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Cut costs on mobiles by choosing the right contract

By 20th January 2016No Comments

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Have you embraced flexible working yet?

<br /> Gillian Gibbon

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Gillian Gibbon

If you’ve read any of the studies on working from home, then you’ll know that flexible working boosts productivity, reduces sick-leave and increases employee loyalty.

Despite increasing smart phone costs and the frequent introduction of new technology, it is possible for you to manage and limit costs on your mobile phones. Just recently, I’ve saved one company £40,000 in a single year by cutting their mobile phone costs.

Take your time when reviewing contracts

Competition between mobile providers is fierce and it’s worth doing your homework before signing anything. Here’s what you need to consider:

  • Network coverage. It doesn’t matter how great the deal looks – if your employees can’t get a signal then it’s money wasted. You can check this for yourself by requesting a SIM test for key users before you switch networks.
  • Service level. Do you need 4G (with 4G compatible phones) or will 3G do the job? If you have employees who travel frequently, then 4G will give them fast and reliable mobile broadband. But it is expensive, and if you don’t need it, you can save money by opting for 3G.
  • Look at the whole communications picture. Check whether you can make savings if you integrate your mobile contract with a fixed line deal. It’s also worth consulting your IT team; they’ll know what software you’ll need and whether you need to be integrating tablets into your mobile communications strategy.

Mobile costs are significant – and rising.

With mobile providers jostling for your business, new offers and deals emerge all the time. However, as a business you need a deal that delivers the best possible terms for the duration of the contract.

I’ve worked with many companies to reduce their mobile phone costs and have found there are significant savings to be made when you know where to look.

If you would like to assess your mobile phone and communications strategy to see where you can save, I can help you find the best deals from what providers are offering today. Contact me by phone or email for a 20 minute telephone review of your mobile usage and cost.