SOURCE: Mobal Communications

Mobal Communications

November 06, 2013 09:23 ET

Mobal Announces New Ways for US Travelers to Avoid "Bill Shock" and Stay Connected While Traveling Abroad

Lower Rates in Europe, Free Data SIMs for Former DOODAD Customers and Mobal's Always-Low-Commitment World Phone Provide Travelers Reliability and Peace of Mind This Holiday Season

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 6, 2013) - Mobal, provider of convenient, practical mobile phone packages with handsets, smartphones and SIM cards, announced several new offers for new and existing customers that will help save them time, money and headaches this holiday travel season, including:

  • Enabling US travelers to save up to 75 percent over their existing mobile carriers when making calls in Europe, with new rates as low as $0.42 per minute when they purchase a $100 call bundle.
  • Extending a special offer to the 1,500+ customers of the recently closed DOODAD international data package provider. For a limited time, Mobal is offering free data-only SIM cards and free shipping to travelers who replace their DOODAD SIM with a comparable Mobal SIM. 

According to an FCC survey, 30 million Americans, or one in six wireless users, have experienced "bill shock," or a sudden, unexpected increase in their wireless bills as a result of data usage or international travel fees. For those who rely on their mobile phones for business, the average cost of their monthly data roaming bill shock was $1,089, according to a 2012 Mobile Workforce Report. 

"Unfortunately, many Americans assume that their only choice is to spend hours on the phone with mobile carriers working out a deal. Then, too often they still run the risk of exceeding data plans while abroad and facing dreaded bill shock," said Jared Owen, chief marketing officer of Mobal. "The world phone eliminates these headaches. It's shipped to your home, and guaranteed to work as reliably as your everyday phone in countries across the world -- at a fraction of the cost. And in today's always-on, hyper-connected age, we are less willing to 'unplug' while on holiday vacations, as we rely on our cell phones for communication and information, such as directions, translations, etc."

Mobal never routes calls through a third party or callback services. Because of this, it can offer quality, reliability and connection speeds on par with the service travelers expect from their regular mobile carriers. Mobal is also the only world phone provider that does not charge a monthly fee or require users to pre-pay for minutes. 

With the purchase of a Mobal world phone or SIM card, customers have the same phone number on every trip for the life of the phone. And with the recently introduced new lower rates in Europe, Mobal now offers the most competitive packages currently on the market for US travelers. Because Mobal never requires monthly fees or pre-payment, customers are able to pay only for the minutes they use.

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About Mobal
Founded in 1985, Mobal is one of the world's original mobile phone providers. The company focuses on providing US travellers with convenient, reliable mobile phone packages for keeping in touch whilst traveling abroad -- with no monthly fees or pre-payment required. Mobal offers mobile handsets, smart phones and SIM cards along with simple, hassle-free plans and clear, reliable connections for international travel. Uniquely, over 90% of Mobal's profits support the Krizevac Project, the charity created by Mobal expressly to support communities in Malawi. Privately funded, Mobal is chaired by founder Tony Smith and headquartered in London, with offices in New York and Japan. Learn more at

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