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Accessory to the Sale

A businessperson without a cell phone is like a shark without teeth, or a politician without airtime: rendered almost useless. But despite a high rate of adoption, the business market for wireless service is rife with churn, with companies buying from whomever and wherever has the cheapest service and best-featured phones. But theres hope in […]

TouchTone Adds VoIP Service

TouchTone Communications (Booth 104-106) announced its entry into the VoIP market. A reseller, TouchTone has been offering long-distance and local, data and Internet services for nearly 15 years. The new VoIP service is available in the 48 contiguous states and is a POTS replacement for local and long-distance. The company plans to offer hosted PBX […]

FreedomVoice Offers Hosted PBX

FreedomVOICE Systems (Booth 500-504) announced the launch of its hosted PBX service, FreedomIQ, with the company providing all technical support and maintenance for the onpremises switching alternative. The company claims its research shows the commission opportunity of 20 percent is double that of other providers. By signing up like-minded installers, a master agent can see […]

AccessLine Taps Quintum Gateways

Hosted VoIP provider AccessLine Communications Corp. (Booth 600-602) announced it has selected Quintum Technologies Tenor gateways to be placed on its customers premises when delivering digital access services, such as T1s and PRIs. The company sells its services through agents. AccessLine will deploy the Tenor DX product to provide one to four T1 interfaces to […]

AT&T, RIM Unveil Wi-Fi Capable BlackBerry

AT&T Inc. and Research in Motion are releasing the first Wi-Fi BlackBerry handset, the companies said Wednesday. The BlackBerry 8820 will be available Thursday and supports 802.11a, b and g with enterprise security features. AT&Ts enterprise customers can use it with their corporate Wi-Fi networks and individual customers can use it in their homes and […]

Top UC Trends

For VARs and agents looking to capitalize on the promise of unified communications, the market bears watching as several trends continue to develop, from the snowballing presence of Microsoft (no pun intended) to taking UC mobile. For instance, industry watchers are keeping an eye on how Microsoft Corp.s release of its UC portfolio this fall […]

Harmonic Convergence

With the hype machine cranked to max volume, businesses large and small are tuning into the promise of unified communications (UC) and how they might use this sleek new technology to put a presence-enabled portal on their desktops for click-to-call, click-to-conference, click-to-read your voice mail, click-to-Web cam, click-to you name it. Sounds good. Maybe a […]

Google, Sprint Partner on WiMAX

Though we live in a world where wireless and walled garden seem to go hand in hand, Sprint announced today that it will partner with open-access booster Google Inc. to create a mobile WiMAX portal for search, interactive communications, user-generated content and social networking. The carrier also said it will provide open standard APIs for […]

Ampd Out

Well, its the end of a story which could tentatively be called Behind the Minutes: Ampd Mobile. By all reports, Ampd Mobile will likely cease operations Tuesday. Like a made-for-VH1 rock and roll tragedy, the once-cool MVNO has fallen onto disreputable hard times, driven by excess and self-indulgence. While its Web site says the shutdown […]

Avaya Unveils New Quick Edition Release

Avaya Inc. has unveiled the 3.1 release of Quick Edition, with additional software that delivers a range of new features and two new hardware components. New features, which can be uploaded to existing Quick Edition systems, include presence and status monitoring, one-touch alternate auto-attendant greetings, call detail recording, and programmable soft keys. The new hardware […]

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