

Walking the aisles at ITEXPO it was evident how software is taking over the telecom world. At Fone.Do we are ready!

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Fone.Do @ ITEXPO Official Industry Disruptor!

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January. The time of year that Telecom Snowbirds head down to Southern Florida for ITEXPO,  Usually held in Miami, this year Fort Lauderdale will host the thousands of attendees. Fone,Do will be exhibiting for the first time our new WebRTC based PBX phone system for small businesses.

Ten years we sold the “same, same” small business telephone solutions, while the internet reinvented itself many times over. Last year we decided it is time to bring small business telecom to the Internet. Fone.Do built from the ground up, a small business phone system using Web Developers instead of Telecom Engineers.

Fone.Do is so easy to setup and maintain that anyone who uses Gmail or Facebook – can be up and running with a Fone.Do system in just 3 minutes.

ITEXPO  announced that Fone.Do will be one of  the industry disruptors to be judged at the IDEA Showcase on the 2nd day of the conference. IDEA Showcase is focused on bringing companies transforming markets to a select audience looking to catch the next wave of technology innovation. Companies will have five minutes to present their unique value proposition and the audience and panel of judges will determine who is the most disruptive.

We are looking forward to see you in Fort Lauderdale on Jan 26-28th. Fone.Do will be demoing our system at Booth 636.

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Telecom Grandpa Still Going Strong!

Fone.do is making waves with the development of our new low cost
super-easy to use phone system for the Small Business market.
While we are not the only innovative startup in the telecom space,
there probably aren’t many with a Telecom Grandpa at the helm!

Last week I was invited to speak on a panel at ITEXPO, and Eric Lebowitz sat down with me for an interview.
Eric related how I decided to start Fone.Do

As a veteran of the telecom industry, Moshe Maeir began to notice a hole in the PBX market, especially as it relates to the cloud. He kept hearing that professionals—especially small business owners and managers—were having trouble with overly complex PBX systems. They were getting bogged down with more features than they needed and having difficulty with simple tasks like changing IVR messages when they went on vacation.
So about a year ago, Maeir took three months off from his other businesses to travel to tradeshows and talk with small business professionals about what they were looking for in a phone system. He discovered, as he suspected, that these businesspeople were looking for simple systems that were quick to set up and easy to use. At the end of his three-month journey, Maeir decided to found fone.do, a cloud-based small business phone system.

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How Startups are Changing Communications

In preparation for a panel that I am taking part in at ITEXPO, next week, “New Game, New Rules: How Startups are Changing Communications” I started to think about the changes that the telecom industry is undergoing.

It seems to me that we are seeing a “Perfect Storm”. The convergence of technology, pricing and advances in user experience research has really set the startup landscape on fire. Continue reading