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Commissioner, Alliance Leaders Call Members to Action

From Commissioner Kevin Martin to CompTel/Alliance CEO H. Russell Frisby Jr. and outgoing co-chairmen Ron Harden and Richard Burk, the message was clear that competitors need to move to the front lines in the battle for competition. In accepting the "Champions of Competition" award from the CompTel/ASCENT Alliance on Sunday, Commissioner Martin admonished the industry […]

TAG: It is All in the Audit

Posted: 9/2003 It is All in the Audit How to Win at Competitive Bids By Missy Mastel We all agree there are few new customers for phone service. About 99 percent of the time, you are competing against incumbent carriers when you look to sell new business. So how do you let prospects know you […]

PARTNER CHANNEL: DA Reseller Finds New Number for Agents

Posted: 7/2003 DA Reseller Finds New Number for Agents By Khali Henderson Directory assistance (DA) calls run upwards of $2.99 with convenience add-ons like call completion and are costing U.S. businesses more than $3.7 billion a year, or about $25 per employee, according to an estimate from TeleDeal Inc. Recognizing this cost center, TeleDeal founder […]

Phone Plus Prepaid: retail news

Posted: 09/2002 retail news Compiled and reported by Khali Henderson and Tara Seals ePHONE Launches Online Sales of New e-Trans-Port ePHONE Telecom Inc.’s latest product, e-Trans-Port, is available for purchase at www.emin.tv. The unit, which plugs into the phone jack of a home or office telephone, allows savings on long-distance prepaid calling by routing toll […]

Collaborative: More Than a Pretty Face

Posted: 08/2002 More Than a Pretty Face Web Conferencing Shows Off Serious ROI By Tara Seals WEB CONFERENCING, WITH ITS GUI interfaces and snazzy point-and-click functionality, at first blush may seem like a fancy, niche application. However, case studies and analyst commentary show Web conferencing for what it is under the razzle-dazzle: a workhorse of […]

Echannel: Yahoo! Adds Long Distance, Wireless Offers to Personal Finance Portal

Posted: 2/2002 E-Channel Yahoo! Adds Long Distance, Wireless Offers to Personal Finance Portal By Khali Henderson Yahoo! now offers long distance and wireless services through deals with SmartPrice.com and Simplexity Inc., respectively.Consumers can access the services through the Savings Finder tool in Yahoo! Finance Money Manager, a free suite of personal finance tools and services […]

Business News – Level 3 Repositions Sales Focus in $2.3 Billion Savings Plan

Posted: 08/2001 Business News Level 3 Repositions Sales Focus in $2.3 Billion Savings Plan By Josh Long The global transport market demonstrated additional signs of weakness early this summer as Level 3 Communications Inc. (www.level3.com) lowered its revenue projections and announced a plan to save $2.3 billion through 2003. Broomfield, Colo.-based Level 3 reduced its […]

CALLS-driven Rates Unrealized

Posted: 01/2001 CALLS-driven Rates Unrealized In the Coalition for Affordable Local and Long Distance Service (CALLS) proposal announced last summer, a promise seemingly was made that consumers would see their rates reduced. The original intent of the CALLS was to re-examine access charges and to work out a fair structure for fees between long-distance and […]

Regulatory News – Access Charge Reform Benefits Almost All

Posted:  08/2000 Access Charge Reform Benefits Almost All By Kim Sunderland “We are disappointed that the commission’s order did not address key issues facing resale carriers and their customers.”Ernest B. Kelly III, president, Association of Communications Enterprises The FCC’s completion of access charge reform this summer is among the most investment relevant and potentially positive […]

Creating an Effective Sales Compensation Program

Posted: 10/1999 Creating an Effective Sales Compensation Program By Mark A. Stiffler In today’s competitive marketplace, you face many challenges retaining qualified salespeople. One of the biggest challenges is creating a sales compensation plan that motivates and properly rewards your company’s best people. Many company executives believe having a good sales compensation plan is primarily […]

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