|Greg Sinkey, the founder of VoiceMasters, has been creating
telecommunications software products since the mid-eighties. His
original experience (1986-1988) came from the newly created private
pay telephone industry where he crafted some of the very first
software to provide remote programming and diagnostics in the
industry. He also pioneered software to allow major credit card
readers to be added to private pay telephones and automate the
billing and collection from the credit card companies.
experience it became apparent that the real money to be made from
these pay telephones was the long distance calls that were charged
either to a calling card or collect, rather than the coins made in
the box. Mr. Sinkey set out (1988-1990) and created one of the very
first fully automated operators to provide these types of calls
versus the AT&T operator. This success led to many more innovations
in the automation of long distance switching software.
Mr. Sinkey founded VoiceMasters in 1991 to provide voice mail and fax on
demand software. In 1992 however, he found that the market was ready for a
system to provide pre-paid calling cards and so he developed the TollMaster
pre-paid calling card system. During 1993, international call back features
were added to the TollMaster system. Many features have been added to date
and continue to be added to provide a complete telecommunications switching
Article September 1994
VoiceMasters platforms have provided over a billion pre-paid minutes throughout the years.