HONG KONG and SINGAPORE, Feb. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — GreenRoam Limited, member of Taisys Holding Co. Ltd., announced today that its soft-SIM OTA download service would be available in North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia through its slimduet® app.
Globalization has created an unprecedented boom in tourism. In 2014, the US and the UK received 19.2 and 1.61 million Asian travellers respectively. As of November 2014, the total number of Chinese outbound tourists hit a record 100 million with US$102 billion spending power. With over ten million Chinese users connecting to Taisys’ slim SIM-based mBanking services, the slimduet® service will give GreenRoam a clear advantage over other market players in capturing the huge outbound telecom business from China.
"With more affordable airfares encouraging people to travel more, we see an irreversible trend in bringing savvy, affordable and convenient borderless mobile connectivity to travellers," claims Mr. Moter Du, CEO of GreenRoam. "Our subscribers will set the trend of travelling around the world with just one app, one slim SIM in their handset. We will, in the coming months, extend the slimduet® network coverage as more MNO and MVNO join the slimduet® partnership to provide high-quality mobile services for globetrotters."
Limitless Mobile, an infrastructure solutions and services provider for MNOs, MVNOs and M2M service providers, is enabling slimduet®users to roam cost effectively when travelling to the UK. Mr. Atte Miettinen, CEO of Limitless Mobile, says, "It’s a great honour to facilitate this functionality in the UK with GreenRoam. Our collaboration allows us to bring advanced technology and lower cost connectivity services to worldwide travellers."
GreenRoam will officially launch slimduet® services at the Mobile World Congress 2015 and invites more MNOs and MVNOs to join it in a strategic alliance to deliver a borderless customer-oriented mobile experience for all users.
What is slimduet®
The slimduet® platform is a command centre for global mobile service distribution based on GreenRoam exclusive SIMoMETM slim SIM technology. Before going abroad, users access the slimduet® app to purchase prepaid local mobile services through the over-the-air (OTA) download service. Once overseas, travellers enjoy immediate connection to the local telecom services. Slimduet® service helps travellers avoid unpleasant bill shock while providing a hassle-free user experience..