Vonage announced an agreement with Brightpoint today, whereby the latter's Brightpoint Activation Services LLC will become a Master Agent, offering its customers the opportunity to resell Vonage service plans and devices and also to activate new customer accounts.
Vonage continues to expand its distribution channel. Pretty soon, one might be able to drive up to a gas station and receive offers for free Vonage calling with every fill-up. I don't think next-generation telecom services can ever replace promotional glasses as a primo giveaway, but heck... I'm always the last one to hop on a trend.
The release follows:
Brightpoint and Vonage(R) Enter Into National Master Agent Agreement
PLAINFIELD, Ind .--July 14, 2005-- Brightpoint, Inc., today announced that its subsidiary, Brightpoint Activation Services LLC ("Brightpoint") has been appointed Master Agent by Vonage Marketing, a subsidiary of Vonage Holding Corp.
Brightpoint, through its Accesspoint Dealer Network program, will offer its current and future dealers the opportunity to become Authorized Vonage Agents. Its dealers will be able to offer Vonage broadband telephony service plans, approved devices and activate new customer accounts.
Accesspoint is Brightpoint's value-enhancing master agent program that supports qualified dealers with a comprehensive group of services. This program, which currently serves more than 1,800 dealers nationwide, creates opportunities for independent dealers, agents and specialty retailers to offer wireless products and service activations, and earn highly competitive commissions. More information is available at www.access-point.com.