Ask the Telecom Pro
BYOD Call Records| Property Tax Allotment
Q: Can I obtain call records from carriers for my BYOD mobile users?
A: While employers with BYOD users may require users to submit call records to prove expense reports are for valid business calls, employers will find little success requesting those records directly from carriers unless the employer is authorized on the employee’s personal account. User privacy supersedes any employer’s interest in this case.
Q: Is the Property Tax Allotment charge on my carrier invoice really a tax?
A: No. Property Tax Allotment is a surcharge that carriers assess to recover property taxes paid. Legislation allows carriers to recoup the amount of property taxes they pay by assessing this surcharge to its customers.
Timothy C. Colwell is a telecom management industry thought leader exploring the impact of technology as a business accelerator and social capital enabler.