thinQ Announces Strategic Acquisition of Commio

Tim McLain

Enables first-to-market redundancy for inbound voice origination, support for battling robocalls, and expands nationwide market reach

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, February 1, 2021thinQ, a cloud communications platform that delivers a “better way” to power voice and text messaging applications, has acquired the assets of Commio, a privately-held, Austin, TX-based cloud voice technology company. Commio adds first-to-market redundancy for inbound voice origination, support for battling robocalls, and expands thinQ’s nationwide market reach.

“The acquisition of Commio will give thinQ customers the ability to switch their phone numbers between providers to mitigate origination service impacts in near real-time,” said Aaron Leon, thinQ CEO. “Commio’s interconnections with a pair of nationwide tandem service providers will also expand thinQ’s domestic reach.”

Once the Commio integration is complete, thinQ customers will be able to purchase new phone numbers (DIDs) directly. The acquisition also positions thinQ as a leader in battling illegal and unwanted robocalls. As an iconectiv authorized service provider, thinQ will originate and receive verified calls within the new FCC-mandated framework – STIR/SHAKEN – planned to take effect in June. 

“For a decade, thinQ’s toll-free least cost routing engine powered by 40 high-quality carriers has delivered unmatched redundancy and cost savings that changed the industry,” said Sam Shiffman, Commio CEO, who joins the thinQ management team. “Commio’s fully-redundant nationwide network and cloud-first approach is the perfect addition to thinQ. Adding redundancy for inbound voice origination adds multi-carrier failover at both the origination and termination of calls. It’s a first for any cloud communications platform to date, and I’m excited to be part of it.”

About thinQ

The thinQ communications platform – – and APIs deliver a “better way” to power voice and messaging applications in the cloud. We make it easy to purchase phone numbers for inbound voice, bring your own carriers via SIP trunking and Twilio, Nexmo, Plivo, SignalWire, route outbound domestic, toll-free, and international calls, plus text-enable numbers to scale your SMS/MMS communications. Our Least Cost Routing (LCR) engine and database features – including Caller Name (CNAM) and E911 – ensure that you’re properly routing across 40 high-quality carriers and paying the best price for every call. Add call-specific analytics and SIP ladders along with our five-star support team, and you’ve found a “better way” to communicate. 

Learn more about thinQ’s STIR/SHAKEN implementation and its commitment to ending illegal and unwanted robocalls.

Contact us to obtain pricing or schedule a no-obligation demonstration.

thinQ is the registered trademark of thinQ Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

Tim McLain
Director of Marketing
5420 Wade Park Blvd.
Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: (919) 800-9893

Date posted: February 1, 2021

Topic: CPaaS   Inbound Voice   SaaS   Toll-Free  

Tags: E911   Intelligent Call Routing   Least Cost Routing   STIR SHAKEN  

Tim McLain

A passionate technologist at heart with more than 25 years of marketing experience, Tim loves using technology to help businesses solve problems and grow their bottom line. Tim is happiest brainstorming new approaches to marketing and communications to help Commio's partners better understand, trust, and embrace our cloud communications solutions. In his spare time, he loves shooting and editing video, riding long distances on North Carolina’s amazing bike trails, and enjoying the darkest craft beer he can find.

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