There’s one in every company. The person who just can’t seem to stop watching every video on the internet that they find. I mean, how many times can you honestly watch the “Charlie Bit My Finger” video?
Tip #1: Provide a Mobile Device Policy. The Bill Police has templates, but you can create your own policy that sets expectations for minutes, data and text usage per month (compare these to corporate averages) as well as how the device is intended to be used (not as a replacement for their home cable provider or for Netflix).
Tip #2 Address the usage: You can call them into the office for “a talk.” Gently explain to them that their data usage is out of line (provide examples if possible) and how it is costing the company to pay data overages.
Tip #3: Set a Limit
This tip will only work if you have the time and are willing to follow through on your limits. A couple of ideas to start — the employee has to reimburse the company, they have a data limit placed on their phone, or in the case of a multiple-offender, they are addressed for misuse of company property.
Tip #4: Suggest Apps
Give them suggestions on apps that can help them keep track of their phone minutes, texts, and data usage. A few popular ones for data are My Data Manager and Data Usage. For phone and text usage, carriers often have options for turning on alerts to phones; contact your representative to ask about your options.
Tip #5: Auto-Update on Cellular = Off and use Wi-Fi
This goes for all employees, but make sure all phones only auto-update when connected to a Wi-Fi network. This saves A LOT of unnecessary data usage and most apps will survive the maybe two-hour wait until your employee gets back to the office.
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