T-Mobile Announces New Mobile B2B SolutionsBy: Sean Patterson - January 24, 2013
T-Mobile Office Connect is the mobile carrier’s communications solution for businesses. It will integrate T-Mobile’s 4G network to enable “desk phone features on mobile devices. The carrier claims that employees will then only need one number and voicemail box to manage all of their business contacts, and that desk phone to mobile transfers will be smooth. The service will also allow customers to route international calls through “the least expensive option” and bills long-distance calls at business rates.
T-Mobile is pricing Office Connect at $9.95 per month per line, which includes hardware, software licenses, and installation costs.
“Today, mobile devices are critical extensions of an organization’s business infrastructure,” said Frank Sickinger, T-Mobile’s SVP of B2B. “Therefore, making and protecting strategic mobile investments are more pivotal than ever before. Our new unified communications and equipment financing solutions demonstrate T-Mobile’s commitment, as the ‘Un-Carrier’, to challenge the status quo for our B2B customers.”
T-Mobile also announced its Mobile Device Payment Solution (MDPS), a service designed to allow business to finance the cost of devices over time. The carrier claims the service has “competitive rates” and can be offered at no interest with the proper credit approval. Qualified Corporate Liable (CL) businesses will be able to reserve capital and finance upfront costs through third-party lender CFS.