Strone Roam aims to help international travelers stay connected
One of the challenges international travelers face when abroad is what to do about maintaining connections with the people in their lives who want to call them. Frequently this means buying a “throwaway” smartphone or SIM with a temporary number in the country you may be visiting or incurring high roaming charges to use your own phone and number. Strone Technology hopes to help travelers with the Strone Roam device and service, which is currently on Indiegogo.
To use the Strone Roam, users buy a Strone Roam, pop their SIM card into it, and leave it hooked up to their Internet connection at home. Strone provides a replacement SIM that you place in your mobile device as well as an app that is used to receive and place calls. When traveling, the Strone Roam will receive calls and then use the Internet to route them to the user’s device via the Strone app.
Strone does offer data plans that can be loaded on the SIM so users have data coverage outside of WiFi blanketed areas. Likewise, users can buy credits to make international calls for as little as 3 cents per minute. The Strone Roam can also be used to setup virtual phone networks for a business or direct calls placed to several different numbers to a single device.
Early Bird units are still available through the Indiegogo campaign for $ 135 with delivery expected in February 2016.
You can check out the Strone Technology video for the project below along with the full press release.
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source: Strone Technology (Indiegogo)
STRONE TECHNOLOGY LAUNCHES PERMANENT FIX FOR MOBILE ROAMING ON INDIEGOGO
28 September 2015 – Start-up Strone Technology today announced the launch of an Indiegogo campaign to offer pre-orders of their innovative device, the Strone Roam, which provides an easy, affordable and convenient way to avoid bill shock when travelling abroad.
“Fear of exorbitant international roaming charges is a major issue for travellers and nobody has been able to provide a full solution to avoid the cost and inconvenience, no matter which carrier or which country you travel to,” said Tas Tudor, CEO and Director of Strone Technology.
Strone Roam allows you to keep your mobile number while you’re travelling overseas, without incurring roaming costs. No more changing numbers, juggling multiple phones or missing important calls.
Strone Roam allows you to stay in touch with family or business on your own phone number wherever you are, and without the fear of getting a huge bill when you get home. It works by placing your SIM card into the sleek, elegant device, which is about the size of a soft drink can. The Strone Roam stays in your home or office, connected to the internet and paired with an app on your phone. You can then make and receive calls and text messages without international roaming charges wherever you go on your travels.
“It is time to put the fear of roaming behind us,” said Mr Tudor. “We are encouraging everyone that wants hassle-free, affordable global communication to go to Indiegogo and order their Strone Roam now.”
For more information on Strone Roam please visit their Indiegogo page: http://igg.me/at/strone
About Strone Technology
Strone Technology is the developer of Strone Roam, a new way to permanently solve the frustration of sim-swapping or exorbitant bills while roaming with your mobile phone. Strone was borne of the problems of staying connected while travelling, when CEO Tas Tudor decided to fix the problems, once and for all. Strone Technology is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. Connect with Strone on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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