O2, which has the largest share of SME customers in the UK market, today announced the launch of its SME Starter Pack tariff, designed to help new businesses get started. SME customers signing up to the service, which is available directly from O2, benefit from: • Two free months’ subscription to any of O2’s bundled business voice tariffs • a dedicated, UK-based customer service team available 24 hours a day via a freephone 0800 number • a call from an account manager every three months to discuss any issues and resolve any concerns • Two months’ free access to the O2 Concierge service David Baxter, Business Propositions Manager at O2 UK said: “This is designed to give entrepreneurs the support they need. It includes a great value tariff, guaranteed service promise and concierge services bundled together, leaving Britain’s start-ups free to get on with getting their businesses off the ground. O2 is already the preferred network for SMEs. We understand what they need and we’re committed to helping them.” The starter pack lets people starting up small businesses talk to colleagues, suppliers, customers and, of course, prospective customers without having to worry about the initial cost, making doing business a little bit easier. The first two months’ line rental are free on O2’s Best for Business tariffs. A UK-based business team will call the new business customers every three months to make sure they are getting the most out of their handset, their tariff and any other mobile services they may be using. In addition, the O2 Concierge Service – which is free for the first two months – takes care of all the admin details so that entrepreneurs can concentrate on growing their business: if they are too busy to sort out time-consuming tasks like booking hotels, making travel arrangements, renting a car, planning meetings or organising office cleaners, for example, the Concierge Service can help. Further information about the SME Starter service can be found at http://businessstarterpack.o2.co.uk/ O2 sponsors the Arena O2 X Awards, which each year identifies a select group of men O2 and Arena think are outstanding examples of enthusiasm, innovation, drive and vision in the fields of Sport & Comedy, Design & Technology, Art & Literature, Entertainment & Leisure, Architecture & Design and Fashion & Style. The Grazia O2 X Awards are designed to achieve similar aims for women entrepreneurs.

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