Keeping your team connected while they’re out on the road, working from home, or even in the office; is very important.
Mobile phones have long been one of the primary forms of communication for businesses, and understanding which mobile plans is vital to help you make the right decision for your company.
What is a Business Mobile Phone Plan?
A business mobile phone plan is an agreement for multiple mobile phones, all rolled under one roof. If you’re a business with numerous mobile phones, such as for your engineers, or your sales team, then keeping track of these can be an administrative nightmare.
With a single business mobile plan, you can keep your mobiles bundled together, in one single, neat and complete package—helping reduce administrative headaches.
What types of business mobile plans are available?
When you’re making a decision about communications, you want the best, most cost effective solution from your business. With so many different mobile plans, it can be hard to decipher which one is best for you, so here’s a quick explanation of the most common types of business mobile plans.
SIM & Handset
A popular option for businesses with a handful of mobiles is a SIM and handset bundle. These tariffs include minutes, data, text messages and a handset with little to no capital outlay.
SIM and handset tariffs are a great choice for your senior team, who might perhaps want a more expensive, higher-end handsets. With a SIM and handset tariff, you can save money and reduce your equipment cost.
However, if you’re rolling out a mobile solution to 20+ on the road staff, then the monthly cost can tot up quite quickly! A better solution for larger-scale rollouts are SIM only business mobile plans…
SIM only tariffs are very self-explanatory. These tariffs come with no hardware, just a SIM card with a data/minutes/text tariff attached.
SIM only tariffs give your business the flexibility to choose their own devices, which is often a great option if you’re providing lots of your team with their own mobile phone or tablet.
SIM only tariffs are often less expensive than SIM and handset tariffs, as you’re not paying for the cost of the hardware every month.
These SIM only tariffs are particularly popular with businesses that purchase our wholesale mobiles or wholesale tablets—as they can keep initial equipment costs low, as well reduce their monthly costs.
A lot of businesses use iPads and tablets while they’re out and about. As you might expect, you can’t make a phone call on a tablet—but you can use cellular connectivity.
Mobile broadband plans allow your team to connect their tablets and iPads to the internet while they’re out of the office, in turn allowing them to place orders online, send and receive important emails and communicate with HQ.
Business mobile phone plans from different networks.
With so many options on the market, it can be hard finding the right network provider for your business. You want to ensure coverage, but also find the best deal.
As an independent business mobile phone provider, we have access to a range of networks and tariffs—so we can shop around for you. These include providers such as O2, Vodafone and EE.
Our highly experienced team are here to help. We can guide you through the different mobile phone plans available and find the right one’s for your business.
What are the benefits of a business phone plan?
Business mobile phone plans come with a whole host of benefits, from cost saving to reducing admin headaches and more. Here’s some of the reasons why businesses choose Bytes Digital for their mobile phone plans.
1. Easier administration
Keeping paperwork in line can be a big task, especially if you have lots of mobiles in your business, often across a multitude of tariffs. Bringing these mobiles under one business phone plan helps ease that administration load, with a single account for every one of your mobiles.
Simper administration frees up your team to do more with their time, helping your business run smoother and grow.
2. Cost saving
It’s no secret that costs play a big part in any business decision. As they should. You want to know that you’re getting the best for your business. Having multiple mobiles under one business mobile plan allows you to roll all your costs into one simple account.
By consolidating these costs, your business could see a significant reduction in your mobile phone bill.
If you’ve already got a phone plan for your business, but you’re in the market for a change or an upgrade, our team can shop around for your, finding the best deals at the right price.
3. Shared data pools
Most consumer phone plans come with a set amount of data per user. This is great if you have 2 or 3 phones, but if you’re a business with a large number of remote workers, data limits can become a pain.
With a business phone plan, pooled data packages are available. This means that you could have a large pool of data (say 200GB), which each of your users can dip into if they need to. This means that if one person uses more data than normal, they won’t hit a limit as they can use up more of the pool.
Data pools are one of the best advantages of business mobile phone plans. They remove the worry of data bars and bill limits, but allow your users to keep using their mobile devices even if they use more data than normal.
Using a mobile phone gives your team greater flexibility. Whether they’re on the road, working from home or even in the office, having a mobile phone ensures that important prospects, colleagues and customers can stay in touch with your team.
Using a unified business mobile phone plan, you can offer your team the flexibility of a mobile phone, while actively managing your costs and contracts.
The recent surge in home working has also shown how vital business mobiles can be. With more employees relying on their mobiles rather than traditional telephones, there has never been a better time to upgrade your business mobile phone plan.
5. Account management
As we said before, keeping on top of your businesses communications can be a big task. With a simple business phone plan, you can rely on us to actively manage your account.
When you choose Bytes Digital, you’ll have one point of contact for your entire business account. With migration management, UK-based support, tariff adjustment and active account management all under one roof.
Which businesses use mobile plans?
One of the most common applications of business phone plans is for a large team of ‘on the road’ staff. This is commonly a sales team or engineers/installation teams.
Another great example of businesses that might take advantage of mobile phone plans are those that want to offer their employees greater flexibility. From VoIP mobile apps, to hot desking and home working, business mobiles are a fantastic way to keep in touch your your employees in this ever more flexible working environment.
For a free, no-obligations consultation about your business mobile plan, chat with one of our team on 03331 301 021 or click the ‘online quote’ button.