Hi folks. There's 3 business premises that have very recently finished their 2 year contract on their landline and broadband set-up. Two are with Vodafone and one is with Telecom. Two businesses have 2 landlines (one is for eftpos) each and a broadband connection with 20GB data and 64kbps throttling if they go over. Third business has 3 landlines (2 for eftpos) and a broadband connection with 20GB limit and 64kbps throttling.
Looking at VF's new Easy office pack, it's $149 excl GST which is close to $172 incl GST. On average, the bill for each shop is between $165 ~ $190 incl GST so do not see the reason to switch to a VOIP platform with VF unless it was cheaper.
Back then VF gave 2 shops a deal that on a 24 month contract, the landlines would cost $40 + GST and 20GB internet for $50 incl GST with 64kbps throttling. They still have the same landline deal but the business internet price has gone up to $62 + GST and no 64kbps throttling. Throttling is important because at times, they do go over and do not want a shocking bill.
Any company providing a good bundle package for business? If not, I will at least sign up the Telecom business bundled shop to VF because the landlines cost $55 + GST on Telecom!
ps - The monthly $180 on average charges for each shop do include the eftpos rate which is 3c or 4c/swipe of the card as it's considered a local call! On average, the local calls bill which is mostly made up of eftpos transactions costs $30 for each shop.
edit - Each shop also have a monitored alarm setup with Chubb.