You rely on your smartphone to keep in touch with your office when you go out on calls to customers. But your cellular service is easily costing you $110 or more per month. In addition, you’re paying for the phones for each member of your sales team. So the fee is proving a major drain on your limited budget.
Fortunately, there’s a way to slash these costs by 50 percent or more, which can prove a substantial savings for one phone just over a standard two-year contract. That way is to switch service to a pay-as-you-go plan. Not only does the change save you from a long-term commitment, but if you don’t like what you’re getting, you can easily change to a different provider.
The only downside is that you may need to get a new phone at full retail price. Most pay-as-you-go companies don’t subsidize the hardware. If you’re lucky, your current phone may work with the new service, but only if it’s unlocked. The FCC and the major phone carriers agreed last year that phones could be unlocked at the end of a contract. Your carrier must also inform you when you’re eligible for unlocking.
Straight Talk, GoSmart Mobile, and Republic Wireless are examples of pay-as-you-go services that feature unlimited talk and text; with some boasting unlimited data as well. Prices range from $25 to $45 per month. Even major carriers such as AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile are offering this option as well. Sprint recently changed its unlimited plans and the change typically saves an unlimited user about $30 per month. Since the industry is experiencing pricing changes, a little research could help you find some great cost savings.
Remember, running a business successfully does not need to be complicated. Keep it simple!
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Manny Skevofilax is a consultant and speaker that assists his clients with successfully navigating the challenges of growing their businesses profitably. Since 2003, Manny helps businesses to enhance their financial results by using his experience in strategic planning, financial statement analysis, operations, and team-building. His consulting firm, PORTAL CFO Consulting, Inc., has attracted clients from diverse industries in the United States and abroad.
Manny can be reached at 410-808-3441 or via email at email@example.com.