BSGs Bill2Phone Gives Internet Surfers Purchasing Alternative

Telecom clearinghouse BSG Clearing Solutions (BSG) has devised a way to overcome consumer reluctance to provide credit card information over the Internet. On Monday, the company introduced Bill2Phone, a payment method that lets landline subscribers charge digital content Web purchases to their telephone bills. The interface looks like the typical online credit card form it […]

KeaneTel Announced Lead-Gen Deal with FITA

Master agency KeaneTel this week announced a five-year deal with the Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA) to provide telecom, Internet, data, e-mail and related services to the associations 250,000 company members. Currently thousands of FITA member companies are purchasing services under FITA programs with a single carrier. KeaneTel will become the preferred telecom vendor […]

Power of Suggestion

WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT WIRELESS services: retail, Web and operator come to mind. It doesnt seem like systems integrators and VARs would play a role in how businesses buy wireless, but thats not really true. According to business decision makers, channel partners do play a role, an important one, in wireless decision making. It seems […]

PayPal Launches Mobile Purchasing Service

PayPal, part of online auction giant eBay Inc., on Thursday introduced PayPal Mobile, a text message-based service that lets consumers in the United States and Canada send money using their mobile devices. People also can buy items using PayPal Mobiles Text to Buy service. Companies including 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Bravo, MTV and the […]

Bells Cook Up Instant Managed Services

Resellers that want to get into the premium managed services business can look no further than the local telephone company for a turnkey package, including transport, CPE and professional services. Two Bell companies - Qwest Communications International Inc. and BellSouth Interconnection Services - have come to the table in the last six months with such bundled offers […]

Trading Desk – Demand Aggregation Part II

Posted: 07/2001 Trading Desk Demand Aggregation Part II This Time It’s Real Time By Khali Henderson Aggregating demand for telephony services is nothing new. It has been a common practice among municipalities and affinity buying groups for years. It was the basis for a rash of upstarts who, back in the late 1980s, lumped disparate […]

Wholesale – Lambda Boom

Posted: 07/2001 Wholesale Channel Lambda Boom SP Shift From Dark Fiber to Wavelength Transport Intensifies By Josh Long and Fred Dawson The capital shortage in telecom combined with cost and other considerations is producing a rapid swing away from the use of dark fiber toward the purchase of wavelengths on the part of CLECs, wholesale […]

Thrive & Survive

Posted: 01/2001 Thrive & Survive E-procurement Presents New Efficiencies in Today’s Competitive Climate By Ed Bell and Jeff Trabaudo Many businesses seeking new opportunities in today’s world face operational challenges because of the rapid growth and changes caused from increased Internet usage. Managers are forced to find new ways to thrive and survive, as they […]

Long Distance – BGII Signs to Serve as Master Agent for PDS

Posted: 06/2000 BGII Signs to Serve as Master Agent for PDS BGI Inc. (www.bgicorp.com), a distributor of prepaid, long-distance phone cards and machines that distribute prepaid phone cards, has signed a contract to become an independent master agent for the MaxTel USAOne Plus Program for Phone Debit Systems Inc.The deal diversifies BGII’s product line by […]

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