Peek Small Business Pack Is Brilliant

I just caught wind of the Peek Small Business Pack here at CrunchGear. The Peek is a wireless internet device – that’s it. No voice, no IM, no web browsing, just internet. It’s cheap (~$50 for the device, ~$20/mo for unlimited email), and does one thing, well according to most reviews. The company has made some smart moves already, but I’m convinced this is the smartest yet – for $150, you get a 5-pack of devices (~$100 savings), and the same $20/month. The package is aimed at small businesses, but would also work awesome for families.

Let’s take a look at the business application, though. Let’s say I’m a startup, and I have a force of 5 (or however many, that’s not really the issue here) team members. Clearly we need access to email, but you know what? That basically means I have to get everyone a smartphone (dumbphones suck for email). Sure, you can get a smartphone for $50 on any of the major carriers in the U.S., that’s no big deal.

What *IS* a big deal is that the Peek only costs me $20/mo, per device. For 5 devices, that’s $100/month. That’s cheaper than most people’s single cell phone bill. Even better, the Peek doesn’t require any activation fees (on most of the major carriers, that’ll cost $36/ea, times 5 is ~$180). In addition to that, you need to sign a 2-year contract for a major carrier, but the Peek is a simple monthly setup.

There’s some huge cost savings here, and in a time where specifically small businesses are hurting, and can use all the cost savings they can get. This is absolutely brilliant, and I hope that Peek has somehow contacted as many Chambers of Commerce as possible to get the word out to the smaller businesses who would find this useful.

Published by rcadden

Just a dude with a phone.

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