SOURCE: Anomalous Networks

Anomalous Networks

April 20, 2011 17:12 ET

Anomalous Networks Announces New SmartPhone Cost Management Solution for SMBs

FREE Solution Eliminates Bill Shock and Offers Recurring Savings for SMBs

MONTREAL--(Marketwire - Apr 20, 2011) - Anomalous Networks, Inc., the pioneers behind Real-Time Telecom Expense Management™ (R-TEM) solutions, today announced the launch of its new real-time self-serve portal which brings mobile expense management solutions to small and large businesses alike. Rather than uploading an already incurred cell phone bill like other traditional Telecom Expense Management (TEM) solutions, Anomalous Networks' new approach to TEM gives companies of all sizes, real-time tracking of voice, data, SMS and roaming usage on all leading mobile devices to eliminate bill shock before it happens, and ultimately receive ongoing cost savings. The free Telicost-Lite service gives users real-time usage alerts to end overages, while the Telicost portal provides companies with a centralized view of mobile usage and expenses for their entire workforce. The new SMB portal is now live and features a simplified user interface for the non-technical user and tutorials for the small business audience. Telicost can be purchased and simply downloaded at the Anomalous Networks website for $5 per month per user.

According to the FCC, unexpected, costly cell phone expenses known as "Bill Shock" plagued more than 30 million Americans last year. For SMBs looking to save approximately 20% - 60% on their telecom expenses, Anomalous Networks offers two levels of service:

Telicost-Lite: The totally FREE solution, which instantly gives users alerts directly to their mobile devices to help them track overages and more efficiently manage mobile phone expenses. Users simply download an application to their mobile device from Telicost-Lite will immediately start tracking the user's data, voice, and SMS usage in real-time and warn them when they get close to their carrier plan limit. Telicost-Lite will even monitor users' WiFi vs Cellular usage and proactively warn users when their device starts to use a very costly roaming network.

Telicost: The full-featured, cloud-based portal, which allows even the smallest business to have effective telecom expense management with a centralized view of real-time cost saving alerts and streamlined reporting on voice, SMS, data usage, international roaming, usage anomalies and asset location tracking. In addition to predicting and preventing upcoming telecom costs, the company gains real-time visibility and control over their complete mobile work force. The administrator will be able to see projected end-of-month costs before the costs are actually incurred and then can take action to prevent unexpected costs from occurring. Telicost also contains value added capabilities such as GPS device tracking, usage analytics and an end user warning system.

"No Telecom Expense Management (TEM) solution has effectively been able to serve the SMB market until now," said Anomalous Networks CEO Dan Rudich. "Most TEM service providers would not even return your phone call unless you had hundreds of mobile devices for them to manage. Our on-demand approach to TEM incorporates critical real-time monitoring of all of today's leading mobile devices, and simplifies the management of telecom budgets for companies of all sizes, in all industries. Our revolutionary solution will forever change the lives of small business owners and telecom managers all over the world, as they will now have the tools to be proactive about how and when their mobile fleet is being used. While Telicost-Lite is free and powerful enough for small businesses to immediately ward against bill shock, the Telicost portal provides a centralized dashboard that pays for itself in the first month alone."

The average North American business spends 20% more than budgeted on monthly cell phone costs. Real-Time Telecom Expense Management provides an edge to businesses by allowing them to capture and react to potential cost and corporate data security exposures in real-time. Now Telicost users can benefit from these features for their users:

Beamz Interactive, Inc., an interactive music products company based in Scottsdale, Arizona, recently deployed the Telicost solution to help its employees who travel frequently have instant alerts on roaming and mobile plan usage. Beamz Interactive's flagship product, the Beamz Player, is an affordable new music-making/entertainment product featured at select retail outlets including FAO Schwarz, Brookstone and Learning Express. As the company focuses on expanding its retail focus, managing operations efficiently is key. Telicost helps businesses such as Beamz Interactive save money on telecom, which can be invested in areas such as marketing and sales. "As I personally travel to tradeshows and drive through remote roaming areas, it would be nice to know that I am entering into a more costly situation before it even happens," said Beamz Interactive Vice President of Business Development Al Ingallinera. "Telicost provides this key benefit to all of our employees and even if some of us have unlimited cell phone plans, it gives us the intelligence to know the best way to configure each individual plan based on usage. Who would have known that unlimited might not always be the best option!"

About Anomalous Networks
Anomalous Networks is the pioneer and leading provider of Real-Time Telecom Expense Management™ software solutions that allow small to large businesses to better manage the cost and security risks of deploying carrier-based mobile technologies and eliminate "Bill Shock." The company's Telicost, Telicost-Mobile and Telicost-Lite solutions support leading mobile device platforms such as BlackBerry, BlackBerry PlayBook, iPhone, iPad, Windows Mobile, Android, 3G Modems, M2M solutions from companies such as Sixnet and Sierra Wireless, and Embedded Devices such as laptops containing the Qualcomm GOBI chipset among others. Anomalous Networks has recently been certified by AT&T and its Telicost solution is currently Bell Canada's best-selling mobile solution. For more information, visit To access an electronic press kit, go to

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