Mobile carrier costs add up. And if your business relies heavily on mobile devices, you need a plan that won't break the bank. T-Mobile is offering some sweet deals to get you to switch from AT&T or Verizon.
The company announced at its "Uncarrier 9.0" event that it will offer cheaper plans exclusively for small and medium-size businesses. These new "Un-Carrier for Business" plans have fees that are 42 percent lower than those charged by AT&T and Verizon, saving you tons of cash if you sign up your entire team.
"We're going to do for businesses what we've already been doing for consumers," John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile, said in a statement. "The majority of U.S. businesses have less than 500 employees and don't have the money or resources to waste debating, negotiating and deciphering the carriers' hidden pricing. Today, we're upending how business buys wireless, with 100 percent transparent pricing, the best rates, business family discounts and more." [Best Business Smartphones 2015 (and Why We Love Them)]
To take advantage of these low-cost business plans, T-Mobile requires businesses to purchase at least 10 lines, and they all come with unlimited talk, text and 1GB of data.
Here's how the new pricing works:
- Get up to 19 lines for $16 per line.
- Get 20 or more lines for $15 per line.
- Get 1,000 or more lines at $10 each.
- Tablets and hotspots cost an additional $10 per month per device.
Businesses that need additional data can purchase it for each line or share it among all users of one account:
- Per line: Add 2GB of data for $10 per line, or $30 for unlimited.
- Shared: $4.75 for the first 500GB, $4.50 for up to 1TB and $4.25 for anything more than 1TB.
Moreover, users are charged based on the gigabytes they use — there are no overage charges, as it automatically enters the next tier of data pricing.
T-Mobile's new business plans also come with several perks. Consistent with T-Mobile's "Uncarrier" model, the company doesn't tie businesses down with any service contracts. Businesses will also receive a free GoDaddy domain with a domain-based email (powered by Microsoft) and a mobile-optimized website.
Family members can sign up for cheaper plans, too. New business customers can sign up their families at a discounted rate of $30 per month (plus data), which is $20 cheaper than regular plans.