We just helped a Chicago based business renew their AT&T local contracts for their business phone lines that includes POTS and Centrex lines.
The customer signed two contracts to lock in rates now due to constant price increases by AT&T.
If you have AT&T for your business (wired, wireless, internet), please give us a call to discuss how we can save you time and aggravation in dealing with the local carrier. It's worth a call to explore.
Here's a case for entering into new alternative gas and electric supply contracts.
The Nicor gas supply rate is 42 cents/therm as of September 1. Nicor changes their rate at the start of the month. The current competitive rates I am seeing are around 44-46 cents/therm.
Gas supply rates are expected to increase in the wholesale market during 2024. This includes utilities and supplier rates, so locking in for a 2-year term or longer is the best option right now.
The graph below are wholesale power prices from Oct. '21 to August '24.
The black dot is the current pricing.
Look at the forecasted jump coming in the next few months. That's roughly a 8-12 cent increase being forecasted for winter.
You can see the same pattern happening each winter - major price spikes in this market.
Between this date range, today's pricing is lower than 90% of the days.
Electric rates follow gas so increases in gas eventually flow to increases in electric supply rates.
Current Comed rate is 6.809 cents/kWh through 9-30-23.
Bicek Telecom just saved a manufacturing business nearly 30% off their local phone lines by using an alternative supplier to their current provider.
We take current business POTS lines (typically AT&T) to an alternative carrier that does the billing and customer service. The order is processed as a back-office billing change with no upfront fees, no downtime, and no tech visits.
The rates quoted already include the Federal Access/Subscriber Fee, EUCL, PICC, LNP, and Facilities fee.
Due to all of the surcharges we already bundle into the quoted rate, the average amount added as the All-In price with all tax/fees is only about 20%.
So you get a fully loaded line rate with usage and features for roughly a 30% savings off traditional AT&T business phone rates under their best contracts.
Call me to discuss how we can save you money on your business phone lines.
Looking to save money on residential gas and electric supply?
Check out the current offerings from NRG - we signed up a week ago.
Gas 31 cents/therm v. Nicor 39 cents/therm.
Electric 6.6 cents/kWh v. Comed 6.8 cents/kWh.
Use my referral code to help yourself to a $50 e-gift card.
Here's how it works:
Your friend signs up for an NRG electricity plan of their choice with your link.
They are a customer for 60 days.
You both get a $50 e-Gift card!
No early termination fee if you changed you mind later.
We’ve been working very hard to provide our customers with the best services and technology in the industry. Bicek Telecom has been vetting technology manufacturers that provide effective, simple-to-use, and cost-effective, Software as a Service (SaaS) solution models that provide the most value to you. With cybersecurity at the top of everyone’s mind and compliance regulations in place, we looked for a company with the following attributes:
1. Designed for the Small to Medium Enterprise markets
2. Easy to use, implement, and manage
4. SaaS model 5. Integration – multilayered approach or all-in-one for a company’s core domains (data, users, endpoints, cloud apps, and email protection)
6. Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning features
The top contender and best cybersecurity solution provider is Coro Cybersecurity.
We’d like to take 10-15 minutes to run a test drive of Coro’s security platform. We’re sure you’ll find Coro useful.
Do you know what is happening on your network?
Identify your security risks and understand your network usage with our Cyber Threat Assessment Program (CTAP).
CTAP is a fast and free assessment that we offer in partnership with TPx to help you improve your cybersecurity and productivity. At no cost to you, key indicators within your network are monitored. After gathering information, you will receive a Cyber Threat Assessment Report that will help you address important business concerns such as security, productivity, and/or utilization.
All with just about 30 minutes of your time and in less than 7 days! There is no obligation to purchase.
f you want to learn more contact Bicek Telecom.
We can help your business spend less money on electric and gas supply with the best contracts directly from over 30 suppliers.
Email us one month's recent electric and gas bills, and we will email you back options to get you the lowest rate possible.
We will help get you the best contract absolutely free of charge. No cost. No obligation.
You decide what you want to do.
Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks. These cyberattacks are usually aimed at accessing, changing, or destroying sensitive information; extorting money from users via ransom ware; or interrupting normal business processes.
Is your business protected from attacks?
Let me know if your business would like a 20 minute webinar to look a this further.
FTC Safeguards Rule
What Your Business Needs to Know
Who needs to comply with the Safeguards Rule?
An institution that is significantly engaged in financial activities, or significantly engaged in activities incidental to such financial activities, is a financial institution. Examples include mortgage lenders, payday lenders, finance companies, mortgage brokers, account servicers, check cashers, wire transferors, collection agencies, credit counselors and other financial advisors, tax preparation firms, non-federally insured credit unions, and investment advisors that aren’t required to register with the SEC.
Bicek Telecom can help companies of all sizes become defensible for the Safeguards Rule by creating, owning and maintaining companies’ security programs in alignment with the requirements of the rule.
Bicek Telecom also offers add-on services, such as security awareness training (SAT), inbox detection and response (IDR) and more, so companies can avoid the hassle of managing multiple providers.
Contact Bicek Telecom to discuss how we can help insure your business is compliant.