TruTower readers are very familiar with KnowRoaming. It’s a SIM card sticker with one purpose: to knock out roaming charges for overseas travelers for good.
Following a successful 12 month pre-launch and beta period, KnowRoaming Ltd. today announced the availability of the KnowRoaming SIM sticker directly from www.KnowRoaming.com for $29.99.
The KnowRoaming SIM sticker automatically connects all unlocked GSM iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices, including tablets to local wireless provider SIM cards. This gives users access to reduced voice, data and text roaming rates that the company says cuts up to 85% off of roaming charges.
Along with the sticker’s general availability, KnowRoaming announced its unlimited data packages and KnowRoaming Long Distance:
KnowRoaming Unlimited: An unlimited data package that provides KnowRoaming customers with unlimited data in 55 countries for $7.99 a day.
KnowRoaming Long Distance: A service enabling long distance calls from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and South Africa to over 200 countries and territories on all locked and unlocked GSM phones. Calls are made through the phones native dialer over a voice network, rather than wifi or data networks, resulting in better quality, a seamless experience and lower costs than traditional long distance or wifi based calling plans and services.
“[KnowRoaming] allows you to stay connected while traveling without having to swap out SIM cards”
“The sticker technology together with our unlimited data bundles allow you to stay connected while traveling without having to swap out SIM cards or count megabytes,” said KnowRoaming CEO Gregory Gundelfinger. “Since our beta-pre-launch efforts last year, we’ve had thousands of people testing the technology and providing us with valuable feedback and today I am proud to announce that we are now ready to open sales to the world!”
Finally, the company announced the Enterprise Management portal as well, which is a portal enabling the enterprise management of multiple KnowRoaming accounts. IT, accounting or other managers within an organization can create and manage post or pre-paid accounts for employees.
“Corporations have hundreds, if not thousands of employees traveling around the globe at anytime,” continued Gundelfinger. “The costs associated with keeping those employees connected and doing business are astronomical with traditional roaming solutions. KnowRoaming provides a seamless, cost effective solution for any enterprise.”
“costs associated with keeping employees connected and doing business are astronomical with traditional roaming solutions”
Customers apply the KnowRoaming sticker to their SIM card once and download the KnowRoaming iPhone or Android app (Windows Mobile users access a mobile web app) to create an account, load funds (via credit card) on to their account, enable phone settings to prepare for travel, track usage and purchase a local number in the country they are traveling in. With KnowRoaming installed, customers can receive all incoming calls from their home SIM, display their home number to whomever they call while traveling abroad and more.
KnowRoaming is only active when the phone leaves its home country and remains completely dormant when at home. Users who purchase a local number in the country they are traveling in are still available on that number(s) when at home via their home SIM.
The KnowRoaming SIM sticker is available today for $29.99 on KnowRoaming.com, including free shipping to the United States and Canada. Anyone who activates their KnowRoaming sticker within two weeks of receiving it receives a $15 KnowRoaming account credit.
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