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The Whole Package: How a Data Plan for Your Business Could Save You Money

26 February 2014 No Comment

canstockphoto6796820When it comes to finding a cell phone plan that fits your business, it can be tempting to want to cut corners. If there’s a way to save money, you probably think you should be taking advantage of it. This is why all too often acceptable data plans get thrown by the wayside. Many business owners don’t see why employees should have access to apps and other distractions on their phones. But you may be going about it the wrong way and actually costing your business money by not taking full advantage of the options available with the right data deal. You may want to keep a few things in mind before being so quick to dismiss the idea of a data plan for your cell-phone using employees.

  • Costly long-distance phone calls are a thing of the past. While cell phones may have been used solely for calling in the past, that’s hardly their primary use today. Phone calls to and from foreign countries are costly, as is sending and receiving text messages. But apps like Viber and WhatsApp allow you the same functionality of a phone without a calling plan. More users are switching to data-only plans like those offered through Mobi-data for a fraction of what the large companies charge for the same thing. By opting for data plans like these, you can get in contact with people from all over the world for less than only 99p per GB, a far cry from what other larger cell phone companies are charging.
  • Point of sale purchases can now be done from the palm of your hand. It’s become a common excuse to shrug and say you don’t have change on you. Square is one app that has changed the way the game is played.  This point of sale application will send you a free credit card reader upon sign-up, the app itself is free and the service is low enough to make it worthwhile. By investing in a data plan, cell phones can become virtual cash registers, ensuring your money is going right where it needs to be.
  • Managing money has never been easier. Signing up for a data plan (and ensuring your employees have sufficient access as well) allows you to keep up with money matters as they spring up. Banking applications were thought to be the next big thing in applications and those who predicted it were mostly right; but they forgot about applications that can give you real-time updates on what you spend, what you earn and what you’re projected to make. Equip your employees with an app that virtually stores important receipts and makes it easy to work out expenses in the long run. Or look into one of many apps that allow you to type up invoices and send them to the appropriate recipient from your mobile device. Not only will apps like this make a data plan well worth it, but they’ll also help you spot places you’re losing money like never before.

Between increasing your sales, managing your money and saving you money on things you were probably paying too much for, data plans almost seem like a necessity for the modern business. Do your research and invest in something that will help you and your business grow.

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