Vodafone introduces Bold new business plans for smartphones

The company has drawn up new data and voice pricing schemes for upcoming smartphones such as the BlackBerry Bold and the Nokia E71.

Vodafone Australia has introduced a series of new business cap plans for the next-generation of smartphones such as the BlackBerry Bold.

Single user business plans will be available from $69 - $169 per month, giving between 360 and 1600 minutes of voice time, and from 50 to 200 free texts.

Each plan includes the choice of either unlimited domestic BlackBerry data use (capped at 50MB) or a fixed mobile data allocation. The $69 plan offers 250MB of data, and all others include 500MB.

Single user business cap customers will be eligible for free use of Vodafone's Mobile Office service, which gives advantages such as free calls between groups and free conference calls.

Shared business cap plans are available from $199 for 1-4 connections, to $4,499 to 1-100, but surcharges apply for use of the Mobile Office service.

Customers on either plan will be able to purchase additional data packs, ranging from 100MB for $11.95 to 2GB for $49.95.

In an effort to improve transparency, the previously separate flagfall charges have been incorporated into the main bill.

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