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Jun 24, 2015

IDT Capitalizing on Direct Link to Cuba

Minutes Are Soaring As Service Improves

Ed McKinley

Newark, N.J.-based IDT became the first U.S.-based phone company to sign a deal to connect with Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba S.A. (ETECSA) not long after the December rapprochement between the two nations. But discussions between the American company and Cuban government agency had been underway for some time, said William Ulrey, IDT Vice President for Investor Relations and External Affairs.

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Jun 23, 2015

Progress in Prepaid Insurance

Reaching All Markets to Manage Health Care Bills

Arlene Hauben

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to change the healthcare industry, notably so with the rise in invoice statements and payments. The increase of high deductible health plans have impacted healthcare billing and the entire payment operations ecosystem.

Jun 23, 2015

Sprint Increases Retail Presence

Wireless Brand Opens ‘Store-Within-a-Store” at RadioShack

Ed McKinley

Sprint’s three wireless brands are beefing up their public exposure by creating a “store-within-a-store” in 1,435 RadioShack locations in a deal some observers say is helping the financially troubled RadioShack chain stay in business.

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Jun 10, 2015

5 Minutes With Jonathan Kendrick

Cofounder of ROK Mobile

Ed McKinley

ROK Mobile may have found a way to persuade the public to pay for recorded music again – and the record labels are taking notice. It’s a matter of folding the cost of songs into a mobile prepaid mobile phone bill, says Jonathan Kendrick, a serial entrepreneur and UK wireless pioneer who’s helping to start ROK Mobile.

Jun 08, 2015

Gift Card Category is a Winner

From Traditional to e-Gifting to Mobile Options

Arlene Hauben

Innovation has upped the promise of e-gifting and mobile app gift card programs. For the retailer, gift cards serve to drive sales and highlight the brand. Merchants are capitalizing on the gift card to promote their products and services and drive traffic to a store and website.

Jun 01, 2015

Product Review


Arlene Hauben

Plenti is a new loyalty program, recently launched by American Express, which enables shoppers to earn points at one place and use them for savings at another, all with one simple rewards card. American Express’ new loyalty program is completely independent of the company’s current reward program for Amex cardholders, which is called Membership Rewards.

May 20, 2015

Five Minutes With Phil Prouty

Cofounder, Executive Director and Head of Distribution, Defense Mobile

Ed McKinley

Phil Prouty, who’s had a long and illustrious career in the wireless industry, is now serving as cofounder, executive director and head of distribution at Defense Mobile, a prepaid wireless service for the 52 million Americans who are veterans, active military personnel or their immediate family members.