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Alliance Cost Containment:  Delivering Results

Two Diverse Paths. One Net Provider.    Accel Networks

How Complete is Your Product Offering?    Venicom

Bandwave Systems "Aggregating Cable Nationwide"

WEBINAR: How to Become the Guide Your Customers Rely On - Making Money with MPLS    MegaPath

Green Energy on August 10!    World Telecom Group

Wholesale Dedicated Rates to Retail Customers!    Touchtone Communications

Significant Savings with DID Vendor Consolidations    BBCOM

Access2Go Program

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

Energy procurement strategies that make you money!    Alternative Utility Services

Why choose TBI?

Join us for a brown bag webinar on August 5th    TelePacific Communications

Heads Up, Hands Off    Intelisys

Telarus - Win as a Team

Get you SIP on in Santa Barbara    TMC Communications

WTG Appoints Hopkins to CFO/CIO

One Communications expands services to Chicago, Cleveland and Detroit.

Ernest Communications is the Expert in Multi-Location Accounts

Ready to Profit from your Existing Customers' Conferencing?    Wholesale Conference

MicroCorp is Hiring Nationwide

Telesphere is Turning 10 and it's Time to Celebrate!

Every Bit a Master.  CMS

Go Green with the Outreach Cap and Trade Plan

Drive savings for your customers with reservationless rates as low as .03...  Earn an EXTRA 10% in commission!!!    EnTelegent  Solutions

Broadview Networks Atlanta Road Show Notice

It All Adds Up with PowerNet Global

Bandwidth Builders Announce Business Commissions

Win a Trip to Scottsdale on New Edge

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Little Things Add UP!    Five Star Communications

Need help finding that npa/nxx?    CTG3

Keep out the riff-raff!    PAETEC

Are you the "1"?    Qwest

Commission River Wants Your Crumbs!


Nuvio Wants YOU!

Are you tired of auditing bills with Excel Spreadsheets?    TeleSource

AireSpring July Promo - Hot Summer Promos and iPad Giveaway

Win a CASH Bonus & Cruise Ticket!!!    Elite Processing Systems

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

Jolt World International Roaming    N.E.T.

Got Customers with Locations in Canada? Granite Does That!

Color Broadband Newsletter - April 2010

Building Networks for the Future    American Telesis

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2010 Members Choice Awards


Blog Posts:

How Wholesale Conference Helps ATEL Sell "ATEL Conferencing" to ATEL's 3,500 Prospects with the "5-Point Pitch"

In spite of being perceived as a commodity, conferencing is easy to sell and has fat margins. Most agents don't take the time to sell conferencing to even their existing client and prospects bases because they lack marketing.

Wholesale Conference solves this problem by giving their white-label resellers the perfect "5-Point Pitch" which dramatically (and easily) details how their "3rd Generation" conferencing is better than what even the big conferencing providers are selling.

Click here to see how Wholesale Conference has set master agent ATEL Communications up with Wholesale Conference's turn-key marketing so that ATEL can sell the private-labeled conferencing solution to ATEL's in-house list of 3,500 customers and prospects.

TMC Sells to GLOBALINX: Is this the perfect union of a sales powerhouse and an agent support house?

TMC is known for "loving agents". GLOBALINX is know for cutting edge VoIP sales. This could be a perfect union. Will TMC agents be mesmerized by the new "sales juice" or will they be spooked instead?

Click here to read TA's blog and opinion on the acquisition and then leave your opinion.

Agent Training Opportunities

Sell mobile solutions in California through Top CLEC
July 8, 11:30a PT by TelePacific

How to sell energy to telecom customers and prospects
July 14, 1pm ET by WTG/Energent

Need a Great IP Sales Person for Your BIG IP DEAL? Meet CPI's Diana Tedrow

TA's master agents are unlocking equipment VAR and systems integrator customer bases to carrier services farming by offering the best in-house sales, engineering and project management support.

Click here to watch a customer confidence video message from CPI's Diana Tedrow. Would this help you?

Tired of Losing Against Cable & Verizon Fiber? Sell it Through Bandwave Instead!

Why fight the Verizon fiber or cable Internet solutions your customers seem to want to try first or use to back up their tier-one MPLS networks?

