posted on Nov, 10 2018 @ 08:06 AM
a reply to: camain
Thanks. As it turns out she actually kind of IS the IT department. She's the finance director for the IT department (which is pretty much why she
won't get in trouble, she actually HAS to take the phone). She's the one who manages the contracts and accounts.
I was just trying to get a quick answer for her.
It's just a major hassle if one of these phones goes International. Government rules stipulate that if the phone goes international then the charges
are on the person. Okay, no big deal right? WRONG! The problem is the account is in the local governments name, so there's no way to extract out
the specific charges in a person's name for her to pay. (she'd just expense the charges as they are allowable given she's required to take the
phone). And, because Verizon can't invoice like this the whole issue winds up getting tied up for months with tons of paperwork.
ETA - Many moons ago I also had one of these same issues. I strictly carry a personal phone now, not a company phone, just to avoid all that crap.
It was a major headache. In my case, I didn't even make any calls! I just turned the phone on (not thinking) and the phone roamed to a carrier site
and downloaded a great big gob of emails with massive attachments. BOOM...instant International roaming charges and mobile data. This was in South
America. Man, was that a hassle!
edit on 11/10/2018 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)