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Nearly one-third of consumers use phones more than 2 years, reports Cowen

Cowen expects users to continue to hold onto their phones longer as adoption of equipment installment plans ramps up The percentage of users holding onto their phones for more than two years continues to rise, according to fresh data from Cowen Equity Research. The firm polled more than 1,100 U.S. wireless users for its latest quarterly report and found that…

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TEMIA September 2017 San Francisco Meeting

The Technology Expense Management Industry Association TEMIA, recently hosted a successful meeting featuring CEOs, presidents and thought leaders. The gathering of members and guests had many highlights with interesting speakers, inspirational new awards, a new industry standard for inventory, round table discussions, opportunities for networking and development of new business partnerships, review of TEMIA’s business plan, finances and ethics code. TEMIA…

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Enterprises spend $1.5 trillion dollars a year globally on fixed and mobile telecom services

Managing the service lifecycle requires people, processes and technology to address technical, financial and operational aspects of each service. When asked about the most important activities in a telecom management practice, organizations cite auditing, optimization and inventory as the three most important activities. To that end, telecom expense management (TEM) and enterprise mobility management (EMM) vendors offer software and services…

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Why Telecom Outsourcing ?

Once limited only to a few large companies with vast internal telecom networks and a huge fleet of mobile devices, telecom expense management (TEM) has presently become a necessary practice for enterprises of all sizes, operating across any industry/business domain. Because the very function of managing telecom seems to be a necessary evil, the concept of outsourcing it becomes a…

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Telecom Expenses and Small Businesses

Small businesses may be spending disproportionately more for telecom services than larger businesses, according to a study. The study, conducted by Telenomic Research for the U.S. Small Business Administration, showed firms with between five and nine employees paid about $50 per employee for local and long-distance phone services, compared to an average $21 per person for firms with 10 to…

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$5,000 cell phone bill while traveling abroad: How to avoid this nightmare scenario

Best options for making free international calls from a smartphone But although Google’s online help does state that the Google Voice app’s calls “use minutes from your mobile phone plan,” its listings in Apple and Google’s app stores hide that detail below “more” buttons and at the end of some scrolling. To make Internet-only calls from a Google Voice number,…

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MTS Received 2017 TEMIA Best Practice Award for Technology Expense Management

MTS – Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd.(NASDAQ Capital Market: MTSL), a global provider of telecommunications expense management (TEM) and enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions, and video advertising solutions for online and mobile platforms, announced today that TEMIA, an industry association for Technology Expense Management, has awarded MTS with the TEMIA Best Practice Award for 2017. MTS’s TEM Suite is a fully integrated…

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