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