Truphone Intros 'Local Anywhere SIM'
Today Truphone announced a new service that is aimed at frequent world travelers. The new service, which will initially work in the U.S. and the U.K., will give users a local number to use no matter which country they happen to be in. Truphone says the application will provide local calling rates in countries where Truphone is active; local calling numbers; and low-cost international calling and roaming (when not in Truphone countries). Calling rates will start at 12 cents per minute. The service requires a new SIM (from Truphone) and an unlocked GSM phone. Truphone said it will be expanding Local Anywhere SIM to other countries around the world throughout 2010.
Very nice job!
Not locked into domestic carriers that literally rape customers on international roaming rates.
For the countries I checked (Japan, India), their international rates were only slightly better than roaming on a domestic (US) carrier.
Roaming in the UK was better, but you can only get the best rate by spending an additional $12.99 a ...