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Former Nortel Workers Brace for Uncertain Future

There could be more cuts in pensions and benefits coming for former Nortel workers and retirees. A law firm representing the ex-employees made the announcement during a Webcast held this week. Furthermore, claims against the bankrupt telco giant will likely take several more months to resolve as Nortel sheds its business units. There’s less money […]

Apple Cuts iPhone Price

Apple Inc. said Wednesday it is slicing the price of the iPhone by $200. The 8GB phone will now cost $399, down from $599. The $499 4GB model will be discontinued. Apple, which also revealed new models of its popular iPod music player that have iPhone-like features including Wi-Fi, said it is on pace to sell […]

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  Vol 21, No. 9 September 2007   SHOP TALK SUNROCKET CRASHES TMC GIVES AGENTS CUSTOMERS SPECIAL TREATMENT VOCIO TAILORS TEM FOR SMBS INTELLIVERSE CUTS CHANNEL STAFF NEWS BRIEFS PORTFOLIO HIGHER CALLING Hosted contact center solutions help agents move up the VoIP value chain. GIGABIT GOLD How agents can profit from the big bandwidth boom by […]

Intelliverse: Job Cuts Part of Sales Reorg, Agent Program Intact

Intelliverse cut one-fourth of its 20-person sales team in early August. The companys vice president of channel sales and four other staff members were let go as part of a reorganization of the sales department, but the reductions including the entire three-person agent sales team do not mean the company is shutting down its agent […]

EarthLink Cuts Jobs

EarthLink Inc. said on Tuesday it will cut 900 jobs and close four offices because it needs to reduce operating costs. The companys stock was up 48 cents on the news, closing at $7.34. The loss of 900 employees represents about half of EarthLinks work force. EarthLink is closing its offices in Harrisburg, Penn., Knoxville, […]

Intelliverse: Job Cuts Part of Sales Reorg, Agent Program Intact

Intelliverse confirmed today it cut one-fourth of its 20-person sales team. The company said its vice president of channel sales and four other staff members were let go as part of a reorganization of the sales department, but the reductions including the entire three-person agent sales team do not mean the company is shutting down its […]

Windstream to Pay $585 Million for CT Communications

Windstream Corp., a spinoff of Alltel, said Tuesday it will buy ILEC CT Communications Inc. for approximately $585 million. Windstream plans to purchase all of CT Communications outstanding shares for $31.50 apiece, using debt and existing cash. The deal should close in the second half of 2007, the carrier said, once it secures shareholder and […]

Verizon Reverses Position, Cuts DSL Surcharge

Just two days after saying it would not rescind its USF-replacement fee, Verizon Communications Inc. said on Wednesday it is dropping its supplier surcharge, which totaled $1.20 per month for Verizon Online DSL with service up to 768kbps, and $2.70 per month for service at higher speeds. The company was getting backlash from customers, most […]

Ampd Mobile Cuts Features From Rate Plans

Two months after launching, MNVO Ampd Mobile has retooled its rate plans, cutting included unlimited night and weekend minutes, as well as mobile-to-mobile calling, from its packages and replacing those features with more anytime minutes. The company did not return phone calls regarding the changes. Current Analysis Inc.s senior analyst for wireless services, Weston Henderek, […]

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