For years, the standard approach has been to purchase mobile devices as part of a mobile contract, which is either subsidised or supplied as part of a “tech fund.” More astute businesses are no longer using this model and are instead purchasing devices to improve business security and reduce costs.
Tech funds are still commonplace in Northern Ireland, combining the costs of the tariff along with a fund that your business can use to purchase handsets when required. The main issue with this approach is the lack of control over the cost of individual handsets.
Additionally, if handsets are purchased through a mobile network, they are most likely ‘locked’ to that network. Should your business decide to change network, then these need to be unlocked or replaced, which can be time consuming and expensive.