June 21, 2016
Running a business and building a brand is by no means an easy feat. It takes drive, commitment, and a proactive approach. While you may be on top of the daily operations of your business ensuring that clients are happy and that work delivery is on track, there’s likely one big factor you may be missing out on that’s eating away at your bottom line.
Your corporate cellphone bill.
A seemingly small element that many businesses overlook, but something that, if kept abreast of, can save your company big bucks. As an example, it has been found that companies are paying 40% more than they should be on their cellphones bills. Imagine what your business could do with all that extra money every month.
It may seem daunting to figure out where to start saving on your company’s cellphone bill but there are steps you can take to start saving today. In a new, free, eBook that has just been released, cellphone-bill optimisation company Tariffic outlines seven key factors to consider when it comes to cutting your corporate cellphone bill, along with practical examples on what action you should be taking to firmly get on top of your company’s cellphone spend. We’ve listed a few examples of these factors to consider below:
Your employees are your greatest asset, but they can also be a contributing factor to that incredibly high cellphone bill you receive at the end of the month. If you, like many other companies, provide your employees with a cellphone contract, there’s the possibility of them racking up extremely high cellphone bills every single month and expecting you to settle the bill. The reality is that it is so difficult to get a handle on what is really going on with your cellphone bill that you just land up, begrudgingly, paying every month.
Are your employees signing up for Third Party Services on their company phones? These services often appear on the company’s bill as Content Charges and start to add up rather quickly. This happens when employees sign up for services such as horoscope SMSs, daily weather reports, or even pornography. At times employees don’t realise there are re-occurring charges for these services- or that you’ll be paying for them.
Is your desk drawer full of phones and SIM cards that employees gave you on their last day of work? It’s very possible that you’re still paying every month for these contracts, even though none of them are being used.
Out-of-Bundle data spend is probably the #1 culprit of high cellphone bills. Data rates can easily be over 600% higher when you use up the data allocation of your contract and go Out-of-Bundle.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg in terms of taking control of your company’s cellphone contracts spend each month. Being proactive and aware of the above are but small steps that will make a big difference on your company spend, and ultimately, your bottom line.