The company said in a statement that the new plan was introduced at this time due to the fact that businesses were in a tough operating environment given the economic devastation wrought by the pandemic.
The Optus Business Connect Plan offers up to four dedicated mobile numbers, 250GB of monthly shared data and unlimited national talk and SMSs for $149 a month.
The plan has no minimum subscription period and also offers unlimited international talk and text to 35 selected countries.
Optus managing director of SMB, Libby Roy, said the new plan delivered Australian businesses an affordable, simple way to stay connected.
Small and medium-sized firms depend on Internet connectivity to run their businesses. Courtesy Singtel Optus
“Mobile connectivity is critical to any small businesses operation and in response to our small business customers’ needs, we’ve introduced the Optus Business Connect Plan which is unique in market and designed specifically to address the new reality of work, and provide additional value and options to help small business owners succeed, connect with their customers in new ways and grow their ventures,” she said.
The plan for SMBs comes in the wake of the Optus 5G Internet for Business plan.
“We continually look at new ways to provide our business customers with exceptional value and the competitive advantage our premium network offers," said Roy.
"Our new plan provides them with more control over their monthly costs, reducing the restraint of additional charges and confusing limits. This allows business owners to have more time to focus on what really matters, including their passions and growing their business.”
The extent to which SMBs depend on connectivity was confirmed in a survey carried out by Optus and Venture Insights, with 92% of 600 SMBs surveyed nationally admitted that fast and reliable Internet connectivity was either important or essential to their company.