One of the most amazing things about being a freelancer or consultant is that you can truly dictate how you want to run things. You don’t need to be tied down by physical office space, secretaries and/or hefty bills that other companies are forced to take on in business. Over the years I’ve learned some great ways you can Mobilize your systems and cut costs in the process.
I have long used a blackberry address (@rogers.blackberry.net) that connected to my phone directly and then forwarded email messages to the phone from the various accounts that I held. Since moving to Google Apps more than a year ago I have noticed a number of improvements to the Blackberry Internet Server(BIS) and Google Apps Servers. I have decided today I would make the switch and show you how it goes.
Using an unlocked GSM cell phone. I’ve known this was possible for some time, but I had not really attempted to do it. When I recently purchased a Blackberry Bold smartphone unlocked, I planned to attempt local roaming of data instead of using Rogers for this purpose.