In a move that swept the headlines late last week, all 4 top U.S. wireless carriers are back in the business of discounting devices. No, we are not returning to device subsidies the way we were so accustomed to in the past, but with the launch of the iPhone 7 we are back in business in terms of getting a “discounted” device.
All four carriers are providing up to $650 in bill credits provided back to the customer over the course of the monthly equipment installment plans (EIP) on the iPhone 7, as long as an older iPhone is traded-in. Both AT&T and Verizon are offering these credits for iPhone 6 models traded in, including the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Sprint is offering the best options, as it is allowing trade-ins for both iPhone 6 models and Samsung Galaxy 7 models. T-Mobile is also differentiating itself by allowing iPhone 5 models to be part of the trade-in providing credits up to $370 depending on the smartphone traded in.
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Wireless data spending is growing for U.S. businesses as workers increase their use of smart devices on the go for everything from communication, collaboration and other business uses to shopping and watching videos. Wireless and wireline data, along with apps, are IT areas where spending is on the rise. Spending is flat or declining in other IT areas, including voice communications, personnel and hardware. With free or low-cost Wi-Fi available, U.S. businesses will increasingly look to shift wireless data traffic away from cellular networks to Wi-Fi networks where possible.
No help from MEM or EMM toolsToday, mobile expense management (MEM) tools and enterprise mobility management (EMM) tools can offer some relief, but they come at a cost and can be cumbersome to manage, especially for small and midsize businesses. Many require real-time oversight and management and may involve QoS (quality of service) compromises like data compression or rely on Big Brother-style policies that mandate usage caps and other restrictions.
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