Top Connect has just announced that users of its TravelSIM GSM romaing card in the Latin American region can now benefit of “vastly reduced voice and data download costs.”
The new reduced rates follows a series of business agreements with its GSM partners in the region. These agreements cover 11 countries, include Argentina, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.
Incoming calls and text messages to regional visitors are free to TravelSim users and outgoing calls vary slightly, starting as low as 0.39 Euros per minute. Data costs are a flat 0.59 Euros per minute in all 11 countries and sending an SMS is just 0.19 Euros.
“we are delighted to pass on the benefits to our users visiting [Latin America]”
“Latin America has seen a 50% growth in tourism over the past decade and with travel operators such as Club Med and Sandals setting up new holiday resorts in the region will undoubtedly see further growth in the years to come,” says Mikhail Markin, Head of Product Development Department at TravelSim. “Thanks to a round of cost-cutting communications discussions with our GSM partners focussed on better supporting tourism in the region and enabling visitors to keep in touch with families and friends whilst on holiday, we are delighted to pass on the benefits to our users visiting the Latin American region.”
Top Connect says TravelSim can save customers an average of 85 percent on phone calls while roaming. The company’s TravelSim brand is currently the world’s leading international roaming card service with a user base of over 4.5 million spanning 190 countries, 140 of which offer free incoming calls. Over 80,000 new subscribers sign up for the service each month, and the company wants to reach 5 million before the end of the year.