We had to figure out a way to allocate employees' personal cell phone usage

The internet is always going out and we rely on smartphones. We have decided that it would help the sales forces if they all had one. I talked to a friend and she said that when she gave her employees smartphones, she had trouble controlling their use. The data charges were high because people were watching videos and shopping. In the end she decided to pay a percentage of the bill. It meant reviewing the bills each month which was time-consuming.

We talked it over and did not want to spend time going through cell phone bills. But, we needed to control cost. What we decided was to review all the bills for the first quarter and then see how much was for private usage and then deduct that percentage from all future bills. It isn’t 100% accurate but it should be adequate to control our costs.

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