(PRWEB UK) 5 October 2012
12 months on from the OECD report confirming that Australia was the third most expensive country in the world for data roaming, the news that Cubic Telecom have partnered with Australia’s biggest retailer to offer significantly cheaper international roaming charges comes as a welcome relief to Australian travellers.
To date, Australian travellers have been charged up to $20 per megabyte to access the internet overseas. Even making calls in popular destinations such as China can cost as much as $6 per minute. However the new Woolworths Mobile Global Roaming SIM can save Australian travellers as much as 90% on their phone bills. For example visitors to the UK will be able to make calls to anywhere in the world for just 18c per min and all incoming calls are completely free of charge. All their data requirements can be covered from just $7 for a 250MB bundle.
As well as being sold on the Woolworths website, the Global Roaming SIMs will be sold at each of the 890 Woolworths stores nationwide and will come with $10 credit for a total cost of just $29. They can be used in any unlocked phone and come in all sizes including the standard and micro SIM sizes and shortly after launch the new Nano SIM which fits into the new iPhone 5.
Cubic Telecom have been able to leverage their multi-IMSI technology to enable full global coverage at the best rates possible in each market. Aside from the rates, their service also provides features that enable even greater cost control including low balance alerts as well as the fact that it is a prepaid card which ensures that customers stay on top of their roaming costs.
Director of Sales at Cubic Telecom; Kieran Sexton said that “To be partnered with a major brand like Woolworths is a huge boost for Australian travellers in terms of accessibility and ultimately it gives customers the opportunity to make roaming bill shock a thing of the past”.
Head of Woolworths Mobile; Graeme Vetch added;”we are delighted to offer our customers another market leading solution which empowers those travelling overseas to stay connected and avoid unfair and expensive roaming charges”.