T-Mobile just took the wraps off its most recent Uncarrier move, and it looks pretty exciting for business customers. Especially small businesses. Instead of having some really competitive rates for huge corporations, and the ability to haggle, there’s a flat rate that’s the only rate for businesses of all sizes.
Every line comes with unlimited talk and text, as well as 1GB of data and depending on how many lines you get, the price you pay per line changes. But not by much.
For instance, 10 lines will be $16 per line making it a total of $160. For 100 lines, or up to 1,000 lines it’s $15 per line. Or $1,500 and $15,000 respectively for the account. No extra data access fees, or charges. If you happen to have a business with more than 1,000 lines needed, it’s $10 per line. As for tablets, you can also add a tablet to each line for $10 per line for 1GB data. It’s ridiculously simple.
If you need more data, you can add that too. Either pay for pooled data, or pay to add data per line. If you have certain employees who you know use a ton of data, you can add more data to their lines. It’s $10 for 2GB per line or $30 per line for unlimited 4G LTE data. If you want pooled data you can pay a flat-rate of $4.75 per GB from 100-500GB. If you use more than 500GB, it’s $4.50 per GB and for 1TB or more, it’s $4.25 per GB.
BESPOKE BUSINESS HELP
As well as competitive and simple pricing, T-Mobile is offering tools to help “mobilize your business”. T-Mo has partnered with GoDaddy to offer its business plan customers a free “.com” domain name, and a free mobile optimized website. And, in partnership with Microsoft, they’ll also get free bespoke email addresses.
DISCOUNT FOR FAMILIES
If all that wasn’t enough T-Mobile promises better discounts for families of business customers. So, if you have a phone on a business plan, your family could get up to 50% discount on their phone lines. Essentially how this works is that it treats your business line as the first line in a Simple Choice plan. So your first family line is charged as if it’s a second line, and your second line charged as a third. And so on.
In T-Mobile’s words: “After revolutionizing wireless for consumers, T-Mobile today turned the full force of its Un-carrier revolution to unleashing wireless for American business with “Un-carrier for Business.” With Un-carrier 9.0, T-Mobile is upending how business buys wireless with 100% transparent pricing, guaranteed best rates, business family discounts and more – for businesses of every shape and size.
As always, I’ll follow up with more in-depth coverage as we discover the caveats and T&C’s.