UK News

Cellhire launches all new cellhire.com in the US

This July saw the launch of the all new cellhire.com US website, offering a new range of mobile products for customers travelling abroad from the US. The new product range focusses on offering a smaller but more flexible selection of voice and data solutions.

Cellhire.com now includes purchase products for voice allowing customers to choose from a phone and SIM or SIM-only solution which covers either international or European destinations. In a departure from the traditional Cellhire rental approach, customers now pay a single fee and keep their devices, SIM cards and numbers. There are no recurring charges and customers only receive a bill for calls when they are made.

The major new addition to the portfolio is a prepaid data offer allowing customers to choose data bundle sizes ranging from 200MB to 1GB from as little as $29, with the additional option of adding a MiFi mobile hotspot device for only $59. Customers can buy data bundles to use in multiple zones around the world including 33 countries in Europe and two further zones, one adding key global destinations to the Europe package and the final zone covering most of the world’s key destinations.

New and existing Cellhire US customers looking for rentals products can still find these products at cellhire.com/rentals where all of Cellhire’s classic rental products covering 100 specific countries around the world are still on offer. The Rentals site has also had a full revamp to reflect the new Cellhire style.

US News

Cellhire launches all new cellhire.com

This July saw the launch of the all new cellhire.com website, offering a new range of mobile products for customers travelling abroad from the US. The new product range focusses on offering a smaller but more flexible selection of voice and data solutions.

Cellhire.com now includes purchase products for voice allowing customers to choose from a phone and SIM or SIM-only solution which covers either international or European destinations. In a departure from the traditional Cellhire rental approach, customers now pay a single fee and keep their devices, SIM cards and numbers. There are no recurring charges and customers only receive a bill for calls when they are made.

The major new addition to the portfolio is  a prepaid data offer allowing customers to choose data bundle sizes ranging from 100MB to 1GB from as little as $29, with the additional option of adding a MiFi mobile hotspot device for only $59. Customers can buy data bundles to use in multiple zones around the world including 33 countries in Europe and two further zones, one adding key global destinations to the Europe package and the final zone covering most of the world’s key destinations.

New and existing Cellhire customers looking for rentals products can still find these products at cellhire.com/rentals where all of Cellhire’s classic rental products covering 100 specific countries around the world are still on offer. The Rentals site has also had a full revamp to reflect the new Cellhire style.

Visit cellhire.com now to see the great new product range and don’t forget to check out cellhire.com/rentals to see how we have improved the look of our rentals site.

Hints & Tips, Travel

What does data cost in Europe?

So you’ve finally booked that holiday of a lifetime to Europe; taking in the history of London, the romance of Paris or the beauty of Spain. You’re going to want to tell all your friends and family back home what you’ve been up to, making them jealous with pictures of Pisa on Facebook or envious of the Eiffel Tower on Twitter. But pictures, tweets and email all use data and data in Europe is really expensive.

Isn’t it?

Not if you take Cellhire’s new Prepaid Data SIM and MiFi. With just one SIM and one pocket-sized MiFi, you can get data anywhere in the world (95 countries if you need it to be exact) at budget-friendly prices and no overage fees. With 3G speeds and wireless connectivity you can have constant access to social media and you don’t even need an unlocked cell phone. This great device even allows you to connect up to 5 separate phones, tablets or laptops so the whole family can connect at the same time. The best part is you only pay for what you use – no rounding up to the nearest MB of data here.

Cellhire cleverly have a budget Europe offer which works across all European countries offering 3G data from just $0.10 per MB. So there’s nothing stopping you making sure that all of your work colleagues know just what a great time you’re having. Should you run out of data, you can easily top it up online. The MiFi and SIM are yours to keep, so next time you travel – maybe to somewhere even more exotic – you can just top up the MiFi and go.

Get your own MiFi for only $59.99 and keep it for every time you go abroad if you need cheap and portable wireless data on the move.

UK News

Cellhire makes HSBC Global Connections finalists

Cellhire, the international mobile solutions specialist, has been shortlisted along with 44 other regional finalists in the UK as part of the HSBC Global Connections competition.

Over the past three years, the HSBC Global Connections Competition has sent 138 dynamic businesses to International Exchanges in some of the world’s fastest-growing markets and awarded access to over £3bn in funding. This year the field was widened to take in companies with a turnover of up to £100m.

The 45 Regional Finalists in the competition represent businesses across the UK which show the innovation, distinctiveness and strategic thinking that makes them future global players. The 45 finalists will progress to the regional finals in June and face a panel of judges who will whittle the list down to select National Finalists before the overall winners for 2014 are decided.

Tim Williams, Cellhire’s Chairman and CEO said: “We are absolutely delighted to be shortlisted out of so many businesses across the UK. HSBC’s recognition of our progress expanding globally is greatly appreciated and I am very much looking forward to June.”

The next 12 months will see Cellhire supply competing teams, key sponsors and the worlds’ media with telecoms as they attend the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Recent successes for the business have included delivering over 15,000 connections at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Cellhire plans to continue expanding its existing business portfolio internationally, particularly in BRIC economies.

For more information on the HSBC Global Connections competition, visit the HSBC website at:https://globalconnections.hsbc.com/united-kingdom/en/

US News

Cellhire makes HSBC Global Connections finalists

Cellhire, the international mobile solutions specialist, has been shortlisted along with 44 other regional finalists as part of the HSBC Global Connections competition.

Over the past three years, the HSBC Global Connections Competition has sent 138 dynamic businesses to International Exchanges in some of the world’s fastest-growing markets and awarded access to over £3bn in funding. This year the field was widened to take in companies with a turnover of up to £100m.

