Did you budget for…?
Studies have shown that managing to a budget keeps costs down. But we all know that even with the best budget, the unexpected happens. So the best we can do is to ensure that we’ve considered all areas that drive costs up and budget for them. Today I’m going to discuss a few items that you may have overlooked when budgeting your mobility costs.
Domestic Data Pooling Overages
Seasonality is another important aspect when budgeting. Are certain seasons busier than others? Using the Carrier Summary Trends chart on the Bill Summary tab, you can review up to 24 months in arrears of pooled data usage and easily identify the times of year you need extra data. Predicting usage spikes and proactively addressing them by buying more data exactly when you need it prevents costly overages, and ultimately keeps you in line with your budget goals.
Unused International Features
Manufacturer release dates play a big role in the timing of device upgrades and replacements. When Apple releases a new iPhone, it’s amazing how many old iPhones “accidentally” get dropped in the toilet. So, stay on top of what’s coming by following tech blogs like Android Central (androidcentral.com) or following Apple’s annual conferences, and plan for unexpected device upgrade costs.