T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced two new B2B solutions to help businesses manage their wireless telecommunications investments. In a November 2012 survey by Gerson Lehrman Group, 89 percent of CIO respondents said that reducing overall wireless costs was a top challenge for 2013. The new T-Mobile Office Connect™ unified communications solution and T-Mobile Mobile Device Payment Solution (MDPS) directly address this challenge and provide compelling and unique alternatives to industry solutions to satisfy unmet customer needs.
“Today, mobile devices are critical extensions of an organization’s business infrastructure. Therefore, making and protecting strategic mobile investments are more pivotal than ever before,” said Frank Sickinger, T-Mobile’s recently confirmed Senior Vice President of B2B. “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.”
The T-Mobile Office Connect solution is integrated into T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G network and streamlines accessibility and improves responsiveness as it extends desk phone capabilities to mobile phones. As such, employees have only one phone number and a single voicemail box to manage, allowing for fewer missed calls and smoother transitions between mobile and desk phone transfers.
For cost savings, the T-Mobile Office Connect solution allows companies to route international calls using the least expensive option and have mobile long-distance calls billed at business rates. Furthermore, the solution minimizes the need for capital investments such as additional desk phones, PBX upgrades, and software licenses.
With its new Mobile Device Payment Solution (MDPS), T-Mobile gives businesses the ability to finance the cost of devices over time at competitive rates and at no interest based upon credit approval. Qualified Corporate Liable (CL) customers are able to reserve capital and finance their upfront device costs through CFS, a third-party lender specializing in commercial financing focused on wireless solutions.
“Many businesses delay wireless equipment purchases and upgrades because they want to avoid the one-time, upfront costs,” said Pam Poledouris, Vice President of Marketing at CFS. “The new Mobile Device Payment Solution not only gives corporate customers flexibility and better cost control, it also frees them to take advantage of the latest wireless devices to increase business productivity and profits.”
Pricing and Availability
Office Connect is now available nationwide via T-Mobile’s B2B sales force. Offered as a managed service, Office Connect is available for $9.95 per month per line including hardware, software licenses and installation.
T-Mobile’s MDPS is available now. For more information about T-Mobile’s MDPS, contact a T-Mobile B2B representative or visit www.mobiledevicepaymentsolutions.com.
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 “Wireless Communications – IT Opinions,” Gerson Lehrman Group Tech, Media & Telecom Survey, November 29, 2012