Originally Posted by hunterpreferred
To Irrigation Contractor, To save money on your Verizon bill and devices, why not just use smart phones. All of my techs use the Android app and it works pretty well. Before the was developed I was using a Netbook and a extra charge feature to make my phone a wifi hot spot. Now everything is on the phones, one device and no extra charges except for the data plan.
We just purchased 2 Samsung Tablets running to Droid App for Hindsite and they have been great so far. We had 6 Netbooks that still worked and the WiFi's came up due to the need to have better service than the internal cards in the Netbooks that were troubled. So I completely agree with you that is the way to go. The Mifi's work and we will phase them out over time. I hate to just put up equipment that is fairly new and working fine if you know what I mean?
My guys all have different roles and some are managers. I have a couple of guys that use Dell Laptops because they run Central Controls from them and it is just much easier to use a laptop than something small. They also have allot of station descriptions, estimating files etc. that they need, so they prefer to have a full size unit.
Verizon is now getting heavy into business accounts, so over the last few months we have combined everything and I am working on the transition as contracts end. My pricing was cut 40% which was almost $5K per year in savings, so anyone running Verizon Business should contact one of their commercial account reps.
Hindsite is building us an assessment for backflow testing to reduce the paper work. I will let you guys know how it turns out.