(PRWEB) May 15, 2010
With thousands of excited England supporters heading to South Africa in the summer the risk of being caught out in the mobile roaming trap is greater than ever. The UK mobile networks may have reduced roaming charges in Europe but users can pay up to £1.40p/min to make a call and over £1.00p/min to receive a call when roaming at the South Africa World Cup finals. However, savvy supporters can now avoid the roaming rip-off with a South African SIM card, from roaming solutions provider 0044.co.uk, that provides free incoming calls and calls to loved ones, or envious mates back in the UK, from as little as 32p/min – saving as much as 80% of call costs.
With local and international calls being made and received, plus texts and picture messages being sent every minute by fans, the big UK networks are set to make a fortune out of the roaming charges they apply to calls made in South Africa. Adopting a local South Africa SIM or a global SIM for the trip makes a lot of sense given the roaming penalties that can be experienced. 0044 has introduced new SIM card solutions via a dedicated web site at http://www.southafricasim.co.uk to help fans avoid falling foul of these hidden charges. The new SIM cards can help travellers stay safe and in touch and make great savings during their visit. The 0044 SIM cards tackle the problem by reducing the cost of a call to only 32p/min and all calls can be received for free. With a South African SIM card users can opt for a pay-as-you-go or account based deal and even access the internet via their handset or a USB based solution. The SIM cards can be bought on-line before departure and come with a new number, free starter credit and work in any unlocked phone.
Angus MacLeod of 0044 Ltd commented, “Over the years we’ve managed to help thousands of people avoid roaming charges by providing a simple and easy to use solutions for travellers. However, with big sporting events like the World Cup in South Africa it means that there will be many new travellers planning to make a specific trip and undoubtedly they’ll want to take their mobile to stay in touch whilst away. The South Africa SIM card and global SIM that we can provide will not only ensure they stay safe but that they can use their mobiles when abroad without paying a huge penalty.
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