3 launches packages dedicated to SME market


3 has launched a set of offerings for the SME market and will look to dealers as a major channel for this sector.

3 Business offers a series of packages from £19.15 a month for 750 minutes, 100 texts and 2000 on-net minutes, and mobile broadband packages starting at £8.51 per month for 1GB of data, including a free USB Modem.

3 Business is also driving a focus on longer term voice-based contracts offering discounts of 10 per cent on 18 month and 25 per cent on 24 month packages.
Other options include a Business Flat Rate plan for the low usage business customer, with an £11 monthly charge, 2000 free 3-to-3 minutes, 6p per minute landline calls, 8p texts and 20p per minute off-net mobile charges.
Individual packages include Business 600 at £25.53 and Business 900 at £34.04 a month, respectively offering 750 minutes and 100 texts and 1125 minutes and 150 texts respectively.  Both plans include 2000 free 3-to-3 minutes.
Business share packages comprise Business share 1000 (£34), 2000 (£74), 3000 (£114) and 4000 (£154)).  For £15 per handset, users will have shared access to a pool of minutes, texts and data, starting with 1000 minutes or 2000 texts or 500MB for the Business Share 1000 package. The plan includes unlimited 3-to-3 calls and the individual handset charge is discounted by 10 per cent or 25 per cent respectively on 18 and 24 month contracts.
Mobile Broadband Lite, Plus and Max packages are also available, offering 1GB, 3GB and 7GB for £8.51, £12.77 and £21.27 per month respectively, including a free modem.
There is also a series of new add-ons, such as internet access from £4.21 per month, 2000 texts or 2000 landline minutes for £8.51 per month.
3 UK business division manager Renato Bottini said: “We want to give business dealers a range of packages to beat anything else on the market.  As well as our best value pricing we’re also offering great flexibility and customer control with free text alerts to let the customer know when they are close to their limits.

“Our great value consumer offers have attracted small business customers for some time. This launch is about 3 UK’s entrance into the small business market, giving these and similar small business customers a proposition designed to fit their needs.
“We’re the only operator focusing purely on small business and offering the best and fairest offer in the market – few competing small business packages can come near us on value.”