Having the right SIM and mobile contract for your staff’s work phone isn’t just a case of keeping costs as low as possible. If your contract isn’t right for your business it can lead to serious productivity losses due to slow speeds, poor coverage, and crippling data limits.
- Network coverage varies from region to region
It’s a known fact that the UK’s network providers have varying geographical signal strength. However, this doesn’t mean they won’t provide contracts and SIMs in these areas. Going with the cheapest mobile deal available will end up costing your business in the long run if the network provider can’t offer consistent signal strength in your area.
- Data and usage limits incur excessive extra charges
It’s difficult to estimate how much data your staff will need from their business mobile contracts. What it is easy to estimate is that, sometimes, they’ll go over these use limits. If your current contract doesn’t offer any flexibility on data allowances the charges for overuse could be astronomical.
- Slower-than-advertised speeds reduce productivity
One of the main selling points of any mobile contract, commercial or consumer, is connection speeds. Often we’ll make a decision based on an extra few MBps or GBps being available to us. If the network speeds your staff get is less than advertised it can be a huge drain on their productivity, especially if they rely on 5G or other high-strength connectivity solutions.