For over five years the European Commission has been trying to force European Operators to abolish mobile phone roaming charges across the EU with only modest success. Roaming experts WorldSIM, have gone one step further, offering travellers a new SIM card that offers local rates across the globe with the added advantage of using their existing number through the use of WorldSIM’s virtual phone number service.
WorldSIM has made roaming charges within the EU on average 20% cheaper than the EU regulated rate. What’s really impressive is that WorldSIM offers travellers going further afield very low rates as well. From the UAE and Israel, calling back to the UK is only £0.25 per min. In North America rates are as low as £0.15 per minute. Calls from Asia start from as low as 20p. That’s not all, data rates are equally cheap starting at £0.1 per MB. Incoming calls are free in 95 of the most popular destinations.
What’s even better is with the new WorldSIM international sim card, 25 new roaming destinations have been added which means travellers can stay connected for less in more exotic locations like Belize and the Cook Islands.
Very soon, WorldSIM will also be launching global bundles. In many destinations travellers will be able to get 1GB of data and unlimited calls for just £20.
This new travel SIM card offers billing in multiple currencies and the technology has been improved enabling the sim to connect automatically to the operators with the lowest rates and best coverage. The roaming SIM works in any unlocked handset and comes triple punched so it fits into all mobile phones and tablets.
Arif Reza, CEO at WorldSIM commented: “The technology inside our new SIM card is more advanced than ever, giving users a simple solution that makes a big difference. With our new line of smart watch phones and MiFi devices you don’t even need to switch SIM cards when you travel.”
With the holiday season approaching thousands of travellers will be hit with unexpected roaming bills and they aren’t the only ones that suffer. Small businesses pay on average £178 per device for bill ‘shock’, while larger companies pay up to £279 per device*.
Find out more about WorldSIM at www.worldsim.com
**According to a survey by Wondera.