Speedcast International Limited, provider of
reliable, fully managed, remote communication and IT solutions,
announced the release of CrewReach, a new global prepaid mobile
SIM card designed with crew members in mind.
Powered by a Multi-IMSI global network, CrewReach provides
cost-effective access to 4G and 3G data.
"Weeks and months at sea without being connected to family and
friends can lead to feelings of isolation and depression for the
thousands of Commercial Maritime sailors who are responsible for
the transportation of goods around the globe," said Dan Rooney,
Commercial Maritime Product Director, Speedcast.
"CrewReach provides cost-effective prepaid mobile data access to
terrestrial mobile networks, enabling crew to reach out via
social apps and reducing isolation from their families and
friends. CrewReach also gives subscribers a limited amount of
free access to the popular chat apps WhatsApp and WeChat, making
social connectivity even more cost-effective," Dan added.
CrewReach is available for all unlocked smartphones and is
managed via a mobile app (available for iOS and Android devices).
The mobile app puts subscribers in complete control of their
spending, showing data costs in each country and the amount of
data consumed. Sailors can purchase additional credit either via
a credit card or prepaid voucher.