O2 unveils new mobile start-up business pack for SMEs

1 Apr 2011

Mobile operator O2 has launched a new mobile start-up business pack for SMEs called ‘Office on the Move’ which includes a netbook or laptop PC in the monthly price plan.

O2’s ‘Office on the Move’ is aimed at small businesses, owner-managers, start-ups, home workers, professionals and ‘road warriors’.

The pack, which starts at €95 per month, includes a Samsung N150 Plus Netbook PC, mobile broadband including dongle and wireless connection, plus all national mobile calls to Irish mobile and landlines, as well as texts.

The HP 625 Notebook PC option, which comes with Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, starts at €104 per month and includes mobile broadband and free mobile calls to other Irish mobiles and landlines. At the end of the 18-month contract, the customer owns the netbook or laptop PC.

Moving desktop workers to mobile

“We believe that small, as well as larger businesses, will appreciate the transparency and certainty of costs which ‘Office on the Move’ provides,” commented Alan Brown, business director, Telefónica O2 Ireland.

“It is also a simple and cost-effective way for existing desktop users to go mobile, boost productivity and take their office with them, with the added benefit of one supplier and monthly bill.”

He added that the new bundle was complementary to O2’s business smartphone offering and designed to give users the widest choice possible.

“While there has been a huge increase in people using smartphones for email on the road, the bigger screen and keyboard in a netbook or laptop PC made it much easier to work on documents out of the office, access the office server, as well as make presentations to customers.”

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years