THE FURURE OF PHONE SERVICE? IT’S NOT WHAT YOU THINK?
When most of us talk about phone service we think about our mobile phone or perhaps our office phone. Very few of us talk about our home phone and even the term land-line is slowly disapeearing.
Frankly, when do we even use the term ‘phone service? perhaps for work phones. In some ways even the term ‘phone service’ is sustituted with mobile service and does not even relate to talking but rather to data connectivity so we can use our mobile internet.
In this session we will address some of the interesting developments in the industry from a usability and behavioral perspective of how WE as consumers of phone service will use our phones in the future. We will address questions such as: when will we be able to decide how and when to manage our phone service like we manage email or social media? when will we stop using phone numbers? and when will we be able to truly not worry about roaming fees.
Ari Rabban - Co-founder & CEO of Phone.com
Ari Rabban is currently the CEO and Co-founder at Phone.com. Previously, Rabban served as vice president of corporate development and marketing for VocalTec Communications, the VoIP market pioneer and developer of the first internet phone. During his tenure at VocalTec he served as president of two subsidiaries that were ultimately spun out: Surf&Call Solutions, one of the initial voice-enhanced e-commerce solutions companies, and Truly Global Inc., a web based communications service. Rabban joined VocalTec from Lucent Technologies.
Frequently cited as a VoIP market expert, Rabban has been involved with the internet telephony industry from its very early days; he has been widely quoted in trade publications and has been interviewed for media outlets around the world.
Rabban is a 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Finalist and a Garden State Entrepreneur Excellence Award Finalist.
Rabban received an MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University; he also has a law degree and bachelors in economics from Tel Aviv University. He practiced corporate law in Tel Aviv, Israel prior to his arrival in the US.
Phone.com is the leading business phone service for small businesses and entrepreneurs. We offer flexible, cost-effective plans and award-winning customer support to more than 25,000 businesses across the United States. Innovative business VoIP service, smart call handling, toll-free phone numbers and great international rates—starting at $9.99 /month. Visit us at http://www.phone.com/