Monies spent by Gov. on Mobile Phones.

Since the inception of the Save Programme I have been hoping that a person with a greater understanding and knowledge than myself would air this suggestion.

Twenty years ago I knew a department head who changed his mobile every time a new model came out.  When questioned about the high cost of these latest mobiles,  his answer oh! it's the departments as though it was a matter of right to have the latest model when the most basic and cheapest would do all that is required.

Today the Government probably provide hundreds of employees with mobiles including all our Politicians, none of whom past and present have ever to my knowledge raised the question about the unnessessaryly high specification of the phones supplied.

Purchase costs plus the incurred monthly bills must be big but adding in the monthly charges and  expenditure escalates enourmously.  

Apparently the use of phones is well monitored.  Very good.  So then I wonder, how many people are employed and at what cost to do this monitoring?

A big, big saving would be made by the Government issuing simple basic pay as you go mobiles instead of expensive iPhones.

 

Why the contribution is important

A major annual saving throughout the whole of Goverment.

by Fairforall on May 10, 2017 at 07:20PM

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  • Posted by charlie May 10, 2017 at 20:08

    I don't have a problem with them having iPhones etc if they are picking up and dealing with emails on the go. It would be a case of working out which phone and tariff is appropriate but good suggestion.
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