How much are you currently paying for your voice and data services?

What services are included on your current bill?

When I ask this question to most customers, they shrug and say, ” Look at the size of this bill, I don’t even know where to begin.”

This is the result of prvider intimidation. They really don’t want you to know what you are paying for. Most customers may say, ” We’re paying 3 cents a minute.” The real question may be, how much is that 3 cents a minute really costing you?

Finding the answer to this question has now been simplified. Hutchinson Business Solutions offers a free review of your current voice and data charges. All we need is a copy of your latest bill. Trying to reconcile these questions may prove to be a challenge that your business may not be able to undertake because it is not your core business. However, most business owner’s can save money with a little research into which business telecom services are best for their situation.

A competent and informed business voice and data consultantis vital to assist your business make the right decision every time. Whether you are an existing business, a franchise, or a new business you need to ensure that your telecommunication needs are not only met, but met at a cost effective rate. There are many business telecommunications sales representatives out there who will only try to sell you the plan that gives them the highest commission. A wrong decision will see your business locked into expensive contracts for mobile, fixed line and data services that do not meet your needs.

Many businesses purchase telecommunications on the phone from an unknown sales person and are pressured to sign by way of a recorded verbal contract. Not surprisingly when this decision is pressured the end result is often less than ideal, it could be expensive, and it could cripple your business. The quality of the service provided and the quality of the telecommunications management team is imperative to your success.

Whilst many business decisions need to be made quickly, your telecommunications need to be right, they need to be suitable for your business now and throughout the consequential contracted period. You need to find a telecommunications consultant you can trust and ask them the following questions to ensure that they have the best interests of your organization at heart and are capable of supporting your telecommunications needs.

1. Can the business telecommunications consultant provide you with an independent analysis of your current bills against the plan they recommend, and other comparable plans in the marketplace?

Many times the customer has been “sold” a service which has not been quantified in an analytical manner. We know that communication costs are an ever increasing cost to doing business and we respect that it is difficult for any organisation to employ or train a staff member to work though this minefield.

The key to having complete understanding of your telephone bills and your telephone spending patterns is in the professional telephone bill analysis

2. Can the business telecommunications consultant provide you with testimonials from companies that are of comparable size to your organisation?

Testimonials are vital. You need to be sure that the business telecommunications consultant you are dealing with is from a reputable company with many happy clients.

3. Can the business telecommunications consultant arrange for the seamless transfer of your services should you need to change carriers?

Once your business telecommunications consultant has identified the business telecommunication rates and services that are best for you and these are accepted by your business can they arrange for the transfer of your telecommunication services to the contract selected by yourselves? Professional business telecommunications consultants should ensure that you are not inconvenienced.

4. What kind of ongoing support does your business telecommunications consultant provide?

A good business telecommunications consultant will not only sign you up to a long term contract, but will keep you advised of better deals available in the market place, and proactively and constantly negotiate better deals for you, the customer.

Hutchinson Business Solutions have been providing solutions to these problems for over 10 years. Our clients are saving from 15% to 40% by shopping the market and providing solutions that promote efficiencies and savings.

To learn more email george@hbsadvantage.com or call 856-857-1230

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!