Examples of Savings
O2 Best for
T-Mobile Daytime 3000
O2 Best for Business
The calling patterns of five users of the O2 Best for Business
tariff were looked at for the month of November 2004. They
were chosen on the basis of different call volumes in the
range £40 to £1,300 of call spend in order to determine the
impact on their bills of using Avanti.
Each call was rated both in line with the O2 business rules
for the tariff and the equivalent business rules for using
Avanti. Operation of the business rules included the application
of minimum increments, durations, roundings and charges for
both organisations. In addition the appropriate access charge
to connect to Avanti from O2 was applied.
The Following table shows the difference in price for the
||Spend if Avanti had been used
||Made calls to UK landlines, O2 and
other mobiles but no International.
||A heavy user of landline and calls
to O2. No International calls and a small number of
Calls to other mobile networks
||This user carried out mixed dialling
of UK landlines, all UK mobile networks and some European
||A caller of UK networks and frequent
calls to Europe
||A frequent International Caller to
Europe and the Far East.
It is clear from these results that four out of the five users
can make dramatic savings of at least 20% on typical usage.
Even very modest users can achieve a worthwhile saving.
In the case of the International callers the savings are nothing
less than spectacular, leaving them with enough cash to actually
visit the destinations they have been calling in person!
1. Analysis carried out on the calling patterns of five B4B
users in November 2004.
2. Calls rated in line with O2 and Avanti published tariffs.
3. O2 prices are rated without applying any price promotions
such as discount country, country caller plan or other temporary
promotions that O2 may offer from time to time. In some cases
such promotions may require the user to pay a fee.
4. All prices quoted are inclusive of UK VAT at 17.5%
T-Mobile Daytime 3000
We looked at two users of the Daytime 3000 tariff. This tariff
allows 3000 minutes a month of calls to landline numbers and
other T-mobile subscribers during Monday to Friday daytime.
The following table shows the savings achieved
|No of Calls made to other networks
|No of minutes
|T-Mobile charge inc VAT
|Avanti Charge Including VAT
|Saving including VAT
|% saving on these calls
|Equivalent annual saving
It is apparent that on cross net calls and International calls
major savings are achievable.
Prices include VAT.
Avantimobile prices include the cost of access. If access
was during the day and used "free minutes" it was assumed
the cost of each "free minute" was in fact 0.58p as this is
the effective cost of buying 3000 minutes at £17.62 per month,
which is this tariffÍs line rental.
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