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AT&T Settles ETF Case for $18 Million

AT&T will shell out $18 million to former customers who say they were unfairly charged high fees to get out of their wireless contracts. Individuals involved in the class-action suit could get up to $140 back, according to the Associated Press. These early-termination fees have been getting a lot of close scrutiny in recent months. […]

AT&T, Electrical Workers Come to Terms

AT&T and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers say they have come to an agreement. It’s good for three years, and affects 10,000 workers in about a dozen states. The majority of employees will get wage increase of 3 percent in the first two years and 2.75 percent in the third year. Pension bands go […]

Bomb Threats Work? Nortel France Settles Labor Dispute

Just days after threatening to blow up their plant, Nortel workers in France have come to an agreement with company administrators over a severance-pay dispute. The company has agreed to keep the Chateaufort facility operating until at least Aug. 16. That’s the closing date for bids to buy the operation. Details about severance pay for […]

Vonage Faces Another Patent Case

Vonage Holdings Corp. has been slapped with another patent lawsuit, this time by Nortel Networks. The suit, which claims Vonage infringed on 12 patents, comes weeks after the popular VoIP company appeared to be moving past most of its legal problems. The patents in the current case cover features such as 911, 411 and click […]

Vonage Wont Get Appeal, Must Pay Verizon

Vonage Holdings Corp. will pay $120 million to end the patent infringement lawsuit it lost to Verizon Communications Inc. earlier this year. A U.S. appeals court last week refused to reconsider the case and Vonage now must pay Verizon $117.5 million and give $2.5 million to charity. Vonage hoped to trim that cost to $80 […]

Equinox Licenses CDR Software to Microtech-Tel

Global software applications provider Equinox Information Systems (Booth 413) announced that Microtech-Tel, an interconnect based in Denver, has licensed ExtractCDR to transform raw automatic message account data from their MetaSwitch switching system into usable formats. ExtractCDR is a Windows-based system designed to eliminate the chance of errors created by the manual translation of usage records. […]

ITL Selects UDP for Billing Services

International Telcom Ltd. (ITL), a competitive LEC, has chosen UDP (Booth 625) to provide its access and interconnection billing services. According to Mike Tyler, vice president of local exchange and regulatory affairs, ITL chose UDP because of its reputation in the industry for accuracy and great customer service. When we decided to change billing companies, […]

The Conference Group Says: Free Recording for All

The Conference Group (Booth 906), a full-service conferencing company located in Newark, Del., is introducing free conference recording for all reservationless conference call customers, which can be private-labeled. Conference leaders receive a summary via e-mail following each conference call. If the conference is recorded, a link to an MP3 file will be included in the […]

Citynet Makes the Connection With OSG Billing Services

OSG Billing Services (Booth 314) announced an agreement to manage invoice presentment and distribution services for Citynet, an integrated communications provider. Citynet provides telecommunication services to wholesale and retail customers in Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, as well as wholesale carrier-grade connectivity to 17 other states in […]

Profitecs Stephanie Minervino Joins the Marines

Another member of the Profitec Billing Services Inc. (Booth 815) family has enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. Stephanie Anne Minervino, granddaughter of Profitecs founder, Richard Minervino Sr., and daughter of Randy Minervino, vice president of sales and marketing, has followed in their footsteps and signed up for the Marines. COMPTEL attendees may have met […]

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