Whether by VoIP on their computers, text messaging, email or wireless voice, most Canadian consumers have multiple ways to stay in touch. Today, CounterPath Corporation has entered into a commercial agreement with Rogers Communications to let Canadians use their wireless numbers to enable single-number reachability by talk and text whether they are using their mobile devices or computers.
This innovative service offering from Rogers is unprecedented and the first of its kind in Canada, enabling Rogers to further stand out in the competitive Canadian telecom landscape. With Rogers One Number™, eligible Rogers wireless customers now have the following features:
One inbox and contact list: You can create and manage contact lists that are automatically synched between your computer and mobile phone. With Rogers One Number, you now have email1 and text messages in one unified inbox on your computer.
Talk and send texts to Canadian numbers from your computer, without deducting from your wireless plan: Seamlessly switch calls between your computer and wireless device. For example, customers can begin their conversation on their mobile phones and then easily transfer the call to their computer when they arrive home.
Use your computer to call any Canadian number, from anywhere for free2 with your existing Rogers wireless plan: You can call any Canadian number and send outgoing text messages to Canadian wireless numbers from your computer, at no additional charge. You can also video chat with other Rogers One Number users.
CounterPath enables this flexibility and ease of use by using industry standards to ensure interoperability, reliability, security and quality across a variety of wired and wireless networks and operating systems. CounterPath’s portfolio of carrier- and enterprise-grade solutions enables customers to develop innovative, revenue-generating services.
“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. “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.”
Colin Gibbs, Senior Curator and Analyst at GigaOM, said: “Consumers are increasingly communicating across a number of platforms and screens in today’s mobile, device-driven world. We see consumers increasingly gravitating toward a single number as a key enabler of unified communication and digital identity in the future.”