Microsoft will no longer be paying for their employee’s iPhone contracts. Nor will they be paying for Blackberry or Palm Pre data plans, even if the phone is used for work-based activities. Microsoft will now only sanction expenses for Windows Mobile based devices.
It’s all to do with their massive cost cutting exercise apparently, but that doesn’t really make sense as plans are dependent on the volume of data downloaded, not the format of the smartphone’s OS.
I’m not really surprised that Microsoft has done this though, after all it was rumoured that Bill Gates had banned iPods from his own home.
I do feel a bit sad for the Microsoft employees who will have to put up with Windows Mobile though. Good luck with that.