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iiNet launches mobiles for SMBs

iiNet has joined the mobile handset business, launching a range of Android handsets and plans for small to medium businesses.

iiNet has joined the mobile handset business, launching a range of Android handsets and plans for small to medium businesses.

iiNet

(Credit: iiNet)

iiNet

(Credit: iiNet)

Just 10 months after launching its BYO mobile service, iiNet will now offer the Samsung Galaxy S II, the Samsung Galaxy S and the Alcatel OT-990. Business customers will make repayments of between $8 and $30 per month on a 24-month contract, depending on which plan they sign up to, or the smartphones can be bought outright on the BYO plans.

iiNet mobile services are provided through the Optus network.

iiNet Business CEO Greg Bader said that the company had decided to opt for Android initially, but would open this up to other devices in the future.

"We chose to offer Android phones first, because they're well known as a flexible platform for future innovation. However, we understand that there's a demand to support a broader range of devices, and we will consider extending our offerings soon," he said in a statement.

In response to a question at iiNet's open day in Perth earlier this week, the company indicated that although it wouldn't rule out offering prepaid services, the industry trend is shifting towards post-paid plans.

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