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Telecom Reflection

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO I’m going to hit on a few of topics. One: The Panel At the Channel Partners Expo, Qwest mentioned that it would need help from its partners to fulfill the government win it just received. If you are a small, minority-owned company, let your carriers know. If you have specific certifications […]

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 […]

8×8 Signs Official Deal to Transition SunRocket Subs

8×8 Inc., provider of the Packet 8 VoIP service, is offering special rates to SunRocket Inc. subscribers in a deal negotiated by 8×8 and the firm managing SunRockets closure. 8×8 on Wednesday did not identify that firm. 8×8 said it will waive all typical start-up costs for residential plans and offer one free month of […]

More Vegas Winnings

The winnings from the Spring 2007 Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas are still rolling in. McLeodUSA recently awarded a Sony VAIO laptop computer to Matt Otis, co-founder of Allied Communication in Denver. The laptop was presented to Otis this week in Denver by Greg Osborne, McLeodUSAs director of agent sales. McLeodUSA had […]

What Users Want

A FEW YEARS AGO, Mel Gibson did a movie called What Women Want, where through one of those accidents that only happens in the movies, his chronic womanizing character suddenly was able to read the minds of every woman he encountered. While at first he saw it as a bonanza in continuing his philandering ways, […]

Training Camp

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Since BellSouth was taken over by AT&T, BellSouth Authorized Agents have had to put in more than 50 hours on training and testing to be able to sell across the AT&T portfolio and across the country. That’s a lot of time and effort, but you get to expand from nine states […]

I Know I Ramble, But…

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO I know I ramble on about telecom problems and issues and many of you are wondering how I got this gig. Well, I’ll start being more relevant right now. Almost every CLEC you sell for offers VoIP. You know those Dynamic T’s? VoIP. The new offering, Total-T, from Access Integrated – um, […]

Seven Steps Toward Control

Forgive me for sounding like a self-help book. Thats not my intention. Many of you have spoken to me privately about my recent editorial (February 2007) on carrier commitment and ways that your partner sales organizations are trying to insulate themselves from the inevitable ups and downs of carrier compensation and engagement policies. Many of […]

Before You Reach Out With VoIP, Know Your Customers Needs

VoIP is garnering a lot of press and gaining significant ground, but you need to have a good understanding of your customers specific needs and requirements before introducing Internet telephony options. That will be one of the themes of todays session, Reach Out: Deploying VoIP in Multilocation Accounts. During this session, panelist Dale Stein, co-founder […]

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