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Our Telstra Services
Telstra Platinum Partner
Managed Mobility Service
MobileCorp is a Mobility Platinum Partner. This means Telstra trusts MobileCorp to work with its top-tier enterprise, government and business customers delivering all Telstra Mobility services.
We leverage our knowledge gained over 33 years as a Telstra Partner to ensure value from your Telstra relationship, while remaining closely aligned with the strategy developed in collaboration with your Telstra account team.
MobileCorp’s services may be purchased using Telstra Adaptive Loyalty funds and charged as a monthly fee on your Telstra bill.
MobileCorp’s Telstra Mobility capabilities include:
- Service and Support desk
- Device procurement and enrolment
- Carriage management, eSIM, connections, disconnections, change of ownership, add-on services
- Asset Registry
- Telstra Plan management
- Billing enquiries and credit resolution
- Telstra bill audit
- Device provisioning
- Mobile Device Management (MDM)
- Fleet optimisation
- Contract negotiation
- Telstra Account Team alignment
- Telstra Account consolidation
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Telstra Mobility Support
MobileCorp is your single point of contact for all your Telstra communications. No more having to pick up the phone to Telstra again.
Lodge a request with our 24/7 online Support Portal and your work is done. As a Telstra Partner we have direct access to Telstra network systems and liaise, on your behalf, with Telstra service teams to ensure optimal performance from your Telstra network services including:
- network connectivity
- device procurement and lifecycle management
- carrier provisioning
- end user services and support
- contractual agreements
Telstra Expense Management
Stop wading through terabytes of incomprehensible carrier billing data each month. As a Telstra Partner, MobileCorp has access to Telstra billing data and will analyse your bills checking for accuracy and identifying anomalies, so you can rest assured you are getting what you expect.
A MobileCorp Telstra bill audit will:
- identify billing errors
- claim credits from the carrier
- discover redundant services
- highlight excess charges
- examine unauthorised usage
- optimise cost savings
- satisfy corporate governance and risk management
Telstra Fleet Optimisation and Asset Management
Optimisation is the cornerstone of a mobile cost savings strategy.
Applying proactive device, plan and service optimisation programs will deliver measurable cost savings.
- Ensure your people are on the most cost-effective Telstra plan.
- Know that all your Telstra services are active. Be certain that Telstra billing is allocated to the correct cost centre.
- Ensure your asset inventory of devices and Telstra services is accurate.
As a Telstra Partner, MobileCorp has access to Telstra fleet data, allowing us to complete Business Intelligence analysis and prepare accurate reporting.
Telstra Mobile Device Management
TMDM is Telstra’s mobile device management solution, powered by VMware Workspace ONE.
Telstra's MDM licensing is included in select Telstra corporate plans.
MobileCorp has an extensive track record with building, deploying, and managing Telstra MDM instances.
Telstra MDM allows remote device management including:
- enabling group profiles
- enforcing security rules
- managing applications
- corporate policy compliance
- zero-touch device deployment
Telstra Unified Communications
MobileCorp has expertise in delivering a range of Telstra Unified Communications solutions including
- Telstra Calling for Microsoft Teams
- Telstra Connected Workplace
- Telstra Liberate
We also leverage Telstra’s partnership with Microsoft to deliver Telstra Microsoft 365.
Telstra IOT Solutions
Attention: The Telstra 3G network will shut down on 30 June 2024. We support you to meet the 3G migration deadline.
Telstra has a range of exciting and emerging Internet of Things solutions which, as a Telstra Partner, MobileCorp can design, deploy and manage including:
- Telstra Track and Monitor
- Fleet Complete
- TeleTrac Navman
- Telstra IoT Control Centre Cumulosity
- Telstra Captis Environment
- Telstra Digital Water Metering
- MOVUS FitMachine®
- Location Analytics
- Smart Cameras
- Cisco Jasper M2M
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Our Telstra Accreditations
Telstra Platinum Partner - Services
As a Platinum Partner - Services, MobileCorp is one of Telstra’s leading communications technology managed service providers.
We have the highest Telstra accreditation available for Managed Services.
MobileCorp delivers professional and managed services across a wide range of Telstra network, data, mobility and unified communications products.
Our Managed Services can be charged on the Telstra bill and can be covered by Telstra Loyalty Tech Funding.
Telstra 5G Partner
MobileCorp is a Telstra 5G specialist managed service partner.
This is a designated specialism that is limited to a handful of Telstra Mobility partners who have demonstrated knowledge and capability in delivering Telstra 5G Enterprise Wireless solutions to the Australian market.
MobileCorp is the only Telstra Partner aligned with the Telstra Enhanced Enterprise Wireless solution.
Telstra Gold Partner - Data & IP
MobileCorp has Gold Partner capability in Data and IP Network solutions.
