Verizon Combines Enterprise, SMB Partner Programs

Verizon Communications Inc. has recombined its partner programs into one for 2010, a move that has cut the carrier’s agent base in half, but has streamlined processes for the remaining partners. The new Verizon Indirect Sales Program combines the former Verizon Solutions Partner Program, which targeted small and medium businesses, and the Verizon Business Indirect […]

Channel Partners: Verizon Seeks Solution Providers

The Verizon Solutions Provider Program (VSPP) (Booth 1201-1203) announced it has openings for a few high-quality solutions providers and that it will be seeking meetings with interested agents at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo. During this show we are providing candidates with the unique opportunity to schedule an individual meeting to discuss program membership, […]

Verizon 2007 Contract Contested

After nearly a year of talks with former MCI and Verizon agents, Verizon Solutions Partner Program (VSPP) executives in November unveiled the companys 2007 contract, which did little to quell the growing chorus of concern surrounding the combination of the two carriers agent programs following their merger. Former MCI agents (fMCI as they are known […]

Verizon Reports 95% Response to Agent Contract

Despite attempts to organize a boycott against Verizons new agent agreement, nearly 95 percent of the agents invited to participate in the 2007 Verizon Solutions Partner Program are expected to sign the contract, the company said. Shelley Murphy, vice president, Verizon Business Solutions Group, told PHONE+ today 90 percent of the invited agents executed their […]

Verizon Holds Agent Kickoff Event Despite Contract Questions

Despite lingering questions and concerns about Verizons new agent agreement, about two-thirds of the agents invited to participate in the 2007 Verizon Solutions Partner Program attended the kickoff meeting Wednesday in Basking Ridge, N.J., the company said. Nearly 100 agents 60 percent of them former MCI Solutions Partners and 40 percent legacy Verizon agents were […]

Verizon Solutions Partner Program Reports 2007 Contract Status

Nearly 100 agents were invited to be part of the 2007 Verizon Solutions Partner Program, according to Shelley Murphy, vice president of marketing operations and alternate channels for Verizon Telecom. She said a handful of contracts have been returned and the original Nov. 22 due date has been extended to Nov. 29 when VSPP plans […]

Verizon Sends Invites to 2007 Solutions Partners

Agents were expected to begin receiving invitations to participate in the 2007 Verizon Solutions Partner Program as early as today. The offers, however, do not contain terms and conditions for representing Verizon Business accounts. Jim Smith, a spokesperson for Verizon Communications Inc., said invitations were sent by mail this morning at 1 a.m., so agents […]

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