Three UK launches small business mobile proposition in partnership with WeWork, Wix, MOO and FreshBooks
Today, Three UK announced the launch of Three Means Business, its new mobile aimed at UK’s growing number of entrepreneurs and small businesses. The offering, in partnership with WeWork, Wix, MOO and FreshBooks, includes one of the cheapest mobile contracts in the market, alongside discounts and free subscriptions to useful services.
Customers, who can be businesses of any size from freelancers through start-ups to established small businesses, are offered one of the cheapest business tariffs in the market and the only one priced in line with the network’s wider consumer offering. Three is also the first operator to offer unlimited data bundles for businesses, addressing the growing reliance on mobile in the day-to-day running of their ventures. This dependence was confirmed by a recent survey of small business owners by Three*, where more than three quarters (78%) admitted that being online was all they needed to run their business.
The network also brought on board a number of partners who will provide special offers for Three Means Business customers:
- Wix – six months’ free subscription to the ‘unlimited’ and business unlimited premium plans
- FreshBooks – six months’ free subscription to accountancy package
- WeWork – six months’ free digital membership and two credits a month for workspace
- MOO – 25% off all products, including business cards and other branded stationery
Businesses that join can also enjoy all the same perks Three’s usual customers receive, including free roaming in over 70 destinations, free upgrades with easyJet, as well as the Go Binge offer** – the unlimited use of apps including Netflix, Snapchat, Soundcloud and Apple Music.
The announcement comes as part of Three’s plans to grow its customer base via a multi-brand, multi-product offering. It also follows a recent rebrand of Relish, the home wireless broadband provider, to Three Broadband, which has announced plans to expand the service using 5G technology.
Dave Dyson, CEO of Three UK, said:
“The existing mobile offering to businesses in the UK doesn’t address the new reality of work. There’s a growing number of budding entrepreneurs and start-ups whose needs have so far not been met by mobile networks. Businesses’ growing reliance on mobile phones as part of their daily running is particularly overlooked, reflected by limited data allowances and tariff options being offered at a mark-up in comparison to their consumer counterparts.
“We’re introducing Three Means Business to give small businesses an affordable mobile offering, but also to give them a leg up with a range of partner offers. We want to help entrepreneurs by covering the admin, so that they can focus on their passions and reasons why they decided to set up their business.”
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Notes to Editors
*YouGov study of 5,000 small businesses, carried out 2nd– 9th April 2019
** On tariffs with data allowances of 10GB and above
About Three Means Business
More information on the new proposition, as well as the pricing of tariffs is available here: http://www.three.co.uk/business-tools
Three is a communications company focused on connecting people to people, people to things and things to things.
Today, Three has more than 10 million customers who use over 3.5 times more mobile data than the industry average. Our network covers over 99% of the UK population.
Three has the UK’s leading 5G spectrum portfolio holding more than the rest of the industry combined. Three is the only operator able to meet the IMT 2020 standard for full 5G services.
Three was voted the Best Network for Data at the Mobile Choice Consumer Awards, as well as Best Network for Roaming by uSwitch, and the Best High Street Retailer at the Mobile Industry Awards. We have a Net Promoter Score of +15, the best of any UK network, alongside +21 score for Employee Net Promoter Score, reflecting a high level of employee engagement.
Three UK is part of the CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd group of companies which has mobile operations in 11 countries. We employ more than 4,000 people across our offices in Maidenhead, Glasgow and Reading and our 300 retail stores.