TalkTalk Business Offers ‘Flexible’ Voice And Data Package In Bid To Beat BT

TalkTalk Business is continuing its quest to secure more of the SMB communications market with its new ‘Complete Voice and Internet’ package, which it claims is cheaper BT’s equivalent service and allows businesses to be more flexible with the number of lines they need.

Customers will be able to have between 8 and 60 ISDN-quality lines and 20Mbps broadband delivered over the same connection to TalkTalk’s network. Lines can be added or removed at any time, reducing overheads, and each has 2,000 inclusive minutes for calls to UK landlines or mobiles.

The connection cost is £699 a year for 12 months or £450 for 36 months, with Internet costing £50 a month and each landline priced at £10.99.

TalkTalk Business launch

TalkTalk claims that anyone who takes the package will save an average of £2,100 a year than if they used 12 channels of BT’s competing ISDN30 service and says the inclusion of minutes and 24 hour support mean the new package is superior.

Installation and hardware is included in the price and TalkTalk says it is an ideal first step into the world of IP voice as customers can keep their existing ISDN or IP telephone systems.

Since last year, TalkTalk has been aggressively pursuing business customers with new packages which it claims are cheaper and better quality than BT, which has traditionally dominated the SMB market.

“This is the latest example of how TalkTalk Business is making Britain’s businesses better off. Converged voice and data is set to really accelerate this year, especially amongst SMEs, that’s why we’re making it as easy as possible for firms to future proof their business and take the step into next generation services,” said TalkTalk Business managing director Charles Bligh. “Our Complete Voice and Internet offers flexibility, is scalable and provides real business advantage.“

In an interview last week, Bligh told TechWeekEurope that TalkTalk Business would soon be offering ‘triple play’ packages comprising broadband, landline and mobile services to SMBs and believed the converged communications was one “ripe for disruption”.

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Steve McCaskill

Steve McCaskill is editor of TechWeekEurope and ChannelBiz. He joined as a reporter in 2011 and covers all areas of IT, with a particular interest in telecommunications, mobile and networking, along with sports technology.

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