Making The Choice Between Two-Way Radio And Cellular Systems

Tools to Calculate and Compare Total Costs for Your Business

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Wireless System Investment Model

Introducing an interactive tool to calculate and compare the annual and cumulative expenses for a commercial cellular, versus private carrier, versus private internal network over a ten-year period.

Which system is more cost effective for your requirements? What are the cost components of figuring this all out? How can you easily present this data in an unbiased way?

Sign up today to access the Wireless System Investment Model!

  • Simple and interactive. Start by providing just nine data points to initiate your customized spreadsheet and expense comparisons.
  • Detailed only where needed. With over 75 different expense fields available for comparison, you have the option to enter as much or as little data as you need for the complexity of your custom model. **Sampling of 75 expense fields listed at the bottom of this page.
  • Aligned with accounting practices. Data input fields are grouped by capital expenses versus operating expenses for easy input and comparison to your own accounting records and needs.
  • Dynamic prediction results. At the click of a button, your information is calculated. Compare the dollar-to-dollar annual and cumulative expenses over a ten-year period for your system requirements. Additionally, two graphs are automatically created to display a visual analysis of Expense Comparison by Year and Cumulative Expenses by Year.

Log-in to the Wireless System Investment Model from any connected device at any time, with nothing to download. Once your account is created, EWA will provide you with personalized credentials to access the model. To activate your account today, contact EWA’s membership team at membership@enterprisewireless.org or 1-800-482-8282, x193.

Access fees:

  • EWA Members with Premier Reporting service: complimentary access (up to 5 users)
  • Basic EWA Members: $300 per month (up to 5 users)
  • Non-members: This is a member-only benefit. To check your company’s membership status, or to join EWA, please contact us at 1-800-482-8282, x193 or membership@enterprisewireless.org.

Wireless System Comparison Flyers

Two-way radio or cellular phone?

Lease or own the network?

These are the questions business owners face when thinking about enterprise communications.

Use these customizable flyers to have meaningful discussions with your clients about which devices, networks and type of ownership make sense for their business.

EWA is making these flyers available at no cost. Simply download and customize with your logo and company information on the back footer.

To download yours, complete the form on the right.

**Sampling of more than 75 expense data points, depending on comparison of cellular versus private carrier versus private internal network:

Ancillary devices/accessories
Consoles
Control station infrastructure
Cost of the spectrum, annual dues and/or FCC fees
Cost per software app/unit
DAS/BDAs
Equipment costs - hand held units
Equipment costs - vehicular units
Infrastructure maintenance
Installation cost per vehicular unit
Maintenance cost for hand held units
Miscellaneous expenses per unit
Monthly contract fees
Programming cost per for hand held units
Programming cost per vehicular unit
Rebates/trade-Ins
Taxes/surcharges per unit
Technical support staff
Telephone line fee
Tower antennas
Tower base station/repeaters
Tower combiners/multi-couplers
Tower construction
Tower electric
Tower insurance
Tower lease
Tower maintenance
Tower transmit/receive
Training
Vehicular maintenance