Alpha Mobile is the newest phone network to arrive in the UK, and it’s set to offer up a very international slant on moble phone tariffs and offers.
The network is actually MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator), similar to the likes of Virgin and Tesco Mobile, who don’t own a physical network, but borrow from the likes of O2 and Vodafone. Alpha Mobile uses Vodafone’s.
Ignoring the awkward CGI turtle mascot, perhaps the most interesting part of Alpha Mobile’s new network is the unlimited calls to international landlines and (some) mobiles offer – if you pay £30.
It’s a pay-as-you-go SIM but after paying that amount you’ll get those unlimited calls for 30 days. Outside of that, Alpha mobile offers cheap and cheerful prices on most international calls- cheaper than most of the major networks.
“Following the 16-year successful heritage of Alpha Telecom our landline service, we’ve launched Alpha Mobile taking our customer promise to deliver high quality, low-cost products and services, to the mobile market,” said Zafar Mirza, CEO at Alpha Mobile. “Alpha Mobile is the ideal service for anyone wanting to save money on UK and international calls when using their mobile device.”
We were surprised that heavy local users aren’t penalised either; text messages cost 10p, whilst calls to land-lines are 5p per minute. If you’re interested in the specifics of where Alpha Mobile are offering those unlimited calls, check out their site, where you can also order a SIM.
UPDATE: Whoa , there is one sting in its tail. Be careful taking that SIM out of the UK, where data per MB will set you back £16.99!