Smartphones can be used to compliment every aspect of both our private and professional lives. In accompaniment with the downloadable app the smartphone can help boost the productivity of any business; regardless of size or industry field.
There is such a huge amount of choice now with regards to different models, specifications, price ranges and platforms that choosing the right handset for your business needs can be tricky task. With so many mobile manufactures selling phones aimed squarely at the business sector; choosing the right one for you is a matter of assessing your needs.
Obviously model choice is of utmost importance when deciding how the smartphone genre can aid your business, but there are some other important factors to take in to account.
Make sure you assess the network coverage in your businesses’ area, which networks provide the best service. The last thing you want to do is shell out a huge some for a new fleet of high-end smartphones only to find that no one in the office can get any signal.
Will you be using your mobile abroad?
If you’re a frequent traveller then finding the ideal payment plan for your needs will require a fair amount of shopping around. The cost of data is soaring and roaming charges when using your handset abroad can leave you with a nasty bill upon your return. Explore all the different options available and be realistic as to how much you will actually use your handsets Wi-Fi abroad. After all, you could always just nip into a local coffee shop and log on with their internet connection if you just need to check your emails.
The majority of networks will be selling mobile phones with attractive data packages for the frequent traveller and those with specific business needs.
The handset itself.
The sheer choice of mobile phones available can be overwhelming at times; it seems there is a new top of the range smartphone released daily! Selling a mobile phone which is all things to all men is an extremely difficult task, so the mobile big boys will release a range of handsets in the hope of catering for as many people as possible.
Assess what it is you actually require from your handset. Will you be web-surfing, watching videos or presentations? Are there going to be occasions when a decent camera will be advantageous? The answers to these questions will help you decide on which smartphone is the right model for you.
Pick your Platform.
So much has been written about the merits of each of the major mobile phone operating systems but when the dust settles on all the arguments and squabbles; it really does just come down to matters of taste. If you want everything in one beautifully-presented place Apple’s iOS is probably the platform for you. If, however, you’re more of a techie tinkerer and prefer a wee bit more control over your device and its software you’re perhaps better off with Google’s Android, or perhaps new kid on the block, Windows Phone.