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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 […]

Barkley Shoots and Scores With Humor, Motivation

The trademark humor and candor of basketball great Charles Barkley was in full swing yesterday as the Hall of Fame candidate discussed motivation, his philanthropy, and took audience questions on topics ranging from basketball and golf to the most influential person in his life. Barkley, whose speech was sponsored by Voila IP, garnered a number […]

AireSpring Provides Telecom Services to IAT Customers

AireSpring has agreed to partner with Utah-based IAT, a developer of phone systems for collections agencies, and provide companies using those systems with aggressive telecommunications pricing and billing increments. Finding the best rates can be a daunting task, said David Rudd, IATs president and CEO. The partnership with AireSpring makes it easy for our customers […]

Add Dollars, Customer Loyalty through IP Video Conferencing

Videoconferencing can be a great way to grow residuals and provide a new service that small and medium businesses might not otherwise be able to afford. That will be the focus of todays session Lights, Camera, Action: Desktop Conferencing is a Multimedia Experience featuring Susan Kinney-Mantione, general manager of master agent Global Systems Telecom Inc. […]

NATD Session to Educate Attendees

Association sponsor The North American Association of Telecommunications Dealers (NATD, Booth 915) will be presenting The NATD Advantage session during The Channel Partners Conference & Expo to explain why resellers should belong to the organization. Melody McKay of Telpro Inc., an NATD member and telecom reseller, will show Channel Partners attendees how to increase their […]

FCC Says AT&T Avoids Millions of Dollars in Payments

In a case involving prepaid calling cards, federal regulators on Wednesday said AT&T Corp. unlawfully avoided paying millions of dollars in connection fees and universal service contributions that subsidize telecommunications services across the country. FCC Chairman Michael Powell said the $160 million AT&T avoided in universal service contributions on enhanced prepaid calling cards since 1999 […]

Last Mile Offers Online Exchange

Last Mile Connections, a One Equity Partners company, this week launched the Online Exchange, a neutral e-marketplace using reverse auctions for selling and buying telecom bandwidth services. The Online Exchange, found at www.lastmileconnections.com, is a customer-focused application designed to connect buyers and sellers of bandwidth from around the globe through a single point of contact. […]

Cultivating a Collaboration Society

Cultivating a Collaboration Society By Harold German Harold German Remember those bulky, expensive video conferencing systems you would see in well-equipped conference rooms not too long ago? You know, the ones the office manager never allowed you to touch? Every now and then, you were invited to sit in on a video meeting and you […]

Arizona ISP Selects UCN to Support Centralized Call Center

UCN Inc. (Booth 511), says Simple.Net Inc., an Arizona-based ISP provider, has selected the inContact product for its call center reporting tools and ACD features. Simple.Net chose inContact over updating an aging PBX system. The key benefit is the scalability of inContact, says James Jennings, Simple.Nets director of operations. We will save thousands of dollars […]

Do You Know Where Your SMBs are?

Or who they are talking to? Qwest is offering small businesses unlimited long distance for $20 a month. I got the sales call seeking my home office usage. Compared to what I am now paying MCI, it’s less than half and sometimes as much as one-third the cost. Times 12 and I would save between […]

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