BT Press Releases

DC14-355                                             4th August 2014

BT Business mobile launches 4G

 

All new plans for small to medium sized businesses come with 4G access and unlimited BT Wi-fi


BT Business is to offer quick and easy access to mobile data with the launch of its new 4G mobile plans. Every new BT Business Mobile connection now comes with 4G access and unlimited BT Wi-fi as standard and at no extra cost, offering small to medium sized businesses better connectivity from their mobile service than ever before.

The new BT Business mobile plans mean customers can do more on their mobile devices, wherever they are, with an online experience similar to in the office. With 4G*, businesses can make the most of the Cloud, with fast, secure and uninterrupted access to company applications and programmes, using them as if they were stored on their own device. They can quickly and easily view large emails, files, presentations and stream HD videos whilst on the move. Staff can also collaborate with other colleagues on documents in real-time online, using services like Microsoft Office 365.

The new 4G services run over the BT Business national mobile service, enabled by the MVNO agreement BT signed with EE earlier this year**. The data, text and calling plans are specially designed to meet the needs of all businesses. Existing

BT Business Mobile customers can enjoy the benefits of the new service when they re-sign.

With access to 4G and BT Wi-fi, customers can keep connected and productive throughout their working day. Every BT Business Mobile customer will have unlimited access to over 5 million BT Wi-fi hotspots across the UK and customers can download the BT Wi-fi app which will automatically connect them when in range of a hotspot, helping save on mobile data costs.

Graham Sutherland, CEO, BT Business, said: “Our research shows that 24% of employees now work regularly out of the office. As part of our strategy to offer a portfolio that provides value for money and meets the changing needs of businesses, we’ve designed our new mobile plans to cater for this. Our new plans give customers the connectivity they need to help them stay productive when out and about, along with the flexibility to choose a plan that suits their way of working.”

The new plans range from single user to shared bundles, data-only plans and a new Mobile Flex plan that can offer tailored pricing for larger customers. Customers have the option to select a SIM only plan or can choose from a competitive range of handsets.

Customers can also add Mobile Extras to make sure they don’t run out of what they need, including options that they can share across their business. They can also take advantage of new short-term, 30-day roaming Extras for roaming in both

Europe and the rest of the world. For further details on pricing and plans please visit www.bt.com/businessmobile.

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Notes to editors
*Customers need to have a 4G-enabled handset and be in a 4G enabled area to use 4G.
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