Fone Logistics to host 3 event


Fone Logistics said it has been selected by 3 to host a one-off dealer event this month to provide updates and information on 3 business.

Handset and airtime distributor Fone Logistic, who make up 40 per cent of 3’s B2B connections, will host the “one off” event at the Crowne PLazza in Nottingham on March 23.

The event, sponsored by RIM, is open to all UK dealers interested or already connecting 3, including non Fone Logistics customers.

Dealers will receive information on a number of 3 products and services including BES Express and “exclusive” updates to 3’s Business Share tariffs.

3 handset manufacturer INQ will also be in attendance to demonstrate its latest devices, solutions and services.

Fone Logistics marketing director Julien Parven said: “This is an exclusive event to Fone Logistics.
“No other distributor has been engaged to participate so from a business perspective it is an excellent opportunity to grab some share from competitors as well as extend our relationship with some existing partners.
“We have worked with 3 in its Business to Business capacity since 2008 and have since successfully developed and grown its share in the SME market place.
“I am excited that Fone Logistics has been chosen to host the event. We are inviting the cream of the UK’s mobile dealers, who we hope will be in attendance, including BPD, Excell, One Point, About Comms 101 and Talk Fair.”

3 business account manager Ken Baker added: “We chose Fone Logistics to deliver and host this one-off event because they constantly prove themselves to be a top distributor, currently accounting for 40% of our indirect B2B sales.
“In 2009 their performance against target was above 200% and in September last year they recorded our first ever 2000 connection month.
“The main theme of the event will be to show dealers how they can partner with 3 Business to sell the new BES Express.
“To put it simply, BES Express delivers a version of BES functionality for customers with an Exchange e-mail server without the need to purchase a BES exchange server or BES licences.”