Family and Friends Around the World May Use Local Access Codes to Call Any Ultra Mobile Subscriber for No Charge
NEW YORK, NY and DALLAS, TX, November 15, 2012 -- Ultra MobileTM
, a wireless phone carrier and mobile money platform that enhances the quality of life for its customers, today at the MVNOs Industry Summit in Dallas introduced Call Me Free, its service that provides local access numbers to anyone located outside of the United States to call the company's subscribers in the United States for free. Anyone abroad can use Call Me Free access numbers to call any Ultra Mobile subscriber on their mobile phone. Like the company's unlimited global texting service, Call Me Free comes standard with all Ultra Mobile plans, including the company's no-contract $29-a-month offering.
"Ultra Mobile is shaking up the mobile industry again," began Ultra Mobile CEO David Glickman in his speech at the Summit, "with our Call Me Free feature that further differentiates our monthly plans and international focus. Enabling your cousin in Mexico, friend in Brazil, and sister in Vietnam to call you on your mobile phone for free is astounding, but that's exactly what Ultra Mobile has done for its customers. We vowed to make our subscribers' lives better and Call Me Free is a perfect example of our commitment to connecting our customers with family and friends around the globe. Today the world got a little smaller."
How Call Me Free Works
Call Me Free enables any Ultra Mobile customer to provide their family and friends in 44 countries an access number in their home country to call Ultra Mobile subscribers using any type of phone (landline, mobile, or VOIP) for the same rate as a local call. Once the call is placed, Ultra Mobile's interactive voice response system answers the call, and instructs the caller to dial the actual phone number of the Ultra Mobile subscriber with whom they wish to speak. Ultra Mobile then connects the call just like a typical international call. The company is currently offering unlimited access to Call Me Free for both international users making calls and Ultra Mobile subscribers receiving calls. Callers may use the access numbers to reach only Ultra Mobile customers. The service will be available to customers beginning on November 20.
"Ultra Mobile is breaking new ground again with its Call Me Free service," said Dario Talmesio, a principal analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media. "The company's October launch of monthly plans that include free international texting and credits for global calls was an industry milestone that attracted much attention in the marketplace. Today, the introduction of Call Free Me will help enable Ultra Mobile to set themselves apart in the ethnic MVNO market. The company's positioning as a different ethnic MVNO, creating services geared to the frequent international caller and distributing through independent dealers,primarily in urban areas where immigrants live and ethnic communities thrive, is smart."
In Europe, Ultra Mobile provides Call Me Free access numbers throughout the continent. In Latin America, the company offers access from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, and Peru. In Asia, callers in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Vietnam may use Call Me Free. Additionally, Call Me Free is available to callers in major global hubs such as Sydney, Jerusalem, and Johannesburg.
On October 30, 2012, Ultra Mobile launched the only unlimited US voice, text and 4G data mobile phone service
at $49-a-month that includes up to 1000 minutes of free direct-dial international calls and unlimited text to 194 countries. With Ultra Mobile's first-in-class plans, customers can use a SIM card on virtually any unlocked mobile phone to access the company's nationwide GSM network. Ultra Mobile is eliminating the need for calling cards and global texting add-ons by including international communication as standard on all of its no-contract mobile plans. Ultra Mobile plans are designed to appeal to anyone looking for inexpensive wireless service, especially the frequent international caller. In addition, the company intends to utilize its wireless platform to offer customers convenient mobile money services for paying bills, making purchases, and sending money worldwide. These mobile money services complement Ultra Mobile's international offering and offer further conveniences to several of the company's target customers -- immigrants, students from abroad or extended visitors to the United States. Consumers may sign-up for Ultra Mobile's monthly plans or locate a retailer in their area on the company's website, Ultra.me
ABOUT ULTRA MOBILE
Ultra Mobile is a wireless phone carrier and mobile money solutions provider that improves the quality of life for its customers. The company's mission is to offer convenient and affordable services that connect individuals with their extended families and friends living around the world. Ultra Mobile is the first and only nationwide mobile operator with a voice, text and 4G data mobile phone service that offers free international texting, Call Me Free local access numbers, and minutes for direct-dial international calls included in its plans. Prior to launch, Ultra Mobile sold more than 400,000 SIM cards that are now being distributed through more than 10,000 stores around the country. The company will unveil its mobile money solutions in 2013. Ultra Mobile's management team are telecom innovators and advocates supporting social equity in telecommunications. Learn why everyone's talking about Ultra Mobile at Ultra.me
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