Cubic Telecom: Wi-Fi plus GSM equals free (cheap) calls

I live in Amsterdam but I travel a lot. I have a Wi-Fi enabled Nokia N80i phone. Like most people who travel, I hate roaming charges, which I consider to be state-supported robbery. A number of companies like Truphone (which I use) have come to the rescue. The latest is the soon-to-be launched Cubic Telecom, which demoed at the Techcrunch 40. I live in Amsterdam but I travel a lot. I have a Wi-Fi enabled Nokia N80i phone. Like most people who travel, I hate roaming charges, which I consider to be state-supported robbery. A number of companies like Truphone (which I use) have come to the rescue. The latest service is the soon-to-be launched Cubic Telecom, which demoed at the Techcrunch 40.

Cubic Telecom claims that it “allows you to make cheaper calls by leveraging two networks, Wi-Fi and GSM. Users phones will switch to the cheapest network depending on where they are. Take your Cubic Mobile phone when you travel internationally and wander into a Wi-Fi hotspot and you’ll be making international calls for as low as 1 cent a minute (or even free in some circumstances). Walk out of a hotspot and onto the street and you can make and receive calls to anywhere in the world for as low as 15 cents a minute on any GSM network.”

They are launching soon. Check their blog at:
http://blog.roam4free.ie/

Comments

  1. Brendan L. says:

    The entrepreneurial spirit of the people behind Cubic Telecom is alive and well. A global MVNO that operates on the GSM backbone (coupled with optional WiFi) is something I have been hoping for for quite some time. Great news, Esme, and thanks for mentioning them.

    Cheers,

    -Brendan

  2. Cheers Esme and thanks Brendan
    We got the most amazing reception at Techcrunch.
    Product will be available @ MAXroam next week and at Cubic telecom the following week.
    All looking good