When looking for an answer to this question, stop to think if you are the one of the main contacts for your prospects and customers. If the answer is yes, then you should definitely invest in a PDA. PDA’s or Personal Digital Assistant phones are the latest and greatest tool for businesses today. Typical cell phones host a variety of functions useful for everyday tasks, but PDA phones provide a new level of support with features ranging from receiving emails to opening Microsoft Excel & PDF attachments.

PDA’s are great devices that will keep you in constant communication with your prospects and customers. There are lots of different types of phones that you can choose from and the one that’s best for you depends a lot on what type of email service you are using.  You will want to make sure the phone you select will sync up with the email service you use, don’t worry they’ll help you.

You will need to have all of your information with you when you go to the cell phone store so be sure to know what your ISP’s (Internet Service Provider) name is and the type program you are using your address book and calendar.

Staying in touch with prospects and customers is critical to maintain a successful business. Allowing yourself to be in constant contact with your business helps to avoid mistakes through miscommunication. So what are you waiting for?  If it makes sense for you to have a PDA, go check them out and see what kind you like and what will work with your email. 

Along with the many functions on PDA’s, text messaging is another way to communicate with business associates but is very different than emailing.  To find out more about text messaging, read our blog post titled  Is Text messaging on a cell phone the same as getting an email feature on your PDA?.

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