Is it time to buy your team business phones?

Business mobile phones might be a given at many organisations but for start-ups and small businesses they can seem an overwhelming investment

If you own a fledging business, you’ll know that any kind of investment, expense or outgoing needs to be carefully considered. Everything needs to deliver a return, and it needs to do it quickly.And buying a business phone is no exception. It’s not just a question of model, network or colour – we’re talking about whether to invest at all.

How do you decide whether to buy mobile phones for your team?

You need to start by looking at your business. Are you and your team in the office and sat around the same desks, with the same landlines, every day? If so, you might not need mobile phones after all.

However, if you’re one of the 1.5 million people in the UK who regularly work remotely, have team members that need to work from home, flexible hours or have long commutes, then a business mobile phone might be just what you need.

To help you make that decision, here are three key benefits of business phones that you might want to consider:

  1. Business phones can boost productivity – apps like RescueTime allow you to remotely monitor app usage on your work mobile phones, meaning you know how much people time people are spending on WhatsApp relative to their work. It also allows you to block certain apps, websites and programmes, boosting productivity by limiting distractions. It might sound a little ‘Big Brother’ but it’s used by businesses and freelancers worldwide and is proven to increase output. Why not give it a try?
  • Offer a human service – small businesses and start-ups are renowned for offering a personal service, it’s one of the key things that makes people want to shop and work with you time and time again. Having a business mobile phone that allows customers and clients to pick up the phone and have a conversation with you – instead of a chatbot, help desk or ‘customer service agent’ – makes it that little bit easier for you to offer the kind of service you’re valued for. Don’t let tech limitations hold back your small business.
  • And they work for your team too – with 39 per cent of millennials saying they would sacrifice some of their salary if they’re allowed to work remotely, it’s clear to see how important flexibility in the workplace has become. So, if you’re keen to keep your team happy by offering them the chance to work remotely, it’s important you give them the right tools for the job. A business mobile phone is a simple way to maintain productivity amongst your team regardless of where they’re working from.

No matter what business you work in communication is an essential, and if you run a small business or start-up where you’re always on the go, going without a smartphone could prove costly. Make sure your team are given the equipment the tools they need for the job and remember to ask for help when you’re looking for which phones to buy – there’s no one size fits all model, so it’s important to find a phone that will work best for your business.

For the latest phones, unbeatable business tariffs and free, impartial advice, visit: Carphone Warehouse Business today.

We want to do all we can to help your business’ bottom line, so, if you find a cheaper deal at O2, EE or Vodafone, we’ll match it. And give you one month’s line rental free!

At Carphone Warehouse Business, we compare the widest choice of networks, phones and tariffs to find the right deal for you. We are so confident that we won’t be beaten on price by any of our high street competitors; we’ve introduced our Price Promise. This means if you find a better upgrade, pay monthly or pay monthly SIM only deal on any smartphone at O2, EE or Vodafone, we’ll match it and pay your first month’s line rental. It has to be an above the line deal from a competitor. Proof of the offer will be required.

Our dedicated team of trained business experts are here to help. They can recommend the best network, tariff and handsets for your business. With our impartial knowledge, huge range and fast response times, we make it easy to find you the right deal.

Time is money – that’s why we offer a next business day delivery. Total reassurance with next day warranty replacement. Get a next day like for like replacement for faulty handsets instead of waiting for it to be sent back to the manufacturer for repair.

Next business day applies after the completion of a successful credit check.

Get in touch with our team of experts and tell us your business needs. They’ll then search all the networks and tariffs to find you the best deal for your business, guaranteed.