Mobile operator O2 has launched a new service for small and medium businesses in the UK, offering a free landline and high speed broadband access for up to six months when they sign up for a 24 month contract.

With the launch of “Flying Start”, O2 business customers with an existing mobile voice contract or a fixed line contract can get between three and six months for free, whereas businesses without an O2 contract will get just three months free.

The package includes unlimited calls to O2 mobiles from mobile phones. Small businesses with more than 10 employees will also have their own business advisor, and 24/7 support from the UK-based Business Technical Service teams. Business can also get help and advice on more technical issues from “O2 Gurus”.

“By providing free access to fixed line and broadband, we’re hoping to help British business and go some way towards lowering their costs this year, whilst giving them the opportunity to explore new tools and services that provide them with support and advice,” said Claire Darley, head of small business sales at O2.