Jaxtr SIM, an economic communication alternative for globetrotters was announced today at Mumbai by Sabeer Bhatia, CEO and Co-Founder of Jaxtr Inc. Dubbed “The Traveler’s Carrier”, Jaxtr SIM is a a cost-effective option for the frequent jet-setter that covers voice, SMS and data functions for mobile phones. Touted to be “85% cheaper” than current market options, the SIM is cross-platform compatible.
Jaxtr SIM is supported in over 200 countries, living up to it’s description as a traveler’s companion. The setup is quite simple as the connection kicks in as soon as the SIM is inserted and the device powered up. In addition to the usual voice calling, texts and data connection, Jaxtr SIM also supports voicemail, SMS forwarding and voicemail to email features internationally. If a user wishes to retain the same SIM card and use it in different countries, the card can be customized to hold unique numbers for the respective countries. Customers can also hold a permanent number in the country of their choice for an affordable fee. The Jaxter SIM benefits not only individuals but also organizations. Corporate plans tailored for corporations offer benefits like consolidated billing, usage summaries, expense break down and an archive of information to name a few.
The tariff details are as follows:
- 15 cents per minute locally in the US and internationally to Canada, Mexico, India, China and many more.
- 15 cents per text locally in the US and internationally to Canada, Mexico, India, China and many more.
- 60 cents per MB for 3G data
Sabeer Bhatia, CEO & Co-Founder, Jaxtr Inc. and Co-Founder of Hotmail spoke at the launch and was quoted saying,
International travel for both business and pleasure is on a rapid upswing in India. However, to date, travelers face the daunting challenge of communicating with their loved ones in a cost-effective manner while they are on the move. Jaxtr is a Global traveler’s carrier that works in over 200+ countries. With our SIM, you can stop worrying about high international roaming bills when traveling abroad as we offer the best local and international calling rates in the US, Europe and Latin America to make your international travel hassle-free.
Keeping with the core intended purpose of the service, Jaxtr SIM cards can be purchased from travel agents and at airports. Those who like to be prepared beforehand can buy the SIM online at http://sim.jaxtr.com
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22 March, 2013