L2MC Rings the Changes for Business Telephony: GSM Gateways Cut the Cost of Land to Mobile Calls
With no upfront costs, capital outlay or gimmicks, L2MC’s service involves the use of a GSM gateway – a device designed to reduce dramatically the cost of calling both UK and international mobile phones from a fixed PSTN/BT line.
The GSM gateway or FCT (fixed cellular terminal) works on the premise that it’s cheaper to call a mobile from a mobile than from a landline. L2MC’s equipment connects to the existing phone lines and - instead of using traditional LCR (least cost routing) or CPS (carrier pre select) - the GSM gateway intercepts all calls to mobiles and sends them over the GSM network. This usually saves 50%. If making a call to a local or national number, the gateway will simply forward the call in the normal fashion and route it via PSTN / PBX.
Other benefits of the service include: a free site survey; savings of up to 80% on calling international mobiles; free failsafe lines giving business continuity; and free SMS from the desktop.
The fully managed service is ideal for any business that makes a high volume of calls (in excess of £1,000 per month) from a landline / office or fixed line. It provides everything that the client needs: site survey, equipment rental, signal tests at the usage locations, full account management and a comprehensive maintenance contract. As standard, L2MC ‘holds the client’s hand’ through every stage of the installation and usage process and will ‘go the extra mile’ – for example, by assessing how clients can take further advantage of their installed equipment and by holding regular review meetings to ensure everyone remains satisfied.
Stuart Goodman, owner and MD of L2MC, comments: “Ofcom has clarified that it is entirely legal under UK law for end-users - whether businesses or ordinary consumers - to buy, install and use GSM gateways for their own purposes. L2MC now has numerous blue chip companies as clients, in a variety of sectors using its GSM equipment. Multinational recruitment agencies, hotel chains and NHS hospitals are all benefiting from massive cost savings. One of our largest installations is for a UK-wide consulting company with total predicted savings exceeding £500k.”
Jo Spencer, account director at L2MC comments: “Recently, we’ve received an unprecedented number of enquiries, which I believe is a direct result of the current economic climate, as businesses are looking to cut costs wherever they can. A GSM gateway from L2MC is a particularly attractive proposition, as there’s no upfront capital expenditure. As a result of the clear advantages, there has now been in excess of 7,000 successful installations of 2N GSM gateways within the UK.
Dave Falberg, director of NeoWave Distribution (UK) Limited - the UK’s leading supplier of 2N GSM gateways and L2MC’s channel partner - says: “L2MC is one of our largest resellers. The company provides a first class service through the commitment and professionalism provided by Stuart Goodman and his team, and our relationship is set to grow.”
Mr Goodman concludes: “For those seeking to reduce the cost of land to mobile calls, GSM gateways will deliver and pose no issues in the reliability or quality stakes, thanks to the care taken during implementation. L2MC believes take-up of GSM gateways will increase exponentially as businesses continue to tighten their belts during the downturn.”
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For further information, please contact:
Jo Spencer, account director
Tel: 0800 833599 / 07850 751864
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