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Need help finding that npa/nxx?    CTG3

Copper Launches Nationwide Local Dial-in

Energy procurement strategies that make you money!    Alternative Utility Services

Alliance Cost Containment: Delivering Results

Great Conferencing Rates and High Commissions    EnTelegent Solutions

No need to worry! Five Star has you covered.

Nuvio Named TOP VoIP Provider by Infonetics Research!!!

Lowest Transport Pricing at Chicago Telco Hotels    Nitel

PNG Bonuses & Lower Data Pricing: Request a Quote Today

Are you tired of auditing bills with Excel Spreadsheets?    TeleSource

What could a New Edge MPLS network do for your customers?

TBI is hiring Channel Managers    N.E.T.

Ernest Announces Integrated T1 Product

Commission River Wants Your Crumbs!

WTG Thanks ALL from Tee & Sea!

Brilliantly Focused on Your Biggest Deals    Intelisys

We're Focused on You    CMS

Qwest iQ™ On Demand IVR

Why TA Members Choose Granite for Multi Location POTS Customers

Make the Leap to Telesphere & Maximize Your Earnings

Finally, Connecting rural America without the Hefty Price Tag    TouchTone

Summer Sizzles with AireSpring's Ethernet Over Copper Extra Bonus Promo

Roll-Out of Managed Business VoIP and SIP Trunking services!    Line Systems

Take advantage of this month's promo and win a trip to wherever you want to go!    TelePacific Communications

Which Conferencing provider has raving fans... not just customers?    the Conference Group

AireSpring May Promo Blockbusters - Big Bonuses and Win an iPad

Toll Free - Design for Occasional Peak Periods    BBCOM

Telarus is Stability.

Access2Go - Intro Webinars May 20 & 27

OneSolutions Hosted IP PBX...    One Communications

Go Green with KeaneTel Cap and Trade Plan

Why did Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County choose TelePacific?

Bandwidth Builders Announce Business Commissions

Removing the Barriers to Broadband    Accel Networks

How Complete is Your Product Offering?    Venicom

Bandwave Cable Connect - Earn 10-15% Recurring Commission on Business Cable Connections

TMC's POTS Replacement Product Gets Rave Reviews

Think MicroCorp - Think Level 3

Color Broadband Newsletter - April 2010

InterCall is Hiring!

Building Networks for the Future    American Telesis

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Outreach Telecom & Energy LogoKeaneTel Evolves Into "Outreach Telecom & Energy"


Pete Keane, long-time CEO of KeaneTel announced to existing KeaneTel agents that KeaneTel has evolved into Outreach Telecom & energy. Pete also announced that long-time XO manager & industry veteran Joel Allinson had left XO to become a part owner of Outreach.


Keane is known in the industry as the master agent that provides 100% commission pass-through to sub-agents for a $1,000 a month fee. His program created quite a stir when it was rolled out several years ago. Keane's "Cap & Trade" program is a second 100% option that was rolled out earlier this year.


No stranger to industry wave making, when asked about the Christian theme of Outlook's logo Keane stated it was simply a reflection of the evolving values the Outreach team brings to business and that sub-agents could adopt the Outreach logo or hide it in their price proposals.


Click here to view the press release & watch the webinar.


Outreach Telecom & Energy LogoGranite Telecom Earns TA's First "Accredited Vendor" Status


"TA recommends Granite Telecom" for multi-location POTs and as a nationwide CLEC. Granite Telecom is currently the only provider TA recommends in these categories because Granite is the first and only TA vendor to earn the recommendation by going through TA's grueling new "Accredited Vendor" program.


To become an Accredited Vendor that TA publically recommends, a vendor must meet endure possible public ridicule and quite a bit of agent sniping. Then, after a 30-day period where TA interviews people that have first hand experience working with the Accredited Vendor candidate, as a current or past agent, employee or customer, TA decides if the vendor meets the standard of accreditation - above or far above average marks from a majority of respondents.  Granite meets this standard.


