Truphone is a widely popular VoIP provider that plans to offer a single SIM card allowing local call rates while roaming in a host of countries. The SIM, called Truphone Local Anywhere, will hopefully reduce roaming rates and overall costs of traveling with your smartphone.
There aren’t exact details regarding pricing, but it’s likely that a flat rate fee will be charged for calls outside of your resident nation. The company also promises to chop mobile roaming charges – a major complaint for users of conventional mobile networks – by up to 80 percent.
“Until now, the only way to avoid the massive cost of mobile roaming is to carry multiple phones and multiple SIM cards, one for each country you frequent,” said Truphone CEO Geraldine Wilson. “This means juggling multiple devices and phone numbers to avoid paying the high roaming rates traditionally associated with travel.
This new chip will hopefully help businesses cut down on their mobile bills and help the bottom line during these tough economic times. Good timing Truphone!