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Travel Republic cuts mobile roaming charges for customers with Simtex deal
Dnata Travel owned OTA Travel Republic is offsetting holidaymakers’ rising mobile phone roaming costs having struck a partnership with eSIM provider Simtex.
The deal enables customers to select and purchase a data package that will keep their mobile phone costs down whilst on holiday in a few simple steps.
There is no need for any physical SIM card changes and all customers need to do is scan and connect. A Travel Republic discount code entitles users to a 10% discount.
A three-day package in the USA costs £4 (1GB) and for 14 days (3GB) £12.00. In Turkey, three days is £5 (1GB) and 14 days (3GB) is £12.
Travel Republic said the “service provides a strong and stable internet connection via roaming data in one fast secure and accessible operation”.
The partnership comes after Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis warned UK consumers that mobile firms were breaking promises on roaming fees post Brexit.
He has called for tougher rules, saying that phone networks cannot be trusted to self-regulate.
Antonio Fellino, Travel Republic managing director, said that the company has taken the initiative to find a competitive way for his customers to keep their mobile costs down when they are on holiday, particularly in light of the UK’s rising cost of living.
He said: “With the cost of living weighing down heavily on everybody’s minds, we are taking active steps to make sure our customers get the best deals and access to the best offers when they travel with us.
“The deal we have secured with Simtex also provides an extra 10 per cent off their rates to our customers until the end of September and removes the hassle and worry away for holidaymakers where roaming charges are concerned. The last thing our customers want when they take a well-deserved holiday is the worry of using their mobile phone.
“We are also working on offering our customers lots of further deals going forward to make their holidays more affordable in the current climate.”