SOURCE: CallTower, Inc.

March 05, 2007 11:10 ET

CallTower's Advanced, Hosted Communications Give Sandler Partners Monthly Recurring Revenue

CallTower Partner Program Delivers Channel No-Hassle Recurring Revenue, Advanced Hosted Voice/Data Applications, and Integrated Microsoft® LCS Suite

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 5, 2007 -- CallTower, Inc., the leading provider of Always-On, hosted communications and collaboration solutions for businesses, today announced that the company's ongoing partnership with Sandler Partners has yielded three separate revenue-generating business deals for Sandler Partners in 2006.

Also, Sandler's customers, as a result of using CallTower hosted IP voice and data applications and services in 2006, have increased their communications and collaboration productivity 25 percent, and have achieved a 30 percent reduction in local, long distance and conferencing telephony costs.

Sandler Partners is part of the CallTower Partner Power Program, the IT channel's first reseller program that provides recurring revenue and complete sales support, integration and customer care for delivery of hosted voice and data services and applications that include the Microsoft® Live Communications Server with the Cisco® CallManager into one convenient, secure, hosted suite for growing businesses. With CallTower, mid-sized and enterprise businesses can now better support, service, and sell to their customers and prospects with the functionality and capabilities of much larger organizations -- all with significantly reduced capital expense.

Sandler Customers That Are Successfully Using CallTower for Advanced Communication

Sandler customers who are benefiting from CallTower's advanced communication and collaboration applications include:

--  La Agencia de Orcí -- A one hundred percent independent, Latino-owned
    and managed communications agency that specializes in strategic and highly
    effective communication that brings innovative ideas that will touch and
    motivate the Latino consumer (http://www.laagencia.com/intro.shtml)
--  Open Advantage/MRI -- Has multiple locations to deliver the best open,
    state-of-the-art MRI services available to doctors and patients, with
    unparalleled diagnostic accuracy and higher resolution
    (http://www.openadvantagemri.com)
--  Chrysalis Group Plc. -- A Los Angeles-based non-profit organization
    (NPO), Chrysalis benefits from the use of CallTower's Unified Communication
    applications to service its diverse client base throughout the L.A.
    metropolitan area (http://www.chrysalis.com)
    

CallTower was instrumental in helping Sandler Partner's large Non-Profit Organization customer, Chrysalis, obtain both a California Telecommunications Fund grant as well as a Cisco® PGP technology grant, which enabled Chrysalis to obtain both state-of-the-art communications solution for their multiple offices at a 50-percent cost reduction and receive all their equipment at no cost from Cisco.

"Our first attempts at hosted Voice went awry because the provider's network was unreliable and it created such headaches for our customers and us. CallTower's dependability, durability, and scalability of the network have won the confidence of our agent partners," said Alan Sandler, Managing Partner of Manhattan Beach, Calif.-based Sandler Partners. "Companies and multi-office businesses are under great pressure to deliver to their bottom line and better serve their customers, patients and prospects. It's clear that CallTower's sophisticated functionality enables our customers to both increase productivity and ultimately improve their bottom line."

"With CallTower, leading North American telephony VARs and IT consultants, such as Sandler Partners, can help their business clients increase revenue, and communicate and collaborate better. Forward-thinking consultants such as Sandler are benefiting from being at the forefront of the growing market trend -- as more and more businesses demand advanced, hosted voice and data services and applications so that they can concentrate on their own business," said Mark Harris, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for CallTower. "CallTower gives leading, qualified telephony partners the opportunity to increase their revenue by providing hosted IP communications services that help their customers be more dynamic in a changing economy."

About Sandler Partners

Sandler Partners is a leading Southern California consulting firm that helps businesses manage all of their telecommunication challenges. Sandler Partners' experienced international team supports diverse multi-location carrier solutions on behalf of our domestic and international clients. From complete outsourcing to specific project work, Sandler Partners makes sure that business networks perform reliably, efficiently and cost-effectively. More information on Sandler Partners is available at http://www.sandlerpartners.com/sandlerpartners/index.php

About CallTower

CallTower, Inc. is the leading provider of hosted enterprise-class communications and collaboration applications and services for growing businesses nationwide. CallTower's solutions enable companies to conduct process transformation and to leverage their voice and data communications into a strategic, competitive advantage in today's market.

CallTower's secure, Always-On voice and data services provide companies with enterprise-class reliability, a single point of support, productivity-enhancing features, a comprehensive scalable suite of vertical market applications, and 24/7 service for a fixed monthly fee. By using CallTower's solutions, growing businesses -- companies with multiple offices and from 20-10,000 users -- can now receive the same class of communications reliability and service traditionally reserved for Global 100 corporations.

Headquartered in San Francisco, CallTower has operations in Salt Lake City and Oklahoma City, and sales offices throughout the United States. More information on CallTower can be found on the Internet at www.CallTower.com or by calling toll-free 888-586-5900.

CallTower is a trademark of CallTower, Inc. All other product and firm names mentioned are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.

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