US News

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Uh-Oh, Your Phone Doesn’t Work Overseas. So Rent One.

If your phone won’t work where you are going and you don’t want to buy, there are lots of rental options. You may be able to rent from your carrier, which has one advantage — your rental phone will have the same number as your regular phone, your voice- mailbox doesn’t need to be changed and your preferences are preserved. Verizon will rent a GSM phone for $3.99 a day. The downside is that the per-minute call fee is roughly the same as roaming minutes, not the cheapest way to make a call.

You might find a better deal with a third-party rental. For example, Cellhire is renting phones for about $29 a week during its current promotion (there is almost always a special promotion).

Outgoing call rates aren’t terribly low (about $2 to $6 a minute from the bulk of common tourist spots to the States), but they’re possibly better than your own cellphone’s and almost certainly better than a hotel phone. Cellhire also offers a premium Follow Me service, which transfers calls made to your home or office phone to your rental phone without callers being able to tell (in case you want to sneak out of the office and go to Spain without anyone knowing). That service raises the rate on incoming calls — from $1.49 to $2.78 if you’re in España, for instance.


For more information about Cellhire, click here.

UK News

Cellhire launches a fault replacement website for BT

Cellhire has recently expanded its service for BT with an updated online order site and in-roads into new departments within BT.

The updated site will support Cellhire’s well established fault replacement scheme which offers BT customers rental phones when their fixed BT lines are unavailable.

Cellhire has provided BT with fault replacement for 8 years and the extension of the contract is testimony to the companies efficiency and reliability.

“We chose Cellhire to provide our clients with contingency UK phones when our phone lines need repair or provision work because of their reliable logistic capabilities and their commitment to customer service. We are confident in the Cellhire service and really appreciate the company’s efficiency and commitment to the BT Fault Program.” Sevan Brown – Procurement Manager

The new website will facilitate BT’s procurement of rental equipment from Cellhire and enable them to offer a wider variety of useful solutions. In addition to mobile phone rental other solutions include data cards, and 3G routers keeping BT customers fully operational when their fixed internet connection is not available.

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