Yesterday I posted a story about Verisign and Net2Phone teaming up for VOIP services. Pondering over this story, I think I see a Pondering Primate Possiblity.
Everything on the Internet is becoming direct-connectable or hyperlinked. Click on a hyperlink and your browser resolves the web site. Click on the “email me” hyperlink and your email program launches.
So why cant phone numbers have their own hyperlink, so that when you click on them your VOIP application launches?
Create a universal icon for a VOIP call hyperlink.
I know Skype has their own icon/hyperlink but what about the other hundreds of millions phone numbers out there?
Is there a way a phone number can be hyperlinkable? Can I make my phone number hyperlinkable so that anyone that clicks on it can call make a VOIP call?
Here’s my thinking. What if a Verisign or Google introduced a service that allowed you to display your VOIP icon with your ad. Not only will your ad appear, but there’s a hyperlink you can click on and initiate a VOIP call. Leverage every ad with the ability for a direct connect call?
Can Google create another revenue stream for calls that are connected with this feature? Call it Pay-Per-Call.
The next thing I see is this “icon” or code being placed on magazine ads, for sale signs or any print media. Maybe you can offer a direct link to the website with one “code” and another “code” for phone call.
A question for all techies out there. Can this be done?
Is a phone number like a website in that it needs to have a URL? Could Verisign offer this?
Will Verisign register phone numbers for VOIP hyperlink ability?
Is there a program that would allow all phone numbers that are on websites to be turned into a hyperlink?
Comments thoughts? Am I way off base?