After slashing its mobile broadband plans for consumers, Telstra has announced its new business mobile broadband prices and new Acer notebook bundles.According to the company, the new mobile broadband plans for business will offer: double the data allowance on some subscription plans with the $39 Standard plan offering seven times more data than previously; $0 upfront Telstra Mobile Broadband “elite” devices for the first time on some 24 month contracts; casual plan options starting at $5 a month for businesses wanting flexibility and no lock-in contracts; price reductions of up to $20 per month compared to Casual plans when customers connect their existing device on a 24-month contract; and a higher usage plan of 120GB to cater for growing demand for high bandwidth applications.
Telstra Business will also be launching three new ‘all-in-one’ business laptops, in partnership with Acer Computing, with built-in mobile broadband capability, low upfront costs and affordable repayment options.
Telstra Business Group Managing Director Deena Shiff said, “These landmark plans are designed to not only give small business owners and managers mobile working capabilities with Telstra’s superior network coverage, but make it affordable to equip more staff with high-speed productivity tools.”
“The surge in mobile broadband take-up shows it’s no longer just a tool for senior executives. Mobile broadband subscribers now account for 22 per cent of all Internet subscribers and usage is up 162 per cent across all networks up to June last year. Remotely monitoring worksites and infrastructure and sending and receiving multimedia files from home or in the field are just some of the ways small and medium sized companies are rapidly becoming digital businesses,” added Shiff.
In addition, Telstra Business will also offer access to the Aspire One A0531 10-inch Netbook with a $19 data pack, plus monthly laptop repayments starting from $28.29 per month for 24 months.
The Acer 8371 13.3-inch Notebook and the 8571 15-inch Notebook are available with data packs starting from $59 per month for 6GB of data, with a upfront payment of $149 and $249 respectively plus monthly repayments of $62.46.