• FCC Deals Victory to Internet Phone Industry
    The maturing Internet phone industry is the beneficiary of a federal ruling, but the FCC has not settled some of the most contentious issues involving the technology. The FCC has declared Vonage Holdings Corp., the poster child for Internet phone service, is not subject to ...More
    January 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • News Briefs
    New Edge Networks is expanding its wholesale services portfolio, offering resellers a flat-rate discount from retail or promotional prices for its broadband access technology and managed services. Until recently, the company offered only its DSL access for resale. Now ...More
    January 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • VarTec Shows Excel the Door
    As it reorganizes under bankruptcy, VarTec Telecom Inc. is abandoning a vast marketing channel it has used to sell communications services to consumers and small businesses. The Dallas phone company is severing ties with a network of 130,000 independent sales ...More
    January 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Telular Expands Wireless Dial-Tone Dealer Program
    Telular Corp. is expanding its dealer program for its PhoneCell product line, which offers wireless dial tone. It also announced deals with mobile operator Sprint PCS and wireless reseller OPEX Communications. The Phonecell SX5T is the CDMA version of Telular's fixed ...More
    January 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • SBC TIPToP Service Slammed
    By SBC Communications Inc. came under fire this fall for introducing an interstate service that would allow VoIP providers to terminate traffic directly to its network. Critics say the offer known as TIPToP appears to discriminate against other telecommunications companies ...More
    January 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • News Briefs
    Verizon Wireless announced in early November an agreement to acquire all the PCS spectrum licenses of would-be carrier's carrier NextWave Telecom Inc. in 23 markets for $3 billion. The 10 and 20MHz licenses will be acquired through the purchase of NextWave Telecom following ...More
    January 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Time for a New Diet
    The New Year is a handy demarcation for transformation in our personal and professional lives. So often, we use it to break bad habits or to forge new, healthy ones. It is a time for selfimprovement, new directions, transferring power, etc. For both PHONE+ magazine and the ...More
    January 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Diversify with Security Sales
    Ken Mercer, senior vice president of master agency Telecom Brokerage Inc., is slated to speak on security sales at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in March. The topic hits on one of Mercer’s hot buttons: channel partner diversification. T@G caught up with Mercer ...More
    January 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • WHP Ships Cellsocket Wireline-Replacement Device
    WHP Wireless Inc. is shipping its Cellsocket cellular phone accessory. The device lets users connect to corded or cordless phones, allowing them to make and receive calls from their home or office phones while using cellular service. Cellsocket is available through ...More
    January 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • News Briefs
    TNCI announced agencies Utilicom Networks LLC, Global Systems Telecom and Sunrise Management Inc. are the winners of its TNCI Tee It Up! Promotion, which ended Nov. 30, 2004. Winners receive trips for two to Hawaii in January 2005 to see the Mercedes- Benz Championship, the ...More
    January 1, 2005 Posted in Articles