securetrading, the UK’s leading independent online payment service provider (PSP), has been selected by SIM4travel.com, the online travel SIM company, to provide online payment services through the company’s web site.
The recently launched travel communications solution, SIM4travel.com, enables holidaymakers and business travellers to cut costs on mobile phone charges by up to 85% whilst abroad by simply swapping their UK SIM card for a travel SIM. Travel SIMs can be purchased from the SIM4travel.com web site, which uses securetrading’s technology to accept payments online securely and in real-time by processing credit card transactions.
Until now, travellers have been forced to accept years of over-priced international roaming charges. When UK travellers take their mobile phone abroad they ‘roam’ onto a foreign operators’ network so UK rates don’t apply if they make or receive calls whilst away. Roaming is much more expensive than using the mobile at home for both making and receiving calls, whether you are calling the local restaurant or relatives back in the UK and it’s the same whether you are on contract or pay as you go (PAYG). The multi-country travel SIM solution from SIM4travel represents a new era in mobile communications while abroad.
“If you use your mobile phone overseas you could face a bill more than ten times higher than usual, it can cost up to £1.90 a minute just to receive a call. By purchasing a travel SIM you can reduce your phone bill and remain in contact for a fraction of the cost,” said Simon Goff, co-founder, SIM4travel.com.
David Abbott, CEO of securetrading commented, “We’re delighted to be working with SIM4travel.com, it is a fantastic service that really does save mobile phone users money – you can check by using the price comparison calculator on the web site. Historically the mobile phone market has been subjected to attack by online fraudsters. Our systems will assist SIM4travel in minimising this risk for purchase and top up; this protects innocent cardholders against seeing fraudulent transactions appearing on their statements and SIM4travel against losses due to online fraud.”
For more information and to purchase a SIM for a one off cost of just £29.95, including €5.00 call credit, simply go to www.SIM4travel.com
Founded in 1997 securetrading is the UK’s leading independent Payment Service Provider (PSP), enabling Internet and eCommerce transactions by processing credit and debit cards through UK acquiring banks.
securetrading provides web merchants with the facility to accept payments on-line, securely and in real-time. Its unique architecture of distributed Payment Gateways and in-house customer service team means a resilient and robust service that keeps its merchants trading 24x7. Offering the highest levels of encryption in the UK and extensive fraud screening services securetrading is committed to promoting secure online business.
Integrating seamlessly with existing software, securetrading’s system features include virtual terminal, multicurrency, online transaction management and repeat/subscription billing. securetrading offers Address Verification Software (AVS)/security check, free additional fraud control and deferred checking. securetrading has no set-up fee, a low annual fee and fair transaction charges with no hidden costs.
The solutions are suitable for both high-volume blue chip clients through to SMEs and start-up companies. securetrading clients’ markets range from retail, education, leisure, local authorities, B2B to charities and include Alton Towers, Dun & Bradstreet, Phones 4U and Age Concern.
securetrading, European Operations Centre, Parc Menai, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 4BF Tel: 0800 028 9151.
For more information please visit www.securetrading.com
SIM4travel Limited was established in October 2004 by Suk Grewal and Simon Goff to provide an affordable international mobile phone roaming solution for travellers.
The pay-as-you-go SIM works in 110 countries, and can save users up to 85% compared to the tariffs offered by domestic carriers.
SIM4travel service information
For £29.95 SIM4travel provides a mobile travel SIM for consumers to use abroad taking advantage of the following:
• receive calls for free in leading UK travel destinations
• make local calls at local rates
• call the UK for less
• text the UK for less
• use the pre-loaded credit straightaway – hassle free
• control spend, avoid post trip mobile bill shock
• stay in touch for less and control usage
SIM4travel was set up in response to dissatisfaction with current UK provider roaming charges levied on consumers.
How does SIM4travel work?
• A traveller purchases a SIM4travel card
• A SIM4travel card is delivered to the traveller with calling credit
• Traveller informs contacts they will still be in touch whilst abroad by text/ email/voice (through www.textmynumber.com)
• SIM4travel card is activated upon first use
• Traveller enjoys savings of up to £1.90 a minute in over 110 countries
• Traveller tops up whilst abroad directly from their phone, online or by calling the SIM4travel service centre
• Traveller can access web, phone or IVR if they have any questions whilst away (all instructions in English)
• Traveller returns home in control of mobile spend, with no unexpected mobile bills
For further information please contact:
Dawn Flynn / Sarah Webb
Tel: 0118 939 5900
Tel: 01248 672000
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