Commander is one of the most comprehensive business utility retailers on the market, offering electricity, phone, internet and mobile services. Commander currently services electricity in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales, though its phone and internet services are available nationwide.
Commander launched in 2014 with the ideology that businesses shouldn’t have to juggle multiple utility accounts just to maintain operation necessities. This business telco and energy company was among the first and remains one of the few to offer bundled utility services for businesses, making it much simpler to manage overheads.
What’s does Commander offer?
Commander began as a business phone and electricity retail service, but recently expanded into internet and mobile services. While its energy and phone deals are largely restricted to business customers, its mobile phone, internet and mobile broadband deals are also available to residential customers.
Commander only has one business market offer for electricity. Customers who pay their bill on time will receive a 20% discount on their usage rates, plus there is no lock-in contract or exit fees. Unlike with some energy retailer, the discount appears to be ongoing for the life of the contract. Customers can also opt to bundle their phone for an additional 20% pay on time discount on phone usage charges.
Commander only offers a standing offer electricity contract for NSW households.
The Commander phone is the company’s very own line of cordless and desktop handsets. These are NBN-ready internet phones, meaning there is no line rental and no charge for standard local and national calls. There are three phone products at the time of writing – Essentials, Office and Executive, with prices beginning from $39.95 per month for a two year period.
Commander offers a wide range of internet services, suitable for all types of business from small retailers to large corporations. Commanders full list of internet services include:
- Broadband ADSL
- Rapid Fibre
- Miband Ethernet
- Mobile Broadband
Packages start for as little as $39.95/month for its Basic ADSL plan which comes with 15GB of data. There are a myriad of other plans available for businesses that need a bit more speed and data.
Commander has recently expanded upon its offers with its range of postpaid mobile plans and handsets. Commander’s mobile plans start at $30 per month for 1GB of data, unlimited calls and texts, though customers can add more data for an added monthly cost. In addition, Commander offers a range of popular handsets which customers can pay off through added monthly bill inclusions.
Is Commander right for me?
When you’re running business, be it large or small, free time probably isn’t something you have by the bucketful. Commander seems a great choice for business owners struggling to juggle multiple accounts and billing deadlines – it’s one less hassle, helping customers get on with more important things.
Of course, keep in mind that business customers are very valuable to energy companies and they will usually do their best to offer you the most competitive price. While Commander’s 20% pay-on-time energy discount sounds fantastic, be sure to compare retailers to ensure you get the best deal.