When you are starting a home-based business there is sometimes little or no point in having a landline phone. However, the chances are that you will still need a good mobile plan for a phone to use for your business. Whether it is customer facing or something you use to keep in touch with colleagues or contractors, you will want the best deal you can get. And you’ll want one that includes calls and texts as well as mobile data.
There are a few things you need to consider to find the best mobile plan for your company. For a start, the size of your company and number of staff need to be considered. Also how much you need to use mobile data will be something that you should factor in.
Many websites like Broadband Choices give you the opportunity to compare and contrast different plans together. All of the main providers now do business contracts, so you should be able to find one with a network that you know and trust.
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If you do not see what you want on the mobile plan that looks the most desirable to you, you can always call the provider and ask them if you can make switches or changes. Some networks will understand that you might not need one part of the service as much as the other, and they may let you add more of what you need to cut something else out. Most likely, the staff will be willing to make allowances to keep an interested customer like you.
Chances are if you are a home-based business, you have just started out. This means that your mobile contract will only need to be for yourself or maybe a couple of others. Talk through the contract terms with the network. Some are for a year, but there are others that are 18 months. If your company has grown significantly by then, will you have the opportunity to add more mobile handsets and contracts easily?
Now that so many people are taking the plunge and working for themselves, business mobile phone contracts are commonplace. All of the large networks have now made sure they have at least one available business-specific contract available.
EE offers a number of different plans for businesses. The contracts start from as little as £23 per month with nothing to pay initially for the handset. You can choose between the latest Samsung and iPhone models. Further, most contracts have 2GB of data at least with unlimited calls and texts. Quite a lot of the plans for businesses on EE call for 24-month contracts. This would suit someone who knows what their business plan is longer term.
Vodafone also offers a business value plan for those small businesses which may only be a single entrepreneur or a couple of people working from a home. They start from £18 per month for 500mb 4G data and unlimited UK calls and texts. You can add extras to the Vodafone business mobile plan that will assist with the smooth running of your business day to day. For an extra £5 per month you can get unlimited roaming in more than 60 countries, for example, and they have an add-on insurance plan, too. This means they will replace your handset within 4 hours to any address in the UK should you experience a problem.
The Three mobile business 900 plan gives small business customers an iPhone 7 handset with all-you-can-eat data. In contrast to the other plans, the data is unlimited but the calls and texts are capped. For £46.37 per month you get 1,625 cross-network minutes and 2,000 Three-mobile-to-Three-mobile minutes. You also get 1,150 texts and 100 landline minutes. The only drawback to this plan is that there is a £99 upfront cost. However, the plan includes quite a lot and the handset is fairly up to date.
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