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International SIM card from Truphone Local Anywhere

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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!

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Media Network Roundup: November 3rd-7th

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Here’s a brief rundown of the week that was from your friendly family of bloggers in Ottawa, Canada. Below you’ll find news from our WinMo and mobile entertainment blogs, with a bunch of great BlackBerry Cool content after the jump.

WindowsMobile Cool

Review: Ringo Mobile by Electric Pocket
HTC Touch HD video review and unboxing
Celebrity Samsung BlackJack II users

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New York Times Crosswords for BlackBerry by Magmic reviewed
Free iPhone porn site creators – iPhone-Porn.us – interview
How to turn your iPod Touch into a mobile VoIP phone

BlackBerry Cool News Roundup

New VoIP app for BlackBerry — Truphone Beta

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truphone for BlackBerry

Truphone, makers of the popular Nokia and iPhone VoIP application have finally released a version for BlackBerry. While still in beta and nowhere near as robust as the S60 version, Truphone for BlackBerry still features the same low calling rates (as low as 6ยข per minute!).

To help get you rolling, Truphone is giving away a $1 credit upon sign up. Click the link below to download Truphone for BlackBerry or to read more information.

Download Truphone for BlackBerry Beta

MyGlobalTalk offers cheap BlackBerry VoIP calls (CTIA Hangover)

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A reality of every technology conference is that news gets missed, and this year’s CTIA was no different. Ironically, we missed meeting up with the boys and girls of I2 Telecom not because of general conference business, but poor scheduling on my end. When I saw I2′s press release hit the wires today, I was immediately reminded just how excited I was to see their MyGlobalTalk service.

Put simply, MyGlobalTalk is a VoIP application that allows you to talk to friends and family oversees on the cheap through the magic of the Internet. Requiring only a single call and rates as low as 2 cents per minute, MyGlobalTalk sounds like a winner, even while in beta.

Look for more about MyGlobalTalk on BlackBerry Cool in the future. For now, go to http://www.myglobaltalk.com for more information.

UK BlackBerry Bold launch details

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3 Mobile BlackBerry Bold

3 Mobile and Vodafone in the UK are getting geared up for the BlackBerry Bold launch in the very near future, starting with Vodafone “in the next two weeks”. 3 Mobile will be preloading their BlackBerry Bolds with a Skype client to make use of the integrated WiFi for cheap VoIP calling. We’re still clinging to the hope that Canada will be the first to get the Blackberry 9000 this Friday, but everyone else will be getting it shortly thereafter. On an international scope, it’s looking like the Bold is going to have a very well-coordinated launch.

(via pocket-lint)

Rogers launches UMA BlackBerry 8120 (Updated)

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BlackBerry Pearl 8120We knew it was on the horizon, but Rogers and RIM today have finally made a joint announcement about the release of the BlackBerry Pearl 8120. Why should Rogers customers care? Well, how about snagging the first BlackBerry in Canada with UMA support allowing users to make unlimited VoIP calls via Roger’s Home Calling Zone. Of course, it will run you an extra $20 a month. Oh yeah, the device is also a steep $250 with a three-year plan. Oh Rogers, how you love to take our money.

You can learn more at: http://www.rogers.com/8120

UPDATE: The Rogers site is saying you can get this titanium beauty for as low as $150 with a mail-in rebate on a three year plan… Still, this over the upcoming BlackBerry Bold, even with UMA? No dice, Ted.

UPDATE to the UPDATE: It’s been pointed out by Aaron in the comments that the 8120′s Wi-Fi will only work for UMA and BIS email, so web browsing is a no go. Also, obsessed reader Mr. Mike reminded us to mention that the UMA 8120 will be the first BlackBerry released with OS 4.5. Thanks guys!

Check out the BlackBerry 8120′s features after the jump