The (mighty) roaming SIM: Roaming specialist execMobile sees demand for an old fashioned SIM

roaming SIM, execMobile Roaming specialist execMobile sees demand for an old fashioned SIM, but it needs to provide multi network coverage. ExecMobile, the leading provider of connectivity solutions for business travellers, today announced enhanced low-cost solutions for leisure travellers. The company’s PocketWifi is used by many corporate travellers to remain connected and mobile, but leisure…

Telefónica and Síminn enter into partnership covering procurement, roaming and services

Telefónica, Síminn Telefónica and Síminn have signed a partnership agreement which will include a wide range of business areas such as procurement, roaming, digital products and multinational services. Telefónica and Síminn (Iceland Telecom) have signed a partnership agreement with a wide remit. The partnership is supported by the Telefónica Partners Program, which includes other operators…

Regulated roaming ‘unambiguously bad’ for regional Australia, Telstra CEO says

roaming, Australia, Telstra Penn repeats warning over potential hit to regional mobile investment Any decision by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to regulate domestic mobile roaming would be “unambiguously bad for regional Australia,” Telstra CEO Andy Penn told a half-year results briefing this morning. The ACCC announced in September that it had launched an…

MoT launches pre-loaded SIM Card for tourists arriving on E-visa

MoT, SIM Card Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism and Culture, Government of India launched the initiative of the providing pre-loaded SIM Card to foreign tourists arriving on e-Visa here yesterday. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Sharma said that this unique initiative will facilitate the foreign tourists in communicating with their…

Scrapping EU roaming charges will hit operators for ‘million of pounds’

EU roaming charges source Mobile News Analysts claim revenues will be heavily affected after ruling comes into force on June 15 UK operators will be hit for millions of pounds in revenue as a consequence of EU roaming charges being scrapped from June. This is according to leading industry analysts, who claimed the move could…

Vodafone’s Berroeta wants ACCC action on mobile roaming

Vodafone Vodafone Australia boss Inaki Berroeta has warned the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission not to kick the can down the road on regulated ­domestic mobile roaming, urging it instead to take decisive action and ensure stronger ­competition for regional users. With the competition regulator expected to release a draft determination on the issue in…

MVNOs unhappy with high EU wholesale data roaming rates

MVNO Mobile Virtual Network Operators are disappointed with the EU decision on wholesale roaming price caps, saying the data rate has been set “much too high”. The EU institutions agreed a glide path starting at EUR 7.7 per GB from June and going down to EUR 2.5 per GB in 2021. This is still well…

EU’s digital chief underlines public demand to end mobile roaming charges

mobile roaming BRUSSELS, Jan 30 (Reuters) – The European Union’s digital chief has said that failure to solve the last remaining barrier to abolishing mobile roaming charges across the bloc in June would lead people to question its ability to deliver on promises. EU lawmakers and member states hold a third and probably final round…

EU institutions meet to discuss wholesale roaming compromise

wholesale roaming The European Commission, Parliament and member states are meeting 18 January to try and reach a compromise on new wholesale roaming price caps. The Commission said it’s leading the trilogue talks, while it will be up to the Parliament and member states to reach a final agreement. The Commission said it hopes for…

China Mobile Hong Kong 4G Data Roaming Coverage Ranks No.1 in Hong Kong

China Mobile Hong Kong China Mobile Hong Kong (“CMHK” or “the Company”) today announced that the Company has ranked first* in the number of 4G data roaming coverage destinations among all the mobile network operators in Hong Kong, offering one-stop communication services in more than 100 destinations worldwide, allowing customers to stay in touch with…

Brief: Smart intros Smart Chat Abroad data roaming service

Smart Philippines mobile operator Smart Communications has expanded its lineup of roaming services with the launch of ‘Smart Chat Abroad’. Customers who subscribe to the Smart Chat Abroad data roaming service can use six chat messaging apps, namely Facebook Messenger, Viber, Telegram, WeChat, Line, and WhatsApp, while travelling in over 130 countries. The service is…

Global MVNO Otono Partners ThreeUK to Extend Short-Term, No-Contract 4G LTE Data Plans in the UK

