O2 today announced the launch of On & On, its new unlimited tariff created to deliver British small businesses with practical help and value in their day-to-day communications costs. On & On will be open to existing and new O2 small business customers and lets customers use their phone more than ever before, while paying less than ever before. The new package will give business users access to unlimited calls, unlimited texts along with 1GB of data, and is available on a 24 month contract with a handset included or on a 12 month contract for the SIM only.

On & On will allow small business users to make calls, send texts and surf the web without the worry of incurring high charges. With a range of price points depending on handsets, for just £21.67 a month, ex VAT for customers keeping their current phone or from £30 ex VAT a month with a new phone – On & On offers unlimited minutes to mobiles and landlines in the UK and unlimited text messages to UK based numbers. Also included is a gigabyte (GB) of data for business to use however they like, including tethering and streaming. For more prolific internet users, there is also the option to purchase an extra 1GB of data for £4.17, allowing users to create a package that’s right for their data needs.

Claire Darley, Head of Small Business Sales at O2 said: ‘We believe that On & On will be the most competitive tariff in the SMB space for some while. O2 has been talking to small business customers and we know that they want better value from mobile networks, as well as simple tariffs. Devices like smartphones have revolutionised the way we do business because they enable us to stay constantly connected. These tools and technologies add an enormous amount of value, but also make cost management more complex. Small businesses want to know exactly what they are going to be paying each month to run their communications and connect their staff, suppliers and customers. On & On helps business customers to get the best of both worlds by keeping costs fixed whilst allowing employees to use their devices freely, without the worry of phone bills weighing them down.’

The launch compliments O2’s launch of On & On in the consumer market. It has been extended to include the small business sector as many of the UK small businesses are under ongoing pressure to keep costs low and manage spending, against a tough economic backdrop. And naturally, businesses want good value for money, but don’t want to be restrained by confusing limits and additional costs. On & On will help with their bills, by simplifying their contracts and removing restrictions. This will allow small companies to concentrate on what really matters ‘ running, developing and making a success of their business.

To help make that new phone even more affordable, On & On is available for £30, £34.17 or £38.33 all ex VAT per month. Each price point gives customers the same unlimited UK minutes, the same unlimited UK texts and the same 1GB of data. The three different price points enable a customer to select the right tariff for them based on their monthly tariff and hardware cost. For instance, the iPhone 4S 16GB has an up-front cost of £59.99 (usually £99.99) on the £30 ex VAT On & On tariff, £19.99 (normally £49.99) on the £34.17 ex VAT tariff or free on the £38.66 ex VAT per month tariff.

On & On small business customers will also get the same peace of mind as all O2 Pay Monthly customers with regular text updates on how much data they’re using.

O2 has developed a suite of resources, specifically tailored to help small British businesses compete, to better and become more profitable businesses. O2 can help customers join up their communications so that they have one contact, one bill and one point of support. Small businesses above 10 employees have their own business advisor to offer the right solutions for their business and the UK-based Business Technical Service teams are here to help 24/7. Business can also get help and advice for more technical issues from O2 Gurus in all O2 Retail Stores and online which provides advice on the best technology for their business, and the ongoing development and sharing of better working practices, which support every element of small business life.

Available from Friday 30 March, both new and existing small business customers can join On & On by visiting an O2 store or heading to www.o2.co.uk/onandon.

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