Orange sales up 26pc at Fone Logs


Fone Logistics’ saw a 26 per cent increase in Orange connections last quarter.

Airtime distributor Fone Logistics told Mobile News in February it was looking to build stronger ties with Orange, and to establish the kind of relationship it has claimed with O2 for some time, and which has recently takes as much as 30 per cent of new B2B connections and 60 per cent of upgrades.

It has seen connections to Orange jump by 26 per cent since then, it said.

Fone Logistics also highlighted the success of its BlackBerry incentive in the quarter, which saw new BlackBerry connections grow 72 per cent and BlackBerry upgrades grow 28 per cent.

Fone Logistics confirmed the appointment of former Orange indirect channel manager Michele Berry as its new Orange business specialist.

Berry, who has 17 years network experience, will be responsible to develop Fone Logistics’ Orange sales strategy.

Fone Logistics managing director Ian Gillespie (pictured) said: “Fone Logistics has always been strong in support of Orange, and we have aligned even closer with it with our partner programme.

“We have seen a massive surge in Orange business over the past six months. This has resulted in the recruitment of an Orange business specialist, and [an uplift] in sales across RIM’s BlackBerry range of handset.

“We are looking to expand our product range, with additional services over and above traditional voice and handset products, including M2M data SIM solutions.”

Orange national sales manager Mark O’Meara added: “Fone Logistics’ recent performance figures are fantastic, far exceeding our expectations.


“It has a strong dealer partner base and is more than competent in driving our business forward. We have worked with Fone Logistics while constructing both our Revenue Share model and channel partner programme and view them as an important partner to our continued success.”