No More 'Bill Shock' with Truphone's Local Anywhere Service
October 22, 2010
By Calvin Azuri
, TMCnet Contributor
Executives from U.S. businesses are regularly working in or traveling throughout Europe and the U.K. Truphone, the world's first global mobile network is offering them relief from the high cost of international roaming rates.
Until the end of December, companies can have a taste of doing international business without the fear of international "bill shock." Truphone (News - Alert) is currently offering free calls, text and data services while in the U.K. through Dec. 31, on its Truphone Local Anywhere cellular service.
Truphone's Local Anywhere service gives users all the conveniences and costs savings of local country mobile phone plans while reducing high roaming rates for calls, text or data. The service is available worldwide, on one SIM card, and allows subscribers to easily port their existing U.S. phone numbers over and buy local numbers in Truphone countries, which is currently the U.S. U.K., and Australia being added within a few weeks. It does not matter which phone number they are dialed or texted on, customers benefit from one mailbox and one account, making SIM swapping a thing of the past.
"Many people think that such a great deal is too good to be true – which is exactly why we've launched this offer for the last few months of the year,” said Chris Moss (News - Alert), chief marketing officer for Truphone. “We want customers to try our service and experience the benefits first hand – it really needn't be that international business means a crippling cell phone bill – we need to challenge the status quo."
Based on a recent survey of U.S. businesses by Vanson Bourne, commissioned by Truphone, over 75 percent of employees are under pressure to reduce their mobile communications spending.
Ken Nathan, sales director for Truphone, said, "We provide up to 80 percent cost savings on phone bills when you travel to the U.K. and other Truphone countries, and the option to have local numbers in the countries most frequently visited, without any change in calling behavior. Business travelers can avoid using complex dial back systems, carrying calling cards, or simply not using their phone. When the business traveler compares their old phone bills with their statement from Truphone, they'll quickly realize how much money they've been wasting with traditional carriers' roaming plans. Truphone Local Anywhere simplifies international business communications around the world." Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Tammy Wolf