Mumbai, India (PressExposure) March 21, 2013 -- Jaxtr Inc., founded by Sabeer Bhatia and Yogesh Patel, today announced the launch of a cost-effective, user-friendly global SIM card for international travelers called Jaxtr SIM.
With the Jaxtr SIM, travelers to the United States, Canada, UK and Mexico or anywhere in Europe or Asia can make inexpensive local and international calls/SMS while using their own mobile phones. Jaxtr SIM works on all unlocked phones from basic feature phones to Android, iPhone and Blackberry devices. Travelers can start using the phone as soon as they replace the SIM in their mobile phones.
Jaxtr SIM cards come with a simple registration and onboarding process and a transparent billing system that has absolutely no hidden fees. A single SIM can be used for voice, text and data. Usage can be tracked and monitored in real-time on Jaxtr's website.
Usage rates are simple and up to 85% less expensive than current options. For instance, rates in the US are:
- 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
In addition to calling, texting and browsing, advanced features such as voicemail, SMS forwarding and voicemail to email are included for no additional charge. Also, a single card can be used in multiple countries and multiple local numbers are provisioned automatically for each supported country. Jaxtr users can optionally maintain a permanent number in the country of their choice for a small monthly fee - starting as low as $1/month.
Jaxtr SIM is also an attractive option for Indian businesses looking to control their travel communication costs. In addition to a cost-effective solution, corporate plans have the following benefits:
- One consolidated bill for the entire company for all SIM cards used by the business
- Detailed usage reports and expense controls broken down by individual and department usage
- Archival of text messages
Sabeer Bhatia, CEO & Co-Founder, Jaxtr Inc. and Co-Founder of Hotmail, said at the event, "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."
Yogesh Patel, President & Co-Founder, Jaxtr Inc., commented, "Current options are either expensive or painful to use and often both. We felt that there was an opportunity to build a global telecom network for providing a low cost solution that could radically change the way travelers communicate when they go abroad. We have invested heavily to create such a network."
Jaxtr SIM cards are designed to suit all types of travelers whether they are traveling for business or for leisure. The cards are available from travel agents, at airports and they can also be ordered online at http://sim.jaxtr.com.