Mobile phone operator O2 is offering public and third sector organisations a £100 credit to offset against the purchase of new 4G tablets.
The offer is part of O2’s ‘No.10’ 4G tariff, which is exclusive to government, charity and voluntary organisations.
Under the terms of the £10-a-month deal, customers get the £100 connection credit to go towards the purchase of a new tablet, 4G data-only connection and 5GB of data per user per month.
For an additional £2 a month per device, customers can also add the Mobile Device Management tool, which gives them greater control over management and data on devices.
Billy D’Arcy, MD of Public Sector Business at O2, said: “We’re supporting the government’s ambition to become digital by default with services, like our No.10 tariff, that make it easy for public sector organisations to connect their employees to the information, tools and people they need when working on the move.
“This new tariff provides organisations with the flexibility to run a pilot with 50 tablets or rollout 5,000+ to all of their frontline employees.”
Children’s charity Barnado’s is one third sector organisation that has taken advantage of the No.10 tariff, and said that it was a cost-effective option, as well as being easy to procure from the PSN Services Framework.
“The rollout of tablets and smartphones has increased the mobility of our workforce, been delivered at a lower cost and increased job satisfaction amongst our staff,” said Martin Duffy, IT services manager at Barnado’s.
Police in Cambridgeshire have also rolled out mobile devices using the tariff.
Ian Bell, head of ICT BCH at Cambridgeshire Constabulary, said: “O2 worked with us to develop a plan to replace our whole estate with brand new devices and a mobile data project which spanned across three police forces.
“[The tariff] allowed us to considerably reduce costs, while equipping our front line and back office staff with the latest 4G technology.”
The No.10 tariff is available under Lot 6 of the PSN Services Framework. There is no minimum spend on the tariff, and contracts can be cancelled at any time with no additional fees.
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