Vendor Fights Overseas Bill Shock
- Offers prepay/business post pay service for overseas calls
- Rates apply to over 220 countries
- The Tru SIM works in any unlocked phone
Mobile service provider, Tru, has announced its SIM card-based mobile business is available to Australian customers. The mobile company, already established in the US and the UK, provides frequent travellers with a solution to the bill shock associated with using mobile phones abroad to make calls, surf the internet and send texts.
The service is available as a consumer pre-pay or a business post-pay service. Tru customers will save over 80 percent on standard operator roaming rates for calls, texts and data when travelling within Tru’s country network, claims the company. It says customers will get competitive rates for calls and data in over 220 countries across the globe.
Tru customers can have local mobile numbers for any or all of the countries within Tru’s network (Australia, UK and US), all on one SIM. This allows their contacts in these countries to reach them without paying the cost of an international call. For example, contacts in the UK can use a UK number to get in touch wherever you are in the world, for the cost of a local call to them.
“The costs for travellers to make calls when they are abroad are currently extortionate – and it’s not fair.” said Geraldine Wilson, CEO of Tru. “With Tru customers can save over 90 percent on making calls, surfing the web and texting within the US, UK and Australia.”
Tru Pre Pay rates are claimed as follows:
When in the UK:
- 75 percent savings on calls to a UK number: 25 centsvs. standard AU operator roaming rates of $1.09 per min
- Over 9 percent savings on calls back home: Calls to landline12c / Mobile$0.30
- 99 percent savings on mobile data usage (surfing internet/ emails): 15cents per MB vs $15MB
When in the US:
- Over 90 percent savings on calls to a US number: 5 cents vs. standard AU operator roaming rates of $2.19 per min
- Over 90 percent savings on calls back home: Calls to Landline : 17c / Mobile : $0.38
- 99 percent savings on mobile data usage: 35 cents per MB vs $15MB
The Tru SIM works in any unlocked phone. There are no dial back services or codes to dial.