Whether you own your own small business or are in charge of the financials for a large company with 5000 employees, business roaming expenses are likely a cause for significant stress. For companies with employees traveling internationally, the ability to stay connected with mobile devices today is imperative.
Although these costs typically can’t be avoided, we can help to significantly reduce the overall cost of that corporate conference, annual retreat away or lengthy business trip: mobile solutions for your exact needs.
However, enterprises can dramatically reduce international roaming costs by enforcing demand management, strategically selecting providers and plans and deploying technology solutions.
A recent analysis conducted for a midsize pharmaceutical company showed a savings opportunity of more than $70,000 per year by simply placing its 300 international travelers on the appropriate voice plan. Implementing this change required only a phone call to the incumbent wireless provider.
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Roaming rate differences between providers generally has negligible impact on the cellular total cost of ownership, compared with domestic plan pricing, free mobile-to-mobile minutes, or device pricing, and is therefore rarely the primary determinant in a vendor selection process.
Large enterprises have also occasionally been able to negotiate with their favored provider to obtain specific roaming rates for countries with particularly high roaming usage. This option is available for only the very largest wireless deals, and the negotiated incremental discounts, when available, remain small.
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