According to the latest statistics made available by Pew Internet Research, nearly 90% of the adult population in the United States owns a cell phone. As a result, the wireless internet industry was worth more than $185 billion USD during at the end of 2012. This is because many people are choosing to purchase cell phone through services that offer cell phone, high speed internet, and digital cable plans.
Clearly, the boundaries that faintly exist between different communications media has become increasingly blurred each year. Think about it. If you owned a cell phone and used the internet 10 or 15 years ago, you probably paid for your cable television, telephone land line, cell phone, and internet separately. Today, it is pretty much possible to take care of all of those things in one or two bills.
When you think about budgeting the money you spend on your digital communications, it is not quite as simple as just paying your bill and forgetting about it. Now that we have pay-per-view television, text messaging costs, evening and weekend telephones costs, and special “family and friends” plans, it is easy to lose track of your mobile telecom expenses. Arguable, wireless cost management is probably the biggest qualm that most people have with the digital communication gadgets.
An unnamed, yet highly reliable, source, contends that the average American organization pays about $31.06 per each employee or staff member. Telecommunication expense management, or TEM, firms can provide their business clients with state-of-the-art telecom expense management solutions. TEM analysis software allows companies to accurately track and record their telecom expenses. Obviously, this is useful to any business or organization that wants to better management their spending, and increase that bottom line.
Between the years 2003 and 2013, the number of cell phone users in the United States has increased from 34 million to 203 million users. While it is virtually impossible to control the digital communications habits, it is possible to organizations to keep tab on their personnel, and hold mobile communications abusers responsible.