In today’s technology-driven world, new devices are being released frequently. It can be difficult and expensive to keep up with all the latest iPhone and Android devices. Not to mention the cost of a brand-new device can reach $1,000 and up. Why bother trying to keep up with the latest technology? It all works the same, right? Wrong. You may think your older mobile device works just fine, but in reality, many outdated devices no longer receive important software updates and security patches. Not to mention older devices may no longer be an option with the shutdown of 2G and 3G networks. If your company is operating on outdated devices. It’s time for an upgrade and here’s why.
The End of 2G/3G Technology
With the rise of 5G, the need for additional frequency bands has increased. Networks are pulling all of their resources to support 5G, which means freeing up frequency bands that 2G and 3G infrastructures are currently using.
Though many carriers have dropped 2G technology ages ago, there are some still living in the stone-age. Even more alarming, more than 47 million people in the United States still use devices that run on 3G. Major carriers have already begun to decommission 3G towers, which may be causing your outdated devices to no longer function properly. You may be experiencing, slow connections, malfunctioning apps and voicemail, or missed calls. Soon, you may not be able to use your device at all.
Before Purchasing Look at Trends
With the sun rapidly setting on 2G and 3G networks, companies and employees all over America are being hit with having to purchase new devices to avoid total loss of service. It’s important to look to the future and see the direction mobile technology is headed.
It is predicted that all voice calls will be made over LTE networks in the next few years. When choosing new devices consider this and other technology trends, so that you aren’t wasting money on devices that have an expiration date.
If your company follows a BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Device) policy, you may feel uncomfortable asking your employees to upgrade their devices. If your employees cannot afford to upgrade their devices, it could drastically affect their productivity at work. Not only that, your network and secure information may be exposed to risks.
BYOD is on the decline in 2021. Many companies are opening their budgets to provide devices to their employees to ensure the safety of the company’s valuable information.
Avoid Loss of Service
Many companies and their employees are operating on outdated devices to save money. In doing so, they are exposed to high security risks, malware, malfunctioning devices, and poor or slow service. Not to mention telecommunications and technology are always advancing. Modern communication uses VOIP equipment allowing communication to travel over multiple networks. Outdated equipment doesn’t integrate well, has a lack of support, and lack of security patches.
You may be able to drive your vehicle into the ground but your mobile devices are a different story. In our technology-driven society, it’s nearly impossible to keep up with the competition, grow your business, or even be productive with out-of-date devices.
Don’t wait until you lose service. Upgrade your devices today and relieve stress from your employees and IT team. Let eSquared procure you the latest mobile devices. We partner with all major carriers to find the most cost efficient and suitable devices for your company. We even offer mobile device management, 24/7 help desk support, and voice and data management services.
Contact us today to begin your upgrades!