Been following centraltxturf's thread. Good one. We too have a "partner company" that does our mowing. We concentrate on applications (lawn & tree) plus aeration, seeding, etc. Question.... why the need for smart phones, I pads, tablets, laptops, etc during the day when you are out working? I guess I don't get it. Odd thing is, I am the only person in my company that does not have a smart phone. The rest of my guys do. So do the gals in the office. Everybody in my company is provided with a cell phone/two-way radio (which I use). Half the time, I feel like throwing my cell phone in the river because it's always an interuption. I'm either driving, speaking with a customer, applying chemicals, etc. Our office does the billing and answers phones. (duh, kinda figure this is what offices do) Our marketing & sales are not accomplished by using any sort of mobile device. (can this even be done???) Incorporated in 1990. Approx 3000 accounts. Shown profits every year since day one. Mobile devices ever used. All we need is routing software BEFORE we send out routes. Are some folks trying to manage a company while sitting behind a steering wheel??? Not trying to be a smart a$$, but this is the picture I get from lots of posts. I'll park it right here. Feel free to beat me up now. Proud Texan who happens to live in Iowa. p.s. we have fired 3 employees this past year for being on their (personal) smart phones too much during work hours.