Telstra is offering its Business customers three Acer business laptops with built-in wireless mobile broadband connectivity and data plan bundles.
The Acer embedded laptops available through Telstra are the 10-inch Aspire One 531 Netbook, the 13.3-inch TravelMate 8371, and the 15-inch TravelMate 8571. Telstra Business will offer access to the Aspire One A0531 10-inch Netbook with a $19 Member Data Pack, plus monthly laptop repayments starting from $28.29 per month for 24 months.
The new laptop bundles will be sold through Telstra Business Centres, other Telstra stores and 56 business-accredited partners Australia-wide. The laptops can also be purchased outright or on an interest free monthly repayment plan.
When taken on a repayment plan, they are bundled with the recently repriced Telstra Mobile Broadband Casual, Member Data Packs or Shared Data Plans.
Telstra Business Group Managing Director Deena Shiff said the new business laptop bundles will make it easier for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) to join the remote workforce revolution.
“Our recent 2010 Back to Business SME survey found that not only was the availability of finance a serious concern for about 70 percent of those polled, but investing in technology, including wireless broadband, featured in the growth plans of one in four. These all-in-one business laptops provide a simple way for small business to equip their business for mobile working while avoiding large upfront costs and maintaining their cash flow.”
Ms Shiff added that the Next G mobile broadband and laptop bundles was just one of the initiatives Telstra Business was making to provide better services and products to small business.
“With these new bundles, and our new mobile broadband plans and Mobile PLUS phone plans, we are working hard to help Australian small businesses get more from their technology,” said Shiff.