If we left home without lunch, most of us would keep on driving into the office. But leaving home without your smartphone? Yeah, you'd probably turn around and book it back to the house - especially if you're a business owner.

What about when you travel? Our smartphones are essential - especially for a business - and arguably the most important piece of technology to date in our lifetime. But if you're doing business internationally shouldn't you be free to take full advantage of your mobile technology the same way you would in the U.S. every day?

Get your business the benefits of international wireless without the hassle

We recently received results from a survey of over 600 small businesses across the US and we clearly saw that businesses want to unleash the power of mobile when they travel, but are frustrated with outdated industry rules and penalties that get in the way.

56% of businesses said that mobile phone overages when traveling internationally were a huge concern for them, and 31% said the same about international roaming fees. In our hyper-connected world where people expect you to do business from anywhere, you shouldn't be scared to use your smartphone when you travel - that's a travesty. But some wireless providers use travel as an occasion to slap your business with insane roaming charges and fees.

If you're working on-the-clock or just checking in while you're on vacation, doing business internationally shouldn't mean the outrageous charges you get from some wireless service providers. Instead, find a wireless partner that truly empowers your mobile needs - no hidden fees, no hassles, and service that just works most anywhere you are.

It ultimately means less time worrying about wireless when traveling and more time doing what you do best - running a great business.

Mike Katz is Senior Vice-President for T-Mobile @Work, T-Mobile's B2B division. You can find him on Twitter @KatzMike

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