We specialise in network design, solution architecture, build and deployment for:
- Wireless WAN
- Public, Private and Hybrid networks
- Network security
Telstra Accredited Partner - Security
MobileCorp is a Telstra Accredited Partner for Telstra security solutions.
Security is one of the fastest growing sectors and with good cause as we have seen cyberattacks increase by 600% with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and distributed workforce pivot.
Our Security services are grouped into: Essential 8 Security, Mobile Endpoint Security and Network Security.
Telstra Global Partner
MobileCorp is an accredited Telstra Global Partner specialising in networks and mobile fleet management across the APAC region.
Telstra Global alliances with national carriers in neighbouring countries, has made it possible for MobileCorp to deliver a consistent outsourced managed mobility solution across borders.
What is a Telstra Partner?
The Partner channel is Telstra's way of providing an end-to-end premium support solution to corporate customers.
Telstra Partners help enterprise and business customers to get the most out of their Telstra relationship by
- reducing workload for companies as a single point of contact for all Telstra-related services.
- providing personalised premium support services by accessing Telstra's backend systems to complete operational tasks swiftly and accurately.
- providing technical and managed services relevant to Telstra services and other communications technologies.
- providing strategic advice across contract negotiation, emerging technologies, and Telstra products and solutions.
What are the different kinds of Partners?
Telstra categorises Partners by a series of Domains. These are areas of specialisation which align with groups of Telstra products and services. Each domain requires a separate accreditation. Telstra Partners can be accredited in a number of Domains.
The Telstra Partner Domains are:
- Data +IP Networks
- Unified Communications
What are the Telstra Partner accreditation levels?
Telstra Partners are tiered as either Platinum, Gold, Silver or Accredited. Platinum Partner accreditation tier is achieved by only the top 5-10 partners in each Domain.
Partner accreditation is based on rigorous and extensive completion of subject-matter training by a minimum number of employees, demonstration of capability deploying specialist solutions and services to Telstra customers, and by meeting challenging commercial targets.
Telstra Partners sign a exclusivity contract with Telstra, and do not connect other carrier's services.
Who is entitled to have a Telstra Partner?
Telstra categorises its customers according to size and spend. Many organisations will be tagged as either Enterprise or Business customers; but SMBs, organisations with smaller Telstra commitments, or organisations with their services shared across carriers may be tagged as 'unmanaged' or 'unassigned .'
Enterprise and Business customers will have an aligned Telstra account management team. They can be aligned with a Telstra Partner to provide strategic account management and day-to-day operational support.
However, there is no 'entitlement' criteria as to who can be aligned with a Partner. Any customer who sees the value in having a Partner aligned can reach out. MobileCorp has customers it works with who may not have a Telstra account team.
How do I know if I have a Telstra Partner?
Hopefully you would know you have a Partner because they would be in regular contact with you.
A Partner should be your organisation's single point of contact for all your day-to-day operational Telstra tasks.
Your Partner will facilitate virtually all your Telstra requirements, relieving you from having to contact Telstra direct for support, or from using Telstra's self-service T-Connect portal..
If you are unsure whether you have a Partner aligned and would like to check, unfortunately this is not a straight-forward task. There is no list of Partners currently published on the Telstra website. There is no Partner code on your Telstra bill, and there is no easy way to check if you have a Partner.
If you have contractual paperwork from Telstra - a BSA or CSA - the Partner may be referenced in that documentation.
If you have a Telstra account manager that you work with, you can ask them to find out if you have an assigned Partner.
How can I find a Telstra Partner?
There are more than 400 accredited Telstra partners across metro and regional Australia, however information about Partners can be difficult to find.
There is no listing of Telstra partners on the Telstra website, or anywhere else for that matter. This can make it a bit tricky to find the expert support you are searching for.
Ideas to find a Telstra partner include
- Google search for 'Telstra Partner near me'
- Google search for 'Telstra Partner awards' to find information about the annual Domain category winners
- Ask your Telstra account team
- Ask your peers for a recommendation of who they work with
- Ask other vendors you work with for a recommendation
- Contact MobileCorp and we will recommend a Partner if we are not the right fit for your business
How do Telstra Partners work with you?
Typically, Telstra Partners will assign an Account Manager and a dedicated Support team to your business. They may also assign a Customer Success Manager, a Project Manager, an IT specialist like a UEM engineer or Network Engineer - dependent on the service you require.
