Low cost mobile phones for charities – 4 ways you can save money

We have worked with hundreds of organisations over the last few years and the feedback is the same for whoever we talk to – charities don’t want a sales pitch, they want a simple, cost-effective solution that works! Here are our tips to finding low-cost mobile phones for charities. There are so many different networks and contracts to choose from, switching your mobile phone provider can be a tricky and time-consuming process not to mention expensive.

However, switching could save your organisation money!

Here are our 4 money-saving tips when working with a mobile phone supplier.

Money-Saving Tips

TIP 1: Be clear about what your organisation wants from your mobile package and contracts. Establishing this will help you significantly bring down costs – for example, if your staff are regularly travelling internationally, make sure you have a package that makes sure any roaming charges are as low as they can be.

Making sure you get good coverage and service is also very important. Paying for data is no use if you can’t use it while volunteers are working in remote locations! Use this handy coverage checker from Ofcom to make sure you are getting the best service possible with your preferred network.

TIP 2: Regular tariff reviews across your organisation are key. Mobile phone tariffs are rapidly fluctuating, and it is important to keep an eye on exactly how much you are paying for the service you are being provided.

It is often the case that when you first signed up for a set contract or tariff, it may have seemed like a very competitive rate. However, after a few years of renewal, there may be a better deal out there for you if you consider switching providers. We can help you do this and make the process as seamless as possible.

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TIP 3: Ensure your data and text packages match your organisation requirements. Don’t feel the need to pay for extras, perks or services that you aren’t using and take advantage of high usage deals for the features that you are. Understanding your data needs before you approach suppliers is a great way to start. If you don’t have an existing mobile phone set up, look at average individual data use using this handy tool from Vodafone as a guide.

TIP 4: Work with an expert in the mobile sector who understands your challenges and needs.

We understand that having a mobile provider with a reliable signal, quality customer service and value for money is more important than ever to leave you worry-free to carry out your day to day operations. That’s why picking the right mobile phones for charities can be very vital.

The costs of your organisations’ mobile phone fleet can vary dramatically with the demands and activities of your staff and volunteers, who are using their mobile phones more than ever. It is important to take time to review your contract and tariffs to make sure you are getting the best deal possible for your organisation. GoodCall can help you source low-cost mobile phones for charities, social enterprises and other non-profits.

When choosing mobile phones for charities, picking a socially concious supplier that puts the third sector first will ensure you are getting a fairer deal. We can also ensure you make the most of any project funding you may have to access this technology and would be delighted to help you share the impact of your work. We are committed to creating employment and training opportunities for those furthest from the labour market and sharing our knowledge and expertise with charities. Let us help you make sense of all that mobile contract jargon, and put the power of decision making back in your hands.

If you would like to find out more about how GoodCall can help you, fill out our contact form or email elaine@goodcall.org.uk


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