Wednesday, July 04, 2007

One-2-One Telecom out with King of SIM

Lagos-based telecommunications solution company, One-2-One Telecom, has introduced an international roaming Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) product christened the “King of SIM (KOS)” into the nation’s market.

A SIM card comes as a smart card, which securely stores the key identifying a mobile phone service subscriber, as well as subscription information, preferences and text messages.

The equivalent of a SIM in Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service (UMTS) is a Universal Subscriber Identity Module (USIM) and its International Circuit Card ID (ICCID), storing network state information such as its current Location Area Identity (LAI), exclusively identifies each SIM.

Briefing newsmen on the product, Managing Director One-2-One, Mrs Folake Oyemade, disclosed that the company was out with the mission to resourcefully pursue the delight of customers.

One-2-One, she said, is determined to be the most customer-oriented in terms of courtesy, prompt support for their needs, efficiency, integrity, teamwork and follow through.

Reeling out the unique features and advantages of KOS, she said that the product had come as solution to the multiple SIMs problem that travellers had to encounter from country to country.

KOS, according to Oyemade, is one SIM card that guarantees users the unique convenience of adaptability, stressing that users would not need to go through the pains of looking for office of local networks in their destination countries with the attendant throat-cutting costs before they could get a SIM to communicate with their friends, families and business associates internationally.

“The King of SIMs card is designed to dramatically reduce your roaming costs and simplify your communication needs in 125 countries,” Oyemade said, adding that KOS card, which costs $100 (about N14,000), is compliant with contemporary Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) handsets as long as such handsets were not SIM-locked.

Mrs Oyemade also said that 90 per cent saving on roaming charges awaits any KOS user, even as call conferencing, call recording, Short Messaging Service (SMS), voice mail, online user platform and readily available top up cards.

Asked what she meant by readily available top up cards, Oyemade explained to Champion Infotel that users could call for recharge of credit from any of the 125 countries where KOS is already adaptable across the globe either on the user’s mobile phone or online and such request would be promptly attended to even on credit and in trust till the user comes back home.

This, she said, was a radical departure from the practice of other telecom operators who were in the habit of making their customers to sign what she described as “tedious contracts’’ and pay non-refundable deposits which ran into huge sums of money to their local service providers before their numbers could be roamed.

She maintained that One-2-One Telecomms is a service provider and is a unique player in the international roaming service market with a technical platform in the United Kingdom and a strong technical base as well as marketing team in Nigeria.

Commenting on the product, business consultant, Mr. Jude Onoh simply described the “King of SIMs” card as one that offers seamless and hassle-free communication to its users across the globe.

Onoh added that the product was not introduced for the purpose of making profit, but rather, its all about making communications easier and more cost-effective to customers and Nigerians precisely, as they roam over the world.

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