Melbourne,
10
October
2011
|
03:00
Australia/Melbourne

Australian airline first: Jetstar to offer Global SIM card to customers

In a first for an Australian airline, low fares leader Jetstar today announced the release of the Jetstar Global SIM, thanks to its partnership with GoSIM, for customers to purchase and save on international calls and text whilst on holidays.

By placing the Jetstar Global SIM card in an unlocked mobile phone, customers can receive calls for free in more than 70 countries around the world and make low cost calls from 180 destinations.

The Jetstar Global SIM card provides savings on customers’ mobile phone call charges, offering value whilst abroad. It’s a smart, convenient and cost effective way for travellers to stay in touch with loved ones while on holidays.

Jetstar Chief Commercial Officer David Koczkar said Jetstar continues to work with new partners to bring innovative products to the market for its customers.

“Jetstar offers value to customers when they fly and also while they’re on holidays. The innovative Jetstar Global SIM card provided by GoSIM gives customers the choice to stay in touch while on holidays without the surprise of an enormous phone bill when they get home,” Mr Koczkar said.

Key features of the Jetstar Global SIM enabled by GoSIM include:

  • Chat from 180 countries/territories;
  • No charge for receiving unlimited incoming calls in over 70 countries;
  • FREE to receive SMS/texts in all 180 countries;
  • GPRS data available in over 135 countries/territories;
  • No daily access charges or monthly fees;
  • Calling, voice mail, SMS and data;
  • Pre-paid and rechargeable – No contracts and no monthly or connection fees;
  • Use in any unlocked GSM mobile handset; and
  • 24/7 customer support.

Visit Jetstar.com/GlobalSIM today to purchase the Jetstar Global SIM card.

COMPETITION:

To celebrate the launch of the Jetstar Global SIM card, provided by GoSIM, Jetstar are asking Australians to log on to Twitter and tweet a message answering the following question; ‘Who do you want to stay in touch with the most when you’re travelling, and why?’ The 10 most creative answers will WIN a $50 Jetstar Global SIM card thanks to GoSIM sent out via post (must be 18 years or over).

Instructions

  • Sign up at www.twitter.com and ‘follow’ the @JetstarAirways Twitter feed page;
  • Tweet a message with the answer to the following question, ‘Who do you want to stay in touch with the most when you’re travelling, and why?’; and
  • Include the hashtag ‘#JetstarSIM’ at the end of the tweet.

The competition opens at 09.00am (AEST) DAY 10 October 2011 and closes 10.00am (AEST) DAY 12 October 2011. Full terms and conditions* can be found at www.jetstar.com/GlobalSIMcomp

Terms and Conditions

All prices, including call credits and calling rates are quoted in AUD, converted from USD amounts. Call rates are per minute and are payable based on USD call rates. Prices correct on 13/9/11, based on an exchange rate of US$1.03 per AU$1.00, but vary due to exchange rate fluctuations. You must pay US$20.00 (AU$19.25) in call credit (airtime) plus standard delivery (from AU$7.00), equal to a total delivered price from AU$26.25, to receive your Global SIM card. Delivery price is based on standard Australia Post delivery (no tracking service). Other delivery options available, prices vary. Saving of AU$21.00 is off the SIM recommended retail price of AU$40.25. Service and products provided by Go-SIM a division of ekit.com, Inc. For full terms and conditions go to www.jetstar.com/GlobalSIMcomp. Jetstar and Jetstar logo are trademarks of Qantas group and used under license by ekit.com, Inc.

About Jetstar

The Jetstar Group is one of Asia Pacific’s fastest growing airline brands with one of the most extensive ranges of destinations in the region. It is made up of Jetstar Airways (subsidiary of the Qantas Group) in Australia and New Zealand, Jetstar Asia in Singapore, Jetstar Pacific in Vietnam, and Jetstar Japan in Japan. Jetstar branded carriers operate up to 5,000 flights a week to more than 85 destinations. The Jetstar Group carried more than 37 million passengers in financial year 2017.