International Roaming
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Alison Logue author of international savings
ALISON LOGUE
Director, Customer Success

International Roaming Costs

International roaming expense come in a variety of flavors. Similarly, international savings opportunities abound when you know what to look for. I’ve put together a list of three solutions for keeping international roaming costs under control, which will make you an international superstar.

International Travel Alerts

Visage’s International Travel Alerts product proactively notifies mobility managers when a wireless user books an international itinerary through Concur Travel (or a Concur travel partner). Now you’ll know exactly who’s traveling where and when — and what mobile devices they have — well in advance of the user’s trip. Plans and features can be adjusted to ensure mobile devices work at “wheels down” in the country they’re visiting. You can even start a free trial here.

International Travel Alerts can save up to $2,000 per trip

Skyroam Global Mobile Hotspot

This is a fresh, new way to arm your travelers with business tools while they are abroad. Send your users overseas with unlimited global data for up to five devices for just $10 per day. Pay only on the days the data is actually used. Stop fearing roaming overages from the carriers and start enjoying unlimited global data. With a virtual SIM card, the Skyroam Global Mobile Hotspot acts as a locally provisioned wireless access point (WAP) in dozens of countries around the world. Skyroam can dramatically change the way your employees use data overseas. Order here and use the promo code VISAGE94588 for an exclusive discount only available to Visage customers.

Up to five devices can use unlimited global data for only $10 per day

Zero International Roaming Use Reports

Welcome your travelers home by removing their costly, no-longer-needed roaming features. One of the greatest hidden costs associated with international roaming is forgotten roaming features that continue to bill month after month, long after the user has returned home. If you’re using ITRA, then you’ve already set up reminders for yourself to collect Skyroam devices and turn off roaming features. But if you’re not using ITRA, then you run the risk of incurring unnecessary feature costs. Tackle this risk head-on by regularly reviewing the Zero International Roaming Use reports in MobilityCentral. The “Zero Int’l Voice Usage” and “Zero Int’l Data Usage” reports are located on the Spend tab at the top of the page. These reports highlight wireless subscribers with internationally provisioned plans and features who aren’t using them, and also tells you how many consecutive months these features haven’t been utilized. Given that some of these features can cost upward of $60 per month, it’s in everyone’s best interest to give these reports a peek and check out the results.

Screenshot of MobilityCentral's spend dashboard highlighting zero international usage on voice and data features
Spend Dashboard
Zero Int’l Voice and Data Use MobilityCentral

International Savings

International roaming expense come in a variety of flavors. Similarly, international savings opportunities abound when you know what to look for.

Managing wireless data pools is like playing the Price is Right

Telecom expense management encompasses a huge array of communications tools. One of those tools is wireless data connectivity. Mobile data continues to be a critical aspect in how employees get their jobs done. Determining how much data to buy each month can be a time-consuming and laborious process based on a previous month of billing and usage data. How do you hit a moving target each month to ensure you’re buying just the data you need without going over?

Survivorship Bias

I bet you don’t know just how helpful failures can be.

Mobile Data is the New Voice

About three years ago, mobile carriers launched wireless plans offering unlimited voice and text but pooled data. We recognized early on that we could stretch the limits of these plans for larger enterprises, and the savings were gargantuan.

Why Wireless Expense Management Outsourcing May Work For You

We’ll look at a few terms and concepts surrounding Visage-based service providers to help put your mind at ease with the idea of outsourcing a small part of your wireless expense management workload, or an entire branch.

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.

T-Mobile DIGITS Reinvents the Way You Buy Wireless Service….Again

T-Mobile recently opened their DIGITS service to a public beta test. The service allows mobile numbers to be used on multiple devices at the same time, or for a single device to have multiple mobile numbers.

How to cancel your CEO’s unused device without getting fired

We’ll give you a couple of strategies to minimize costs before actually going in for the disconnection kill. In fact, these strategies are so successful you may even want to deploy them to others in the company.

Why “Pokemon Go” is catching mobility managers unaware!

Pokèmon Go launched a couple of weeks ago to much fanfare. But what does this game have to do with how you manage your corporate wireless program?