“Smart” Cell Phones For Business Use
With “smart” cell phones, businesses can better stay in touch with employees, clients and help to improve productivity all around. So-called Smartphones offer more and more features and have taken the place of personal digital assistants (pda) in the business setting.
The best phone for a business depends on the type of business. Some businesses require their phones provide access to e-mail, a calendar, and address book. Other businesses requires photos to be taken with their employee’s cell phone. Businesses whose employees travel may need cell phones that work in countries other than their own.
There are certain features that are often popular with businesses that are not always used as often with consumers. Features such as three-way conference calling, call waiting, and forwarding are often popular. Nowadays, some service plans may even offer features where callers can chose to leave a message or be directed to someone else, similar to office call systems, making the transition between office and cell almost seamless.
Text messaging is a feature that is growing rapidly among businesses. Text messaging is now being used by some businesses to send information on delivery schedules and special promotions. Businesses that provide entertainment often use text messaging to notify customers of up-coming events.
Internet Service Providers can notify engineers immediately with text messaging when their systems go down. Schools and colleges can use text messaging to alert students and parents when school will not be held due to weather conditions, etc. The list is endless of what text messaging on a cell phone can accomplish for any type of business.
Today there are apps for nearly everything. Apps that can increase productivity, limit the hardware a needed on a sales call, tools to help close deals faster and provide better service. Smart phones have truly become a vital business tool and much like consumers, business are now relying on them to help propel work forward.