Mobile Phones - An Executive's Best Friend

 

 With the increase in mobile phone use and international mobile subscriptions, life is good. Users all over the world are enjoying the convenience of technology at the fingertips. Worldwide, there are six billion mobile phone subscribers. The top provider is China, with 500 million subscribers alone.
Ideal for both personal and business use, the business people know how to take the smart phone to its limits. In the old days executives would run into coffee shops, looking for coins in order to make important business calls while travelling between client appointments. Those days are long gone. While business people use their mobile for telephone calls, this is only the beginning. A "smart" mobile phone may also be used for transferring funds, checking email, uploading and downloading written contracts proposals and other business docs, instant messaging with clients in other time zones, and checking the currency exchange. All from the comfort and privacy of one's car, if desired.
Driving and texting has posed a dangerous hazard and for this reason alone, many western countries have banned this. England, France, and some US states have made it illegal to text whilst driving their automobiles.
If you are lucky enough, your boss may provide you a mobile phone to use for business and probably personal needs as well. Of course there is an expense with giving an employee his or her own phone, but this helps with accountability, especially for those executives who work in the field. Communication on all levels is enhanced. The employer can see which calls were made to which clients and in which regularity. The GPS navigational function and Google Maps enable the employee easy access to new locations. Using a fleet mobile plan, the manager can negotiate an attractive rate which will make the mobile phone expenditure worth the while.
First analyze employee needs. Is unlimited calling really necessary? What is a fair limit? A mobile telephone is not a credit card, though some employees may react in this manner. Ring tones cost $2 apiece, and the temptation for surfing and personal use is prevalent. Of course the employee should be allowed some leeway for personal usage, the question is "how much". When in doubt, consider implicating a dual line, one for business use and one for personal use within the same mobile phone. Two separate SIM cards, like a tiny microchip, can be used for this purpose.
Now it is time to analyze who should be probably given a phone. Once you have chosen your crew, group them together and ask them to inform you of the features most important to them, since they will be the ones using the phones.
Now you will need to compile a list of viable mobile phone vendors. This list will be later short-listed according to price offers and other pot sweetening deals.
The top brands on the market today include the Apple iPhone 4 and 5, Nokia and Samsung, particularly the Galaxy model. Nokia has recently fallen behind in market share as the iPhone becomes more financially accessible. The iPhone alone makes up for 130 million users in the international market share. Widely considered the best phone available, it momentarily rides upon the crest of latest breaking technology with functional and attractive design features.

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