Vodafone has released its new ‘Total Business’ price plans to address the growing SME demand for mobile email and internet.
Vodafone Total Business replaces the existing Sharetime Plus and Small Business price plans. Calls to company mobiles on the same price plan, voicemail retrieval and calls to all UK landlines are inclusive and will not eat into the plan’s ‘shared’ minutes. Fifty texts per user per month, at no extra cost, are also available for those signing up to 24 month agreements.
For companies with less than five phones, 18 month Anytime price plans include voice, text, web email and mobile internet access from £35. Customers can also enjoy a three month free email trial or free Vodafone Sat Nav with BlackBerry.
Customers can choose three different options for mobile email, each available in 500MB or 5GB packages. Personal email is available on the Vodafone Email Plus service (previously Vodafone Business Email), as well the BlackBerry Internet Service, which can be added to voice plans for £10.00 (500MB) or £22.50 (5GB) per month. Server-based emails, including BlackBerry Enterprise Server, can be added on for £25 or £37.50 a month.
At the entry level, Vodafone Total Business customers can choose a Mobile Internet bundle, enabling them to pick up their web mail, such as Yahoo, Google Mail or Hotmail, in addition to browsing the internet and using web applications such as Sat Nav. Customers can add this internet bundle to their voice plan for £7.50 or £20 a month.
Vodafone has also introduced a flat rate data roaming charge of £4.25 per MB anywhere in the world.
Vodafone UK enterprise business unit head Mark Bond said: “For some years now there has been a perception that mobile email on a handset is the preserve of ‘the boardroom’. With Vodafone Total Business we are aiming to put an end to this myth and make it available, affordable and understandable for anybody that needs it.
“For small businesses especially, losing out on a lead or a new business enquiry can be very damaging and costly. As customers become more demanding it is more important than ever to be equipped to respond.”