It is only appropriate to collect telecom data for employee-owned devices if they are a part of a stipend where cellphone expenses are subsidized. In this case, or for corporate-owned devices, consider the following about data you can collect.

  • Carrier/Country Code – Carrier and Country Code are recorded and can be used for telecom tracking purposes. Telecom plans can be set up and devices can be assigned to the appropriate plan based on their carrier and country. This information can also be used to track devices by home carrier and home country or by current country and current carrier.
  • Roaming Status – This status can be used to track which devices are in a 'Roaming' or 'Not Roaming' state. Compliance policies can be set up to disable voice and data use while the device is roaming or you can also apply other compliance actions. Also, if the device is assigned to a telecom plan, AirWatch can track data use while roaming. Collecting and monitoring roaming status can be helpful in preventing large carrier charges due to roaming.
  • Cellular Data Use – The data use in terms of total bytes sent and received. This data can be collected for each cellular device. If the device is assigned to a telecom plan, you can monitor data use based on a percentage of total data amount per billing cycle. This feature allows you to create compliance policies based on the percentage of data used and is helpful in preventing large carrier overage charges.
  • Cell Use – The voice minutes that can be collected for each cellular device. Similar to data, if the device is assigned to a telecom plan, you can monitor use based on a percentage of minutes per billing cycle. This method allows you to create compliance policies based on the percentage of minutes used and can be helpful in preventing large carrier overage charges.
  • SMS Use – The short message service (SMS) data that can be collected for each cellular device. Similar to data, if the device is assigned to a telecom plan, you can monitor SMS use based on a percentage of messages per billing cycle. This method allows you to create compliance policies based on the percentage of messages used. Monitoring SMS use is helpful in preventing large carrier overage charges.