Neotel has appointed Altech Autopage Cellular as an authorised distributor and channel partner, making it easier for users to get their hands on Neotel products and services.
"We are pleased to announce that we have appointed Altech Autopage Cellular as our preferred consumer distribution partner from 1 October," says Mukul Sharma, executive head of the consumer business unit at Neotel. "Altech Autopage Cellular has been extremely successful in the GSM space and it has managed to build a very strong presence and brand.
"Together, we intend to build a highly motivated sales force. In addition their well-positioned retail channel will enable us to reach and offer our Neotel solutions to our potential customers quicker whilst assisting us in increasing our customer base."
The appointment of Altech Autopage Cellular as its premier telecommunications channel partner comes shortly after Neotel appointed Postnet South Africa in May 2008.
Craig Venter, CEO of Altech, says that being appointed a Neotel channel partner will give the company a broader spectrum of products to market.
"NeoConnect Prime and NeoConnect Lite are substantially different to the products we currently market. Being appointed a channel partner will allow us to offer our existing and potential customers more choice," he says.
"Altech Autopage Cellular has been operating in the mobile communications space since 1994; and has substantial market share in all areas of the mobile voice and mobile data industry. With the inclusion of Neotel products, this will now compliment our product offering and place us firmly in the category of 'full spectrum telecommunications service provider'.
"With an excess of 150 franchised retail outlets nationwide, operations from several in/out bound contact centers and a competent 'direct sales force', customers can now come to one retailer for both their fixed and mobile communication needs."
According to Sharma, Neotel wants to ensure that customers can easily obtain Neotel's services.
"Ease of access to our service is something we want to ensure for our customers. With this new partnership, we are making it even easier.
"Customers can apply for our service via the call centre, via the consumer portal and now via our two well positioned channel partners – Altech Autopage Cellular and Postnet."