Tightening up on the use of mobile phones could save users afair bit of money and provide resellers pitching smart phones with a foot inthe door after it emerged that £264m is wasted unnecessarily each year.
According to research from Damovo UK it turned out that notonly were companies paying thousands on mobile calls but just shy of them weremade by staff in the office and as a result could have been made on smarterequipment.
“Many organisations have under-utilised fixed line and WiFi networks.With the research revealing that nearly half of mobile calls are employeescalling colleagues or the office, [firms] should look to ensure that calls arebeing made using the most cost-effective method,” said Glyn Owen, portfoliomanager at Damovo UK.
The suggested way to help cut costs of staff sitting next toa traditional phone calling contacts on a mobile in the office is to change theinfrastructure and introduce some extenstions to the PBX system that allows mobile calls to be routed for free over a WLAN.
The research indicated that for many this will be easier said than done but changesneeded to be made to the culture and mobile phone bills examined with the bitmore of a critical eye on the bottom line.