BT BUSINESS announced the launch of its first 4G mobile plans on Monday, with the LTE connectivity coming "at no extra cost".
Taking a leaf out of Three's book, BT will offer small to medium-sized businesses 4G access at no extra cost, with mobile plans costing the same as they did when 3G connectivity was all that was available.
For example, BT's "Mobile Solo" priced at £40 per month with a Galaxy S5 and 5GB of data now comes with 4G included at no extra cost, as do the mobile network's Sharer bundle offering and SIM-only tariffs. The offer is available to both new and existing customers, with BT noting that those already signed up to its business network will enjoy the benefits when they renew their plans.
BT claims that with 4G now on offer, businesses can make the most of the cloud, while being able to "quickly an easily view large emails, files and presentations" and "collaborate with other colleagues on documents in real-time online".
BT Business CEO Graham Sutherland said, "Our research shows that 24 percent of employees now work regularly out of the office. As part of our strategy to offer a portfolio that provides value for money and meets the changing needs of businesses, we've designed our new mobile plans to cater for this.
"Our new plans give customers the connectivity they need to help them stay productive when out and about, along with the flexibility to choose a plan that suits their way of working."
BT's 4G network runs on the EE network, with the two firms having signed a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) agreement in October, when BT dumped its previous partner Vodafone. µ