MVNO, Otono Partners, ThreeUK Vancouver-based global MVNO, Otono Networks announces its partnership with ThreeUK to offer 4G LTE data plans throughout the United Kingdom for users of select iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular models through its AlwaysOnline Wireless (AOW). According to Otono, AOW already offers global 4G LTE data plans ranging from as little as one…

Survey Reveals 56% of Travellers that Roam with Their Existing Operators SIM card are paying upto £150 extra per trip

Survey, Roam, SIM A recent survey commissioned by WorldSIM has revealed that 31% of travellers still don’t use their phone when they travel abroad. 40% use their existing provider and 15% of people use an international SIM card to stay connected. The survey found that more than half (56%) of people who used their regular…

No bill shock with new virtual SIM cards

bill shock, virtual SIM cards Travellers need not switch mobile numbers, and they can download virtual prepaid SIM cards before travel Expensive mobile roaming fees are the bane of those who travel overseas. One way around this is to use a prepaid data SIM card overseas, but such services can be inconvenient as they require…

Cathay Pacific and ZIP SIM Give Free Travel SIM Cards to Canadians Flying to the U.S.

Cathay Pacific, ZIP SIM Cathay Pacific Airways, one of the largest airlines in Asia, today announced a partnership with travel SIM card provider, ZIP SIM, to give away free talk, text, and data to Canadian travellers heading for the United States. Select Cathay Pacific passengers travelling from Vancouver to New York will be offered a…

EC withdraws roaming fair-use proposal on Juncker’s order

EC, roaming, fair-use The European Commission announced that it’s withdrawing its proposal for the fair-use limits on free roaming in the EU, just days after it was first issued. In a brief statement, the EC said the proposal was withdrawn at the order of Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the Commission. A reason for Juncker’s…

WiFi roaming gathers pace in US and beyond

Wifi, Roaming, US WiFi roaming on a grand scale is the order of the day as a rising percentage of wireless data travels over the unlicensed-band technology, and as a wide range of service providers put WiFi at the heart of their networks. Just weeks after the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) – the grandfather of…

Buzzme to become regional MVNO, International roaming at local rates

Buzzme, MVNO, roaming Buzzme, a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in Malaysia announced its regional expansion plans in 4 countries: Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and Myanmar. Celebrating its 3rd anniversary last week with a new logo, the virtual Telco unveiled its plan to re-strategize the brand, products, rewards, offerings, and communications to rejuvenate its entire…

Google Project Fi Gives High-Speed Roaming Data To Subscribers

Google, Project Fi, Roaming Data Project Fi, Google’s side-project as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), announced a new partnership with international cell carrier Three, which will allow the search giant to offer high-speed roaming data to Project Fi users. Only people who own the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, and the Nexus 6P can gain…

Wireless startup Sugar Mobile can maintain access to Rogers roaming

Sugar Mobile, Rogers, Roaming Canada’s telecom regulator has officially given discount wireless startup Sugar Mobile a reprieve, ruling that the newcomer can keep relying on roaming services from Rogers Communications Inc. – at least for the time being. Sugar Mobile launched a $19-a-month offer in January and uses a combination of WiFi access and cellular…

How Google’s Project Fi Could Change the Way You Use Your Phone Abroad

Google’s, Project Fi Google’s Project Fi just got a makeover travelers will love. It’s increasingly common for tech companies to dabble in the wireless carrier space—witness the recent launch of Facebook’s OpenCellular project, a baby step in its long march to “connect the world” and the near-constant speculation that Apple will spin up a network,…

British Community could face EU data roaming charges after all due to Brexit vote

British, EU, Data roaming Plans to abolish mobile phone roaming charges for Britons in the EU could be ditched now the UK has voted for Brexit. The hefty fees, which can come as a nasty surprise for holiday-makers, have recently been capped by lawmakers in Brussels. And by mid-2017 the surcharges – which apply to…

Verizon Offers VoLTE Roaming Services to KDDI in the USA

VERIZON, VoLTE, Roaming KDDi, USA Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) signed an agreement today with Japan’s KDDI Corporation to offer its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) roaming services to KDDI’s customers travelling to the US. The US telecom company thus becomes the first company to offer VoLTE services to foreign customers in the US enabling it to…