One Communications Offers Agents Free Multicarrier Quotes

Master agency Telarus (Booth #1612) announced at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo the launch of, a no-charge multicarrier quoting portal for telecom agents. is launching with six carrier partners, including MegaPath, XO Communcations, Telnes Broadband, TelePacific Communications, One Communications and AireSpring. Telarus expected that number to double in the coming months. “Until now […]

PHONE+ Announces Channel Executive of the Year Finalists

PHONE+ magazine, a publication of Virgo Publishing LLC, for the telecommunications indirect sales channel, is pleased to announce the 10 finalists for Channel Executive of the Year. The finalists will be honored during an awards ceremony wherein the winner will be announced March 1, at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. The […]

Partners for a Cause

When times are tough and budgets are tight, corporate giving is usually one of the first line items hacked from the list. Companies are hard-pressed to stay afloat and stay profitable, causing the time and energy to volunteer for or even organize charitable giving to dwindle away to non-existence. But that’s not the case for […]

One Communications Touts New Hosted IP PBX Solution

One Communications has announced the availability of its new OneSolutions Hosted IP PBX solution. A network-based offering, OneSolutions Hosted IP PBX allows small and medium businesses to replace their premise-based Key or PBX systems, or upgrade their hosted legacy Centrex systems, while also integrating voice and data services in one package – delivering robust IP-based […]

Top 15 Channel Managers Honored

PHONE+ magazine is proud to honor the Top 15 Channel Managers of 2009, as determined by an agent vote. Top channel managers in attendance were recognized at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Miami, Sept. 23-25. Front row: Jeni Weinstein, ACC Business; Shannon Martin, TMC Communications. Middle row: Gerry Cull, US Signal; Brian Sheehan, […]

Top 15 Channel Manager Jeni Weinstein, ACC Business

Title: Channel Manager II Years in position: 3 Years in channel: 10 Main channel goal: “I want to give agents a positive sales experience with ACC Business. Providing solutions that are the right fit for the right customer is key to growing both of our businesses. That means helping my agents with their daily sales […]

Top 15 Channel Manager Jim Watts, AT&T

Title: Channel Manager Years in position: 9 Years in channel: 9 Main channel goal: “The AT&T Alliance Channel mission is to meet the communications needs of customers through successful teaming with top companies whose capabilities complement our own. We serve our solution providers through world-class sales support and educational programs and through a competitive compensation […]

Top 15 Channel Manager Chris Shubert, NuVox

Title: District Dealer Manager Years in position: 8 Years in channel: 10 Main channel goal: “My goal is to help my channel partners achieve theirs! With every partner, I want to take the time to custom-design a program that will allow them to succeed with NuVox based on their strengths and needs. There is no […]

Top 15 Channel Manager Brian Sheehan, AboveNet Inc.

Title: Indirect Sales Director Years in position: 4 Years in channel: 15 Main channel goal: “AboveNet provides high-bandwidth solutions for business and carriers. It delivers key network and IP services in and between 15 top U.S. metro markets (Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San […]

Top 15 Channel Manager Julie Rollins, Qwest Communications

Title: Channel Sales Manager Years in position: 2.5 Years in channel: 2.5 Main channel goal: “My primary goal is to help each of my partners achieve dramatic revenue growth in the most effective and efficient manner. To do this, I strive to understand the unique culture and business strengths of each of my partners — […]

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