VODAFONE GOES FOR SME MARKET

Inspired by its own research showing that just under 33% of the UK population is considering setting up a business in the next five years, Vodafone is promoting a package of products and services aimed at the very small enterprise.

The new Small Business Plan starts at just £22 per month and claims to let small businesses do business as easily and as cost effectively as possible.

Companies with more than two handsets get free calls between their mobiles and landlines. Users on 18 month contracts can add mobile email for £5 per month. They also get 25% extra free minutes for life.
Customers receive free price checks – one after six months, annually thereafter. Dedicated business support features ‘same advisor’ routing and no voice-recognition systems.

A new website has been set up at www.vodafonesmallbusiness.co.uk with an extensive collection of practical information, discussion forums and expert opinion.

A dedicated mobile site contains a new range of exclusive small business offerings including a free Any Business Questions service, tools for businesses to set up their own mobile site, a Virtual Investor game and tools to help with SMS and MMS marketing. To access the portal, text IDEA to 84321.

Vodafone is sponsoring Sky’s THE BIG IDEA, a TV search for the next great British business.