Vodafone UK, which has its headquarters in Newbury, has launched a broadband rescue package for the UK’s community of more than five million small businesses to help them get through the Covid-19 crisis and return to work. Vodafone will make Unlimited Business Broadband and Microsoft 365 Business Standard free for six months, with the offer available to all small business owners, including those already in a contract with Vodafone.
The new offer can be taken up anytime in the next three months. This means that small business owners, even those who are already Vodafone broadband customers, can sign up to a new 24 month contract and have the first six months completely free, with no set-up costs.
Nick Jeffery, CEO at Vodafone UK, said: “Our role in these challenging times is to keep the UK connected and help businesses return to work. Small businesses have been hit particularly hard by this crisis. By reducing their costs and providing them with our brilliant technology and expertise, we hope to help them get back on their feet and return to growth. A little financial help now will go a long way in the future.”
Microsoft 365 Business Standard provides flexible tools to help business customers work beyond their local desktop wherever they are, with Microsoft software, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, on all devices, stored safely in the cloud.
At the start of the Covid-19 crisis, Vodafone implemented a new policy for the small businesses most at risk within its supply chain to ensure that, for the next six months, all new orders would be paid in 15 days.
The company is also providing financial support to small businesses struggling with bill repayments. For NHS workers, carers, and vulnerable customers, Vodafone has enabled unlimited data at no extra cost for the next six months, for both pay monthly and pay as you go customers.