EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., Oct. 11, 2018 -- Somos, Inc., the provider of trusted, neutral Toll-Free numbering and registry administration services for the telecommunications industry, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Toll-Free Industry Awards. The Toll-Free Industry Awards were established to recognize individuals and companies that are at the forefront of innovation and thought leadership in the Toll-Free Industry. The following winners were chosen based on their merit, industry commitment and above-and-beyond contribution to the Toll-Free Industry:.
The Advocacy Award is given to a model individual or organization that has engaged in successful advocacy activities over the past year and/or has a proven track record of positively affecting the industry. This year's winner is David Greenhaus, 800response. David Greenhaus has been a tireless advocate on behalf of the Toll-Free Industry. David has been a long-time member of the ATIS-SNAC and has been co-chair for many years. ATIS-SNAC is the industry group that works through Toll-Free issues and maintains the Toll-Free Guidelines. In addition, David has also been a member of the North American Numbering Council, a federal advisory council that advises the FCC on numbering issues. He has been active in many FCC proceedings over the years and has been a very positive influence on the entire industry.
The Fraud Fighter Award:
The Fraud Fighter Award is given to an individual or organization actively working to protect the public from fraudulent activities and scams within the Toll-Free Industry. This year's winner is Utilities United Against Scams. Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS) represents more than 100 utilities fighting fraud in the utility industry. UUAS and its member companies have helped to shut down nearly 2,000 Toll-Free Numbers used by scammers against utility customers. UUAS is a constant advocate for fighting fraud in the industry and participates in many conferences and meetings spreading the word.
Campaign of the Year:
The Campaign of the Year Award Campaign of the Year Award is given in recognition of an outstanding marketing campaign that has promoted Toll-Free Numbers in a fresh new way. Eligible campaigns include any campaign active between August 2017 through July 2018. This year's winner is 1-800- HOMECARE™. 1-800-HOMECARE™ has been on a mission to connect patients with home health providers for two decades. Operating under a Shared Use model, RingBoost licenses the home health industry's most memorable number to regional providers, allowing them to harness the power of an established, nationwide number at an affordable price. Licensees have cited call volume increases of up to 300%. 1-800-HOMECARE™ is in active use by providers across 44 states, covering over 800 cities, and handling upwards of 7,000 calls per month.
The 2018 Toll-Free Industry Awards were distributed on the closing evening of the 2018 Toll-Free User Summit. Somos congratulates all the winners on their impressive achievements and contributions to excelling the Toll-Free Industry.
About Somos, Inc. Somos, a leading provider of trusted, neutral numbering and registry administration services for the telecommunications industry, enables data integrity and access to fuel innovation and growth in Toll-Free and related markets. Somos operates the SMS/800 Toll-Free Number (TFN) Registry to administer and route data for the 41 Million and growing Toll-Free Numbers in use today. This service includes the Texting & Smart Services (TSS) Registry, the centralized registry to administer the use of Toll-Free Numbers for text messaging and multimedia services. To learn more about Somos, please visit www.somos.com.
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