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IHUG Responds To Needs Of Small Businesses

IHUG Responds To Needs Of Small Businesses

ihug, one of New Zealand's most popular home phone and broadband providers, has launched new services to meet the needs of small business customers around the country.

David Joyce, ihug's GM of marketing, says the new phone and broadband products suit businesses with small offices or those based at home.

"Traditionally ihug has focused on providing the best value for our residential customers and while that won't change, we had so many people asking to get all their fixed business telecommunications with us as well, so that's what we've done."

At $49.95 + GST a month ihug's work phone lets businesses to keep the same business phone number and unlike with other providers, they don't have to sign a contract or pay more because of their location.

"We don't think a business in central Auckland should get a better deal than one in central Otago - wherever you're based, it's all about being profitable and ihug can help make that possible," says Joyce.

Ihug has also launched three new broadband plans, offering up to 60GB of data for $140 a month (with ihug work phone), which is 10 more gigabytes of data and $10 cheaper than Telecom's equivalent plan. All the new broadband plans offer downloads speeds as fast as the customer's line will go, up to the possible maximum 7.6Mbps.

"The new plans are great value for small offices that need affordable, reliable internet with faster speeds and bigger data allowances to run their business successfully. They're also pretty tempting for serious internet junkies who love downloading movies or larger families where everyone wants to be able to get online to shop or update their blog," says Joyce.

Joyce says with a maximum upload speed of 800Mbps, businesses can use the internet to make voice or video calls and to send large files, which is a real advantage when it comes to being nationally and globally competitive.


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