As might be expected in the wireless cost wars, AT&T is moving to lower costs for their existing out-of-contract subscribers, to better protect them from poaching by Verizon. Not that they are buying billboards in Times Square to announce this, according to ZDNet.
If you’ve got business phones with AT&T that are out of contract, or even if you want a big negotiating stick when talking telecom contract renewals, it would be wise to keep this in mind. Leveraging their fear of your possible defection is a good telecom expense management tactic. And as we always say, “You don’t get anything if you don’t ask.”
And if you need help with your telecom contract negotiation or vendor management, give us a call and we’ll sic our telecom audit teams on them for you.