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Posted on February 16, 2018 by West Corporation 


Kari’s Law now the Law of the Land

West commends Congress for the recent passage of H.R. 582, commonly known as “Kari’s Law Act of 2017.”  The new law, which amends the Communications Act of 1934, is named in honor of Kari Hunt Dunn whose tragic passing in 2013 alerted the nation to the dangers of requiring a dialing prefix to access 911. Thanks to the tireless advocacy of 911 champions like Hank Hunt, Kari’s father, Americans across the land will benefit from easier access to 911 when connecting to the service from certain private phone systems.

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Posted on February 12, 2018 by West Corporation 


The History of 911: A Timeline

Throughout 2018, West is celebrating 50 years of 911. This timeline provides a look back at the history of 911 and emergency communications. It tracks the key legislative events and technological advancements that have helped shape 911 into the system we know today.

1957

  • The National Association of Fire Chiefs introduces the concept of a single emergency number to report fires.

1967

  • A report to President Lyndon Johnson recommends the establishment of a single national emergency number.

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Top 3 Benefits and Best Practices of Contact Center Modernization

By Jil Fisher, Vice President of Product Management

Some things never go out of style, like The Beatles, evenings by the fireplace and homemade apple pie.

Unfortunately, your contact center isn’t one of them, and if you haven’t replaced or upgraded your solutions recently, there’s a good chance your customers have noticed. In that case, it’s probably time for a little contact center modernization. Read More >

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30 Customer Experience Questions to Guide You Through the Jungle

By Jarrett Schmidt, Senior Vice President of Sales

Create great customer experiences. For an ever-growing number of businesses, that’s the golden goal — the El Dorado of customer care.

But as new theories, technologies and market demands continue to sprout, business owners and leaders can soon find themselves enclosed by thick vegetation. Soon, the once-clear path has fallen out of sight. Read More >

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Posted on January 22, 2018 by West Corporation 


27 Stats That Show What Consumers Expect from Brand Communication

By Ben Page, Director of Sales

Not long ago, grocery shopping happened solely in-store, and banking was done with the help of a human teller. But the internet, social media and mobile devices have dynamically changed this relationship, and consumers have come to expect much more from their brand communication. Read More >

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Posted on January 15, 2018 by West Corporation 


10 Proven Champion-Challenger Optimizations To Improve CX

By Jay Harris, Senior Director of Client Operations

It can be a challenge keeping up with ever-changing customer demands. Consumer trends shift from one year to the next, and so must your communication plan.

But how can you afford to constantly try out new practices without breaking the bank? Well, a major U.S. pharmacy is one of many businesses that has achieved just that. They improved customer experience (CX) and raised prescription refills by 8.8 million thanks to one important strategy: champion-challenger testing. Read More >

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Posted on January 7, 2018 by West Corporation 


VoWiFi 911 and Application of Proximity Check

By: Marcus Andronici, Principal Sales Engineer

In recent blogs, we talked about the key components of a VoWiFi 911 solution, as well as VoWiFi user set-up and provisioning. Now I’m going to explore a specific VoWiFi 911 call feature: proximity check.

Wireless location has historically been derived from the cell tower and VoIP location from the subscriber’s pre-provisioned address. However, because of advancements in location-based technology with today’s mobile handsets, it’s now possible to acquire and utilize latitude/longitude (X/Y) directly from a 911 caller’s device.

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