Travel Pack Combos

What’s In Your Travel Pack Combo?

As the Cellular Carriers continue to tweak their mobile plan offerings, one thing they are selling a lot of  is the Travel Pack Combos for travellers going to the US from Canada.

These combos offer Voice and Texting, Voice and Data, or Voice, Texting and Data allowances, at reduced rates.

 

But are these offerings the best option? 

 

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Preferred LD Rates

Does Your Mobile Service Provider offer Preferred LD Rates?

Telecom Audits and Expense Management

Mobile Expense Management

As carriers are pressured to bring mobility plan costs down, they constantly find new and less obvious ways to get money out of your pocket.  A long favoured way is to keep increasing the rates they charge for Long Distance calling.  Standard plans now charge $0.40 per minute!

 

Rogers, at least, has gone back to offering a Preferred Long Distance Rate feature that can be added as a $5 option.  This feature will then give you a rate of $0.10 per minute for calling long distance from Canada to Canada or Canada to the US.

 

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Travel Saver Options

Mobile Plan Management with Travel Saver Options

Business trips are nothing new, and have long been a part of how we do business.  Cell phones have become an integral part of our business too… but these two realities of business when combined have for too long been a huge expense with few options for relief.

 

Large company’s with fleets of employees travelling around the world on their behalf  have had to pay upwards of $4 per minute for using their phone when outside of their country. Bills for upwards of $1,500 would not be uncommon for making and receiving calls while travelling.

 

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Flex Rate Plans

Which Mobile Plan is Best for Your New Employee?

When a new employee is issued a phone, you are often left guessing as to what their usage will be like.  Putting a user on a low usage plan when the user actually is a high volume consumer can result in HUGE charges for additional minutes.  I have seen bills where a new user was put on a 100 minute plan, then used 450 minutes.  These additional minutes were billed at $.35 / minute… that means the additional usage cost the company $122.50 on one month of billing.

 

If you are looking to set up a new user and are not sure what their usage will demand, consider one of the Flex Rate plans.   [Read more…]

Text Messaging – Are you covered?

Did you notice any increased charges on your mobile billing lately?

 

Text messaging has gotten a little more expensive on two of the big Canadian three.

Bell Mobility and Rogers Wireless have now begun to charge $0.20 for text messaging outside of a text plan.

That means anyone who does not have text messaging included with their cell phone plan or as an added feature, or anyone who exceeds their number of allowed sent messages will be paying $0.20 for each text message.

 

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Mobile Analysis of Pooling Accounts

Pooling Accounts  and Mobile Expense Analysis

Savings can be achieved in many ways when analyzing mobile expenses.  One key factor is the minute allowance of voice plans, which should be evaluated to ensure they are appropriate for a unit or account’s usage.

 

Pooled plans provide a challenge to understand at times, especially when it means looking at an entire account as a whole instead of each unit as an individual.  This means, for example, [Read more…]

Changes and Alerts Report – Premium Data Usage Alerts

Do you have Premium Data Charges?

 

The Tele-Watch Changes and Alerts Report provides a great deal of information… but what should you know about Premium Data alerts?

Premium data comes in many forms, and can carry significant charges which are not covered by any plans offered from the carriers.

Some types of charges falling into this category are: [Read more…]

Tele-Watch Communication Snapshot Report

Tele-Watch Has A Report For That!

 

 

Just need to know how much you spent on mobile costs without sifting though bills, compiling complicated spreadsheets, and spending hours wanting to rip your hair out?

 

Tele-Watch has a report for that!

 

The Communication Snapshot report is a summary report of all wireless accounts in one place. [Read more…]

Tele-Watch Charts and Graphs

Mobile Expense Management Charts & Graphs

A great way to get a view of what is happening with your mobile expense management is the Tele-Watch Charts and Graphs report.  It allows you to see a quick visual representation of wireless expenses.

 

The report brings up several comparisons of different aspects of mobile billing.

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Mobile Detail by User Report

Access & Understand the Detail by User Report in Tele-Watch

View the Mobile Detail by User report in Tele-Watch and learn how it can make managing and optimizing your business communications so much more efficient.

 

Having the right tools will help you to stay on top of your Cellular Expense Management.

 

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