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Fixed Cellular Terminal
What is a Fixed cellular Terminal?
Fixed cellular terminals
A Fixed cellular Terminal is a box, which contains a number of SIM cards, depending on your requirements. It sits neatly along side your telephone exchange, diverting calls made from fixed lines to mobiles through the SIM cards, making them mobile to mobile calls.
Who it's for
A fixed cellular terminal would most suit companies that make a lot of calls from fixed line office phones to their own fleet of mobile phones.
How it can benefit your business
The benefit of a fixed cellular terminal is purely cost. The average cost of a call from a fixed line to a mobile is 12.5p per minute however with a Fixed Cellular Terminal this cost can be cut to an average of 6p per minute. A saving of over 50%.
What it does
Fixed cellular terminals divert mobile traffic from your fixed line phones through a SIM card in the fixed cellular terminal allowing you to take advantage of the cost of mobile to mobile call instead of a fixed line to mobile call.
How it works
SIM cards are held within the Fixed Cellular Terminal which sits neatly alongside your telephone exchange. The phone numbers of your own fleet of mobile phones are pre-programmed into least cost routing settings of the telephone system and therefore every time a call is made to one of those numbers it is diverted through the fixed cellular terminal and the SIM card rather than down the fixed line telephone exchange. Therefore the call is registered as a mobile to mobile call rather than a fixed line to mobile call enabling the company to take advantage of the lower tariff costs for mobile calls.
If a company is only calling its own fleet of mobile phones then it can take advantage of Vodafone Sharetime or Vodafone Company Caller tariffs as the SIM card in the terminal can be included in the package which means the cost of calling between the office and the company mobiles and from the company mobiles to the office will be free of charge..
However if a company also calls a lot of other mobile numbers from the fixed lines then they would be wise to invest in a cross network tariff which gives a bundle of inclusive minutes for a fixed line rental and allows your business to make calls to any mobile phone number as part of the bundled calls, they could then transfer all other mobile phone traffic through an additional SIM card and FCT which is on a Cross-Network Bundle Tariff.