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Breakfast Briefing: Tips to Save You Money on Your Mobile Budget

Providing employees with a smartphone is a fantastic way to increase productivity, with users being able to work whenever and wherever they are. However, whilst this is doubtlessly beneficial to organisations, it also comes with challenges. Mobile costs are highly sensitive to end-user behaviour and controlling that behaviour is complex and resource intensive.

On top of that carrier deals can often be confusing and complex. Whilst initially you may feel you’ve been provided with a great deal; you have in fact been locked into an inflexible contract for 3 or 4 years with no room for manoeuvre. Couple this with business employees being prone to breaching usage allowances and your business is likely to be paying over-the-odds.

Whilst there’s no denying that an effective mobile procurement project can generate significant cost savings, many mid-market and large enterprises are missing out on 20% or more in additional cost savings by failing to review other activities that can quickly reduce mobile costs.

On the 27th of June 2019, Mobliciti’s Managed Mobile Network & Device Specialist, Matt Atkinson, highlighted a range of additional measures that your business can adopt to release valuable budget and in the process also free up your IT team for more strategic projects:

  • Gaining control of mobile inventory, costs and usage
  • Proven Strategies to release significant savings from your mobile budget
  • Rethinking your mobile device strategy, to free up your IT team, reduce security risks and improve service delivery


Matt Atkinson
Managed Mobile Network & Device Specialist

Matt’s worked in the telecoms market for over 20 years, helping IT, Finance and Procurement teams to develop a joined-up approach to managing telecom expenses, procurement as well as more recently developing Mobliciti’s own mobile network and device lifecycle services. Matt has led contract negotiation and expense management projects both in the UK and internationally for companies including HSBC, Clifford Chance, McDonald’s, Tesco and HomeServe.


Mobliciti offers a variety of Managed Airtime options tailored to each of our customer’s needs, and as part of the service, we’ll provide in-depth modelling of your current usage to ensure we find the right model to fit your business profile. It also means we’ll proactively manage your mobile airtime, connections, devices and security ensuring you have the flexibility to adapt to any future business or market changes