In conjunction with National Small Business Week 2011, T-Mobile USA expanded its small business offering with a plan that provides more predictable monthly costs, service and flexible unlimited wireless options. With the plan, small businesses can access unlimited voice, text and data on the company's 4G Network for $69.99 per month. Additionally, companies that sign up for a Small Business Plan with unlimited voice, text and data on a two-year contract will receive a free BlackBerry Curve 9300.
Along with the Small Business Plan, the company also is offering mobile broadband devices, which help support the needs of small business customers, including the T-Mobile Rocket 3.0, expected to be available later this spring. The Rocket 3.0 will be T-Mobile's first 4G data stick capable of delivering peak download speeds of 42M bps. With access to faster speeds on the Rocket 3.0, T-Mobile said its small business customers will be able to create and share mobile content, stream and connect through mobile video at faster speeds.
In addition T-Mobile is unveiling the 4G Mobile Hotspot, which enables small businesses to connect to up to five WiFi-enabled devices from virtually anywhere, including tablets, laptops, cameras and e-readers, among others. The T-Mobile Jet 2.0 allows small business customers to connect their laptops to the company's 4G mobile broadband network at a more affordable price. Whether surfing the Web, downloading large files or watching video on the go, the T-Mobile Jet 2.0 is capable of delivering a faster connection at speeds similar to home broadband at a price that the company said fits into any budget.
"T-Mobile is deeply committed to providing small business customers with the right services and rate plans to meet their unique business needs without breaking the bank," said Matt Millen, vice president of small and medium business sales at T-Mobile USA. "With access to innovative devices that run on the nation's largest 4G network and simple, worry-free data plans, small companies can partner with T-Mobile to drive their businesses forward in an affordable way."
Rival carrier AT&T announced in March that it is buying T-Mobile USA for $39 billion in cash and stock, a move that would make the carrier the largest in the nation and accelerate its 4G LTE network deployment to catch Verizon Wireless. T-Mobile has 33.7 million mobile subscribers, but finds itself struggling to compete with top carriers Verizon and AT&T, which serve over 94.1 million and 95.5 million subscribers, respectively. Analysts said T-Mobile could help AT&T expand 4G LTE deployment to 95 percent of the U.S. population, ostensibly reaching an additional 46.5 million Americans, including coverage for rural communities and small towns.