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Econocom launches subscription mobile device service

Econocom has announced the launch of is BOS subscription service for retailers looking to deploy tablet and mobile devices in store.

Retailers keen to roll out Apple or Microsoft mobile devices across the store estate can pay a monthly fee to have the equipment delivered to store, as well as recycled at the end of a two-year contract.

The service from Econocom also includes device warranty for the two-year period, as well as an ecosystem of applications to download onto the devices to aid retailers in using the tablets in store. Device setup, MDM management and helpdesk can also be added to the package.

Chris Labrey, MD for the UK and Ireland at Econocom, said: "BOS is a unique bundled service that allows customers to future-proof their operations for the digital age. We now live in a world where ownership, as we know it, is dead. Consumers have a new set of expectations and are more interested in services and experiences than products. They want usage, personalisation and flexibility. BOS offers them this freedom."

BOS —Business Optimisation Services —has been developed in conjunction with JTRS, a fully accredited Apple, Google and Lego education partner, who recently joined the Econocom Group. BOS signals a significant step forward in Econocom UK’s journey to becoming an end-to-end digital services provider.

The monthly price is calculated per device –with a 128GB iPhone 7 costing £20.50 per month – and add-on bundles allow retailers can be flexible with the number of devices they deploy over the course of the agreement. For instance, for an extra £1 per device per month a retailer expanding its store estate can add an additional 20% of devices to its fleet.