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Roamer app introduces voice calls to data-only Apple SIM

Zafirah Salim | Oct. 23, 2014
Apple customers can now make and receive phone calls with their regular phone numbers while using the new data-only Apple SIM.

Low-cost roaming application Roamer, launched yesterday a major update which involves enabling Apple customers to make and receive phone calls with their regular phone numbers while using the new data-only Apple SIM.

Roamer, which is now available on iPad as well as all other iOS devices and Android phones, enables users to use their regular mobile number over Internet (Wi-Fi/3G/4G) or using a GSM or CDMA call back. To accompany a low-cost data tariff bought through an Apple SIM, Roamer adds easy and comprehensive experience of low-cost voice calls.

The Apple SIM, which comes preloaded in iPad devices, will soon be available for iPhones at only US$5, offering customers "the flexibility to choose from a range of short-term carrier plans".

"Apple has noted that people travelling abroad should no longer have to worry about returning home to a shockingly high roaming bill. At the same time, even users who are staying home will appreciate the ease with which they can initiate and change their data plans and operators," said Roamer founder, Nick Ustinov, in its media statement. "By enabling their customers to buy short-term locally-priced data tariffs, they are reacting strongly to consumers needs."

Roamer is currently available to users in over 200 countries. On the other hand, the Apple SIM is only available to customers in the United States and United Kingdom, but it is likely to soon be available in more countries.

 

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