EU’s Roam Like At Home is a great step in the right direction, but are you aware of the potential pitfalls?
Let’s imagine you’re stuck in the car with your colleagues for hours on the way to a conference. If you’re using your own phone, you’re going to be concerned about the internet and data charges you rack up during the trip.
If you’ve read part 1, Unlock hidden savings with pooled data plans, then you’re undoubtedly aware that switching to pooled data plans can save your enterprise hundreds of thousands of dollars – and that’s not even counting what you’ll avoid in overage charges.
But could the switch be more hassle than it’s worth? Could you even end up paying more by moving to the new plans?
If your business isn’t taking advantage of carriers’ new pooled data plans, you’re missing out on substantial savings.
The plans, launched by AT&T and Verizon earlier this year, and Sprint more recently, function similarly to pooled voice plans.
Each line on an account is given an allowance of data, and any portion of the allowance that remains unused at the end of the bill cycle is redistributed among the “pool” of lines. The total data usage for the account tends to average out, and as a result, overage charges for data are reduced, or totally eliminated.
Though it might seem that only enterprises with heavy data users and regular data overages stand to benefit from pooled data plans, there are additional hidden savings built into these pooled plans.
Here’s how to tell if your enterprise can unlock these savings: