Sales & Marketing

  • Palm Pre For $99 – Whoops!
    Lucky smartphone shoppers were able to walk away from a Bay Area Best Buy over the weekend with a new Palm Pre that cost them just $99, instead of the $199 you pay just about everywhere else.The reason for the “deal” was a snafu in a newspaper ad that listed the ...More
    July 28, 2009 Posted in News
  • Using Social Media to Build Your Business
    If you haven’t noticed, there is a new sheriff in town and its name is Social Media, led by the likes of LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. As newspapers go under, these upstart social media networks are getting billion-dollar valuations. Facebook is worth, on paper at ...More
    July 27, 2009 Posted in Articles
  • Making the Case for Carrier Ethernet
    If you are an agent looking for a bright spot in the gloomy U.S. economy, you might just find it in Carrier Ethernet. Businesses are expected to spend more than $27 billion over the next five years on Ethernet services provider by carriers, according to a May 2009 report ...More
    July 27, 2009 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles, Ethernet/ MPLS
  • AT&T CEO: We Won’t Always Have iPhone Exclusive
    It may have been stating the obvious, but AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson admitted Thursday that his company won’t have an exclusive with Apple’s iPhone for all eternity. What’s significant is that this is the first time he’s really hinted at ...More
    July 24, 2009 Posted in News
  • T-Mobile Signs On With Radio Shack
    RadioShack has announced it has added T-Mobile Wireless to its assortment of postpaid carriers in more than 4000 stores. Approximately 30 percent of RadioShack's annual sales are generated by its wireless platform.The new partnership begins Aug. 19. The recently announced ...More
    July 23, 2009 Posted in News
  • Sprint: Palm Pre Available for Sale Online
    In case you were waiting for all of the hype to subside before buying a Palm Pre, now you don’t even have to leave your computer chair to get one.Sprint has made the Pre available for purchase through its Website for the first time. Just like in the stores, it will ...More
    July 23, 2009 Posted in News
  • Cablecos to Earn $16 Billion from Businesses by 2013
    U.S. cable companies historically have focused on serving up lots of TV fare and other communications services for home consumption, but within the next five years, they will generate annual revenue of nearly $16 billion by serving businesses, according to a new forecast ...More
    July 22, 2009 Posted in News
  • Hosted UC Catches Up to Hype
    Phoenix-based master agency Concierge Communications has been selling hosted IP services since 2004 – which means it’s got four or five years on a majority of its competitors. The 8-year-old agency offers the full complement of communications services, but ...More
    July 21, 2009 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • AT&T Bashed for Service Problems
    It’s been a rough day for AT&T, in the blogosphere, at least. Headlines like “AT&T is a big steaming heap of failure” and “Why Apple needs to dump AT&T” are just for starters.Writing for Tech Crunch, MG Siegler says “there ...More
    July 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • Analyst: Palm Pre Return Rate as High as 40%
    Just two weeks ago, an analyst at Auriga USA encouraged you to run out and buy Sprint stock, thanks in big part to the success of the Palm Pre. Now, another analyst says you should sell your Palm stock because too many people are returning their new phones to the stores, ...More
    July 20, 2009 Posted in News