Telarus First to Fully Implement AireSpring API for Real-Time Quotes

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Best prices and shorter sales cycles make company-wide impact

AireSpring, Inc., leading telecom services provider and three-time Telecom Association Member's Choice award winner, today announced that master agency, Telarus, Inc. has become the first master agency to fully implement the new AireSpring API for real-time quotes. The API enables Telarus agents direct access to AireSpring's broad range of carriers, products and prices through their GeoQuote system. For the past 5 years, Telarus has been recognized as a leader in the telecommunications field for its innovative and proprietary lead and quote generation software programs. Due largely in part to the value their unique in-house software application adds to their agent base, Telarus was voted the Top Master Agency by members of the Telecom Association in 2008.

The AireSpring API integration has significantly enriched the tools available to Telarus agents. "With continued integration," says Lance Akins, Telarus VP Sales, "Telarus agents have an expanding real-time window into the pricing and commission world of all AireSpring products, allowing us to be first in the door with our sales prospects. The quick turn around time leaves a tremendous impression on our clients. They attribute responsiveness to great service. Not only are we improving our sales conversion, we're keeping these clients for a longer time, based upon their positive initial interaction with their agent."

Through the real-time API "handshake", Telarus agents are able to see the pricing and commission associated with most AireSpring products, including: data T1, data DS3, local T1 and PRI, long distance T1 and PRI, and SIP voice service.

Andrew Morgan, Telarus VP of Web Development added, "We've been using the AireSpring API for a few months now for most AireSpring data and voice products. In our back office we show the agent the different rates and what commission percentages they will earn based on the data passed to us through AireSpring. This has allowed our agents to shorten the sales cycle from a few days to a few minutes - greatly reducing the workload on our sales support staff."

Adam Edwards, president of Telarus, stated, "AireSpring asked us what we, as a master agent, wanted to see in an API. They produced a very elegant and reliable XML-based system that was very easy to integrate with our GeoQuote technology. The impact it has made on our sales is measurable and significant."

AireSpring COO Daniel Lonstein stated that his purpose in building the API was to address a specific need of many master agents. "We have had a robust, web-based quoting tool for our agents for quite some time, which we call QuoteSpring. It quotes the lowest rates for our agents across our many carriers. However, many master agents wish to roll quotes into their own front end web applications. Therefore, we developed an XML based API to serve those needs. Many of our master agents have found it nearly impossible to get APIs with all the carriers they need to do business with. We've changed all that. Our API connects you to the best deals from the best carriers. It's fast and simple. Telarus is highly respected and quite savvy about automation. Their thumbs up tells me we've provided a valuable service."

About Telarus:
Telarus is a premier master agency whose goal is to make agents more successful than they can be on their own or with any other master agency. Telarus provides agents tools, automation, superior support, all in an atmosphere of cooperation and ethical community. Telarus drives warm leads to its agents and VARs through its web marketing portals which include: ShopforT1.com, ShopforEthernet.com, VARNetwork.com, and VARPartner.com. Telarus provides its agents a back office outfitted with full CRM capabilities and real-time T1, DS3, and Ethernet broadband price quoting through its patent-pending GeoQuote technology. Interested agents should call Adam Edwards at (877) 346-3232 for further information. All press inquiries should be directed to Patrick Oborn at (801) 938-3701.

About AireSpring:
Headquartered in Los Angeles, award winning AireSpring is one of the fastest growing telecommunications carriers in the USA, with over 2 billion call records processed per year. AireSpring is a privately held, 100% debt free, diversified and full service communications company offering a broad range of innovative services at competitive prices to corporate and residential customers nationwide. AireSpring's new Dynamic X, a dynamically allocated integrated voice and data solution and its market-leading long distance and data products, provide companies with tailored services that are powerful and cost-effective. Information about AireSpring's SIP products can be found at http://www.airespring.com/sip. AireSpring has been voted, by its peers in the Telecom Association, as the "Members Choice" top reseller for three consecutive years (2006-8). To date, Airespring has set the record for more Telecom Association awards (11) than any other carrier/reseller. For more information, visit http://www.airespring.com. Interested telecom agents can contact VP Agent Sales Lanny Eule at lanny(at)airespring.com or call 866-925-9803 ext. 229

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