KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Extrovest Group, Malaysia’s major player in the mobile phone retailing industry, announced the formalising of a partnership with Zeromobiles.r.l., an Italian company for its new revolutionary product ChatSim. They combined to bring about the world’s first SIM card that enables users to chat for free, using global instant messaging worldwide without Wi-Fi or roaming expenses.
"Over 3 billion people are using instant messaging systems. We aim to connect them with a single SIM, wherever they are," says Manuel Zanella, inventor of ChatSim.
Extrovest Group has signed an exclusive agreement with Zeromobiles.r.l. for ChatSim to be its sole distributor in Malaysia. DirectD Retail & Wholesale Sdn Bhd has been appointed as the official retail partner in Malaysia.
"Partnering with Zeromobiles.r.l. for ChatSim, we aim to bring connectivity at minimum cost and maximum convenience to the users," said Esther Kwan, the Group CFO of Extrovest & DirectD.
About ChatSim, Extrovest & DirectD
ChatSim is Manuel Zanella’s stroke of genius. As the founder and CEO of Zeromobiles.r.l., he has created a revolutionary SIM card allowing users to be globally connected; thanks to agreement with most known worldwide telco operators to have a flat rate. ChatSim was designed to connect with the world’s most popular messaging system even without Wi-Fi – is the only SIM that let you chat 24 hours a day with all messaging systems around the world: Much more than the conventional SIM, ChatSim enables its users to exchange text messages and emoticons worldwide using famous instant messaging services such as WhatsApp, Line, Tango, Messenger, WeChat, QQ Chat, iMessenger, Yahoo Messenger, Skype, Telegram, Snapchat, Hangout, Viper, Twitter, Chat on and others. With coverage in 150 countries and partnerships with over 400 mobile phone operators, ChatSim allows you to be truly connected with best coverage wherever you are.
"To achieve the maximum coverage and the best conditions, we have designed two SIMs: ChatSim and ChatSim Plus," explains Zanella. "The two SIMs differ in coverage in some countries. In this way, users can choose the SIM that covers the countries they are interested in. The retail price of ChatSim will be announced soon by DirectD within the next few weeks.
Extrovest Group is a market leader in the mobile phone industries in Malaysia. Established in 1999, the group has developed a strong foot-hold in the retailing of mobile phones and related accessories. DirectD is the retail arm of Extrovest Group and currently operates 5 outlets in Subang Jaya. It has an extensive range of handset models with comprehensive after-sales services such as repair and maintenance. DirectD is a value-driven company, aim to bring the latest smartphones and tablets at the best price to customers.
DirectD will be opening the largest first of its kind, Gadget Mega Store in Malaysia with the concept of a ‘one-stop solution’. Along the Federal Highway and opened all-yearly from 9am to 10pm, DirectD Gadget Mega Store provides a one-stop solution for customers – mobile phones, gadgets and accessories, bill payments for Maxis, Digi, U Mobile, Celcom and YES, SIM card replacement, repair, trade-in, phone line registrations, the Internet packages’ registration, ChatSim and smartphones knowledge hub. Customers can now shop in the comfort of spacious show room and specialized counters for phone-specific enquiries and demonstration before making a purchasing decision.
Recently, DirectD was awarded the BrandLaureate SME’s Best Brands Award 2014 in Retails – Communication Devices by the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation. In 2013 / 2014 DirectD was ranked top dealer/retailer for Asus, Huawei, Motorola, Oppo, HTC, Blackberry, Nokia, Lenovo, Sony. For further enquiry regarding ChatSim kindly email to email@example.com.