Truphone, a British company whose U.S. headquarters is in Durham, announced Wednesday that it has significantly expanded its international phone service for mobile customers.
Truphone’s bundles of phone service now encompasses 66 countries, up from just eight previously. The expanded service, which is aimed at business customers, includes all of Europe as well as Canada, China, Japan, Mexico and Russia, among many others.
“It really does make the whole network global,” said Rita Simonetta, director of marketing for the Americas.
Bundles start at $50 a month per user for 300 minutes, 300 texts and 300 megabytes of data. Calls and data usage in any of the 66 countries in the company’s Truphone World network are covered by its plans.
At the core of TruPhone’s service is its patented technology that allows customers to have up to eight international mobile numbers on a single SIM card, enabling their contacts to reach them on a local number and at local rates. The eight countries whose mobile numbers can be included on a single SIM card are the U.S., United Kingdom, Australia, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Germany, Poland and Spain.
Truphone, which established its U.S. headquarters in the Triangle in 2012, has more than 25 employees in Durham.