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Articles by Alex Kotler

Alex Kotler

Alex Kotler, SVP U.S Business Development. A veteran within the telecommunications industry, Alex has vast knowledge and experience across all facets of the industry.

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How to Select Mobile Business Plans

Posted by Alex Kotler on March 26, 2021

Selecting a mobile business plan has become incredibly difficult. Gone are those days where all you have are 4 major carriers that force you to play by their rules. With a plethora of Mobile Virtual Network Operators or MVNO's, Resellers, and Aggregators, things get a bit wild. Before we get into the various mobility options, we need to understand what each type of provider has and their benefits.

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International Roaming VS a Local SIM Card for International Travelers

Posted by Alex Kotler on February 19, 2021

Using your carrier's existing local SIM card is usually a bad idea. Service providers have excessive roaming clauses and a controversial practice of applying expensive roaming fees. There are very few exceptions. 

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Cellular Data Speed: Expectations VS. Reality

Posted by Alex Kotler on January 6, 2021

What is the cheapest wireless service provider? How can I save money on my wireless bill? Why pay $65 per month when I can get the same thing from another provider for just $35?

These are the questions that everyone has, but the answer is not easy to find. With all the noise and various marketing gimmicks, it is incredibly difficult to understand the difference between one service provider over another. With that in mind, the breakdown is extremely simple.

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The Truth About Spam Calls

Posted by Alex Kotler on October 15, 2020

Got a spam call and can’t figure out why (and why you)? Don’t be offended; it’s not personal. Last year Americans received 58.5 billion* robocalls. Not all robocalls are harmful; however, it’s becoming more challenging to weed out the legitimate ones from the scams. I recently had an experience with these modern annoyances.

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Don’t Let an Internet Outage Negatively Impact Your Business

Posted by Alex Kotler on October 12, 2020

Natural disasters, infrastructure overload, and human error leave your business at risk of an internet outage. It’s critical to have a plan ensuring uninterrupted internet connectivity to prevent your operations from coming to a screeching to a halt during an outage event. An internet failover solution will keep your business online.

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Apple iOS 14 Update: Features to Get Excited About

Posted by Alex Kotler on October 7, 2020

Apple released its iOS 14 operating system on September 16th for iPhone 6’s and newer. There has never been a more significant design renovation to the main home screen, and users love it. iOS 14 is jam-packed with enhancements that make navigating apps and menus faster. With new features around every corner, there’s a lot to be explored. In this article, we will unpack some of the updates. You can find the corresponding video on our YouTube channel. Check it out.

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How Mobile Carriers Can Protect Your PII from Identity Theft

Posted by Alex Kotler on October 5, 2020

As the world becomes increasingly connected, so does the risk of your personal information being stolen. Consequences can be devastating when a cybercriminal obtains enough information to empty your bank account or sell it on the underground market. The most likely type of data to be stolen is Personally identifiable information (PII). Data breaches aren’t the only way hackers get their hands on PII; paper documents contain enough information to get them started wreaking havoc on your life. While the information that appears on billing statements is out of your control, it’s essential to know what can happen if it gets into the wrong hands.

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Distance Learning Internet Solutions for Teachers and Students

Posted by Alex Kotler on September 29, 2020

With Zoom dominating the landscape of classrooms and the delivery of education, a stable internet connection is necessary to provide a high-quality online learning and teaching experience. With teachers working remotely or onsite, and students distance learning, it is essential to keep them online and productive. Knowledge and education are the foundation of strong leaders. It’s our responsibility to ensure every student has access to the resources available for remote learning.

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What is SIM Swap Fraud and How You Can Protect Yourself

Posted by Alex Kotler on September 24, 2020

Our love affair with our mobile phones is keeping pace with the advances in technology. The convenience to do just about anything with a couple of taps on the screen has become second nature. We store sensitive personal information like bank account and credit card numbers behind unique passwords. However, cybercriminals don’t need passwords or physical access to your phone. The only thing required to take over an account is the mobile phone number. Everyone using a mobile phone is vulnerable to a SIM swap attack, which can destroy you financially in a matter of minutes.

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Mobile Security Tips to Protect Your Data from Cyber Criminals

Posted by Alex Kotler on September 9, 2020

Technology has simplified our lives, but it has also made it easier for cybercriminals to steal your information, destroying you with just a couple of keystrokes. Almost 2.3 million people reported being victims of identity theft and fraud, according to a study by the Federal Trade Commission. Fraud losses amounted to $1.9 billion in 2019 alone. Data breaches exposed sensitive information of 7.9 billion records. Protecting yourself is critical!

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