TravelSIM offers special savings package for upcoming historic sporting event in London
Australia, July 19, 2012 – TravelSIM, the mobile phone service for international travellers, has announced a UK savings package that will lower outgoing phone call rates by one-third and texts by more than a half. The package is aimed at supporting Australians travelling to an international sporting event being held in London during this time.
"This is a way for us to share the spirit of historic athletic competition with our customers," said Jamien Zimmermann, the CEO of TravelSIM. "Look, it’s certainly not a sustainable rate long-term, but we are happy to absorb these costs because it will let our customers experience extra calling freedom and greater peace of mind when they keep in touch with back home."
The offer, which will be in effect from today through December 31 2012, lowers UK rates from $0.42 (USD) to $0.25 (USD) per minute and SMS from $0.43 (USD) to $0.19 (USD) per text. Calls will remain free-to-receive. Full details available at www.travelsim.net.au/specials.
"We realised that this was a great way to support our Australian travellers in the UK," Zimmermann said. "TravelSIM is about controlling costs while maintaining contact with those you need to, when you need to – and having responsive, Australian-based customer service to back you up." Key TravelSIM service facts:
From July 19 to December 31, 2012, TravelSIM will be offering reduced UK rates: $0.42 (USD) to $0.25 (USD) per minute and SMS from $0.43 (USD) to $0.19 (USD) per text. Calls will remain free-to-receive. Full details available at www.travelsim.net.au/specials.
TravelSIM’s pre-paid SIM cards enable customers to make and receive low-cost voice calls on their mobile phones when travelling overseas. The SIM cards also support text, email and data applications.
Receiving incoming calls is free for TravelSIM customers in 121 countries, including the UK.
Calls received via TravelSIM’s 1800 toll free number will continue to be charged a flat rate of just $0.21 (USD) per minute in addition to any cost to receive the call, allowing callers back home to reach TravelSIM customers overseas at no cost from their landline.
TravelSIM is now offering data service for $.0.65 (USD) a megabyte in the UK.
TravelSIM’s Personal Assistant service, a full-range of concierge-like options for overseas travellers, will continue to be complimentary until 31st December 2012, with customers only paying the normal cost of making a phone call from the country they are in. The normal UK call rate of $0.42 (USD) per minute applies to these calls.
TravelSIM users can be contacted free-of-charge by family, friends and business associates via a web-based SMS, available at www.travelsim.net.au
Australian mobile numbers can be diverted to the TravelSIM service for $0.21 per minute USD in addition to any cost to receive the call.
The range of services offered by Personal Assistant (24/7, 365 days a year) includes:
o Transport, hotel and vehicle information and reservations
o Live language translation and support in more than 90 languages
o Country, visa, currency and medical information; personal safety advice
o Performance of minor tasks such as faxing or emailing with the "Secretary" service
o Information on booking tables at restaurants and tickets to events
o Information on local events, attractions and leisure activities
o Business services such as arranging a meeting or a conference call
o Medical referrals and ambulance arrangement; info on local legal representatives
o For an executive summary of these services and more, please visit www.travelsim.net.au/personalassistant
The TravelSIM Personal Assistant service is backed by 28 alarm centres worldwide staffed by doctors, multilingual co-ordinators, security experts and logistics personnel. It has 31 clinics globally, with more than 8,000 employees, including 1,900 medical professionals. It is backed by more than 65,000 accredited network providers worldwide, and provides solutions to 87 of the Fortune Global 100 Companies.
# # # About TravelSIM
TravelSIM, the mobile phone service for international travellers, is a prepaid service designed to greatly reduce the cost of using your mobile phone when travelling overseas. Recently, the company estimated that it had generated over $26 million in savings for its customers in 18 months, an 80 per cent savings over conventional telcos.
With coverage in more than 190 countries, great international roaming rates for calls, text and data, value-added services and dedicated customer support, TravelSIM is an essential tool for leisure and business travellers. Used by more than three million people worldwide and available in more than 2,500 retail outlets across Australia, TravelSIM is the trusted expert in global roaming.
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