NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- All assets of Tennessee-based NumberGarage, LLC, founded in 2008 by Jeff Heeren of Nashville, Tenn., have been assigned to Ten-Digit Inc., also based in Tennessee. With this asset acquisition, Mr. Heeren has become the President and CEO of Ten-Digit Inc.
NumberGarage™ is a cloud-based remote call forward (RCF) virtual telephone number service and will continue to provide its NumberGarage™ PARK or NumberGarage™ FORWARD service features to consumers. With its acquisition by Ten-Digit Inc., NumberGarage.com is now able to aggressively scale with consumer and business customers.
When forming Ten-Digit Inc., Mr. Heeren purposely chose December 21, 2012, as the incorporation date. To play on the "end date" of the Mayan Calendar, he chose this date to mark the "beginning" of the new and improved NumberGarage™ and other products Ten-Digit Inc. will soon launch. Says Mr. Heeren:
"NumberGarage™ has an entirely new custom-built platform for processing subscription-based services, and we are using our platform to manage the customer acquisition funnel. Our NumberGarage™ PARK and NumberGarage™ FORWARD phone-number porting processes are still the core of the NumberGarage™ service."
In addition to Mr. Heeren as the Ten-Digit CEO, the company also employs Calvin Froedge as Chief Technology Officer. Originally from Tompkinsville, Kentucky, Mr. Froedge now resides in Honolulu, and he was the key programmer on the new NumberGarage.com platform. Regarding Mr. Heeren, Mr. Froedge says:
"Jeff knows the NumberGarage™ service inside and out, and he has personally worked with the majority of the thousands of NumberGarage™ customers we have processed over the past five years. When rebuilding the NumberGarage™ platform, Jeff was able to concisely outline the streamlined workflow process we built. Our customers have their expectations exceeded because Jeff understands the many different factors that could cause delays in porting a telephone number."
NumberGarage™ can currently port phone numbers to and from all 50 states and U.S. Territories, and also has the ability to work with Canadian phone numbers. According to Mr. Heeren,
"We have many inquires from Canada to use the NumberGarage™ service, and while we do have that ability now, we are focusing on building our Canadian presence for Q4 2013. Soon, our customers will be able to PARK or FORWARD their telephone numbers easily – or (as they may say in parts of Canada) "PARC" ou "ENVOYER" leurs numeros de telephone facilement. Ultimately, our goal is to give ALL global phone number-owners a way to easily "NumberGarage" their extra phone number(s)."
The PARK service offered by NumberGarage™ means that a phone number is not associated with any existing phone-number service, but the number is still available for future use by the owner. A number "parked" in NumberGarage™ is not used to make nor receive phone calls; however, callers to the number will receive a message saying that the number is parked in the garage at NumberGarage.com and unavailable at that time. NumberGarage's PARK feature is a great way to save a family or long-held phone number without having to pay for landline phone service.
Conversely, the NumberGarage™ FORWARD service allows users to receive all calls made to the phone number in the Garage on any other phone number they choose (usually to a cell phone). With this feature, the customer is unable to make calls from the number in the garage (meaning that phone number will not show up on Caller ID), but all incoming calls to the number will be captured by the customer. Says Mr. Heeren:
"We like the fact that NumberGarage™ complements any other phone service provider. Our customers are able to forward their calls to their Google® Voice phone number, or their SKYPE® phone number, or to their T-Mobile®, AT&T®, Verizon®, or VirginMobile® phone numbers. Our customer must have active phone service from another provider to use our NumberGarage™ FORWARD service, which represents 80 percent of our customer base."
SOURCE Ten-Digit Inc.