CarrierQuoteShop.com, a free multicarrier quoting portal for independent telecom agents, has added Cavalier Telephone to the list of service providers it supports. Under the arrangement, Cavalier agents will have access to real-time pricing for data T1, bonded T1, data DS3, Ethernet, integrated voice and data services via the Web-based tool.
CarrierQuoteShop was released by master agency Telarus Inc. at the Spring 2010 Channel Partners Conference & Expo with six carrier partners, including MegaPath, XO Communcations, Telnes Broadband, TelePacific Communications, One Communications and AireSpring.
Based on GeoQuote, the patented real-time quoting software developed Telarus, the new portal gives agents access all low-end broadband and voice pricing for products that include data T1, bonded T1, data DS3, integrated voice and data, PRI, local voice, and metro Ethernet products (under 10mbps).
Access to CarrierQuoteShop is open to agents who are directly contracted with Cavalier or indirectly contracted with Cavalier through any master agent.
An independent agent signs up for a free account at www.CarrierQuoteShop.com. The agent then applies for permission to run quotes with each carrier in their portfolio. The request is sent to the carrier, who has the ability to “accept” or “reject” each request. After approval is granted, that carrier’s quote feed is instantly added to the agent’s CarrierQuoteShop price quote tool.
“CarrierQuoteShop will be instrumental in facilitating the delivery of price quotes to our valued agents as well as raising our company profile in the channel community in general,” said Michael Gough, vice president of channel partners at Cavalier Telephone. “This partnership is a tangible expression of our renewed commitment to the channel and our desire to compete for more opportunities. We realize that the more Cavalier shows up in CarrierQuoteShop.com quote results, the more circuits we will sell through our agents. Likewise, CarrierQuoteShop.com will allow our agent support team to focus on higher level hand’s on sales opportunities by relieving them of the need to quote lower-end products to their agents. We see this as a win-win for our company, our employees, and our partners.”