Choosing the best phone for a BYOD workplace

phoneIf your workplace has a ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) policy, you want a fully capable, intuitive smartphone on a fast and reliable network. You can select from among a handful of networks and a seemingly endless number of suitable phones on the market. Together, you can use Apple’s productivity and business features on its smartphones coupled with a fast and dependable wireless network to get more done at the office.

Match the Network and the Phone

You can’t go wrong with the stylish, fast, and reliable iPhone 7 from T-Mobile, for example. With no long-term contracts, nationwide coverage, unlimited data, and a blazing fast 4G LTE network, T-Mobile offers attractive wireless network capabilities for your business. Refer to the T-Mobile coverage map to make sure you can get the best service for your iPhone 7. If you work in an area with adequate coverage, the iPhone 7 is a great choice for a BYOD work environment.

What’s the point of being on a network with 4G LTE if your phone can only support 3G? The iPhone 7 has dependable 4G capabilities, which can serve you well if you live in an area that supports 4G LTE coverage.

Think About the iPhone 7 Plus

One of the first large decisions you need to make is which iPhone 7 model to get. Do you want the larger iPhone 7 Plus or the standard 7? The iPhone 7 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen, where the iPhone 7 screen is only 4.7 inches. This discrepancy may not seem like a big difference, but it is quite significant.

First, the size of the iPhone 7 Plus will be a significant difference if you have used an iPhone 5 or 6. If you carry your smartphone in your pocket, the iPhone 7 Plus will be more noticeable and possibly less comfortable to carry around. But size may not be an issue, especially if you usually keep your phone in a purse, briefcase, belt clip, or laptop carrier.

Both smartphones have the same resolution, but the large screen of the iPhone 7 Plus is great for business. If you are reading and editing documents on your phone, the larger screen is beneficial. Also, if you use your phone for entertainment, such as watching Netflix, you are going to love the larger screen. You may need to make some sacrifices for the larger screen, but those sacrifices are worth it if you handle much business on your phone.

Use Your Phone Storage Capabilities

The iPhone 7 Plus not only has a large screen, but it also has some hefty storage capabilities. With 128 and 256 GB models available, you will have no problem storing all of your files, photos, videos, documents, and apps. With the tremendous storage capacity of the iPhone 7, you no longer have to worry about the demands of holding all of your personal and business files on one device. In the past, it was convenient to have two phones — one for work and one for personal use — because the storage capacity of the phones was limited.

Now, you can safely and conveniently store all of your important personal and professional files on the same device. For more security, you can use iCloud for storage across multiple devices. With a high-speed network and unlimited data, you can access these important files immediately. Plus you can use a tracking App if you misplace it.

Take Advantage of Business-Savvy Apps

The Apple App Store resounds with business productivity. From bookkeeping and file management to networking and virtual meeting support, you’ll find apps to accomplish your work. In many cases, you will be using apps because they are the industry standard. However, when it comes to BYOD, choices are often a matter of personal preferences and accessibility. For example, your favorite bookkeeping app may differ from the person sitting next to you.

As long as you are being productive with your own device, you have more freedom when choosing your favorite apps. Test a few out and see which ones work best for your particular needs.

When it comes to BYOD, having an iPhone 7 on a reliable network with unlimited data will give your business a competitive edge.

, , ,