Tru launches 'global' mobile phone service

Offers discounted mobile phone call rates from the UK and US; other countries coming 'shortly'

Mobile telecommunications service provider Tru states that it can offer mobile phone global roaming rates that are significantly lower than competitors. The company claims savings of over 75 per cent on call rates when overseas in the US and UK, and data usage fees that are up to 99 per cent cheaper than the roaming rates of Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and 3.

Check out our massive mobile phone buying guide.

Buying a Tru SIM card — which differs from normal SIM cards in that it can hold multiple IMSI numbers, allowing 'local' numbers to be used overseas — from the Tru Web site costs $29.99, and includes $15 of prepaid credit. Business users are able to organise a post-paid contract, but individuals are restricted to prepaid use — with an optional monthly membership payment of $15 to use the service overseas. If this monthly payment is not made, the SIM card can only be used within Australia and incurs higher rates.

Tru's mobile phone offering uses the Optus network throughout Australia. When roaming overseas, the Tru service uses a network of service providers local to that area. Tru international mobile roaming is currently only available in the UK and US, but the company plans to expand its presence shortly to include Hong Kong, Spain and the Netherlands. Full details of the service's rates can be found on the Tru Web site.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags mobile phones

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Campbell Simpson

Campbell Simpson

PC World
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?