12/11/2007 6:06:00 PM
New MVNO targets cheap overseas calls market
A new MVNO called Nomi-mobile has entered the increasingly competitive overseas calling market by offering cheap international rates.
It is unknown which operator is behind the MVNO, but 3, Vodafone, Orange and O2 have all denied involvement. T-Mobile was unavailable for comment as Mobile went to press however a source said that BT was somehow involved with the MVNO.
A Nomi-mobile spokeswoman said: ‘There's various contractual arrangements which means that some details of platform providers are held in confidence.’
Aimed at people living in the UK who make frequent calls abroad, Nomi-mobile’s rates are much cheaper than the major networks. For example, calls to mobile in France will cost 15p per minute compared to £1 on T-Mobile and 89p on Vodafone.
UK rates include 15p per minute to any UK mobile and 9p per UK text. The MVNO also offers a unique landline service, which allows users to make even cheaper international phone calls from landlines with the same prepay account being debited.