International virtual operator Truphone is bringing its globetrotting mobile voice and data services to 58 new countries ranging from Austria to China. That expansion builds on its initial core service zone of eight countries to include all of Europe, the major countries in North America and a handful of places in Asia and South America.
Customers traveling across that 66-country footprint would basically tap into a single bucket of voice minutes, SMS, and data. While Truphone does sell its service to individual consumers, its customers are increasingly businesses that buy “family” plans shared among all employees. It now offers shared data plans with up to half a terabyte of data a month.
The 58 new countries will be treated slightly differently from Truphone’s core zone, which encompasses the U.S., U.K., Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland, Australia and Hong Kong. In those eight…
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