It’s Your Money

September 23, 2019

It's your money

When I first meet people
They always ask…

So… what do you do…

I respond…
We save companies money…

That normally gets a positive response…

People like to save money…

Now….
Do you have time for a quickie quiz…

How many of you have signed a contract…
Thought you got a good deal
Possibly a great deal and…
Never looked at the paperwork again

Can I see a show of hands…

You…

Yea…. you over there
Is your hand up or are you scratching your head…

It looks like you wanted to put your hand up

Come on…
Let’s be honest
We all have done it…

I believe that all of us have good intentions…

But let’s face it we just get busy

No matter how you planned your day
Something happens and you are once again
Putting out fires

The first thing we do with any potential client
Is validate what they are currently paying

Are you paying the exact rate you signed for…

Believe it or not…
This is not always the case

I have people tell me….
Yea… we signed a contract and I was told
We are paying well below market prices

That is always great to hear
But let’s see if that is their reality…

Do you mind if I see your contract…
And could we also get a copy of your latest bill…

I can’t tell you how many times
We find that people are being charged
The wrong rate
And most of the time it is for more than
What you signed for

We always direct them to call the provider
And clarify…
Why are we paying this higher rate…
Our contract states we should be paying xxxx amount

Guess what the response normally is…

Oh, we’re sorry
That was billed improperly
Let us correct that…

We can give you a credit
Or send you a refund

How nice of them….

If they were under charging you
I bet they would contact you and say
We have a problem

However, if they are over charging you
You don’t hear from them

This is your money…

Don’t be afraid to ask for it…

HBS clients have received thousands of dollars in refunds

Always be aware of what you are paying…

And if you are not sure…
Give us a call

HBS leaves no stone unturned in our search for savings

We find ways to save you money

It’s still happening

February 11, 2008

Recently we were referred into an account to review their local and long distance telecom bill. After speaking with the owner for several minutes they got up, went to the filing cabinet and pulled out their Verizon and ATT folders.

Opening the ATT file I found a single page summary bill showing a total monthly balance due of $1167.00.

Upon seeing this, I asked the client if there was any detail that went with the bill. As far as I know, that’s all we get.

We asked for a letter of authorization and told them we would contact ATT to request a breakout of the bill.

Returning to our office, we proceeded to call ATT.  Speaking to the billing department they told us that ATT does not send a paper bill for this account for they are trying to keep the cost low.

We asked if we could get a detail bill mailed or faxed to us. They said certainly; that would cost $100.00.

One Hundred dollars to get a detail breakout; can you imagine that! 

How about if we just take a few minutes to review the cost that make up the bill.

           

            What’s this $50.00 group charge?  That is a fee for ATT long distance

            There is a $90.00 toll fee?              There are 3 toll free #’s @ $30.00 each

            How much does it cost to make a long distance calls?…. $.1353 per minute

                       

                                     2158.8 minutes @ $.1353 = $292.09 

            How much does it cost to make a toll call?………………$.1348 per minute

                                     4926  minutes @ $.1348 = $664.02 

We took this information and put together a proposal.

            No Long distance Group charge………save $50.00 per month

            3 toll free numbers @ $10.00 each……save $60.00 per month

           

Long Distance 2158.8 minutes @ $.039 per min = $84.19 …save $207.90 per month

Toll Free  4926  minutes @ $.039 per min            $192.11 ….save $471.91 per month

Total Long distance savings $789.80 per month or $9477.60 per year

Have you taken the time to look at what you are paying for your local and long distance calling?

This client will be saving over 70% on their long distance charges. 

Most of our clients who were with Verizon and ATT find they are saving from 20% to 40%. 

Are you still paying Verizon or ATT for your local or long distance services?

How’s their response if you ever have a service issue?

Our clients are happy with they have switched from Verizon or ATT.

They are finding they can:

Keep their existing phone numbers!

Their services are exactly the same!

Their bills are easier to read!

They have someone to speak with should they ever have an issue or a question.

They are enjoying the savings!

Ask for our no cost evaluation.

george@hbsadvantage.com

You may be surprised at how much you will save!