Telinta provides cloud-based softswitch solutions to VoIP service providers around the world.
We use LHN chat to gain new sales prospects by placing the chat icon on our webpage so that prospects can contact us for more info. Nearly everyone who opens a chat successfully completes it, providing us with their name, email and phone/Skype contact info, and agreeing to receive more information from our sales team.
We service telecom companies all over the world, so many of them are more comfortable with written English via chat than with spoken English by phone.
LHN also enables us to store "canned" responses, pre-worded and ready to use for questions that are frequently asked. What do you do? What are your prices? How can I learn more? LHN's "canned" replies enable us to provide a carefully worded answer without re-typing it over and over. For example, to deliver a canned response the operator merely types in the first couple letters of the name of that response (ie, prices, intro, goodbye, etc). This means fast, accurate responses.
We actively promote LHN to our customers to use in their own business too.
The very first chat of the day sometimes takes longer to open than subsequent chats. This may be unique to my own system, as my Instant Messenger client (separate from LHN) also takes longer to open the very first chat of the day too. It would also
Our customer prospects vary greatly, from small-to-medium sized telecom businesses, to one-person entrepreneurial start-ups, all in many times zones, countries and cultures. We use LHN for opt-in pre-sales chat, and have found it to be very effective as a tool to enable prospective new customers to take it to the next step.