The 45 Regional Finalists in the competition represent businesses across the UK which show the innovation, distinctiveness and strategic thinking that makes them future global players. The 45 finalists will progress to the regional finals in June and face a panel of judges who will whittle the list down to select National Finalists before the overall winners for 2014 are decided.

Tim Williams, Cellhire’s Chairman and CEO said: “We are absolutely delighted to be shortlisted out of so many businesses across the UK. HSBC’s recognition of our progress expanding globally is greatly appreciated and I am very much looking forward to June.”

The next 12 months will see Cellhire supply competing teams, key sponsors and the worlds’ media with telecoms as they attend the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Recent successes for the business have included delivering over 15,000 connections at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Cellhire plans to continue expanding its existing business portfolio internationally, particularly in BRIC economies.

For more information on the HSBC Global Connections competition, visit the HSBC website at: https://globalconnections.hsbc.com/united-kingdom/en/

Actualités en France

Cellhire équipe le Marché du Film de Cannes

Le 67ème Festival de Cannes s’annonce en mai 2014 et Cellhire sera une fois de plus le fournisseur officiel du Marché du film pour la 14ème  année consécutive.

Durant le festival, les producteurs, distributeurs, équipes de tournage & stars pourront rester en contact grâce à la gamme de produits & services proposés par Cellhire avec des solutions voix & data spécialement conçues pour les participants du Festival.

Les Smartphones, routeurs Wifi &  cartes SIM seules font partie des produits proposés lors de l’évènement.

Grâce à un accord avec l’opérateur Orange France, Cellhire est en mesure d’offrir un service 4G avec une excellente couverture à  Cannes et dans toute la France. L’entreprise soutiendra également ses clients durant l’évènement lui-même avec une équipe de spécialistes présente dans le Palais des Festivals. Le fait d’offrir un service sur place permet à Cellhire de maintenir son haut niveau de service client et donne aussi aux participants la possibilité de récupérer et de renvoyer leur équipement sur le site principal du Festival.

Le Directeur Général de Cellhire Amérique & Europe, Aymeric Bouffard, déclare : « Nous sommes enchantés de soutenir le Festival de Cannes pour une nouvelle année. Nos partenariats avec le Marché du Film et l’opérateur Orange France nous permettent d’offrir les produits les plus performants à plus de clients que jamais » .
Cellhire proposera des solutions de transfert de données  4G avec un débit allant jusqu’à 150 MB/S pour la première fois au Festival de Cannes.  Les participants pourront toujours choisir parmi les offres 3G et 4G, les deux étant proposées avec des dispositifs hot spot WiFi mobile pour partager la connexion entre plusieurs appareils à la fois.

Cellhire est également à l’origine du développement de l’application Cinando pour iPhone, qui permet aux participants du Marché du Film d’accéder aux informations de l’industrie du film, au bout des doigts.

Jérôme Paillard, Directeur Exécutif du Marché du Film commente : « Cellhire a développé une magnifique application mobile, rapide, claire avec une très bonne interface pour l’utilisateur d’IPhone pour nous aider à apporter la richesse de la base de données Cinando à nos participants des Festivals du Film et des Marchés du Film, tout au long de l’année.

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Cellhire unterstützt das Internationale Filmfestival 2014 in Cannes

Im Mai 2014 finden die 67sten Filmfestspiele in Cannes statt und Cellhire wird auch im 14. Jahr der offizielle Partner der Internationalen Filmfestspiele in Cannes sein. Während des Festivals können Kritiker, Produzenten, Verleiher, Film Crews und Stars dank des Cellhire Portfolios, das mit „ Sprache“ und „Data“ Lösungen speziell für die Teilnehmer des Festivals entwickelt wurde, online bleiben. Smartphones, mobile WiFi Router und auch nur SIM Karten gehören zu den Produkten bei dem Event.

Aufrund einer einzigartigen Vereinbarung mit Orange France kann Cellhire einen 4G Service und eine excellente Netzabdeckung in Cannes und in ganz Frankreich anbieten. Die Firma unterstützt Ihre Kunden beim Event selbst mit einem Team von Cellhire Spezialisten im Palais des Festivals. Durch diese Vor-Ort Präsenz unterstreicht Cellhire sein hohes Niveau im Kundenservice und gibt den Teilnehmern die Möglichkeit, ihr Equipement direkt am Hauptaustragungsort abzuholen und auch wieder zurück zu geben.

Aymeric Bouffard, als Geschäftsführer bei Cellhire zuständig für Amerika und das europäische Festland, sagte: „Wir sind sehr erfreut, die Internationalen Filmfestspiele in Cannes auch in diesem Jahr wieder zu unterstützen. Unsere Partnerschaften mit Marché du Film und Orange France ermöglichen es uns, einige unserer schnellsten Produkte noch mehr Kunden als jemals zuvor anzubieten.

Cellhire bietet die 4G Geschwindigkeit mit bis zu 150Mb/s zum ersten Mal in Cannes an. Die Teilnehmer haben die Wahl zwischen 3G und 4G Geschwindigkeit, für beide stehen mobile WiFi Hotspot Geräte, die man mit verschiedenen mobilen Geräten verbinden kann, zur Verfügung.

Cellhire steht auch hinter der Cinando iPhone App, die den Teilnehmern mit einem Fingertipp Zugang zur Filmindustrie verschafft.

Jérome Paillard, Geschäftsführer bei Marché du Film, kommentierte: „Cellhire entwickelte eine wundervolle App, die schnell und klar auf der Benutzeroberfläche des iPhone anzuwenden ist, wobei sie uns hilft, Power in die Cinando Datenbank zu bringen, sowohl bei den Teilnehmern des Filmfestivals als auch in den Märkten über das gesamte Jahr.“