8/18/2010 11:30:00 AM
O2’s International Favourites delayed
The launch of a new O2 business proposition, International Favourites, has been delayed by a month.
The international calling solution, which was due for launch on 24 August, will not be available until mid-September. It is understood that the operator’s systems were not in place in time for an August launch.
The proposition consists of two bolt-ons. The first, at £8.51 per month, allows business customers to call three international numbers with no extra charge. The second, at £17.02 per month, allows calls to five international landline or mobile numbers.
Customers can also set up one inbound ‘Call Me’ number so contacts in an overseas country can call a customer in the UK at their local rate.
International Favourites is compatible with all 2010 and 2008 mobile tariffs as well as My Business, Best for Business Pay and You Use and Mobile Extension. O2 has already briefed its partners on the proposition and its later launch date.
An O2 spokeswoman said: ‘The launch date of International Favourites isn’t yet confirmed but we expect it to be mid-September.’
The move comes after a raft of changes to O2’s business tariffs and bolt-ons – the second of its kind this quarter.
The changes to O2’s business tariffs, which came into effect on 30 July, also saw the launch of Business Share 500, a ‘new entry-level sharer tariff’.
The majority of the refresh affects business tariffs launched earlier in the year. O2 partners are still able to sell 2008 tariffs until the end of the year, but the price reductions will not be applicable.
O2 has also reduced the price of Business Single Unlimited and all Business Share tariffs and minute bolt-ons, and is introducing three new text bolt-ons of 1,000, 2,000 and 5,000.