T-Mobile launches new SIM only packages for abroad

T-Mobile has announced two new additions to its SIM only price plan, Solo, providing customers with more value and extra benefits to enjoy such as international calling. The two tariffs, Solo International and Solo 12 month, include more inclusive minutes and, for a limited period for people signing up to a £20 Solo 12 month price plan, internet on the phone, while still offering the flexibility of a SIM only package.

Solo International appeals to those who want to stay in touch with family and friends that live abroad without worrying about the costs. It is the first SIM only price plan to offer international calls as part of a minutes allowance, T-Mobile claimed. For example, at £20 per month, Solo International customers have 200 minutes to use for calls to international numbers as well as 600 UK minutes.

T-Mobile’s original SIM only offer, launched in May 2008, gave customers an inclusive set of minutes and texts on a rolling 30 day contract. With the new Solo 12 month offer, customers gain 33% more minutes when signing up to the SIM only contract for 12 months.

For £20 pounds per month, Solo 12 customers receive 800 minutes of calls, that’s 200 more minutes than on the 30 day/standard rolling plan. The special launch offer also includes unlimited texts and access to internet on your phone (until the end of August).

Customers who do not want to sign up to a longer term deal can still enjoy the original benefits of Solo, which provides 1400 minutes and unlimited texts for £30 per month. Customers get a generous set of inclusive minutes and texts and can keep their own handset.

Steve Mitchell, head of post pay at T-Mobile : “We realise that customers are demanding more and more from their mobile phone price plans, so we’ve added extra value and international calls to our Solo deals. We introduced Solo in May last year to appeal to the growing SIM only market, and have listened to the feedback from our customers to bring new benefits and levels of flexibility through our Solo International and Solo 12 month offers.”

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