Smartphones are easily the most important form of consumer technology today, and if you want your business to succeed, you need to make sure you are taking advantage of current mobile phone technology because you can bet that your competitors are. So what’s the difference between a smartphone and a standard phone? You can make calls and send texts on a standard phone, but a smartphone has enhanced capabilities, incorporating the features of a PDA (personal digital assistant) and a mobile phone with internet browsing, email, application programs, synchronisation and multiple connectivity. It’s really the equivalent of a PC that can make phone calls and send texts, and there are several types available to choose from. For example, just take a look at the range of Windows 7 phones now available from Microsoft, and the latest smartphones on offer at any mobile phone shop on the high street, and you will get a feel for the potential available to you through mobile tech.
Selecting the right smartphone on the right tariff for your business needs is important. Business mobiles tend to be smartphones mainly because of email and contacts features, but as we are now in the era of mobile internet and social networking, there are other advantages to be gained by keeping in touch while on the move. Take into consideration the level of technical ability among those who will be using smartphones, and the amount of non-productive time spent out of the office e.g. on trains or between external meetings. Build in the future direction of your business and make sure the smartphone you select is going to suit its purpose and last the pace until an upgrade is necessary.
At 5G Telecoms, we offer comprehensive business mobile telephone packages with competitive rates for airtime, line rentals, handsets and equipment. Our experienced consultants will analyse your current expenditure and usage and can reduce your costs significantly while enhancing the potential for business productivity.