4/1/2009 2:41:00 PM
Fonehouse pays upfront as T-Mobile and Orange launch revenue share
Fonehouse will absorb the upfront commission dip as T-Mobile started its new revenue share programme today (Wednesday 1 April).
Fonehouse is paying its 20 franchisees the whole upfront commission, rather than just 80%, but will not pay the deferred commission that will be based on how much the consumer spends on their bills.
T-Mobile’s main distributors, Hugh Symons and Redstone, unveiled their commission prices today.
On a T-Mobile commission for the most popular tariff, Combi30, Hugh Symons is offering £238 commission upfront and then 15% revenue share from the customer’s fourth month, and then every month up to the seventeenth month of the customer’s contract.
Meanwhile, Redstone is offering £243 on the Combi30 tariff, and also with 15% revenue share.
Fonehouse is offering its franchisees the same as it offered last month for Combi30: £356, but no ongoing payments.
One franchisee said: ‘I can see why revenue share is important to give to certain dealers, but we give quality connections anyway. This just allows us to match T-Mobile’s direct offers.’
T-Mobile and Orange both launched their schemes today. Dealers were bracing themselves for questions and queries from distributors.