To Tether Or Not To Tether...

The bulk of our IP based equipment is behind corporate firewalls that do not allow any kind of outside connections. Yet, we do from time to time need the benefit of Level 2 or 3 manufacturer's tech support. They always want to direct connect and we can't allow them through the firewalls. We have began to disconnect the devices from the network and tether our phones to the devices to allow remote support, but as you might imagine, it blows up a data plan. Has anyone ever looked at the cost of data plans vs the cost of air cards vs the cost of some other device (MiFi) for instance? Is there a preferred method or better way? The bulk of these sites are remote and standalone. Thank you in advance.

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