Going wireless is an expensive undertaking. If you own a small business, chances are that you’re already flooded with tons of other expenses and don’t really have the budget to commit to a plan that gives you unlimited high-speed connectivity on your mobile phone. You’re not alone. The Gerson Lehrman Group conducted a survey in December last year where it concluded that 90 percent of businesses believe that the costs associated with wireless mobility are too high.
Now, T-Mobile is hoping to capture your attention with an offer that is relatively transparent, known as the “Simple Choice” plan. It has had success as a consumer product, and now they would like to cater to small businesses by allowing you to have a plan that matches your needs. Here are the highlights:
- Your first line is $50 a month, and you get unlimited talking, texting, and web (up to 500 MB on a high-speed connection).
- The second line will cost $30 a month with the same benefits as the first one.
- Each additional line will cost an additional $10 per month. Given these numbers, the plan is most beneficial in situations where you have more than 2 employees. T-Mobile’s small print shows that this is limited to 5 lines, with a two-line minimum.
- To get 2 GB (instead of 500 MB) on T-Mobile’s 4G network, you can do this by adding $10 to the cost of each line. Another $10, and you have unlimited 4G connectivity.
Because of the lack of caps, you won’t get charged for overuse of the network (as is the case with many other carriers across the US). The billing process is more transparent, giving you more leverage over your finances and making accounting a sweet and easy process (at least on the telecom end).
As far as devices are concerned, you can use an unlocked device or purchase your own from T-Mobile through monthly installments.
T-Mobile is also offering a special perk for small businesses opting into their Simple Choice plan: You get 24/7 remote IT support and document management services for free. This offer is only valid until September 30, 2013.
If you feel like this is your kind of thing, don’t miss out on it. Deals just keep getting better as carriers start implementing new technologies that make them more capable of delivering services at affordable rates. If you’ve spotted something noteworthy from another carrier, join the discussion and leave a comment!