Guide to Business Mobiles for your Small Business

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You have decided that your small business needs business mobiles for its growing team. Great, that will make things easier for them to be remain connected and productive without being stuck at their desk or using their own mobiles whilst your business retains control over company data.

Small business need mobiles that have:

Strong internet connection - Solid network coverage - Flexible data plans

Most people would think it’s just about the device and data plan and whilst that is important, it’s not always those elements that make the difference for a small business.

Below are several key considerations for when you are choosing business mobiles for your small business.

Mobile Data

Most small businesses tend to opt for unlimited tariffs that included unlimited data plans. Other businesses prefer sharer tariffs. Sharer tariffs is where you have a parent (the business) with a pool of data who assigns it to the children (employees) putting on caps if required but can pull more data from the parent if needed. It means that light and heavy data users balance out and helps eliminate extra charges.

Multiple Mobile Networks 

Since we are vendor agnostic, when you choose us for business mobiles, you can choose different networks for different staff members but still have one bill. You can also change those networks throughout the contract to suit your needs.

eBilling and Low-level Mobile Management

For business mobiles we supply, we offer access to a portal whereby your business can do low level mobile management such as making changes to the devices to activate things like SIM swaps, barring and unbarring. It is also where your bills will be displayed, automatically and in line with any changes you have made.

Mobile Device Management (MDM)

Not to be confused with the mention above standard low level mobile management, Mobile Device Management is at a higher level but still a relevant solution for small businesses.

Mobile Device Management (MDM) is where you can effectively control all of your business mobiles in the same way a server can control what access people have on their PCs on a network. One of the main reasons that small businesses deploy MDM is data protection; should a phone gets stolen or lost then you can lock and wipe the phone so that none of the data is compromised.

There are different levels of Mobile Device Management, some of which even have mobile tracking. We can guide a business to decide what level is needed for their business.

What else can help a Small Business?

Mobile Broadband

Mobile broadband is an internet service that's entirely portable. All you need is a SIM and a compatible device. Generally, an eSIM is put into dongles or routers.

Our eSIM’s are multi-network that are un-steered which means they can automatically switch to give you the best service. They can be reprogrammed ‘over the air' which means you can manage your eSIMs without having to swap them out of different devices; ensuring that you always get the best coverage with minimal delay.

It's a great way of getting broadband, higher download speeds, or a more reliable connection in areas where other fixed broadband services aren’t available or reliable.

They are ideal for small business owners who have their offices in rural location of have to travel for their job.

Read our case study on how we helped a small business use mobile broadband to enhance their business's productivity and connectivity.

View our Case Study

Unified Communications

First, a brief explanation of Unified Communications (UC). Unified Communications enhances collaboration within the business by enabling you to share documents, files, messages as well as calls via a video or voice-only (plus much more) to your colleagues from one application which can be put on any device.

Essentially, Unified Communications was born from the need of businesses to be more flexible in their approach to working with suppliers, customers, and internally with their staff. UC tools really come into their own when it comes to remote working, which is now very much a rising trend, with mobile devices, in particular, becoming an extension of the corporate network.

For small businesses we tend to recommend one of three UC Tools; Horizon Collaborate, Wildix Collaboration, or Microsoft Teams (with a small caveat about the voice calling element.)

We recommend a demo so you can see which may fit your business needs.

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