If you are a solopreneur or an extremely small company with just a handful of employees, you may be able to get away with a personal friends and family-type plan, as opposed to a bona fide business plan.
But once you have more than a couple of employees, start to think bigger about scalabilities such as multiple lines, unlimited options on talk, text, and data, data-only plans for companies that don’t need talk or text, and discounts for more lines or devices.
In that case, to streamline operation and collaboration, a specialized business cell phone plan might be optimal.
There are numerous factors to reflect on when choosing a cell phone plan for your small company.
For multiple device connections, look for a dedicated hotspot with a fast, stable, secure connection, as well as other services like call forwarding, voicemail, call hold, analytics, and call queuing.
Data: Business plans should be generous with data, but unlimited is best — unless you really do not need data to conduct business.
Network coverage: Consider sound quality, data speeds, coverage, and overall dependability.
Make sure the plan you choose has good coverage in the area where your employees are located or are traveling.
Hardware: If you need to supply employees with handsets, consider the kinds of phones offered with the plans you’re considering, or whether employees prefer to use their own smartphones.
Hot spot: Some business environments just don’t have usable Wi-Fi, but you can use a cell phone signal to connect a wireless device to the internet with a mobile hotspot.