Large businesses with 50 or more mobile devices can experience substantial savings by implementing some of the following:
Compare prices contracted for with what is being billed. Wireless carriers are under no obligation to deliver the pricing their customers contracted for. It’s up to their customers to identify any inconsistencies. Any “off sheet” pricing requires customization during the ordering process and that doesn’t always take place.
Compare plans to actual use. It has become customary to choose unlimited talk and text plans when often there are less expensive alternatives. Unlimited text messaging plans can not only be a waste of money but employee texting can be an unnecessary exposure to your business.
Look for unused equipment. It’s commonplace for wireless optimization providers to identify a number of inactive phones when they’re conducting their initial audits. Companies can waste hundreds of dollars per month on phones that aren’t in use. Unless a company is proactively monitoring their wireless inventory, this unnecessary expense continues.
Take advantage of unpublished pricing. There are pricing plans available that aren’t advertised. Working with a knowledgeable, experienced third party can help unearth the relevant, applicable pricing plans available to your particular organization.
Consider group plan pricing. There are third party agreements with pre-negotiated pricing and discounts for specific industries. Wireless expense reduction service providers can help a business identify its possible alternatives.
Negotiate lower pricing. The key here is the knowledge of what’s available. Most procurement professionals aren’t aware of what’s available and their only exposure to the marketplace occurs at contract time. Wireless expense reduction companies are aware of the available pricing because they are continuously making deals and it’s their area of expertise.
Reduce insurance costs. Some wireless expense management companies provide better, lower priced alternatives. Plans with monthly rates that are half of what the wireless providers charge, minus the deductibles.
Ongoing wireless management. For businesses that want to continuously identify savings opportunities and manage and control their wireless costs, wireless expense management providers offer managed service plans that are billed monthly, per device, that can provide a positive return on investment.
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