Here's just one of the many testimonials received during the accreditation process:


"Granite's implementation team is great, they are VERY responsive and my customers love them!" Craig Pearce, Tri-Solve, LLC.


TA is finalizing Granite's 2010 accreditation report which will include an analysis of TA's accreditation finding. TA will make the report available to TA members as appropriate.


For more information about how Granite can serve your customer's multi-location needs, please contact Charlie Pagliazzo at 617-933-7317 or Screen Videos Show Ease of Conference Resale for any Telecom Agent or Partner


Wholesale Conference Logo"Maximizing high margin, low-churn revenue & your own brand instead of someone else's conferencing brand is incredibly easy", states Herb Levitin, President of


To show just how easy, with the help of TA, WholesaleConference has created the following screen videos. Click to view them.


1. How to set up a new conferencing customer account

2. How to set up an audio conference bridge for a user

3. How a customer uses the audio controls

4. How a customer accesses billing reports


At least three more videos are planned including:


5. How a customer admin sets up a web conferencing bridge

6. How a customer admin/user conducts a web conference

7. How a reseller views his monthly billing reports


For more information contact Herb Levitin at 805.845.8906 to learn about their turn-key resale program for agents.


TeleSource Screen Video Shows Vendor-Neutral Telecom Expense Management (TEM) Software Agents Can Use with Their Customers

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Do your customers want you churning their carrier agreements or managing their carriers?


TeleSource, Ronnie BiceIf you answered the latter then TeleSource CEO Ronnie Bice invites you to try his vendor-neutral TEM solution for free.


Click here to see a screen video of the solution in action and then call Ronnie at 704-990-7606 for a free trial.


"This is the carrier agnostic, information management solution your customers are looking for", states Bice. "Let them get it from you before your competitors show it to them - We'll even put your logo on it so you can take all the credit!"


TeleSource $249 TEM


What's "Toll Control" and "Virtual Central Office"?


Color Broadband CEO, Fran McGrathLos Angeles agents will find out at Color Broadband's "Open House BBQ" June 2nd.

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If you saw Color Broadband's April newsletter and thought, "Toll Control & Virtual Central Office" sound like the two new product answers to all your problems (but you wished you could learn more) ... well your time has come!


On Wednesday, June 2nd Color Broadband is hosting a BBQ to educate their agents and partners. If you can't make it don't worry because TA will be there to get the scoop for you and report it in next week's newsletter. Or you could call Color Broadband's Miranda Murray to learn more now at 562.983.7880 x635 or


New Discussions

Should telecom agents signal religion in their corporate communications?  

Click here to read TA's views on the matter, read other TA member comments and post your own comments.

Last Week's News

Qwest Blake WetzelQwest Announces Commission & Program Changes Effective June 1st


Is Christmas coming June 1st? Is Blake Wetzel the Colorado Santa? Is he the "good Santa" to big Qwest agents and the "bad Santa" to small Qwest agents?


Will the changes cause good Qwest sub-agents to turn "bad" and switch from one Qwest master to another?


Have you been a good or bad? Click here to see what gifts you're getting from Qwest.


New Edge Networks J.R. CookSelling Multi Location MPLS Networks? New Edge Networks shares their 2010 competitive strengths...


New Edge channel chief J.R. Cook details for TA's Dan Baldwin where New Edge holds clear competitive advantages in the market place that TA members need to be aware of.


Click here to listen to and read the interview


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    1-Page, Multi-Carrier Telecom Voice and Data Product Matrix

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    Why Choose Granite Telecom for POTs Consolidation

Why MLE POTs Agent Marc Metzger Recommends Granite

    Alliance Cost Containment Helps TA Members "Get More Pie"

Selling Multi-Location ("MLE") Accounts: Joe Erickson Interview

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Qwest Multi-Location Case Study Training at Telarus Expo

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    How CDW (an IT VAR) Successfully Sells Carrier Services

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