RALEIGH, N.C.--(Bandwidth, the leading choice for innovative and scalable voice, 9-1-1 and SMS solutions, today announced Republic Wireless has implemented Bandwidth’s application programming interfaces (APIs) for real-time phone number ordering and management.)--
“The cost savings and decreased development time enables our team to focus on providing customers with compelling eCommerce platforms and powerful end-user devices.”
“With Bandwidth’s API, we no longer need to pre-provision phone numbers and we gain increased flexibility in reserving inventory in markets favorable to our customers,” said Jim Mulcahy, executive vice president and general manager for Republic Wireless. “The cost savings and decreased development time enables our team to focus on providing customers with compelling eCommerce platforms and powerful end-user devices.”
Access to APIs continues to be a driving force in the wholesale marketplace. These APIs eliminate the need for high-level technical expertise and allocation of resources to support phone number management for Republic Wireless to focus on what it does best – returning value and control of the smartphone experience to its members. With Bandwidth’s API, Republic Wireless’ customers can search and order a new phone number as well as port over their existing number. Additional benefits of Bandwidth’s number management APIs ensure that costs remain low and back office burdens associated with phone number management and upkeep are eliminated.
“Being able to not only operate but also empower the nation’s first Wi-Fi centric mobile operator is a perfect example of how we are doing new things with communications,” said Steve Leonard, executive vice president and general manager of Bandwidth’s wholesale & enterprise division. “The Republic Wireless team had to be ready for a significant uptick in porting requests and Bandwidth allowed them to address this challenge by eradicating an in-house inventory and provisioning system and the need to integrate with additional third-party providers to support such a system.”
Bandwidth’s APIs go beyond simple transactional automation by integrating with customers at the application level for better control, flexibility and customization. For additional information on the importance of accessing APIs, please see this study commissioned by Bandwidth: Future of Telecom.
About Republic Wireless
Republic Wireless, a division of Bandwidth, headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, is spearheading a wireless freedom movement to return value and control of the smartphone experience to members by leveraging the power of Wi-Fi and an engaged community of users. Republic Wireless offers truly unlimited data, text, and voice service for $19 per month, with no contract. Our Hybrid Calling uses Wi-Fi in the home, office or anywhere else as the primary network for calls, texts and data. When outside of Wi-Fi coverage, the smartphone works just like a typical cellphone on the national cellular network of Sprint. Visit http://www.republicwireless.com/ for more information.
About Bandwidth Wholesale & Enterprise
Bandwidth’s inetwork is the leading choice for those looking to do new things with communications. The company provides voice, 9-1-1 and SMS services at a remarkable value through courageous co-creation with its customers. By providing a better way to do telecom, customers are free to focus more energy on their end-users and less on back office operations. Bandwidth’s inetwork supports innovators to include Google, Marchex, Ring Central, Pinger, and ANGEN with best-of-breed tools for number management and 9-1-1 provisioning, a 48 state CLEC footprint, the market clout of being one of the largest providers in the country, and competitive pricing. www.bandwidth.com