Three ways to save money on your school's telecoms

If you've been hit by recent budget cuts, then you'll be looking for ways to save money for your school. But how can you spend less without it having a negative impact on teaching and learning? Download the Challenge Dataphone booklet

Guidance from the DfE suggests that schools start by looking at any savings that could be made on utility bills. Here are three ways Dataphone could help you save you money on your school's telecoms bill.

One: Zero capital outlay

Are you in need of a brand new telecoms system but lacking the funds to get it installed? At Dataphone, we are committed to helping schools to get the best possible value for money so that there is more to spend where it really counts - the pupils.

We understand how much pressure schools are under in the face of budget cuts and staff shortages. That’s why we’ve introduced our Cost Neutrality Programme. 

The Dataphone Cost Neutrality Programme is designed to enable you to purchase a brand new telecoms system by making savings on your existing expenditure. This means that you could replace your entire telecoms infrastructure with zero capital outlay, including all maintenance costs and replacement handsets. Can your current supplier offer this? 

"Competitive prices, excellent service, easy/no hassle transfer to new system". - St James C of E Infant School

"Friendly, money-saving service" - Chilton Community Primary School

“Engineer was lovely, helpful and a great sense of humour. Quote was very competitive. The management of the switch from the old to new system was seamless." - The Cedars School

Two: Fixed pricing 

We guarantee to provide the lowest possible prices for schools, so you can be confident that you're getting the best possible value for money without spending hours searching through quotes. 

Our FixedPrice lines and calls bundle includes calls to both national and mobile numbers, so that you always know how much your bill is going to be. This means that you can be in better control of your school's finances because you won't have any surprises at the end of the quarter. Suppliers usually give a limited number of minutes to mobiles rather than unlimited calls to UK local, national and mobile numbers. With Dataphone, all these calls will be included in your unlimited package.

"The fact the system was cost effective and recognized by NASBM made us keen to choose Dataphone." - The Weald C of E School

"Excellent service, very competitive." - Alton Park Junior School

"Good value for money" - John O'Gaunt School

Three: Transparent billing

As well as low cost lines and calls, we can also guarantee the lowest infrastructure cost and include maintenance in the cost of your package. Dataphone offers completely transparent billing, with no hidden charges. What we quote is what you get. Some providers only include maintenance in your package for the first year. We guarantee to maintain your phone system for 10 years. 

"Clear pricing, easy and simple, friendly staff." - Down Hall Primary School

"Good value for money. Good service" - Brownhills School

"Excellent value and great people to work with" - Hilltop Infant School

We also offer phone fraud protection, so that you can rest assured you are covered should you fall victim to a phone hacking scam. 

If you feel like you want to spend less on your telecoms bill, contact us today and Challenge Dataphone to do better for your school.

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