to Participate at COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2010 Convention & EXPO

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VoIP phone company CEO, Ari Rabban, to speak at “The Explosive and Disruptive Growth of SMS” session

Livingstone, NJ (PRWEB) September 8, 2010, a VoIP phone company offering innovative and affordable home phone and business phone service, today announced its participation at the COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2010 Convention & EXPO taking place September 12-15 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Dallas. COMPTEL is the leading trade association for the competitive telecommunications industry.’s CEO Ari Rabban will be speaking at the conference session titled “The Explosive and Disruptive Growth of SMS”. This session will be taking place on Tuesday, September 14 10:00-10:45AM and will be discussing the following:

Today SMS messaging is exploding in the United States. The number of SMS users has grown 300 percent – from 30 million to 100 million – since 2001, and the number of messages has grown from 33 million to 48 billion in the same period. Moreover, SMS is increasingly built into applications, from social networking to information services. This explosion is having a disruptive effect across industry segments. In this session, speakers will address how carriers frequently block “short codes” as a means of discriminating against specific providers or specific content/applications, the impact of unsolicited SMS messages on consumers, and how SMS is creating huge additional demand for backhaul for cellular carriers and resellers.

“COMPTEL has always been the leading event for the competitive telecom industry, and we look forward to taking part in this great conference and sharing our thoughts about the SMS market. Indeed this is an exploding market, and although some might feel it reached its peak, the truth is that it’s far from it,” stated Ari Rabban, CEO at

About is a cloud-based phone company offering a variety of innovative and economical home phone and business phone services designed for entrepreneurs, home offices, small businesses and individuals. Their home phone and business phone services are powered by advanced VoIP and SaaS technologies. They currently offer the following communications products for affordable monthly fees starting as low as $4.88: Virtual Office for small businesses, Virtual Number for individuals on the go, Home Phone Plus for consumers along with Mobile Office and Mobile VoIP.’s mission is to offer the best value and peerless 24/7 customer support for its unique telecommunications solutions. home phone and business phone products are designed and optimized for the expanding marketplace of SOHO (small office/home office) businesses and individuals.
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COMPTEL PLUS is the preeminent networking event for innovative communications companies. Held twice a year, these events attract more than 140 unique exhibitors and 2,800 different attendees, who have the opportunity to learn about new products, services and industry trends, meet potential customers and do business. COMPTEL PLUS offers comprehensive educational programming and experienced industry speakers. The COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2010 Convention & EXPO is scheduled for September 12-15, 2010, at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Dallas. For more information, please visit

Based in Washington, D.C., COMPTEL is the leading industry association representing competitive communications service providers and their supplier partners. COMPTEL members are entrepreneurial companies driving technological innovation and creating economic growth through competitive voice, video, and data offerings and the development and deployment of next-generation, IP-based networks and services. COMPTEL advances its members’ interests through trade shows, networking, education, and policy advocacy before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the courts. COMPTEL works to ensure that competitive communications providers can continue to offer lower prices, better service, and greater innovation to consumers. For more information, visit

COMPTEL Media Contact:
Gail Norris
202-296-6650 Media Contact:
Ari Rabban
973 577 6380

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