CALLPLUS AND SLINGSHOT TARGET THE MOBILE MARKET
CallPlus and Slingshot are switching to Telecom Wholesale to provide its customers with faster, flexible and more competitive mobile services through the Telecom 3G Network.
As a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), CallPlus and Slingshot had previously used Vodafone, however a review of the service offering by Telecom has prompted the decision to change.
Mark Callander, CEO of the CallPlus Group, says the decision was driven by the need to ensure both the business and residential arms of the group were providing its customers with a mobile network that kept pace with technology and innovation while maintaining price competitiveness.
“This decision allows both brands the flexibility to offer customers great value and a compelling mobile proposition in all market segments, including prepay, residential, SME and corporate.”
“The use of Smartphones has grown dramatically in the last couple of years and they are now an essential tool for many people. The Telecom network is designed for Smartphones and moving mobile data around the country at ultra-fast speeds.”
According to independent research the Telecom XT network in Central Auckland has the best download and upload speed for users accessing the web on their mobile phones.
“We have some big ambitions for driving growth in mobile services over the next few years and we believe the Telecom Wholesale team is the right partner to help us achieve these goals. Soon we’ll be able to offer even better data plans and we will also be launching some new Smartphone and group data packages,” says Callander.
In the coming weeks both CallPlus and Slingshot will be contacting all their customers to explain the transition to the Telecom Network and the benefits it will bring to their mobile services.
“Our aim is to make the move as seamless as possible for our customers and we believe that once they experience the benefits of the Telecom mobile network they will be pleased we made the decision to change,” concludes Callander.