PODSYSTEM LAUNCHES MULTINET TRAVELLER SIM FOR DATA OVER 90% CHEAPER THAN EU PRICE CAP

Aimed at resellers to business travellers, the SIM offers a cheaper and more reliable alternative for corporate users

London, UK – 24th July 2012; Podsystem, the expert in multi-network data SIMs, has today launched a ground-breaking new product that will enable its resellers to offer a truly multi-network data SIM to business travellers in Europe from just 4 Euro cents per MB, over 90% cheaper than the 70 cent price cap on data enforced by the EU this month. Moreover, the SIM roams on every network in every European country and automatically switches to another network if the signal is lost, enabling business travellers to stay connected even in remote areas of Europe.

The SIM is targeted at resellers to the rapidly expanding market of tablet, MiFi and dongle business users, who are especially concerned with the cost of data roaming and the reliability of networks as they travel throughout Europe. As data prices come down, the number of users is rapidly increasing, with business travellers among the heaviest users of mobile data. According to a recent study by IDC, the mobile workforce will reach 1.3 billion in 2015, with the use of data-centric devices such as tablets growing exponentially – already up 30% in the last two years.

With Podsystem’s new MultiNet Traveller SIM, resellers will be able to create packages from 500MB up to 10GB for their business travel customers, with flexible rates including pre-pay, monthly or yearly plans. The low fixed tariff means that they can offer a flat rate for their service across Europe without incurring roaming charges, and the multi-network capability of the SIM allows them to create a value-added proposition that is extremely attractive for business users.

Charles Towers-Clark, CEO of Podsystem commented; “Businesses worldwide are recognising the importance of reliable, cost effective data plans for their itinerant employees, particularly with the growing use of data-centric devices on business trips. The EU price cap has gone some way to reducing extortionate roaming rates within Europe, but for frequent data users such as business travellers, it is not enough. This new SIM will not only eliminate the worry of roaming bill shocks for businesses, it will also give travellers peace of mind, knowing that they will be able to connect to other networks even if they lose signal.””

He continued; “The business travel market represents a huge opportunity for mobile resellers and with the arrival of 4G, we will also see a growing number of smartphone users switch to data-only SIMs which enable high quality mobile IP telephony. Podsystem is at the forefront of the global data SIM market, having spent 12 years building relationships with the major operators to allow our resellers access to some of the best data tariffs available.”

The MultiNet Traveller SIM is available now to mobile resellers. For more information, please visit www.podsystem.com.

About Podsystem

Podsystem Ltd. is an MVNO specializing in data SIM cards for the M2M and business travel sectors. An expert in multi-network data SIMs, Podsystem offers coverage worldwide across a wide variety of networks at prices comparable to, or often lower than, local single network SIMs.

Podsystem Ltd. is based in the UK with offices in Spain and the USA. From these offices the company serves customers across Europe and the USA and is able to provide coverage at a global level in specific countries throughout Asia, Australasia and Africa. For further information please visit www.podsystem.com.