Monday, 28 September 2020 08:16

Optus launches new mobile plan to help SMBs in tough times

Optus launches new mobile plan to help SMBs in tough times Courtesy Singtel Optus

Telco Singtel Optus has launched a new mobile plan that it says will offer small and medium-sized businesses a means of cutting down on their communications costs.

The company said in a statement that the new plan was introduced at this time due to the fact that businesses were in a tough operating environment given the economic devastation wrought by the pandemic.

The Optus Business Connect Plan offers up to four dedicated mobile numbers, 250GB of monthly shared data and unlimited national talk and SMSs for $149 a month.

The plan has no minimum subscription period and also offers unlimited international talk and text to 35 selected countries.

An extra $29 per month will provide up to four extra mobile numbers, with month-to-month Team plans for those who have an active eligible postpaid mobile plan.

Optus managing director of SMB, Libby Roy, said the new plan delivered Australian businesses an affordable, simple way to stay connected.

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Small and medium-sized firms depend on Internet connectivity to run their businesses. Courtesy Singtel Optus

“Mobile connectivity is critical to any small businesses operation and in response to our small business customers’ needs, we’ve introduced the Optus Business Connect Plan which is unique in market and designed specifically to address the new reality of work, and provide additional value and options to help small business owners succeed, connect with their customers in new ways and grow their ventures,” she said.

The plan for SMBs comes in the wake of the Optus 5G Internet for Business plan.

“We continually look at new ways to provide our business customers with exceptional value and the competitive advantage our premium network offers," said Roy.

"Our new plan provides them with more control over their monthly costs, reducing the restraint of additional charges and confusing limits. This allows business owners to have more time to focus on what really matters, including their passions and growing their business.”

The extent to which SMBs depend on connectivity was confirmed in a survey carried out by Optus and Venture Insights, with 92% of 600 SMBs surveyed nationally admitted that fast and reliable Internet connectivity was either important or essential to their company.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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