Business Best Practices Do Not Believe in Status Quo

Status Quo As A Best Practice Might Kill Your Business

 

Some businesses have the big guy as their competitor. Some have a whole bunch of competitors in a local block. Some businesses have so much competition, that its easier to say who the’re not competing with. However, our competitor tops them all! Our competitor is “status quo”. Yup, I’d rather say I’m competing with XYZ Company than to say – we don’t really have anyone that does what we do or the way we do it (TEM 360° Solution). At least you can compete with the other women/man. Ok, but this is not about me venting that I have no direct competition to speak of. This is really to discuss that viral disease that slowly gets a company called “Status Quo” and how to avoid it with best business practices. 

 

I want to share a story about a meeting I had several years ago, with Toyota and the manager of their mobile management team. [Read more…]

Horror Story of the Week: How Not to Do a Hardware Upgrade

Hardware Upgrade Mishap: Imagine yourself in this situation: 

 

You are faced with the task of getting a new employee a new phone and number. In order to keep costs down, you decide to recycle one of the old unused numbers on your account.  You Find a number on your bill that is showing no usage and has the user name of employee who is no longer with the company.  A quick call to the carrier customer service confirms that there has been no usage, so you go ahead with the upgrade and switch to a new SIM card. 

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Turn Data Off While Roaming

Enjoy Cost Savings by Turning Your Data Off  While Roaming

This is really nothing new – however – very often forgotten about until your Cell Phone Bill arrives.

 

Although there are data roaming features that can be added through your carrier’s Cellular Customer Service before you travel –  using data can still be very expensive. Not to mention data usage is hard to judge – How do you know how much Data you will use while traveling or roaming?

 

If you are traveling with your smartphone and you do not want to rack up huge data roaming charges, it’s good to know that your handset has the ability to temporarily turn the data function off.

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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.

 

This adds up quickly! [Read more…]

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…]

“Travelling With Your Phone This Summer”

In response to a comment on the video “Travelling With Your Phone This Summer”

The COMMENT was:
“Great! could you also talk about cell phone usage abroad and especially electrical converters and charging? I travel or support those who do and it gets dicey. The converter and adapter throws people, changing sims, which carrier and costs. I usually advise skype but that’s not for everyone. Explaining GSM, CDMA and whatever the Japan uses and my audience just turns glassy eyed.  Thanks! Keep up the good work.”

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…]

Summer Travel – Roaming and LD

Traveling with your Phone this Summer.

If you’ll be traveling this summer with phone in hand, here are some great tips you should consider to save you money on your cellular expenses.

 

If you have any questions, please leave us a comment below and we will be sure to reply.

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GILL Technologies Reporting Services

Online Communications Reporting Services

 

Tele-Watch is our online reporting system for Wireless Expense Management. It provides online access to all your telecom billing and details.

 

Prior to Tele-Watch,  GILL Technologies produced hand delivered paper reports that were provided to our clients. Paper reporting evolved to sending PDF reports via email – WOW – we sure have come along way since those days! [Read more…]

Telecommunications Expense Management Reporting

Learn about the Calendar Year to Date Report in Tele-Watch!

Join Carol & George as they present us with a Demonstration of the Tele-Watch Year to Date Report Summary!

The Calendar year To Date Report helps businesses with their Telecom Expense Management!

 

What a great way to get an overall view of what’s going on with Communications Accounts in one shot. You are able to See & Track Trends, and so much more!

 

 

Thank you for joining us on this Tour of the Tele-Watch Year to Date Report Summary. If you have any questions, please leave us a comment below and we will be sure to reply.

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