Category Archives: Telecom Billing

Understanding and Preventing Late Fees

We’ve all been there before – receiving a telecom bill that is much more than expected due to an unfortunate late fee. Whether from forgetfulness or financial circumstances, not paying a bill on time carries with it many consequences. That … Continue reading

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Reevaluating Your Business’s Wireless Plan

In today’s hectic business world, many companies are choosing to go wireless. Cutting the cord to landlines and strapped monitors is proving to be beneficial for several reasons, including convenience, ease of access, immediate communication, and more. However, it is … Continue reading

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‘Traffic Pumping’ Schemes Cost Millions in Artificially Generated Rural Carrier Access Fees

It won’t show up on a phone bill audit, but a slice of the money that you and your organization budget for telecom expenses could very well be going to subsidize other people’s free teleconferences, “adult chat” conversations or other … Continue reading

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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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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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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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“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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Is Your Current Wireless Plan Really the Best Choice for Your Company?

One business information expert has called cell phones one of the top five business tools today. Not coincidentally, another study showed that telecommunications costs – including wireless charges – are now among the top five line item expenses for a … Continue reading

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