The Account Manager will be your point of contact for discussions about your Telstra account at a strategic level. They will
- invest in understanding your corporate technology requirements
- review your current Telstra fleet, products and solutions
- provide advice about emerging technologies
- represent your interests in renewal or procurement negotiations
- provide reporting to you for governance and compliance purposes
The Support consultant or team will be your single point of contact for all Telstra service tasks including
- end user help desk support
- Telstra service management - IDD, roaming, connections/disconnections, plan changes
- device procurement, repair, end-of-life, and upgrades
- billing issues
Most reputable Partners will have an automated ticketing system and the option of a custom online ordering portal.
How do Telstra Partners work with Telstra?
Telstra Partners work alongside the Telstra account team in a collaborative approach to ensure both the customer and Telstra reach agreement about the Telstra services being supplied.
A Partner will represent the customer's interests to Telstra and can access promotional discounts and specialised pricing through liaison with the Telstra account team.
A Partner will also have a deep understanding of Telstra products and solutions, and a proven record of secure deployment, and ongoing managed services.
Who pays for the Telstra Partner service?
Up until 2020, the cost of Telstra Partner services and support - particularly mobility - was covered by Telstra and tied to connection or renewal of services. The move to the no-lock-in contracts of Telstra Adaptive Mobility plans stripped out all value-added services, so the cost of these is now transparent and for the customer to choose if required.
Adaptive Mobility customers will determine the Services they require and these are contracted directly with the Partner, and invoiced with full cost transparency.
How will having a Telstra Partner benefit you?
A Partner will be aligned with your strategic technology ambitions and provide subject matter expertise and innovation.
A Partner is a responsive expert resource that is committed to leveraging their knowledge of Telstra services and systems, to ensure customers get the best out of their Telstra relationship.
A Telstra Partner will take on responsibility for being the single point of contact for all your Telstra-related services including day-to-day operational fleet management and end user support.
A Telstra Partner has expert knowledge of all Telstra solutions and also has direct access to Telstra back-end services and billing systems enabling swift issue resolution.
A Telstra Partner will learn your infrastructure, processes and policies, and provide vital continuity of service, and strong personal relationships built over time and through shared activity.
What are the key service features provided by a Telstra Partner?
- Single Point of Contact for all Telstra issues
- Operational Resource for day-to-day management tasks
- Responsive Australian-based Helpdesk for expert support. No more hanging on the phone for an hour or more.
- Strategic Input and expertise to technology roadmap
- Business Intelligence Reporting
- Telstra account team alignment
- Contract Negotiation services
What is a Telstra Global Partner?
Telstra operates in over 20 countries outside of Australia and has access to more than 2,000 Points of Presences (PoPs) in more than 200 countries and territories globally. Telstra has formal alliances with many international carriers, and a sub-sea cable network, with licences in Asia, Europe and the Americas.
A Telstra Global Partner will be able to consolidate your international fleet management requirements providing a single point of contact for operational tasks and end-user support, and may be able to consolidate all your costs onto the Telstra bill (available with some overseas carriers). It allows customers to cut through the workload of having to deal with multiple carriers to orchestrate device procurement, new connections/disconnections, global roaming, IDD and billing.
Why does Telstra have a Partner ecosystem?
Telstra, and before it Telecom Australia, has had a partner ecosystem for more than 30 years. MobileCorp has been a partner since the late 1980s. You can read about Our History.
Telstra sees its Partner Channel as allowing it to provide a premium support service to its corporate customers, and as a strategic sales and solution implementation arm providing deep capability in Telstra products and solutions.
Do Optus or Vodafone have Partners?
Telstra has a world-class Partner ecosystem, one that other domestic carriers in Australia have not been able to replicate. This is a key competitive advantage for Telstra.
Optus and Vodafone corporate customers are provided with access to a self-service portal and will need to assign internal resource to manage day-to-day mobility fleet management tasks. Orders through the self-service portal will be diverted to a bulk ticketing system and the SLA on response times would be worth further investigation.
Optus and Vodafone will also assign an Account Manager as an escalation point and for strategic account discussions.
Optus has been known to offer a third-party support partner to its largest value Enterprise customers, but this is not common practice.
What is the difference between a Telstra Partner and a Telstra store?
Telstra stores focus on consumer solutions and most are not equipped to deal in any depth with enterprise or business requirements. A few larger Telstra stores are also Telstra Partners and are capable of supporting corporate customers to varying degrees. These stores often have separate entities off-site to manage corporate relationships.
All Telstra stores can offer business customers basic device procurement, plan connections and disconnections. complaint reporting, and some basic operational support services such as SIM swaps and SIM activation.
SMBs with a small number of Telstra devices and basic support needs, may find a local Telstra store combined with a Telstra T-Connect self-service portal meets their needs, however it is unlikely that a Telstra store will be the best fit to meet the needs of most corporate customers.
Purchasing a device through a Telstra store or from a third party retailer is not advised for corporate customers as they are unlikely to be equipped to access your Telstra DES credentials and enrol your devices.
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