MAXroam and Hostelworld become travel buddies


14 Aug 2009

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Cork-based global roaming SIM firm MAXroam has made a deal with Hostelworld, one of the largest online reservation platforms, to provide it with its own unique branded mobile roaming service.

Hostelworld, which provides online booking for 20,000 hotels and hostels in 170 countries worldwide, will now be offering the Travelnroam package to its customers.

There are three different options, all powered by Cubic Telecom’s MAXroam SIM platform, ranging from €25 to €99, travellers will get a SIM card for their travels plus calling credit and a dedicated voice/sms number.

The €99 package offers a Pirelli Tri-Band global phone with WiFi.

"We’re absolutely delighted to partner and align ourselves with HostelWorld.com, a massive online success and a brand that’s respected worldwide," said Pat Phelan, Cubic Telecom CEO.

"Everyone from business people to backpackers travel the world and TravelnRoam can be there on their phone saving them considerable amounts on their incoming and outgoing calls.

"If it’s making a business call or in a hostel in China taking a call from mum back home, we’re there watching that bill for you."

The Hostelworld deal is the latest in a string of successful business partnerships for Cubic Telecom in the past year.

On 23 July, Cubic telecom partnered with social media hub ShoZu to bring down the cost of sharing photos and video clips from the service while roaming in more than 139 countries.

Other partnerships this year were with streaming web video service Qik, online travel provider Dopplr.com, global maritime charity Mission to Seafarers, and Australian telecoms firm RoamingSim.com.au.