launches travel SIM

16th Aug 2006 have launched a new discounted travel SIM to help the millions of Brits who are at risk of running up phone bills up to six times higher than necessary when keeping in touch on the slopes when they travel abroad this winter., a prepaid mobile phone service, will help the “piste off”  skiers that return home from a great holiday to discover a huge mobile phone bill waiting for them. From Corcheval and Chamonix, to St Moritz and Val d’Isère, ski enthusiasts can make cheap mobile phone calls in over 115 countries worldwide and receive calls free in more than 65 countries, ideal for keeping in touch with friends and family on the slopes and back at home.

Nowadays mobile phones are a vital means of communication for all skiers and snowboarders. Ski parties often split into small groups and only meet up after a ski lesson or for a bite to eat, therefore staying in touch on the slopes is essential. On most mobile phone networks the cost of calling a friend in the same ski resort is the same as making a call to the UK - the caller and receiver are both charged a premium rate. With a MaxSIM* card, users are charged greatly reduced roaming rates and in most countries it costs nothing for a MaxSIM user to receive a call. The perfect way to stay in touch on the piste!

A recent survey revealed that the 16 million UK holiday-makers who are expected to use their phone abroad are at risk of overpaying by more than £800 million.  Based on two skiers on holiday in Chamonix, both making two two-and a half minute calls to a friend from their ski party, in the same ski resort, every day on their 7 day holiday and both receiving 3 two minute calls a day from the UK during the same week, they will typically run up a bill of £110.25 on a prepaid Vodafone1 tariff, a staggering £124.74 with O22, but just £17.15 if they had used MaxSIM*.

Richard Thompson from MaxSIM* said, “Staying in touch on the slopes is essential for both convenience and safety, and to avoid a huge phonebill, skiers should shop around before going on holiday and remember that MaxSIM is for life, not just for the ski season, so can save you money all year round”.


MaxSIM enables travellers to benefit from massive cost savings without compromising on reliability and quality or subject to hidden costs. Users are allocated a UK number and features of the SIM include voicemail, call recording, conference calling and call forwarding. MaxSIM* can also be used in the UK, offering competitive text and call charges compared with other prepaid tariffs. 


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