Telecom is a vital service in today’s business world. The many communication services provided by telecom carriers allow us fast and easy access to information, collaboration, and clients across the globe. The world of telecom has grown to be something much more advanced and complex than the simple hardwired phone lines that were our main source of connecting not so long ago. With all of the advances in telecom that have transformed the speed and accessibility of business in a positive way, there is a downside; the EXPENSE. For most businesses, telecom has become a major expense, and the telecom billing systems are difficult to decipher.
If your business is looking to cut expenses – and what business isn’t? – then the telecom bill is a great place to start. About 80% of all telecom invoices contain errors, so chances are, simply eliminating any billing errors will reduce your telecom spending. How can you go about lowering your telecom bill? Here are 4 steps to help you get started:
Review Your Telecom Service Contract
A careful reading of your service contract will help you gain a firm understanding of what services you currently have. It will help you understand your pricing, as well as the renewal status of your current contract. Knowing what you are paying for is the vital first step.
Do Some Research With Other Telecom Providers
Once you determine the services that you already have and the prices you are paying, shop these telecommunications services with several providers to determine what discounts or promotions they are willing to offer. A comparison will let you know if you are overpaying, or if there are better options.
Consider Consolidation and Updating Technology
In many cases, consolidating services to one vendor will provide you with better pricing options for those same services. In addition, technology updates may be a better fit for your business needs. Antiquated services often lead to inefficiencies and over-charges.
Stay Proactive With Your Telecom Provider
Once you take the time to review, research, and consolidate your telecom to get the best service plan and pricing, keep in mind that this job is never done! Technology and telecom change at a rapid pace, and you need to stay persistent and consistent in your efforts. Scheduling periodic telecom reviews will ensure that your plan continues to be the best service plan for the best price.
For a busy company that does not have an employee whose job description includes telecom review, these steps can be both difficult and time consuming. Consider handing this task over to the experts, and allowing PAG to perform a telecom audit on your behalf. You will likely find that when you hire PAG, they will help you lower your telecom expenses in a way that more than pays for their services. It will also allow you to spend your valuable time running your business. Contact PAG today for more information about how we can help you lower your telecom bill.