There is much low hanging telecom fruit savings for not only
governments but also small to large businesses and residential.
The Seattle Times reported in their article, “Idle phones ring
up huge bills for state”, Washington State on cell phones alone,
has the potential to obtain savings of “… $9 million to
$18 million over the next five years.”
On top of those savings are even more low hanging telecom
fruit available from the:
[ ] cell phone plans that now allow the call of cell phones across
carriers without using airtime;
[ ] cell phone calls are not charged long distance rates;
[ ] cell phone’s use of WiFi networks allows lower cost data
[ ] and rather than organizations having employees
carry/costs of a company cell phone AND a personal cell phone,
further savings come from eliminating organizations cell
phones by just subsidizing individuals for their personal
In addition to cell phone savings being the number one in
low hanging telecom fruit, other fruit of significance are
unused phone landlines. Often if an organization has moved
without first inventorying what they currently use in phone
landlines, landlines are likely to be left behind, and the
organization continues to be billed even though they are they
no longer reside at their previous location. The phone
company does not call and ask if the owner would like the
phone lines removed from their bill. At $30 to $50 per
month per phone line, times 12 months per year, soon the
billings can add up to be real money.
The future is in the Internet Cloud as the Cloud becomes
more popular further phone savings are being realized from
using hosted phone services from the “Cloud”.
Note: savings can be enormous with use of the Internet Cloud
but with those savings don't open yourself to the liability of
putting all your telecommunications at risk by being dependent
on a single connection to the Cloud. The more you outsource
to the Cloud the more robust/reliable must be your connection
to the Cloud.
Want to discuss further, call anytime.
Chuck Lare, an Electrical Engineer and President of
Lare & Associates LLC, vendor neutral in
guaranteeing telecommunication savings for businesses.
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