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Cellhire can save you up to 70% compared to roaming – it’s plane and simple!

Cellhire is the world’s leading telecommunications rental provider and can offer you, as a visitor to the UK, the best possible rates in the market place.

Cellhire provide local UK SIM cards and UK mobile phones with reduced call rates specifically for attendees, media and exhibitors of the Farnborough Air Show.

As an overseas visitor to Farnborough you could be met with high roaming charges when calling home or taking incoming calls. Cellhire can guarantee to save you up to 70% compared to roaming with one of our UK products and incoming calls are always free.

Cellhire can also offer UK data solutions, ranging from BlackBerryUSB modems and Mifi. Our UK data products are extremely competitively priced, but should you find a comparative rate, call 01904 610 610 and we will beat any like-for-like quote.

Visit our UK voice and data solutions for further details.

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Great savings from Cellhire – but it’s first, come first serve

The Wimbledon tennis tournament is the most prestigious tennis tournament in the World and takes place 21st June – 4th July 2010, in Wimbledon, London.

For journalist, photographers, competitors and fans visiting Wimbledon, roaming internationally on your existing mobile phone can be extremely expensive.

Cellhire offer a range of communications solutions for visitors to the UK including UK SIM card only,handset and SIM card and UK BlackBerry rental. Cellhire can keep you connected for the duration of your stay with ‘local’ UK voice and data solutions that will generate significant savings.

Simply rent for as long as you need to, with no minimum call spend, no compulsory top-ups and no long term commitments.

For further details visit our UK voice and data portfolio.

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Football supporters travelling to the World Cup could face huge mobile phone bills on their return.

Football supporters travelling to the World Cup could face huge mobile phone bills on their return. Many phone companies classify South Africa in the most expensive bracket for making calls, sending texts or visiting social networking sites. Some operators can charge up to £8 per megabyte, which equates to about 20 web pages viewed.

As smartphones continue to grow in popularity, it’s never been easier to access emails and the internet on the move. However, it’s really important that fans check with their mobile operator, before travelling, how much it will cost to surf the net in South Africa.

Cellhire can save anyone attending the World Cup up to 70% on voice and data costs and has assembled a special technical support team in South Africa to assist customers during the World Cup itself. The Company has partnered with MTN, the leading South African mobile operator to offer substantial reductions in voice and data charges for the World Cup. Products available for South Africa include SIM cards, mobile phones with South African SIM cards included, BlackBerry® smartphones, and SA mobile broadband with 5GB USB sticks.

For one flat rental fee customers will have low cost call rates both in South Africa and back to the UK, as well as free incoming calls. The rental fee covers the entire event period from the 15th of May right through to 31st of July.

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York telecom firm Cellhire to receive £1m boost from World Cup partnership

Whatever the outcome of the World Cup, Cellhire of York will be a winner.

The following article by Ron Godfrey was published in the York Press on the 3rd June 2010. An extract from the article appears below, if you would like to view the full article online, visit the York Press.

The Clifton Park-based mobile solutions specialist, which is renowned for getting around expensive “roaming” charges abroad, has agreed a strategic partnership with the South African MTN Group.

MTN (Mobile Telecommunication Networks) is a mobile operator which is one of the major sponsors of the FIFA World Cup 2010 and Cellhire is the first company outside South Africa to become its international service provider.

The deal will see Cellhire providing more than 7,000 voice and data connections at the event – worth more than £1 million to the company.

It will represent savings of thousands of pounds for competing teams and football associations, sponsors, journalists, media professionals and corporate travellers in the republic throughout the event which starts on June 11.

Cellhire’s help will be particularly vital for the world’s press corps because it will provide cost effective, high speed solutions that enable the instant upload of photographs and contact with newsdesks. It is not the first time that the £20 million turnover company has become involved in the World Cup, but this is the most lucrative.

Tim Williams, Cellhire’s chairman and chief executive, said: “The forthcoming the World Cup represents a huge opportunity for us. Historically, mobile communications in South Africa has been both expensive and occasionally unreliable. Our partnership with MTN alleviates these problems. We’re very excited about the forthcoming event.”

The company is “supporting” countries from all over the globe including Brazil, France, Italy, Japan, Spain, USA and, of course, England.

In the months building up to the World Cup, Cellhire has also been developing innovative products and services to provide new, cost effective technology.

That includes its DataManager solution which enables customers to keep track of the total amount of data used, even alerting them when usage has reached a selected level.

