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Apple Sells 1 Millionth iPhone

Apple Inc. said Monday it sold its 1 millionth iPhone over the weekend. The company said on its Web site the milestone was achieved on Sunday, 74 days after the launch of the device. The iPhone debuted to much fanfare June 29. In comparison, Apple said, it took two years to sell its 1 millionth […]

Jan DeRobertis

Company Name: NBC Solutions Corp. How long have you been reading PHONE+?: About 15 years  Why do you read PHONE+?: It’s Informative, it gives me the inside scoop about my competitors. Where did you work in 1987?: Savin Corporation What was your title in 1987?: Sales Manager What do you remember most about 1987?: It […]

Motorola to Cut an Additional 4,000 Jobs.

Motorola Inc. said Wednesday it is cutting an additional 4,000 jobs. The move is in an effort to cut costs and return to profitability, and Motorola said in a statement it would save $600 million next year as a result. The company also said it would tighten general and administrative expenses. The mobile phone maker […]

New VoIP System at CXtec Provides Better Customer Interaction

Over 70 percent of CXtecs sales are to established customers, which is a testament to the companys unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. So as the end of support for CXtecs PBX software and voice mail system neared, maintaining quality customer communication was a high priority when choosing a new system. In fact, two local customers […]

WSJ: Treasury Department Might Cut Phone Excise Tax

The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday the U.S. Treasury Department is developing a plan to discontinue a 3 percent federal excise tax on long-distance and wireless telephone calls. The paper also said the government is considering refunding billions of dollars to consumers and businesses that have paid the tax. “Government officials are holding closely […]

UNE CLECs Should Cut the Cord

THE TELEGRAPH, THE TELEPHONE AND EVEN the television have had us wired so long its difficult to imagine the world without the wires. Ironically, wireless communication has been around just as long as wireline. Since 1899, when Marconi radio-telegraphed the results of the Americas Cup yacht races, weve been sending content through the air. So […]

FCC Will Not Cut off VoIP Subscribers with No E-911

The FCC Enforcement Bureau issued a notice late Tuesday, that, once again, it had adjusted its original VoIP E-911 Order. The agency dropped the requirement that VoIP service providers cut off subscribers who do not have E-911 coverage by Nov. 28 The notice also says the agency explicitly bans VoIP service providers from marketing in […]

We Have to Do Better

Posted: 1/2004 We Have to Do Better I finally switched my local phone service. I had been courted by several vendors, but for no particular reason relented when AT&T called. The savings were not significant about $8 off the calling plan I had with Qwest. So, I was getting unlimited local plus long distance and […]

Carrier Channel: Energy Companies Cut Power to Telecom Units

Posted: 1/2003 Energy Companies Cut Power to Telecom Units By Josh Long ENERGY COMPANIES, KNOWN FOR A HISTORY of conservative growth, continue to suffer losses in the wholesale telecom business. And some want out. American Electric Power (AEP), owner of C3 Networks and a majority stakeholder in AFN Communications (alongside Allegheny Energy Inc.), posted a […]

Point-and-Click OSS Requires Cut, Paste

Posted: 11/2001 Point-and-Click OSS Requires Cut, Paste By Fred DawsonAmidst the steady drumbeat of vendor announcements promising point-and-click bliss with implementation of next-generation operations support systems, the experiences of carriers seeking to create a customer-friendly operating environment attest to something closer to grunt and grind.True, new IP-based, web-oriented approaches to OSS integration, provisioning and billing […]

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