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Press Release | 20 Sep 2018

Vodafone evolves small business solutions to help UK businesses thrive

Vodafone evolves small business solutions to help UK businesses thrive

Vodafone UK today launched the next evolution to its Small Business Solutions: market leading mobile plans for small businesses that go beyond the traditional ‘minutes, text and data’ offer and provide a total solution for businesses with 1-9 employees. Customers can select from a rich range of features depending on their business needs; including Email and Maps Pass (allowing customers to use selected apps without using up their data allowance) and Vodafone Rapid1 (which can get a replacement phone to customers within four hours).

Small businesses make up 94% of all UK businesses2 and play an essential role in the UK economy; 79% of owners say connectivity is essential to the running of their business3. Vodafone’s Small Business Solutions provide more features than any other business tariff available in the UK today; and have been developed with the ambition to help small businesses to thrive.

Customers can choose a plan best suited to their needs. Other available features include:

  • Business Support – providing access to legal and HR support online, over the phone or in-person.
  • Device Support – an App to back up, protect and optimise devices.
  • PayPal Here or Mobile Wi-Fi device – enabling businesses to accept credit card or contactless payments, or to connect up to five devices to the internet – great for working on the go.
  • Prime Contact – a named advisor.

Anne Sheehan, Enterprise Director at Vodafone UK commented: “I’m really proud that our Small Business Solutions have been developed following thousands of conversations with our customers. It truly demonstrates our commitment to giving small businesses the services they need to be successful at a great price.”

 

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Note to Editors

There are four Vodafone Small Business Solutions available:

Small Business Solution OptionFeatures
Business Value

Available from £12 a month

The Business Value solution gives customers unlimited calls and texts, Vodafone’s Secure Net security solution, inclusive European roaming and worldwide roaming in more than 60 destinations for just £5 extra a day. Plans are available with data from 500MB and 6GB.

 

Business Premier

Available from £21 a month

The Business Premier solution includes even more options, such as Prime Contact and Damage Insurance with Vodafone Rapid – Vodafone’s 4-hour phone replacement service*. It also includes the Email and Maps Pass, Device Support, with 100GB of cloud storage and bank-level encryption to keep files safe whilst on the go; Business Support, which provides free access to specialist legal and HR support; and a free PayPal Here or Mobile Wi-Fi Device. Data options are available up to 60GB

 

Business Black

Available from £100 a month

The Business Black solution including everything in the 60GB Business Premier plan, along with the choice of any device. Ideal for those who do business internationally, it includes 500 international minutes to call from the UK to our Business Traveller destinations and no additional charges for roaming in our Business Traveller World Zone.

 

Business Black Global

Available from £250 a month

The Business Black Global solution is the ultimate mobile plan for an expanding or international small business team. Along with everything included in Business Black, it includes a set allowance of 3GB of data, 500 texts and 500 minutes a month to use in over 110 destinations outside our World Zone.

 


1 About Vodafone Rapid

Vodafone Rapid ensures a business customer can get back up and running as soon as possible if their mobile phone is accidentally damaged or broken (out of warranty). We aim to get business customers who have the service a replacement phone within four hours, almost anywhere across the UK. There are a small number of locations that aren’t eligible for 4-hour delivery. See terms and conditions for more details. Vodafone Rapid is available on all Business Plans when insurance is added and on some plans it’s included for free.

2 Source: UK Government Statistics (BEIS Department).

3 Research conducted by Censuswide, March 2017.

 

For more information, please contact:

 Vodafone UK Media Relations

Tel: 01635 693 693

Email: ukmediarelations@vodafone.com

About Vodafone UK

Vodafone UK connects people, businesses and devices to help our customers benefit from digital innovation. Our services span mobile, fixed line connections, home and office broadband and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Having made the UK’s first mobile phone call and sent the first text message, Vodafone has a history as a tech pioneer. In 2018 we made the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G, and were first to start carrying live 5G traffic from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester. We now have 5G in more places than anyone else, with multiple locations now live across the UK and the rest of Europe.

Today we serve more than 18 million mobile and fixed line customers in the UK, with 4G network coverage at 99%.  Our customers voted us the UK’s Best Mobile Network at the 2018 Trusted Reviews Awards – for the second year in a row. To help deliver Gigabit UK, our full-fibre broadband roll-out programme now covers 15 UK towns and cities through partnerships with CityFibre and Openreach.

Connectivity is at the heart of what we do as it gives us a huge opportunity for good. We are using our network, products, talents and technology to help society prosper and respond to significant social and environmental issues.  Our free Digital Parenting magazine is helping families and schools across the UK to navigate the online world safely. Meanwhile, the Vodafone Foundation’s work with researchers at Imperial College is developing personalised cancer treatment using the processing power of smartphones.

We are part of Vodafone Group, one of the world’s largest technology communications companies, with mobile operations in 26 countries, partnerships with mobile networks in 55 more, and fixed broadband operations in 19 markets.  As of 30 September 2019, Vodafone Group had approximately 625 million mobile customers, 27 million fixed broadband customers, and 22 million TV customers – including all of the customers in Vodafone’s joint ventures and associates.

For more information about Vodafone UK, please visit: www.vodafone.co.uk

 

Vodafone UK Media Relations

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Twitter: @VodafoneUKNews

Website: https://newscentre.vodafone.co.uk

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