Cheap mobile phone plans for business using giffgaff

Giffgaff

Giffgaff is a mobile phone service provide based in the UK , operating as a mobile virtual network operator on top of the O2 network.
Giffgaff is different from traditional mobile phone operators in that the users also contribute to certain aspects of the company’s operation, e.g. customer support and marketing. In return for this contribution, the users receives credit to their account or cash payments.

In addition to the “payback” scheme, Giffgaff is also cheaper than other deals on the market, and this could provide substantial cost savings to certain businesses.

In this example we’ll compare plans and savings from a leading UK mobile phone provider (Vodafone) to a comparable giffgaff plan.

In this typical business we’ll assume we’re just out of contract with 10 mobile phone users.

“Free Phones” are actually priced into a contract – e.g. Samsung Galaxy S3 retails at approximately £430; over a 24 month contract this is around £17.90 per month. Of course, this is the retail price; the wholesale price is likely to be around 50% less than this.

So if you’re happy with your current mobile phone and want to slash call or SMS costs, what options are out there?  Call and data only plans are the option – GiffGaff is a consumer targeted mobile phone network thats supported largely by its user base. The advantage of GiffGaff is its simple pricing, and low tariffs.  Businesses can take advantage of GiffGaff’s low tariffs to save hundreds or thousands of pounds a year on their mobile phone bills.

Example

Here is a worked example for a 10 phone business who are happy to keep their existing mobile phones:

 

Current Provider is Vodafone

 

Price for a “free” phone on a 24 month contract heavy use plan is :

£42 a month (inc VAT) including FREE phone

  • Unlimited minutes
  • 2 GB of internet
  • Unlimited texts
  • 24 months
Take the £17.90 off the £42 gives £24.10 a month inc VAT or £20.08 exc VAT

Monthly Vodafone SIM only tariff * for heavy users:

  • 30-day plan
  • £25.83 a month + VAT (£30.99 inc VAT)
  • 900 UK minutes for calls to mobiles and landlines (starting 01, 02, 03)
  • Unlimited standard UK texts
  • 1 GB of UK mobile internet data
  • 750 MB of BT Openzone Wi-Fi access
* As of October 2012

 Save £600 per year

A Giffgaff £25 goodybag (£20.83 excl VAT) gives you plenty of talk minutes for a heavy user and unlimited text and web data.

So if you can stick with your existing phone, and switch to Giffgaff you can make a saving of £5 per phone per month or £600 per year against even just a SIM only deal with Vodafone based on a 10 mobile phone business.

 

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