Weve Come a Long Way

This month marks the 20th anniversary of PHONE+. Most of you know that we have been celebrating all year long, but since October was the official launch issue, I wanted to note the occasion by thanking all of our readers for sticking with us over the past two decades. Surprisingly, many of you have been […]

Channel Partners Expo Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Its hard to believe its been a decade since PHONE+ first hosted an event for the indirect channel. It was called the AgENt show. The odd capitalization was meant to highlight the Agent Educational Network. The first show was in summer of 1997. It was small as to be expected for a first effort, but […]

Watch Channel Partners TV

What happens when you get a room full of channel partners and a video camera? Channel Partners TV. I’m no Katie Couric, but it sure was a lot of fun. (Many thanks to camera man extraordinaire Rob Sneddon for his kind edits.) We hope you will enjoy listening to speakers, attendees and exhibitors share their Channel Partners […]

People and Networks Make a Difference

They started in earnest on Sept. 1. The posts to the PHONE+ Web site, that is. The first went something like this: I am trying to get some information on family members in Ocean Springs, Miss. Their names are: John Gregory Matthews, his wife Shannon and 13-year-old daughter Olivia. Winston and Betty Jones, Mike and […]

Frisby: Well Do Whatever It Takes

In his opening remarks today, CompTel/ASCENT CEO H. Russell Frisby Jr. plans to talk about the associations plans to counter the impacts of recent actions by the DC Circuit and the FCC that he says have left providers in a competitive no mans land where they are unsure of the rules, future viability of their […]


Posted: 10/2003 Signs of the Times Do you ever wonder how we got here? Not so much the chain of events leading up to this moment, but why those events occurred in the first place? I do. In my own life, I am comforted that self-inflicted and external setbacks are indeed momentary and lead me […]

Hope and Hype

Posted: 07/2001 Hope and Hype The Brave New World of Wireless Marketing By Tara Seals A recent cross-channel marketing initiative drove up TV viewing, increased web and wireless short message service (SMS) usage, encouraged customer participation and loyalty, provided a bump in brand awareness for Ericsson Corp. (www.ericsson.com), gathered user information for future marketing campaigns […]

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