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Businesstime Now Available To More Customers

9 May 2004

Businesstime Now Available To More Customers

BusinessTime rolled out to Centrex and ISDN customers

The increasing popularity of Telecom’s BusinessTime product has seen it extended to include customers with ISDN and Centrex lines.

BusinessTime, launched six months ago, allows businesses to be eligible for capped calls from their Telecom lines to Telecom mobiles, national and Australian landlines. To be eligible businesses must have their direct dial calling and standard business line rentals with Telecom and, from 9 May 2005, businesses with Centrex and ISDN lines connected to Telecom.

Any business with standard business lines, Centrex or ISDN is eligible for BusinessTime but the plans have been designed specifically to meet the needs of small and medium-sized businesses based on customer feedback.

“The success of BusinessTime is its simplicity,” said Telecom General Manager, Wired, Matt Crockett. “People in business want a simple but flexible plan that they will provide savings for them.

“While most people want to keep their calls short, with some business calls there’s more explaining to do. By capping long calls to a set figure, managers can concentrate on their business without worrying about the cost of calls.”

For calls to Telecom mobiles the most customers will pay is $1 for 60 minutes. Calls are 35c per minute until the $1 cap is reached and for every minute after 60 minutes. Calls to other mobiles are 38c per minute.

Businesses can call anywhere nationally or Australia, talk for up to 60 minutes, and pay just 50c. They’ll pay 15c per minute until reaching the 50c cap and after that it’s 15c per minute. All costs quoted above are exclusive of GST.

Mr Crockett said he expects an even better take up for BusinessTime now that it has been extended to include small and medium businesses with ISDN and Centrex lines. “The great advantage of BusinessTime is that it gives customers certainty in their business planning,” he said.

Print machinery supplier TS Wilson based in Mt Eden, Auckland, has seen savings of around 10% on their phone bill since signing up for BusinessTime.

“Savings of $70 per month might not sound like a lot but it really adds up when you’re trying to keep prices down for your customers,” said Managing Director Steve Wilson.

“I can now talk to customers and suppliers without that nagging feeling at the back of my mind worrying about the cost of the call.”

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