Bandwave says, "Sell your customer the inexpensive networks they want to buy - just earn commission & stay in control!" Click to listen & learn

Earning Commission on "411" Calls? You Should!

Save your clients 50% and make money whenever they dial "411". You're not getting paid on this revenue now.  Click hear to listen to TA's interview with 5 Star President Roy Tanner to learn how easy this is.

Losing Referrals Because POTs & Multi-Locations Customers Not Getting Billed the Proposed Rates?

Click here to watch video message from Ernest Communications to agents and customers about how their POT/multi-location solutions are better than their competitors and lead to customer referrals.

Previous Blog Posts

    Agent's Energy Selling Experience Bucks Conventional Wisdom

Is Nuvio's Hosted VoIP Best for Under $500/mo Customers?

    5 Star Shows 4 Ways to Earn with Energy Consulting

PAETEC Buys Biggest Avaya Dealer/Equip. Integrator in West

    You Sell it Once, Windstream Grows it Forever! (That's good!)

Color Broadband: The Only Telco Carrier You Need in Los Angeles

    Is CPI the Best Master Agent for Equipment VARs?

Granite Does Multi-Location POTs Accounts in Canada

    Video Shows Easy Conference Resale for Agents

TeleSource Video Shows Vendor-Neutral TEM Software for Agents

    Should agents signal religion in their corporate communications?

Qwest Announces Commission & Program Changes

    Selling Multi Location MPLS Networks? New Edge share...

Nine Marketing Tips I've Recently Learned for my Business

    Everybody Loves Chris: Why Qwest Agents Aren't Worried

Best Qwest Master Agent? Meet Five Star Communications

    Need Some Advice From "Mr. Qwest"? Call CTG3's Dave...

Qwest Merges With CenturyTel. Good News for Agents?

    MegaPath + Covad = What (for agents)?

Love or Hate GTT or WBSconnect? Agent feedback needed...

    MegaPath Launches MPLS Enabled Hosted VoIP MLEs

MegaPath Shares 2010 Vision for Multi Location IP Agents

    Vetting Granite Telecom for TA Accredited Vendor Status

Facebook: An Important Tool For Telecom Marketing

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

Granite Channel Chief Charlie Pagliazzo: March 2010 in Vegas

    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

    Selling Multi-Location ("MLE") Accounts: Jay Morris Interview

"Reverse" Disaster Recovery Pioneered by ATL Communications

    Top Telarus Agents Share Success Tips at Telarus Agent Expo

NuVox "SIP Video" Makes a Confusing Concept SImPle!

    Why Nuvox Agents Should Love the Windstream Deal

Windstream Reveals Unique 2010 Vision at Telarus Agent Expo

    MegaPath Sales VP Shares 2010 Vision at Telarus Agent Expo

Qwest Predicts Business Tech Trends at Telarus' Expo

    Telarus Has "The Best" Technology for Agents & Partners?

The "Back Story" Video

    nstant Free Multi-Carrier Quotes for Any Agent from Telarus

Qwest Multi-Location Case Study Training at Telarus Expo

    Telecom, Gardening & Glass Blowing in Las Vegas?

Netstar Email Newsletter for Their Customers & Prospects

    Telarus and Airvae Provide Turn-Key Agent Marketing

TouchTone Moving Tips for Customers Changing Office Locations

    How CDW (an IT VAR) Successfully Sells Carrier Services

Selling SIP & VoIP: Telesphere Sales VP Talks to TA

    The Multi-Location Buyer's Guide (Did We Get it Right?)

How TA Uses Social Media (Blogs, Facebook Pages & More)

    DIY Marketing: Top 10 Business Website Tools We Use

TMC Trains Agents on Hot Solutions for 2010

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Qwest Voice, data, Internet and managed solutions carrier

TBI Access all LECs & CLECs, managed services & equipment

Telarus Best master agent for equipment VARs  Watch video

Ernest Large multi location
account specialty, POTs & data

WCS 80 carriers & 130 services on 1 bill. Easy wholesale, TEM

CPI National master agency specializing in customer service

PAETEC National CLEC with
voice, data & phone systems

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Daryl Lev  800.864.6877  411,
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Steve Roy  303.663.6700
MPLS + voice & data quotes

Aelea ATL 800.398.5777 800, Carrier /cust. disaster recovery

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Qwest, CenturyLink, Embarq

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