September 25, 2007
Cubic Telecom Launches Mobile Service at Local Rates
By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributing Editor
Startup company Cubic Telecom is launching a mobile phone service that allegedly provides locally-priced calling regardless of where the user is located. The company said it has partnered with GSM
carriers in order to provide this service.
Vnunet.com reported that Cubic Telecom is using its Macroam Sim card to deliver the service to customers. The key to making call affordable is by using the service rather than technology model. This, the company claims, allows it to offer a service that’s 80 percent cheaper than roaming
rates charged by traditional mobile carriers.
network we use is either the one you have at home, or in your office, or one of our partner networks that cover over 100,000 public hotspots around the world,” the company said on its Web site.
Cubic Telecom also offers two mobile handsets that work with both WiFi
Vnunet.com said recent regulatory changes for roaming charges in Europe likely motivated development of Cubic Telecom’s service. Since Cubic doesn’t own a network, it must negotiate at the wholesale level with other carriers. Under regulatory guidelines, the company will be classified as a reseller.
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Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To see more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.