Today MobileIron is launching its support for the AT&T Work Platform, and that got me wondering how BYOD stipends are changing in light of recent activity in this space.
The AT&T Work Platform is intended to separate work and personal data billing and voice calling on BYOD devices:
- For data billing, companies can buy allotments of data on behalf of their employees directly through AT&T, instead of having to give them stipends. In the future, the platform will support mobile app management integration to more precisely measure and directly pay for data used by corporate apps.
- To separate work and personal voice calling and messaging, AT&T Work provides a VoIP app.
- The platform can be used in conjunction with AT&T’s own EMM offerings, or through partners like MobileIron.
As I wrote back in January, split billing and split phone numbers for BYOD have been getting a lot of attention from EMM vendors and carriers, especially in light of the California Court of Appeal ruling that employers must provide reasonable compensation to employees who are required to use their personal devices for work.
So I'm curious to hear from the community—have any of these developments prompted your company to change its approach to BYOD or stipends? Let us know with a comment.