The world of mobile telecom solutions made easy
By Alcatel Enterprise
Deciding that your business needs a mobile telecom solution is a big decision to make. It can also be financially draining if the focus is in the wrong direction.
Mobile telecom solutions are what we do, and we want to make sure you know everything you need to before you make the leap. And if you decide that after reading this, you want to enter this world with Alcatel Enterprise, we’re more than happy to help!
The first question is, why do I need a telecom solution?
It’s important to remember that it’s different depending on your industry and there’s a lot of different options depending on how your business runs. To answer this question best, we’re going to focus on a specific example. However, we promise we have detailed general information coming and if you have any questions that are more specific to you and your industry, we’re here to answer them. Come find us on LinkedIn @AlcatelUK and we’ll do what we can to get you pointed in the right direction!
Our specific example is that this is your first step into this industry, you have some slightly sensitive information that you use on a daily basis (client details, briefs, customer order information, personal data, etc), your company is director owned and every cost is coming straight out of your bottom line.
In this world, the reason you’re turning to mobile telecom solutions is part security and part productivity. You want to know that your staff are keeping close control of that information, that they’re using their work phones for work and that they’re secure if lost or stolen.
Another huge plus of having a business telecom plan is, in this new world of lockdown and working from home, you need to be able to guarantee that your staff can work from anywhere. That means being certain they have phones that are up to the job, secure internet no matter where they are and the ability to be reached when needed.
In a world where Wi-Fi is being used more than ever, someone’s typical home connection might not cut it, or their phone doesn’t have the memory to handle the work you need them to be able to do. You can remove that fear and problem, and you can do it a lot more affordably than you expect with Alcatel Enterprise!
What should I look for and what are the crucial features that truly matter?
This can be one of the biggest barriers to entry, as there are so many features on phones nowadays. Do you need the best screen? Does the camera quality matter? Do I care about Gorilla Glass or IP rating?
There are a few main priorities when looking for your first range of business phones.
Firstly, and most importantly, ROM memory. You need to know that the handsets you’re using can handle the workload you’re expecting them to. It’s easy to say you need memory, but how much? Some brands charge incredible prices for 8GB, reaching the four-figure mark often, but for most business needs, you don’t need that much. In fact, you likely can start with 3GB. That’s where Alcatel’s enterprise suite of smartphones starts, with the Alcatel 1S. At just £99 RRP, you have a phone that can instantly handle whatever work you need to throw its way. Want to push it to 4GB? We have the Alcatel 3L, at an RRP of £139 with more ROM memory than you ought to need, giving you space for all your work and personal needs!
RAM memory is also crucial, allowing you to have every work app you need on the device. Alcatel devices come with more than enough RAM, with 32GB at the most affordable bracket on the 1S. However, if you did end up needing more space, Alcatel’s suite of enterprise smartphones allows for the addition of external hard drives to get up to extra terabyte of space!
We’ve covered memory, so the next up is the processor. All the memory in the world won’t help you too much if you don’t have an Octacore processor. You want the phone to run well and allow you to run everything you need to at the same time. Again, there’s lots of names and jargon being thrown around, but if you start with an Octa-Core, 4 x A553, 1.8GHz + 4 x A53, 1.5GHz, you won’t go far wrong.
Lastly but by no means least, battery. You’re looking for a phone that can handle your workload during the working-day. That doesn’t do you any good if it needs charging just to make it to 6PM. Ideally, for a smartphone you want to be starting at around 4,000mAh which will give you a day’s battery life. You can keep making that number bigger and bigger, but you’ll be spending money you just don’t need to for a high-functioning business phone.
The point of this article is highlighting that, although you could spend hundreds or thousands of pounds per handset for your business, you absolutely do not need to! You can get everything you need from a smartphone below the £100 bracket, and there are even cheaper options if all you need is a device that can make calls and text.
How can Alcatel help you?
One of the most intimidating parts of the process of moving to a mobile telecom solution are the options. It’s overwhelming, and there’s information everywhere, but the crucial parts can be broken down quite easily.
What do you need from a phone for your business: Two years of high performance, reliability, battery that will last your working day, security and a range of devices to cover every level of your staff.
What are the minimum specs you need to get that: 3GB of memory, a 4,000 mAh battery, Octacore processor all from a reliable brand, with a huge portfolio of products.
What will that cost, and can I afford it: Less than you think and yes.
The truth is, to get everything you need from a business mobile handset, you don’t need to spend hundreds of pounds. You need an Alcatel 1S, which costs as little as £99. At RRP. Which you wouldn’t be paying if you bought directly with Alcatel Enterprise.
We know we’re reliable and a high-quality product, because our handsets are quality-checked by every UK carrier to ensure we’re returning a great phone for the price, and we pass each check with flying colours!
If you have any more questions about your own telecom solution, please get in touch and let us help guide you into this world: Quality Franchise Association profile or through LinkedIn (@AlcatelUK)