When did you last review your business mobiles?
Business mobiles are an imperative part of a business’s telecoms setup. They allow employees to be connected to their desk phones while on the move, as well as their emails and calendars. But, it is easy to fall into the trap of purchasing business mobiles and then forgetting about them. If you ask yourself the question “when did you last review your business mobiles?” would the answer be more than 3 months ago?
If your answer is anything other than “within the last 3 months” our telecoms experts highly suggest reviewing your business mobiles. Business mobiles are constantly evolving, new models are entering the market on a monthly basis, all with new features designed with the user in mind. The needs of your employees may be changing as well, they may be able to utilise some of the features that are now included with phones new to the market which could ultimately make them more productive and efficient.
The mobile industry is a competitive market with new deals being released regularly. Without regularly reviewing your business mobiles it will be difficult for you to gauge whether you are on the right package for you and your employees. For example, you may be paying for a monthly deal that offers you way more than you are using. Or, on the other end of the scale, you may be on a SIM only deal that means you are constantly having to pay more for extra data. It is easy for your needs to change. After all, you may have an employee who works remotely, but now works on the road as opposed to at home. This would mean an increase in data is needed, something that wouldn’t have been the case a year ago.
In addition, your business telephone system impacts your business mobiles. If you want to enjoy the benefits of mobile convergence or diverts, your business mobiles will need to have a model that allows for good battery life and talk time. If you are getting an increase in calls to when you last reviewed your business mobiles, it is another thing to check.
It isn’t just the business mobile model and deal that our telecoms experts suggest you review, but the handset insurance and international roaming as well. Handset insurance is extremely important, after all, your employees would be negatively affected should their handset be damaged or broken and, without a replacement, they may be unable to work at all. Regularly reviewing your business mobile insurance will mean that you are always protected and getting the best deal for this protection.
When you last reviewed your business mobiles, did you ensure you were covered for international roaming? If not, you may want to consider it. Just because you or your employees didn’t need to travel with their business mobiles previously, doesn’t necessarily mean that that is the case in the present. This is especially true when employees are promoted and take on more responsibility which can often lead to international travel.
If your business mobiles provider is network neutral like Network Telecom, then it will be easy to find the best deal for your needs. They will be able to provide regular tariff reviews by analysing your current spend, and then match your needs to the perfect tariff for you. If you would like to discuss your business mobile needs, you can contact our team on 01952 221 327 or alternatively firstname.lastname@example.org.