Telarus Wins 2010 TA Members Choice Award

Telarus Wins the Designation of Top Master Agent as Voted by the Members of the Telecom Association Members for the Third Year in a Row.

2010 Telecom Association Award for Top Master Agent
DRAPER UT, December 23, 2010 - Telarus, Inc., premier telecom master agent and patent holder of real-time carrier quotes, today announced that it has been voted the Top Master Agent for 2010 by the members of the Telecom Association. The award is the Association's highest honor in the Master Agent category and is a direct result of votes cast by eligible members of TA, including agents, consultants, and VARs. To be deemed "eligible to vote", TA members need to be experienced in selling telecom services to business end-users and have a professional and independent presence.

The win marked the third year in a row that the members of the Telecom Association have chosen Telarus as their top Master Agent. The accomplishment demonstrates the strength of its marketing, lead generation, quoting tools, and back office support staff.

"The Telarus agent program is truly unique" commented Adam Edwards, President of Telarus. "I believe our strong focus on technology and sales support on large deals has enabled us to win this award for the third consecutive time. We have invested significant resources, time, and money in helping agents win large deals and ensuring that the provisioning process goes smoothly. 2011 will be no exception, brining innovations never seen before in the channel."

Past Telecom Association awards won by Telarus include the Members Choice Award for Top Master Agent (2009, 2008) and President's Award for Program Innovation (2007). This is the first time any master agency has earned this award three years in a row.

"Over 800 votes were cast this year, almost double the number from last year, and all votes were double verified for eligibility", stated TA Executive Director Dan Baldwin. "After scrubbing all votes to ensure only one vote was accepted per agency and all agencies were active in business sales, we were amazed that we had an exact tie. While all TA's 'master agency' vendor members have ardent fans within TA's membership, in 2010 there was Telarus, WTG and then everyone else."

"We are truly grateful to receive this award" added Lance Akins, VP of Sales for Telarus. "This year's award came with a unique bonus; thanks to the new voting system, agents were able to add comments supporting their decision. All of us here at Telarus were overwhelmed and humbled to see the thoughtful feedback agents gave. It's great to see that our hard work is making a tangible difference in the lives of our agent partners. Our business is their success. Thank you agents!"

If you would like a proven, safe place to bring your large telecom sales, please give Justin Chugg, Telarus Partner Development Manager, a call at 877-346-3232, or visit our web site at

About the Telecom Association

Originally founded in 1996, TA is a membership organization for telecom agents, channel partners, consultants and vendors that provide telecom and technology services to small and medium-sized businesses. Of TA's 3,000 members, about two-thirds are distributors and the rest are providers. TA collects, creates, publishes and distributes information and content to TA members that make their businesses more efficient and profitable.

About Telarus

Telarus, Inc. is the value added distributor that solution providers, VARs, and MSPs turn to for innovation. We hold contracts with and drive sales volume to the world's leading commercial telecommunication carriers through our partner channel, which we spoil with patented research technology, Cisco-certified sales engineers, complex project managers, commission advances, and single point-of-contact support. We have been named the top Master Agent by the members of the Telecom Association every year since 2009, the first and only company in the carrier channel to accomplish this feat. Whether you are a top producer or a voice-and-data expert just starting out on your own, there is a place for you in the Telarus community. For more information on the Telarus partner program, please visit or call the new partner hotline at 877-346-3232.


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