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Americans Texting Millions of Dollars to Haiti

Cell-phone users in the U.S. have found a way to help victims of that massive earthquake in Haiti. As of Thursday afternoon, American texters had donated more than $4 million to the Red Cross. All they’ve had to do is text “Haiti” to the number 90999 and $10 is added to their mobile phone bill. […]

Josephson: Start Thinking Now

Growth and exit strategies are top of mind for most agencies that have been pounding the pavement for the last decade. Learn more today as Phil Josephson, founder of the Law Office of Philip Josephson, helps agencies, smaller resellers, even CLECs, identify their next plays. You should always be thinking about where you want to […]

Making Money in Wireless

The communications world is beginning to revolve around the wireless handset. That migration represents a significant opportunity for channel partners provided they are willing to make some adaptations to their business model. Fortunately, for business-to-business dealers, the investment to get into wireless is relatively low. They already have feet on the street and they dont […]

Fishing for Finance

Fishing for Finance After some slow years, private money again is fueling the communications sector. Its a breeze for the big-name companies to score funding, yet not so simple for lesser-known providers or resellers. Plus, if you dont want more than $10 million, major investment banks and venture capitalists wont even look at you. So […]

Money Hard to Find in SMB Voice

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO VoIP has taken quite a few hits in the press lately. Vonage and patent fights. SunRocket closing. The E-911 issue. The viability of the pure play VoIP provider is in question. Not just from a net neutrality standpoint either. More from a financial model. Most people looking to move to VoIP […]

TEM: Agency Friend or Foe?

By Dan Baldwin, director of sales ATEL Communications Inc. When did managing telecom expenses for our clients become a new thing? From 1990 through 2002 I worked both as a telecom account executive and as an independent telecom agent. For 12 years I pretty much did the same thing promised small business owners that I’d […]

Fishing for Finance

After some slow years, private money again is fueling the communications sector. Its a breeze for the big-name companies to score funding, yet not so simple for lesser-known providers or resellers. Plus, if you dont want more than $10 million, major investment banks and venture capitalists wont even look at you. So what do you […]

SunRocket Crashes

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO SunRocket closed its doors this week. No notice to customers. This was a pre-paid $199 for a year (or two in some cases) of service. No refunds will likely be issued. SunRocket just hit 200,000 subscribers. It’s Gizmo hardware is not easily compatible with other services according to most notes I […]

Russ Lovell

Company Name: Andiamo Telecom How long have you been reading PHONE+?: 17 years Why do you read PHONE+?: Keep up to speed on Telecom Where did you work in 1987?: Com Systems, Van Nuys, Calif. What was your title in 1987?: Senior Sales Exec What do you remember most about 1987?: Operator Services, pre-subscription on […]

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