image thumb139 Truphone makes another announcement: Local Anywhere, a single SIM mobile service

More from Truphone as it announces its plans to launch Truphone Local Anywhere. The project is a single SIM, global mobile service that enables its users to make mobile calls for supported countries as a local one. The service will definitely be a leap as it will rid mobile users worldwide of the roaming charges and more importantly buying new connections as they move from one country to another. We aren’t sure how many countries the service is going to begin with nor do we have idea of when exactly when it begins, perhaps by midyear. A few of the features it offers are:

  • Number portability of existing mobile and landline numbers to Truphone;
  • Full service multi-language customer support;
  • Ability to manage their Caller ID (CLI);
  • Competitive rates on domestic calls, SMS, and data in home country;
  • Low cost international calling to the world from any Truphone Local Anywhere-supported country;
  • Up to 80 percent savings on roaming charges when visiting other countries;
  • No roaming surcharges to receive calls in most major destinations;
  • TruFriendsTM – providing even lower calling rates to call to other Truphone Local Anywhere customers;
  • Additional “virtual” country mobile numbers to seem ‘local’ in another country so friends/colleagues can call at local rates.

CEO Geraldine Wilson stated in a release:

Our customers tell us that they value our current services to make low cost international calls when at home and when roaming.  Now they’re asking us to bring it all together.  They want one phone, one SIM and one plan. Truphone Local Anywhere delivers this all-in-one solution by providing the first fully-integrated multi-country mobile service for personal users and business professionals.  Now these internationalists can enjoy all the benefits of home wherever they may be.