Business Phone Plans – The Wrong Plan Can Cost You Dearly!

The mobile phone industry is highly competitive and there are a lot of business phone plans out there. Each plan will have different features and inclusion and not all of these plans will suit your business. I’ve recently been dealing with a couple of clients who signed contracts with other dealers. They signed up for the wrong contract and now they are getting huge bills when it doesn’t need to be this way. One customer has a bill of nearly $300 per month that could have been as low as $79 per month.

You don’t need to get stuck on the wrong business phone plan though. You can solve your problem. The best way to do this is by getting informed and following the steps outlined below:

Think about how you use your phone in business – Do you use your phone mostly to make calls or receive calls? Do you get a lot of time sensitive emails? Do you use a lot of social media? In Australia, business phone plans generally come with a subsidised mobile handset in exchange for going on a contract. There’s no need to go on a high contract just to get a better phone if you are not going to use all of the features.

Think about how you are going to use your phone in the future – Will you use your phone mostly to make calls or receive calls? Will you get a lot of time sensitive emails? Will you, or could you use a lot of social media? Sometimes, it is better to pay a little bit more each month because of the productivity increases you can see when using a business smartphone most effectively.

Think about whether you really need that latest fad handset you have been eyeing off – Do you really need that new iPhone 5 handset? Or will a good solid handset with similar features like the Nokia E6 fulfil your needs. I’m not knocking the Nokia E6. It is a great business phone and it is much more cost effective for many business owners. (You can still get apps on a Nokia E6!)

Engage someone you trust to help you navigate the business phone plan minefield – Perhaps you just don’t have the time to properly analyse all of the business phone plan information that is available in the marketplace. If this is the case it is time to engage the services of a business telecommunications specialist who will take the time to understand your business and recommend the right solution.

Business phones need not be the end of the world and lead to you suffering huge cost blowouts. If you follow these handy tips when your telecommunications contracts are eligible to upgrade you should see yourself in good stead!