Finding a Suitable T1 Provider
Telecommunications contracts can be much like a marriage and as we all know there are good and bad marriages. The fact is, when you commit to a telecommunications contract with a T1 provider for a reasonable amount of bandwidth or voice service, you will have to enter into a long term agreement. Telecommunications contracts for T1's and T3's usually range from 1 years to 3 years. Anything longer than a 3 year contract is frequently only seen for very sizeable applications like OC3 and OC12 or complex frame relay connections with many nodes. While the term of the contract will not be a drawback if you have the right provider, the contract could prove very burdensome with the wrong provider.
We recommend using a broker to assist you through your options and explain to you the providers and services offered in Magnolia. A broker or independent agent can help decrease the time it takes you to shop around for a T1 provider by asking you the questions once and investigating multiple providers to acquire the service that is right for you. The agent helps avoid the bias you will receive when speaking with one vendor because the agent will be paid no matter which service you choose. As the agent doesn't work with a specific provider like AT&T or Sprint, he or she will not push you in that direction if they are not right for you.
Keep in mind that the T1 provider you decide on will be your partner for quite some time so take caution in your decision. The worst part of being with a bad provider is the fact that it will impact your business. Dropped calls or an Internet connection that goes down can be disastrous to a business. We found that the larger companies like AT&T and Sprint will release companies from long term contracts it if is shown that the voice or data T1 service was defective on a regular basis, however the release from such a contract will not help recoup the damages of the lost calls and e-mails from the poor service. When shopping for a T1 provider we suggest using a broker and asking for referrals from current customers to give you an indication of what you can expect.
We broker Magnolia Fractional T1 Line. This page is a short summary of the services specifically offered by T1Market in Magnolia.
Going forward, our wish is to continually improve our product offerings. We now supply business items usually used by bigger companies, specifically: OC3, MPLS network service, gigabit ethernet, and cloud computing bandwidth delivered over a fiber optic backbone. Several of our carriers also deliver cost-free managed Cisco routers for multi-year contracts. Mainly, our objective is to build a bond with you - our customer - that will definitely last for years to come. Acquiring your trust is just what we do here. Saving you money on inexpensive MPLS services is precisely how we keep it.