During T-Mobile’s Uncarrier 9.0 event in New York City, the carrier announced Uncarrier for business.
John Legere, T-Mobile president and CEO:
“We’re going to do for businesses, what we’ve already been doing for consumers. Eliminate pain points and force change. The majority of US businesses — a full 99.7% — 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% transparent pricing, the best rates, business family discounts, and more.”
With the Uncarrier plan for business, T-Mobile wants to “put an end to the pricing shell game and compulsory haggling” with one flexible rate plan at $15 per line. For every line above 1,000, the rate drops to $10. That gives each user unlimited talk, text and up to 1GB of data.
Mike Sievert, T-Mobile chief operating officer:
“Now, your average American business — with or without the resources to negotiate against the gargantuan carriers — can save more than $5,100 on 20 lines over two years, which is a big deal for most small business owners. But imagine the billions in savings for the millions of American businesses impacted by the carriers’ complete lack of transparency. That’s the real magnitude of today’s news. And that’s huge.”
If you need more data, you can add another 2GB of 4G LTE data for $10 a line or unlimited 4G LTE data for $30 a line. You can also go for a pooled data plan for $4.75/GB, $4.50/GB or $4.25/GB for 100GB, 500GB or 1TB of data respectively.
“The carriers’ shared data schemes hit you up with overage penalties of 200% to 432% of your original rate whenever you need more data. With our new pooled data option, you’ll never pay more than your original rate when you need more. And, unlike the carriers, we’ll never charge you ‘access fees’ when you add lines — just to get at data you’ve already bought.”
As part of Uncarrier for business, T-Mobile’s also giving additional benefits to all businesses. The company is giving a set of business tools.
Through a new partnership with GoDaddy, T-Mobile’s offering a free .com domain and website optimized for mobile viewing. The Uncarrier’s new business benefits program also includes free custom .com email addresses for your business powered by Microsoft Office 365. The offer includes one business email for every T-Mobile business line with extra paid data.
“We’re not just setting up your business with wireless — we’re setting you up to do business. It’s a fact that over half of US customers say they wouldn’t trust a business without a website — yet more than half of American small businesses don’t have a site. It’s a big problem for the smallest businesses — and we’re solving it.”
With T-Mobile’s new business family discounts, the Uncarrier counts your company-paid line as the first line on your family plan — which translates to “up to a big 50% savings” on a Simple Choice family plan.
“For a family with just two lines, you’re going to save $876 with us versus AT&T and Verizon over two years. And if you’re a T-Mobile customer and have a business line, you automatically qualify. In fact, AT&T and Verizon customers would save a total of $8.8 billion a year by switching over to the Uncarrier.”