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How to Cut the High Costs of International Roaming

Maintaining communication while doing business internationally is vital, but the cost of using voice and data services on your phone while outside the U.S. can be astronomical. Tales abound of travelers returning from overseas, or even just from a trip … Continue reading

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AT&T Ends Pursuit of T-Mobile USA

AT&T’s nine-month quest to acquire T-Mobile USA from its German parent company, Deutsche Telekom AG, ended with an official announcement from the American telecom and technology giant on Monday, December 19.  The two telcos announced a merger plan in March … Continue reading

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The Hidden Costs of Telecom Services

In business, what you don’t know certainly can hurt you. That’s especially true when you’re paying for telecommunications services. The billing practices and patterns of the telecom carriers could put a significant but avoidable extra financial hit on your organization … Continue reading

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Effective Telecom Management Puts Big Demands on Busy Staff

Who’s keeping an eye your business’s telecom spending? Telecommunications management duties often fall to more than one individual in an office or enterprise, and organizational realities may mean that they’re not all communicating with each other. It may very well … Continue reading

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AT&T, T-Mobile Put Merger on Hold – For Now

AT&T and T-Mobile USA say they’re not yet giving up on plans to merge into the country’s largest wireless carrier in spite of the fact that the two telecom giants took the step over the holiday weekend of withdrawing the … Continue reading

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Telecom Management: Getting a Grip on a Top Line-Item Expense

Telecommunications has evolved into such a crucial and indispensable part of business infrastructure that it’s typically among the five largest line items in a company’s budget today. For many businesses, total telecom spending even rose significantly during periods when unit … Continue reading

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Negotiating Favorable Telecom Contracts Is Key to Reduced Costs and Good Service

A telecommunications audit at any business or organization will typically find significant savings and potential savings. From overbilling and other invoicing mistakes to the discovery of unused services that can be eliminated altogether, a thorough telecom audit can recover thousands … Continue reading

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Monthly Monitoring of Telecom Bills Is a Money-Saving Must for Business

Of all the monthly invoices your company receives for payment, telecommunications invoices are the ones that you should perhaps pay the closest attention to. Landline and wireless phone bills should never be paid automatically, without close inspection, because 18 percent … Continue reading

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“DON’T Put It on My Bill!”: ‘Cramming’ Sticks Telecom Users With Fraudulent Charges

Ever seen a mysterious charge on your phone bill for a service that you don’t remember ordering? You wouldn’t be the only one. Each year, 15 to 20 million U.S. households find unauthorized telecom charges on their landline, wireless or … Continue reading

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Telecom Costs Could Be the Gentlest Cut for Schools and Governments

According to the non-profit Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, 42 out of the 50 states and the District of Columbia have projected revenue shortfalls for the 2012 fiscal year. The CBPP also reports that 23 states have made identifiable … Continue reading

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