Truphone has announced that its Truphone Local Anywhere service will be available in the Netherlands and Spain within months. The global mobile operator has forged agreements with Vodafone Netherlands and Orange in Spain (part of the France Telecom Group) providing Truphone with access to the operators’ mobile networks in these markets to deliver Truphone Local Anywhere voice and data rates and local numbers to its worldwide customer base.
These partnerships will mean that customers will benefit from the service’s proposition of ‘local rates and local numbers’ in five countries, Australia, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK and the US. Elsewhere, the service provides competitive roaming rates.
With over 70 million visitors to the Netherlands and Spain each year, and a combined outgoing traffic of 33 million people, Truphone and its partners have a huge opportunity to offer customers from all over the world savings of up to 90% on their roaming, international calling and data charges both at home and abroad.
“Our operator partners recognise that Truphone Local Anywhere represents a breakthrough for the international traveller market, providing them with a really elegant, cost saving and convenient mobile communications solution,” said Geraldine Wilson, CEO of Truphone. “We want our customers who live, work or travel abroad to benefit from paying local rates world over, and we are delighted to announce that we will soon be live in Australia, the Netherlands and Spain as well as the UK and the US.”
The service will become available to customers in the Netherlands and Spain in the autumn. For those countries where Truphone does not have operator agreements, Truphone Local Anywhere offers competitive roaming rates.