AT&T Announces Toggle 2.0

Well, this looks like a interesting offering from AT&T.  They are enhancing their Toggle application, which allows for a phone to have two modes, one for business and one for personal.  The 2.0 version, being developed with OpenPeak, adds iOS support and later this year may enable split billing support (which AT&T can do now [...]

2017-08-23T15:02:36+00:00June 14th, 2012|Tags: , |

AT&T Mobility CEO Confirms “Family Data Plans”

AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega, in an interview with CNET.com on May 7th, discussed the forthcoming family or shared data plans that AT&T will be offering in the not-too-distant future.  It'll be interesting to see exactly how they structure the plans, what that structure does to how AT&T handles subsidizes device cost, how large [...]

2012-05-08T06:29:46+00:00May 8th, 2012|Tags: , , , , |

NTSB Proposed Ban on Driver Use of Mobile Devices

In light of the proposed ban on cell phone use by drivers from the National Transportation Safety Board, organizations should revisit their wireless use policies.  According to a recent press release from the Telecom Expense Management Industry Association (www.temia.org), organizations should review their mobile policies to manage risk in four areas: Danger from use of mobile [...]

2017-08-23T15:02:36+00:00December 15th, 2011|Tags: , , , |

Mobile Device Management Market Shakeup; Will Google Dominate?

Google has recently announced that their Apps For Business platform will soon, for free to existing Google Apps customers, be supporting a number of Mobile Device Management features via a cloud-based dashboard.  What does this mean for the MDM marketplace?  It certainly means that enterprise customers now have more choices than ever in regards to [...]

2011-11-15T08:52:44+00:00November 15th, 2011|Tags: , |

Mobile Device Environment Best Practices

Your company’s mobile usage is continually growing.  The per-device cost of each wireless phone is going up exponentially.  You are paying for devices that are no longer in use, and you don’t synchronize your employee data with your wireless device inventory to insure that unused devices are properly reassigned or cancelled.  Many users have more [...]

2017-08-23T15:02:36+00:00October 20th, 2011|Tags: , |

FCC Efforts to Curtail “Bill Shock” Bring New Billing Practices to Wireless Industry

The FCC and CTIA, the Wireless Industry Association, have been locked in a struggle over what the FCC calls Bill Shock; when legitimate overages cause a large spike in the monthly service cost.  The FCC was pushing hard for rules governing the wireless carriers and their billing practices.  CTIA, in response, is now rolling out [...]

2017-08-23T15:02:36+00:00October 19th, 2011|Tags: , |

TEMIA Tackles New Priorities at November Meeting in Boston

The Telecom Expense Management Industry Association (TEMIA, www.temia.org), the authoritative voice for the Telecom Expense Management (TEM), Wireless Expense Management (WEM), Mobile Device Management (MDM) and solutions providers in related areas will host a meeting on November 2 in Boston for its members and guests to launch discussions on three major topics. The goal for [...]

2017-08-23T15:02:36+00:00September 28th, 2011|Tags: , |

TEM as a Green Initiative

TEMIA, the Telecom Expense Management Industry Association, recently posted a press release entitled "TEMIA Highlights TEM as a Green Initiative:  Cutting Expenses While Saving the Environment", in which ICOMM's President, Jim Price, was quoted.  ICOMM agrees that utilizing TEM applications and services serves this dual purpose of helping clients save money while also advancing their [...]

2017-08-23T15:02:36+00:00May 12th, 2011|Tags: |

More and More Certain – the iPhone will come to VzW

All this week, the Wall Street Journal has reported in a number of stories that Apple will be releasing an iPhone that works on the Verizon network. Although there are no details, the speculation is that it will be an LTE device for data and CDMA for voice, and that it will be released in [...]

2010-10-08T06:47:59+00:00October 8th, 2010|Tags: , |

TEMIA Publishes Whitepaper on the “Cell Phone Tax” Repeal

As ICOMM mentioned in our blog last last week, the House and Senate passed the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010, which President Obama signed into law on Monday, September 27th. A provision of this Act amended part of the IRS tax code, removing corporate-paid cell phones from the listed property category, effectively [...]

2017-08-23T15:02:36+00:00September 29th, 2010|Tags: , |