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At Carden Telecoms we’ve helped companies of all sizes across the UK to modernise and streamline their business communications. As experts in VoIP, fibre and broadband, there’s little in the world of enterprise-telecoms we haven’t got an opinion on.

Over the years, we’ve noticed a few common pitfalls across different sectors which, when addressed, can cut a company’s telecoms costs significantly. Here are 5 things you can do to ensure you’re not overspending on your telecoms bill.

1. Deactivate Unused Lines

If your business has downsized or changed its operations in the past few years, you may still be paying for phone lines which you no longer need.

Think carefully about each line you are paying for, how much you are paying and if there is a better or more economical way of achieving the same goal.

For instance, if you are still using a fax machine that is using a dedicated line, consider if a Fax-To-Email service could serve the same purpose without the monthly expenditure of an entire phone line.

Many shops and cafes could switch their existing PDQ machines for wireless devices (like iZettle card readers) and reduce the need for dedicated POS phone lines.

2. Switch To VoIP
By 2025 ISDN lines will cease service in the UK. Once this happens, all businesses will have to make the switch to VoIP services, so there’s never been a better time to get ahead of the curve. Being future proof isn’t the only thing you gain by switching to VoIP though, you also get:
  • Lower cost-per-call.
  • Enterprise features like call recording, auto attendants and hunt groups, as standard.
  • The same great service from any device, anywhere in the world.
3. Check You Are on the Best Price Plan

Firstly, consider what your business’s call patterns are? Some businesses make hundreds of short calls every day while others will have two or three-hour long conference calls.

Most fixed line tariffs are either cost per call, or cost per minute. If you make lots of short calls and pay per call, you will end up overpaying compared to what you would be paying if you were on a cost per minute tariff.

For the best deal, you should consider opting for a supplier like Carden Telecoms which can craft a tailor-made agreement for you based on your specific telecoms needs.

4. Don’t Overpay for Business Mobiles

If you’re still buying employee’s work mobiles individually and paying consumer prices for their calls and data, you’re missing out. By buying mobile handsets in bulk and purchasing a block of minutes and data upfront you can make a significant saving.

5. Consolidate Services for a Better Deal

Getting all your communications from one provider and having a single itemised bill makes it simpler to see exactly how much you are spending and on which services.

This makes it easier for you to not only negotiate a great deal on your phone calls, but your phone lines, mobile bills, broadband and telecoms hardware too.

How much do you think your business could save on its telecoms? Speak to one of our enterprise communications experts at Carden Telecoms today to learn more.

Author: Dave King

Dave King is the Co-Founder and Director of Carden Telecoms and the wider Carden IT Group. Dave is experienced in business telecoms with a focus on cloud telephony and connectivity services.

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