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In the Name of Science

Ive just started a new book about philosophy. Before you are tempted to be impressed, let me disclose that its technically from the young adult section, so its not exactly heavy reading. The author kindly breaks down all of the great thinkers and their thoughts to be understood by a pre-teen girl named Sophie, who […]

Summer of the Small Business

Summer of the Small Business Mike Rowley is the treasurer for Rowleys Tires & Automotive Services Inc., in Bay City, Mich. He is the third generation of Rowleys in the business, which was started by his grandfather in 1921. Like many people in family-owned businesses, Rowley has worked at the company for most of his […]

Rockin the Channel:

The band plays Drais at the Barbary Coast Casino at the Channel Partners Expo in Las Vegas earlier this year. The OC-192 Band members dont want to work they just want to bang on their drums all day! If youve been to a telecom event in past decade, chances are youve seen Bruce Barnes, Greg […]

Channel Partners Expo is 10! Get the Party Started!

Not that we are in need of reasons to celebrate, but I am proud to say that we actually do have some very good ones in 2007. The first is that PHONE+ magazine, our host, turns 20 this year. PHONE+ was founded in 1987 for the newly competitive payphone and operator services markets. There were […]

PERSONALITY+

Cody R. Calhoun, account director for Level 3 Communications LLC, manages some of Level 3s wholesale markets group customers in the eastern United States, and thats no bull but he also has spent some good times as a bull rider in the rodeo circuit. Cody started riding calves every spring at his family ranch in […]

Has It Been That Long?

DOING ANYTHING WORTHWHILE FOR 20 years is remarkable, isnt it? This year, PHONE+ will mark two decades covering the communications industry. (Yes, its been that long.) This achievement is all the more noteworthy given the instability of the newly competitive market. I use the term newly on purpose since the past 20 years spans the […]

Why Go Wireless?

Find out if wireless is your next big opportunity. Check out today’s radio show, Channel Partners LIVE! (see story). We have invited Vince Bradley, president and CEO of master agency World Telecom Group, to tell us about his experiences in getting into the wireless business. WTG now sells both mobile and fixed services and can […]

More than Lip Service

Several years ago I used to hang out with one of the ad reps at my magazine. She would joke that whenever one of her clients began discussing sports she would say dont get me started, indicating once she got started talking about football, for example, they wouldnt be able to shut her up. In […]

Avaya, Equant Develop Managed IP Platform

Avaya Inc. and Equant, a subsidiary of France Telecom specializing in communications infrastructure, have developed a managed IP telephony communications platform for multinational companies. The technology integrates Avaya applications with Equants VoIP VPN service; the offering includes consulting, implementation and ongoing managed services support. Equant also now is authorized to resell Avayas products including Communication […]

Meet the Master Minds

Tim Basa Vince Bradley Steve Braverman Rick Dellar Rob Goble Ben Humphreys Brad Miehl Greg Praske Kenneth Rotman Ted Schuman Geoffrey Shepstone Mark A. Solomon & Paul Silicato What constitutes a master agent? PHONE+ posed some qualifying questions to master agents across the country. Most agreed a master agent must maintain a national presence, as […]

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