T-Mobile is set to rewrite the news again, after taking the stage at New York City. We love what T-Mobile and John Legere are doing, so you best be sure we are following everything that is going on in the Big Apple.
Magenta was very serious when they said “this time they mean business”. This is because the popular carrier is focusing on business users this time around. Those of you who are close to a business (or run one) will know that finding the right plan is not simple. Carriers make it a bit complicated. Not to mention, super expensive.
John Legere has given us the full rundown of Uncarrier 9, so let’s just jump into the details and show you how it all works. “It’s a real piece of work”.
Your business account pricing will actually be super simple. No need to break your head, really. Those who get 10-19 lines will have to pay $16 per line. Once you move over to 20-999 lines the price lowers down to $15 per line. Now, here is the kicker: this price goes down to an unbelievable $10 per line once you hit 1000 lines or more.
This is not just an access fee, the price comes with data!
The prices mentioned above are awesome, but we all know T-Mobile is not ending the announcement there. Every added line will come with 1 GB of data from the get go! Every. Single. Line. This is, of course, on top of unlimited talk and text.
Data pools, not data buckets
One issue with other carriers is that they want businesses (and everyone, really) to buy more data than they need. They give you a “bucket” of data for your workers, but don’t even think about going over that data limit, because you will be charged an eye and a leg per GB.
With T-Mobile, businesses can buy what they call “data pools”. In a nutshell, what they are doing is giving you a set price per GB depending on how much you use, but that price won’t change if you go over said data amount; you will pay the same per GB.
The prices are set at $4.75 per GB for 100 GB a month, $4.50 per GB for a 500 GB pool, or $4.25 per GB for companies that need a TB or more.
Business owners can also choose to give individual users their own data. You can give specific lines 2 GB for $10, or $30 for unlimited.
Tools for business
T-Mobile has decided to throw in some goodies. A lot of small business still lack a proper website and business emails, something that will not look good when trying to get work done. Business account owners will get access to a free .com domain from GoDaddy, as well as a custom .com email, powered by Microsoft Office 360.
Business family discounts
John Legere is not looking to give you a percentage number, but he does state his deal will save you about 50%. That is an insane number, but once he breaks it down it all makes sense.
Here’s how it will work. You know T-Mobile charges $50 for the first line, $30 for the second and $10 for the rest. Because the business user already has a first line (even if it only costs $15) your family phones will be treated as second and third devices. This means you can skip the $50 line and go straight to the $30 price, followed by $10 lines.
And you get everything else T-Mobile offers to all its customers
T-Moble was fast to reassure that business users will be left out of nothing here. You will get the same awesome features offered to every single customer out there. This includes your global 2G data, JUMP upgrades, free music streaming, no contracts and everything else.
Not a bad deal, if you ask us.