Truphone dealer drive for RIM app


VoIP provider Truphone has set up a new channel programme and remuneration package to encourage dealers to sell its new new BlackBerry application, Truphone Business.

Truphone has put in place a tiered commission structure, sales incentive schemes, co-marketing funds, and POS.

It also provides sales and marketing training modules, dedicated channel managers to support partners’ sales teams and customer management tools to make order entries.

Truphone director of business services John Irvine said: “Our channel programme has been designed to take a highly active role in supporting our partners, ensuring that they can be up and running in no time at all, and focusing on what they do best – selling.”

Truphone Business recognises an international number and diverts the call through its VoIP service.

Truphone chief executive Geraldine Wilson (pictured) said: “The launch of Truphone Business follows demand for a business solution from our existing customer base.

“Companies are keen to cut costs but find an increasingly mobile and global workforce need to make international calls from mobile devices as a part of day-to-day business.”

Dealers can sell Truphone packages TruStandard and TruSaver for monthly subscription fees of £2.50 and £5.00 respectively.

TruStandard calls are 5p per minute to landlines in USA, China, Germany, France, and Australia. Mobile rates are 20p per minute to Germany, France and Australia and 5p per minute to USA and China.

TruSaver landline calls are priced at 3p per minute to the above destinations and 15p per minute to mobiles in Germany, France and Australia. Mobile rates for USA and China are 3p per minute.