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MaxRoam Launches World Cup SIM to Cut Roaming Bill for Soccer Fans

June 14, 2010

Cubic Telecom's (News - Alert) flagship retail brand MaxRoam, has launched a SIM card for soccer fans from England and Europe visiting South Africa for the World Cup, which will cut the cost of roaming by up to 50 percent or more.

MaxRoam provides low-cost voice and data services to more than 220 countries, utilizing more than 600 mobile networks.

English fans have been warned and informed by many consumer advocates and media about the potential high cost of texting and calling home from South Africa. The EU regulations which put a cap on the roaming charges are not applicable outside the EU.

The recently launched special World Cup SIM pack by Maxcom comes with up to 100 minutes of calls to any European country for £50, while on some of the networks this would cost the users up to £145.

This MaxRoam world cup offer applies to all the calls to and from the 27 European countries.

In a release, the Director of Product & Innovation at Cubic Telecom, Pat Phelan added, "These rates even apply to our friends in France."

Cubic Telecom had lately launched Europe's first SIM card for the new iPad 3G. Cubic Telecom provides a flexible and smart platform, which enables all its partners to offer global roaming services at very low costs. Cubic's esteemed list of customer includes multinational corporations, mobile network operators (MNOs), mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) and travel companies.

Cubic Telecom is a complete licensed mobile network operator which specializes in borderless communications. It aims to simplify global mobile communications with the help of a smart, flexible platform and a ground-breaking borderless network, enabling its partners to be more successful. The company's principals include some of the most respected names in the mobile communications sector, who collectively possess over 200 years of experience in the industry. Cubic Telecom has roaming agreements with over 1,200 global carriers, facilitating the customers or their devices to connect anywhere in the world, with just a single deal with Cubic Telecom.

Cubic's partnership with companies around the world develops an ever-increasing number and diversity of mobile applications; the company is rapidly re-defining what is possible in the field of mobile communications.

Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri