Are BYOD, COPE, and CYOD Giving You a H-E-A-D-A-C-H-E?
According to New York Times columnist, Anna Bernasek, the good old USA is being ripped-off big time by cell phone providers. In an August 23, 2014 article, Bernasek revealed that cellphone service in the United States is the most expensive in the world. After comparing two corresponding plans…one in Great Britain and one here in the USA. Bernasek determined we pay approximately $41.50 more per month than our British counterparts. While various components contribute to the pricing gap, the major difference has been linked to regulatory parameters.
Overall, this has been a bad year for cellphone providers in this country. AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint have endured some pretty bad press regarding billing mistakes. Consider this: our nation starts-out with the disadvantage of paying more than any other country in the world for wireless services and on top of that, we are disproportionately victimized by billing errors.
While this situation is bad for individual users, can you imagine how much money corporate entities are paying for the cell phones they sponsor? Many of them have no idea that they are being overcharged. Others think they can solve their problems by implementing a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) model, a solution most anti-hacking experts refuse to recommend. Security breaches associated with BYODs have resulted in the policy being dubbed the Bring Your Own Disaster model (ITProPortal).
In response to the security problems associated with the BYOD model, someone came-up with the Corporate Owned, Personally Enabled (COPE) model. Unfortunately, COPE brought its own set of problems. Now, it seems there is a new kid on the block the Choose Your Own Device Model (CYOD), which, in the opinion of several anti-hacking specialists, makes absolutely no sense from a either a financial or security perspective.
According to most Security experts, the best way for corporate entities to remain security compliant and financially responsible is to supply employees with corporate sponsored and managed cell phones and have a billing review conducted by a reputable wireless cost management professional, like those at Orpical Energy. Why Orpical Energy? Their extensive experience in wireless/cellular technology, enables them to productively utilize their substantial leverage with wireless providers. By employing innovative pooling techniques and negotiating strategies in conjunction with their access to unpublished pricing and discount data, they can and have saved companies hundreds-of-thousands of dollars. They are so confident in their ability to obtain savings for their clients that they work on a contingency billing model…so they are paid only if and when positive results are achieved.\
The process couldn’t be simpler. Clients can:
- Keep their current carrier
- Keep their existing contract
- Use their existing equipment
- Avoid costly software fees
- Receive bill directly from their carrier
- Recover credits for billing errors, overcharging, and carrier negligence
Still not convinced? See some of Orpical’s clients:
- A & P Markets
- Philadelphia Flyers
- University of Pennsylvania
- Temple University
- Gift of Life
- Hess Oil
- Philadelphia 76ers
- Philadelphia Business Journal
- Easter Seals
- Azur Pharma
- Astra Zeneca
- TD Bank
According to Open Technology Institute’s Sascha Meinrath: “Over the next decade U.S. consumers may overpay by over a quarter of a trillion dollars for worse levels of service than customers in other countries receive.” Make sure your company isn’t victimized by this statistic. Take the necessary steps to prevent a disastrous security breach that can result in significant fines and possible prosecution. Orpical Energy is the answer to keep effectively and affordably compliant.
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