It’s in the Bag

KA-CHING! THE SWEET SOUND of a sale ringing up is the heart of the business for any retailer. Wireless dealers can help merchandisers hear that sound more often and save money at the same time through applications that address customer behavior, PoS, inventory and supply-chain needs, and more. The retail vertical is full of promising […]

EchoStar Taps GetConnected to Enable Resellers to Sell DSL

EchoStar Communications Corp. today announced it will embed GetConnected Inc.’s transaction processing platform into its partner portal, enabling DISH Network resellers to offer and order DSL services. As part of the agreement EchoStar will function as a subagent for GetConnected, which has agency agreements with top DSL providers. “With nationwide coverage, GetConnected will allow our […]

Q Comm Retailers to Offer Ready Mobile Products

Ready Mobile LLC, an MVNO, will offer Q Comm International Inc.s retailers the Ready Mobile and Mojo Mobile Phone-in-box kits and airtime. Q Comm provides prepaid transaction processing and electronic point-of-sale distribution services. The new wireless products will be offered to Q Comms retail network of more than 3,800 merchants; merchants can co-brand products for […]

Brightpoint Opens First Fono Wireless Store

Mobile phone distributor Brightpoint Inc. said today the company has opened its first Fono Wireless retail store in Noblesville, Ind., a city approximately 20 miles north of Indianapolis. Brightpoint will license the Fono Wireless brand to retailers that will own and operate each store location; they will sell products and services from providers including Sprint […]

Webinars a Win-Win for Web Conferencing Sellers, Buyers

One way to boost conferencing sales is to stop talking about it as a cost-saving communications tool and start talking about it as a profit-making presentation tool. “It’s gotten to the point that [conferencing is] affordable for everybody. …The education of the market is done; now, it comes down to gaining market share,” says Greg […]

i2Telecom Reports Losses

i2Telecom International Inc., maker of the VoiceStick, has released its first quarter earnings results. Net loss for the first quarter of 2005 totaled $2 million, or .06 per share, compared to a net loss of $1.5 million, or .24 per share, a year earlier. i2Telecom attributes the increased losses to higher sales and marketing expenses […]

Phone Plus Prepaid: Channel News

Posted: 9/2003 Channel News Virgin Signs New Distributors, Launches Brand Campaign Virgin Mobile USA LLC has announced partnerships with four prepaid wireless phone card distributors, CellCards, GTS Prepaid, PRE Solutions Inc. and Interactive Communications Inc. The move expands availability of the companys Top-Up airtime replenishment cards to at least 25,000 retail locations. In June, the […]

Phone Plus Prepaid:  Deals & Contracts

Posted: 6/2003 Deals & Contracts * Sony Ericsson and Telemac Corp. have entered into a licensing agreement under which Sony Ericsson will extend its SIM Application Toolkit in selected models to interoperate with a Telemac-enabled SIM. Sony Ericsson wireless devices incorporating Telemac-enabled SIMs will support Telemac CostControl technology, Telemac’s patented network-edge real-time billing and accounting […]

Phone Plus Prepaid: Getting to the Point

Posted: 3/2003 Getting to the Point Retailers Warm to PoSA, but Live Cards are Still Hot By Dr. Judy Reed Smith and Imke Louis Mensah It’s not surprising that, with its many advantages, retailers of prepaid cards are rapidly adopting point-of-sale activation (PoSA). However, not all sellers are jumping on board. PoSA enables retailers to […]

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