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Truphone World to Surpass EU Roaming Regulation
|By Business Wire
|May 21, 2014 03:01 AM EDT
Truphone, the mobile network operator without country borders, today
announces Truphone World, which promises to give businesses peace
of mind as they move across the world’s major business hubs. Truphone
customers can now use their mobile devices in 66 countries in exactly
the same way as they do at home; with high speed data, high quality
calling, and best in class customer service.1 The move
eclipses the forthcoming EU mobile roaming regulations, which will bring
down the cost of using mobile devices across the EU 28 member states in
Steve Robertson, CEO Truphone (Photo: Business Wire)
At the core of this group of 66 nations is an area of eight key
countries called the Truphone Zone.2 Here, users can
get up to eight international numbers on a single SIM card, so their
contacts can reach them on a local number and at local rates, wherever
they are in the world.
Truphone World extends the financial benefits of the Truphone
Zone to cover an additional 58 countries3 (66 countries
in total). This region accounts for over 70%4 of all
international travel routes – including all of Europe and key business
destinations in North America, South America, Asia and Oceania.
Anticipating the increased demand for international data usage that Truphone
World will bring, Truphone is also launching a number of
substantially bigger and more competitive bundles, increasing the
benefit of the only shareable international data plans in the
marketplace. The new bundles come with a variety of allowances including
the world’s first half a terabyte international plan.
Steve Robertson, Chief Executive Officer of Truphone, said: “Our
unique global mobile network connects people across international
borders in a way which no one else can match. We bring businesses closer
to their international contacts and give them an unparalleled global
service experience. Today we’re going a step further to help make our
customers more productive in 66 countries.
“Last year data usage increased five-fold in some places; and the
internet has added a new dimension to international trade. Right now,
business urgently need to bring down the cost of roaming – waiting 18
months for limited EU roaming regulations to come into force isn’t
enough for businesses competing in the global economy.
“As of now, Truphone business customers get these benefits and more in
the EU, plus the rest of Europe as well as many of the major business
centres around the world, such as the USA, Mexico, Brazil, China, Japan,
Singapore and Russia.”
James Tagg, Chief Technology Officer and Founder of Truphone, said,
“This tiny piece of technology [The Truphone SIM], smaller than my
thumbnail, is at the heart of a unique high performance network that
covers half the world.
“Mobile phones should work in the same way as the internet; without
regard for international borders.” He continued, “Truphone World will
fundamentally change the way businesses behave internationally.”
Truphone serves a wide range of customers including start-ups and FTSE
100 companies, as well as major brands such as Harley Davidson, and five
of the eight largest banks in the world. The company was shortlisted
earlier this year for “Best Enterprise Mobile Service,” by the GSMA, the
industry body for mobile operators worldwide.
For case studies, please visit: http://www.truphone.com/uk/about/press/#CaseStudies
For further information on Truphone World, please see: http://www.truphone.com/TruphoneWorld/ROW/
For more information on Truphone, please visit: http://www.truphone.com/uk/
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NOTES TO EDITORS
Truphone is the only mobile operator in the world that expands
the reach of businesses beyond the borders of their home country. One of
the ways Truphone achieves this is by providing multiple international
numbers on a single SIM, enabling businesses to make international calls
that are treated as local calls and providing contacts a direct way to
get in touch on a local number. Truphone’s approach also eliminates or
reduces mobile roaming costs for voice and data services, keeping staff
better connected when they travel. Truphone’s patented SIM-based
offering works in over 200 countries. Headquartered out of London,
Truphone has 13 offices across four continents and continues to expand
James Tagg, Chief Technical Officer of Truphone is the British
entrepreneur known for inventing touchscreen technology, internet
calling for mobile phones and founding Truphone.
1 Truphone Net Promoter Score, a measure of customer
advocacy, is at 70%, the highest in the mobile industry
Truphone eight Zone Countries are: Australia, Germany, Hong Kong,
Poland, Spain, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA
additional 58 Truphone World countries are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,
Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French
Guiana, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Hungary, Ireland, Isle of Man,
Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Martinique, Monaco,
Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Vatican
City, Mayotte, Albania, Andorra, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Faroe
Islands, Gibraltar, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Montenegro,
Norway, San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland, China, Singapore, New Zealand,
Japan, Russia, Ukraine, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Belarus, Argentina and
Turkey. PLEASE ARRANGE ALL COUNTRIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
According to UNWTO
international travel statistics, 2012
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