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U.S. Enterprises Should Separate Wireless Device and Service Purchases to Optimize Costs

Published: 15 August 2016

ID: G00310525

Analyst(s): Bill Menezes

Summary

U.S. cellular providers offer domestic service discounts of 20% or more for plans used with unsubsidized phones. Enterprise IT and telecom procurement leaders buying U.S. mobile service can drive cost optimization by mandating cellular contract proposals include quotes for unsubsidized device plans.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Calculate the TCO of Unsubsidized Devices
  • Require Provider Proposals for Both Subsidized and Nonsubsidized Device Plans

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