Legal


  • D.C. to AT&T: Those Minutes Are Still Good!
    2009 was a busy year for AT&T lawyers, and 2010 is getting off to an equally busy start.Washington D.C.’s attorney general is going after the phone giant to recover any money customers have left on the company’s prepaid calling cards – but it ...More
    January 4, 2010 Posted in News
  • Contracts: What Are the Basic Components of an Agent Agreement?
    Carefully negotiated agreements are key to minimizing risk and uncertainty in any business venture, and especially in agent-service provider relationships. Agents often are all too eager to hastily enter into a contract without carefully considering the potential pitfalls ...More
    December 30, 2009 Posted in Articles
  • Nokia Complains to ITC About Apple
    Nokia Corp. (NOK) is expanding its legal arguments against Apple Inc. (AAPL).The Finland-based cell phone maker now says almost all of Apple’s products – from the iPhone and iPod to the various Mac desktops and laptops use Nokia’s patented ...More
    December 29, 2009 Posted in News
  • KeaneTel Wins Partial Summary Judgment From MetTel
    Master agent KeaneTel of Atco, N.J., has been awarded partial summary judgment of more than $70,000 by the New York County Supreme Court for the failure by MetTel (Metropolitan Telecommunications) to pay commissions due KeaneTel for the period February 2007 through ...More
    August 24, 2009 Posted in News
  • Bulletproofing Your Business
    As Jim Morrison famously sang in “Roadhouse Blues,” “the future’s uncertain and the end is always near.” Or at least it can be in the world of telecommunications contracts if you don’t fully understand all the terms in the contract ...More
    July 29, 2009 Posted in Articles
  • Agent Roundtable 2009
    The independent agents and subagents are the heart and soul of the carrier channel. And, this year is testing them on both counts. PHONE+ Editor in Chief Khali Henderson assembled a group of six agency owners to discuss the challenges and opportunities they are experiencing ...More
    May 1, 2009 Posted in Articles
  • TNCI Adds Downturn Flexibility Clause
    Effective April 1, TNCI added a Business Downturn Flexibility clause to its terms and conditions for providing telecommunications services to end user businesses. The clause is designed as a method for renegotiating service agreements due to a change in the customer’s ...More
    April 23, 2009 By Khali Henderson Posted in News
  • What Are the Basic Components of an Agent Agreement?
    Carefully negotiated agreements are key to minimizing risk and uncertainty in any business venture, and especially in agent-service provider relationships. Agents are often all too eager to hastily enter into a contract without carefully considering the potential pitfalls ...More
    March 13, 2009 Posted in Articles
  • How Much Is an Agent Paid?
    Indirect sales partners remain optimistic about their prospects for 2009 despite the recession, according to the results of the 2009 PHONE+ Channel Compensation Survey. PHONE+ polled agents, consultants, VARs, interconnects and integrators during a three-week period from ...More
    March 10, 2009 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • A New Trial for Nacchio?
    Attorneys for prison-bound Joe Nacchio are seeking a new trial for the former Qwest CEO, claiming new evidence.Nacchio was convicted in April 2007 on 19 counts of illegal insider trading connected to his sale of $52 million in Qwest stock in early 2001. Nacchio was ...More
    March 6, 2009 Posted in News