How to better manage A to Z table rates

January 28, 2010

At Minutetraders we understand how difficult it can be to manage several table A to Z tables specially when your supplier is updating the table every so often: adding, deleting, renaming destinations or even worst changing prices every week without even sending the new table. You have to keep up with all the changes and route your traffic intelligently to the least cost supplier while maintaining high ASR to your own customers.

That’s why we are introducing “smartView” – we take all the burden of comparing rates between suppliers . The benefit? by peering on Minutetraders , you can be sure to be on top of the market at all time !


10 tips on how to get noticed as a small VoIP carrier

December 8, 2008

As a new VoIP carrier, competition is pretty tough. Everyday new carriers jump into the VoIP bandwagon, since barrier to market entry is pretty low, and lots of open source apps are available to get you going without too much investment.

Anyone with a small background in IT can begin switching minutes, but what can a small carrier do to stand out of the crowd ? If your service is not worth talking about, it’s probably not worth doing !

If you dedicate few hours of your time every week, you might sit back and let your users do the talking for you.

Take note of this :

#1 – use Twitter
Twitter is an excellent “tool” to regularly post your new deals. Make sure your customers are aware of it, google will certainly notice you

#2 – setup a newsletter and a blog
These 2 powerful tools can get you noticed in no time. Each of your posts have to be interesting to read, work on the title, release exclusive news and deals – try to explain how your service can really save money

#3 – use rss feeds to regularly update your prices
Another powerful tool not to neglect

#4 – offer something “special” so people can talk about your company
Always offer small gifts with your offers – extra minutes, discount on bulk orders, etc…

#5 – get direct routes
Provide excellent quality on some specific countries, a good way to get noticed

#6 – actively participate in forums, answer questions
Always use your signature when replying to some posts

#7 – register your company to a VoIP exchange marketplace: arbinet, minutetraders, vpf, etc..

#8 – make sure what you provide is top quality
Happy customers = returning customers

#9 – make it easy for them to tell their friends
Always provide a way to forward your newsletter, provide “tell-a-friend” links on every page of your website + something like extra minutes if they refer a friend, and so on..

#10 – work on your niche market
Work on a small subset of customers (that’s your niche market) – customers that are local to you, or customers with specific needs calling a specific country. Read my previous post about calling cards to know more about it

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MINUTETRADERS | Voice Exchange Marketplace – Buy/Sell VoIP/TDM AZ & Direct Termination Routes

Take control of your VoIP vendors relationship!

September 21, 2008

With Minutetraders you can take control of your vendors relationship! We provide customers with tools for engaging with vendors in ways that work for both parties. Customers define which routes they want, suppliers respond.

One of the main advantages of Minutetraders is the ability to challenge suppliers within auction rooms (Trading Rooms) and get the best price on given termination routes.

Minutetraders is Open, Transparent and Fast. We aim to create a more efficient and balanced relationship between suppliers and their customers in the telecom industry.

We’ve lately been very busy setting up the Peering softswitch – eliminate all interconnection nightmares, negotiate the best deal and start making substantial savings on your key routes ! register now

May 11, 2008

For the one following this blog, you must be wondering when this marketplace’s gonna open ! Well, few of you will be granted access this week. We are going to organize 1:1 sessions to be sure early adopters fully understand how to trade minutes with minutetraders.

In few words, minutetraders is an online marketplace for Buying/Selling AZ & Direct Termination Routes,Wholesale,TDM,VoIP.

Join us at

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Announcing Minutetraders Private Beta

March 17, 2008

For the past several months, we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to launch Minutetraders and we’re excited to announce our official private beta and preview of Minutetraders.

Sign up at and we’ll notify you when your login is available.

minutetraders, use cases

October 13, 2007

We were working lately on some usage scenarios for minutetraders, our upcoming telecom trading marketplace, and realized that all the businesses not using voip for their long distance calls could greatly benefit from our platform.

According to the latest IDATE market report, “The telephony over IP (ToIP) market is growing steadily and
irreversibly, to the detriment of traditional (TDM) solutions. The larger the enterprise and the more sites it operates, the greater the likelihood of ToIP take-up: in France, for instance, 12% of SMEs were equipped with a VoIP solution at the start of 2006, compared to 56% of large corporations. These percentages have been rising steadily ever since, and particularly swiftly in the SME segment.”

minutetraders is the perfect environment to make sure those companies will be able to buy their minutes in bulk and not be tied to one operator – moreover that operator could be local or international, that ‘s why SMEs are starting to understand the potential of voip !

Stay tuned, minutetraders is coming fast.. !

Minutetraders introduction

September 21, 2007

We’ve been working for a while now on minutetraders and we feel it’s the right time to introduce ourself to the community and hopefully get some quality feedback for what we think will change how telecom carriers will work between each others. So keep on reading 😉

What is minutetraders by the way ?! a good start before i answer this question is to look at the number of voip providers out there and we can understand how messy the market is .. between the one that never delivers the minutes, or the one you spend ages to connect your equipments with, or even better the one that doesnt interconnect with you because you don’t have the volume ! why is that ? that’s back to the old age i guess, and we know that wholesalers only deal with bigger dealers..

We all understand this type of business and the motivation behind it, but the wholesaler (a Tier1 carrier) is well happy to get the long tail of telecom carriers’ volume through Tier2 carriers, right? now what about giving the ability to Tier3 carriers (the long tail of voip providers) who are buying from Tier2 carriers, to reach Tier1 carriers ? Sounds impossible because they are too small .. i agree, and this is exactly where minutetraders comes into the party !

Minutetraders will act as broker between buyer and sellers, but doesnt stop there – buyers will be able to leverage their buying capacity. To do so, they will create “trading rooms” with a set of permissions, select some telecommunication routes and wait for bidders ! it’s that simple … A lot more happen in the background and a sophisticated feedback engine will keep on eye on “the good, the bad and the ugly” .

The beta version is due soon, so if you are interested to participate please send an email to our developers:

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