If you think missed calls can only be used as an indication of request to others to call you (you know better!), then it’s time you forget that. Dial2Verify has entered the Missed Call Telephony Market (yes this market exists!) with their customer verification system which just uses a missed call from the user to get them verified. As other methods involve sending bulk messages and are costly for the company, Dial2Verify comes to the rescue here by their Missed call based PAAS (Platform As A Service) startup.
Dial2Verify can be used for verifying signups, lead generation, transaction authorization and validating users for Cash on Delivery in the E-Commerce industry. Rahul Am, co-founder and CTO of Dial2Verify says they provide more flexibility in the API while being cheaper than their competitors. The self funded company now has 71 businesses (as of now) registered with them.
The story behind Dial2Verify unfolds like this: Rahul moved to Bangalore for a project last year and he noticed the traffic problem there. The thought of carpooling followed, but with a little problem. Commuters won’t travel with people with unverified identities, and hence the identities of cummuters must be verified while registering. To cut down on costs, they developed their own system of verification using missed calls, and hence this system became the startup!
So if you’re thinking about using a missed call based service, give Dial2Verify a try, and let us know what you think!