Las Vegas – May 21, 2013 – Truphone today became the first mobile operator to offer shared international mobile service plans for data, text and voice. The plans allow businesses with employees based abroad and with employees traveling internationally to share local minutes, messages and megabytes from a single bundle when in the ‘Truphone Zone.’
Business customers will enjoy shared mobile usage at home in the USA and feel at home in Australia, Hong Kong, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Additionally, businesses receive wider benefits from Truphone’s unique approach to international telecommunications, including better call quality, a single voice and SMS mailbox, all combined with a superior mobile data experience, and a single bill to manage users across territories.
Shared international pricing plans are a new innovation in the telecommunications marketplace made possible by Truphone’s unique global GSM network architecture. This network effectively eliminates the barriers of cost and complexity that prevent people from communicating internationally with the same attitude and effectiveness as they do in their home territory.
The problem this innovation solves is real and acute: according to research from CCMI, forty percent of large enterprises either require their employees to curtail their voice and data usage while traveling or forbid it altogether due to the extraordinarily high costs of international roaming.
“When business people are on the road, they need to stay connected. And it shouldn’t matter whether you’re in Los Angeles or London – you just need to make the call, send the file – get things done, and done quickly. These road warriors are powering the US economy, and it’s up to network providers to help them make it happen,” said Pascal de Hesselle, vice president, marketing at Truphone. “Truphone’s international shared plans keep business people productive, affordably connecting them with their colleagues and customers around the world. We’re proud of this industry first.”
Truphone also provides business customers with local numbers in multiple countries on a single SIM or device, so contacts can always get in touch on a number that’s familiar to them. And if the user is anywhere in the ‘Truphone Zone,’ the calls are local calls. These additional numbers are always on, and always routed automatically – so users have a consistent and unified calling experience.
Germany, Poland and Spain will be added to the ‘Truphone Zone’ later this year.
Truphone will be exhibiting and sharing information during CTIA in booth 3918 and at the Mobile Focus media event on May 21st, at the Mirage Hotel. For more information on Truphone, especially the new Shared and Regional Plans, please visit www.truphone.com.
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Truphone is the only mobile operator in the world that expands the reach of businesses beyond the borders of their home country. Truphone achieves this 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. The company’s patented SIM-based offering works in more than 200 countries. Headquartered out of London, Truphone has offices across 4 continents and continues to expand aggressively with backing from investment companies such as Minden, Vollin Holdings and Eden Ventures. Our clients include Fortune 50 and FTSE 1000 companies across multiple sectors.
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