Local – 1-800-RECONEX Offers Wholesale Program

Posted: 06/2000 1-800-RECONEX Offers Wholesale Program 1-800-RECONEX launched a wholesale program earlier this year for companies that want to get into the prepaid local dial tone business but don’t have the expertise or the resources to do it effectively.As a prepaid integrated communications provider, 1-800-RECONEX Inc. ( has CLEC licenses in 46 states that allow […]

Prepaid Local

Posted: 03/2000 Prepaid Local Rent-Way Invests in Prepaid Local Provider By Liz Montalbano Rent-Way Inc. (, the second-largest operator of rental-purchase stores in the United States, has acquired a 49 percent interest in dPi Teleconnect LLC (, a prepaid local-service provider. Rent-Way also has agreed to acquire an additional 21 percent interest upon receipt of […]

In the Cards

Posted: 01/2000 In the Cards Prepaid Card Services Part of Winning Hand By Imke Mensah With forecasts showing continued, albeit slowing, growth, the increasingly competitive prepaid calling card market remains a good opportunity for network service providers. They’ll find some of their prepaid card profits coming from nontraditional users and from new service plays. While […]

Business News – Network One, BellSouth Sign UNE-P Deal

Posted: 12/1999 Network One, BellSouth Sign UNE-P Deal By Khali Henderson Network One, Atlanta, has made a deal with BellSouth Interconnection Services, Atlanta, for unbundled network element (UNE) combinations and associated intelligent network and operator services under the Bell company’s UNE platform (UNE-P) throughout its nine-state region in the Southeast. The deal is valued at […]

Prepaid Providers Take Risk out of Dial ToneBusiness

Posted: 05/1999 Prepaid Providers Take Risk out of Dial Tone Business By Jennifer Knapp and Liz Montalbano Labeled "phone sharks" by many a regulator, prepaid local service providers are finding a following among an estimated 6 million households without dial tone by enabling them to pay for local service up front–avoiding credit checks and large […]

The Telecom Wars

Posted: 01/1998 With the coming of the new year and everybody full of good cheer–or maybe just too much food and drink–this seems like a good time to talk about cooperation. The need stems from conversations about negotiating agreements among interexchange carriers and incumbent and competitive local exchange carriers. There isn’t much movement to report. […]

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