A specific “World Cup Portal” has also been developed for corporate customers, which allows access to a number of extra services including online billing and TextMyBill, designed to keep down communication costs.

Cellhire has assembled a special technical support team in South Africa to assist customers during the World Cup itself. Clients can therefore focus on conducting business without having to worry about network reliability and the cost of keeping in touch.

Visit for more news and information about Cellhire UK.

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iPhone app launched at Cannes Film Festival by Cellhire Plc

Cellhire, a global mobile solutions specialist, has developed a unique iPhone application for Marché du Film, the organisation behind the Cannes Film Festival.

Jérôme Paillard, Executive Director of Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes commented “Cellhire has developed a wonderful iPhone app that is quick, clear and makes great use of the iPhone user interface. It’s made a big impact at Cannes this year and will help us bring the power of the Cinando database to our users at film festivals throughout the year”.

The app provides on-the-move access to the Cinando cinema industry database for film professionals. The home page always shows the next available screenings at the current event (Cannes 2010) and provides a single click way to search for people, companies, films and listings. Attendees at the current event are highlighted with their on-site contact information to make staying in touch at annual film events that much easier.

The Cinando iPhone application is available now to download at the iPhone app store.

Cinando is a database dedicated to cinema industry professionals with up-to-the minute details of companies, contacts, films and screening schedules. The Cinando website attracts millions of views a year and Cellhire was asked to bring this online network to the iPhone. Cleverly, the app adapts throughout the year to pick up the current film event such as the Cannes Film Festival, Berlin EFM and Hong Kong Film Mart providing vital information on dates and screenings right on the home page. Although the Cinando application was initially designed for the Cannes Film Festival, it can be utilised throughout the year as a resource for all film industry professionals.

Tim Williams, Chief Executive of the Cellhire Group commented “Cellhire’s partnership with the Cannes Film Festival has continued to expand over the last 10 years from simply being a phone rental provider”he added “we are delighted that the delivery of this innovative new service was entrusted to us and to Cellhire’s in-house development team.”

Cellhire has provided communication solutions for numerous film events including the American Film Market, Sundance Film Festival, European Film Market and the Oscars as well as being the exclusive supplier to the Cannes Film Festival for twelve consecutive years.

The iPhone is a new addition to the Cellhire rental portfolio, combined with local French airtime, internet and SMS for Cannes. This solution offers free incoming calls and low national call rates throughout the duration of the event and comes with the Cinando application preloaded onto the handset. For further information visit

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On the ball with a USB Modem

A world leader in short term communication rental and with over 20 years experience in the business, Cellhire is confident in its ability to meet the needs of the sporting events industry.

Cellhire has a wealth of experience working with media professionals including broadcasters, journalists, sponsors and teams to provide wireless communications for events. Cellhire boasts an impressive portfolio of clients and has the capacity to fulfill requirements for large scale events such as the FIFA 2010 Football World Cup and the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.

Global coverage is vital to our clients, who are eager to report on and take pictures of sporting stars at high profile events. Clients rely on Cellhire to provide cost effective, high speed data solutions for uploading images and data without delay to compete for the front page breaking news story.

Whilst attending the Six Nations Rugby in Paris, a Cellhire customer experienced difficulties with the Wi-Fi connection at the venue. To ensure a competitive edge, she had rented an Orange France Modem and without it would have been at a complete loss. Lucky enough to be in the perfect spot for England’s only try of the match, the customer was able to take a great sequence of pictures and send them to press to be published the following morning.

“I was lucky enough to be sitting in the right place for England’s only try of the match & got a great sequence of pictures. Thanks to the modem I was able to send them to the papers just before the first monsoon came along and was glad I’d gone for the modem option.” – Karina Hoskyns

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MiFi – Intelligent mobile hotspot

Cellhire is pleased to announce that it has recently launched the MiFi – mobile hotspot. MiFi is a WiFi mobile router that offers a simple and hassle-free method of connecting up to five users to the internet at any one time. Connectivity can be achieved either wirelessly or via the supplied USB cable which plugs directly into a laptop or notebook. MiFi operates over high-speed networks enabling you to connect at high speeds to the Internet or your corporate Intranet, and access your email while you are away from the office. The MiFi device enables you to securely connect virtually any WiFi enabled device to MiFi for a total mobile Internet experience.

Additionally you can use MiFi in USB modem mode (tethered modem) by plugging it into a USB port on your computer.

For further details visit Cellhire’s homepage or call Cellhire to speak to a MiFi expert.