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Stay in touch at the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 and save on your mobile bill!

This year’s international cricket tournament will be held in the West Indies from 30th April to 16th May 2010 in the West Indies. The tournament features 12 teams and will be played at four grounds – Barbados, Guyana, St. Lucia and St. Kitts & Nevis.

International roaming using your own SIM card in the West Indies can be expensive so for those attending the event that wish to reduce potential roaming costs on voice and data, Cellhire has the ideal solution…simply rent a mobile phone with local airtime or a local airtime SIM for your own unlocked GSM phone. Cellhire can also keep your laptop connected with a USB modem to provide access to email and internet at the event.

Last years Twenty20 orders exceeded 300 connections from players, umpires, security staff and officials who rented mobile phonesSIM cards and mobile broadband solutions.

Chris Power, Senior Business Development Executive commented “last years’ event was a real success. We’re really proud to be supporting such high profile events globally. Previous customers have been “bowled over” by our low cost international voice and data rates.”

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Reel in the cost of roaming charges at the Cannes Film Festival 2010

Specialising in providing short-term mobile voice and data solutions, Cellhire has a wealth of experience in the film and media events sector. Cellhire has provided rental 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.

This year, Cellhire’s rental rates are more competitive than ever! By hiring a French SIM card for your own unlocked GSM phone or a French SIM card with a Cellhire mobile phone, you are guaranteed to save up to 70% on mobile calls compared to roaming.

New to the portfolio this year, you can rent an iPhone SIM card combined with internet and SMS for Cannes. This solution offers free incoming calls and low national call rates throughout the duration of the event.

BlackBerry, USB Modems and Routers are all available at fantastic rates, backed by 20 years customer service, 24/7 customer support and onsite support as well as guaranteed cost savings.

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Stay connected 24/7 throughout the election process

The next UK General Election is due to take place on or before Thursday 3 June 2010. With this in mind, Cellhire has tailored its UK short term voice and data solutions to ensure connectivity throughout the election process.

In addition to industry leading sales support the rental charges are extremely competitive. So whether the requirement is for additional mobile phones with UK SIM cards for temporary/volunteer staff ormobile broadband to ensure wireless access to email and the web, Cellhire has a cost effective solution. We can even offer BlackBerry including your own free email address for the duration of the election.

Also available within the Cellhire product portfolio is OptiSIM. OptiSIM is an optimum coverage SIM solution that provides the most extensive mobile coverage in the UK. The service is delivered through a roaming agreement with the five major UK operators and accesses an alternative network signal, should the primary network be unavailable. This solution is ideal for any organisation that needs to stay connected 24/7.

With Cellhire there’s no need for a minimum call spend or compulsory top ups and we offer a choice of networks to ensure clients are offered the best solutions for their individual needs.

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Cellhire UK website re-launched with a host of new products & features

In a determined effort to continuously improve the customer experience, Cellhire has developed its website and is very excited about the results.

The site has been re-launched with a host of additional features. Not only is the site more aesthetically pleasing, but its new product search tool means it is both easier and quicker to navigate.

The site has a new and improved interface, enhanced functionality and an extended product portfolio. Our international SIM card portfolio now includes PolishCzech and Canadian airtime, ensuring that wherever you are travelling in the world Cellhire has a SIM solution suitable for your journey that guarantees significant cost savings.

Cellhire is delighted to announce that secure online ordering using a purchase order number is also readily available to businesses as well as credit card payment.

If you have any suggestions as to how we can further improve our site please

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Brush aside worries about international call charges

The World Curling Championships is an annual event, showcasing the world’s best curlers. This year’s event is based in Cortino D’Ampezzo, Italy, 4 – 11 April 2010.

If you are travelling to Italy to attend the event, be it as a competitor, part of a media team or as an avid fan you can save money on your roaming costs by renting an Italian SIM card from Cellhire. Cellhire is the world leader in the short term rental of international SIM solutions and offers the cheapest rates to ensure you avoid international roaming charges on both outgoing and incoming calls.

Mobile broadband rental enables you to mobilise your laptop with remote, wireless access to email and the Internet; USB modems and data cards provide real-time access to essential information whenever and wherever you need it. So, rent for the duration of the World Curling Championships and ensure you are contactable at all times. Whether you prefer a ‘stick’ or a ‘dongle’, we can help you choose the most applicable Italian data solution for your individual needs.

From a cost perspective, you only need to rent for the duration of the event so there are no long term contracts, no minimum call spend requirements and no top-ups needed, because the solutions are post-paid for added convenience.

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Critical satellite communications aid Haiti earthquake recovery work.

The fragile communications infrastructure of Haiti has struggled to cope with the scale of the earthquake. GSM networks were not available for many days after the earthquake in Haiti hindering communications and the recovery effort. This placed a heavy demand on the need for satellite communications.

As soon as the short term communication specialists Cellhire heard about the disaster, they were eager to lend their assistance by supplying satellite devices to help restore vital communications and aid the recovery effort. The urgent requirement for satellite phones meant that Cellhire’s offices around the world were quick to designate their fleet to organisations involved in helping the recovery process.

“Everybody feels for the people of Haiti at this very difficult time” commented Tim Williams CEO of the Cellhire Group. “Cellhire is very proud that we’ve been able to support the relief effort to ease the suffering of those affected by the disaster.”

As a global organisation Cellhire utilised its offices around the world to coordinate deliveries within the quickest possible time. Cellhire supplied satellite equipment to media organisations, international TV networks and radio stations as well as the US Coast Guard, US Army and the MOD.

To provide further assistance to those agencies involved in the crisis Cellhire will be donating 5% of it’s revenues from its rental activity in Haiti to NGO’s in the US, France and UK.

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Avoid Sky High roaming charges at the Singapore Air Show

The Singapore Air Show 2010 is one of the world’s top 3 aviation events and takes place this year 2-7 February 2010. The Singapore Air Show 2010 will be held at the purpose-built Changi Exhibition Centre (CEC).

The exhibition serves as a global market place for aviation enthusiasts around the world. In 2008 the Singapore Air Show saw 800 exhibiting companies from 48 countries and 43,827 traders from 112 countries attend the event.

If you are attending this year’s Air Show you can save money on your mobile bill by renting a single SIM card on the Vodafone network. Great savings can be made, up to 70% compared to roaming charges and the tariff is purposefully built for Rest of the World destinations. You can keep connected in confidence with this solution as it is backed up by 450 roaming agreements in 170 countries!

The solution comprises of a simple flat rate pricing plan and airtime is post paid so there is no need for compulsory tops up as with pay-as-you-go SIMs.

Cellhire is the market leader in supplying mobile solutions and ‘local’ airtime for specific events around the world. We are currently official suppliers to the Cannes Film Festival, Tour De France and the Rugby World Cup and deployed in excess of 5,000 Chinese SIM cards for visitors to the Beijing Olympics.