WorldCell Notes Rise in Rentals of GSM Mobile Phones to Latin American...

WorldCell Notes Rise in Rentals of GSM Mobile Phones to Latin American Destinations Each December



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SILVER SPRING, MD–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 12, 2003–WorldCell, a leading provider of global mobile phones and satellite phones, announced that rentals of phones by U.S. travelers bound for Mexico and other Latin American destinations has risen in December each of the last two years.

“We think this trend is due to two basic types of customers: those returning to visit family around the holidays, and vacationers taking advantage of the warmer climate and close proximity of Mexico and other Central and South American destinations,” said J.D. Myers, II, Chief Marketing Officer for WorldCell. “Every traveler wants a reliable mobile phone that functions wherever their trip takes them, reasonable airtime rates, 24-7-365 customer support, and simplified billing, which we offer.”

In December 2002, WorldCell documented a 40 percent increase in global mobile phone rentals to Mexico and other Latin American countries. This is in contrast to rentals to other destinations that generally dip during December.

“December is an historically slow month for international travel, with many people preferring to stay close to home around the holidays,” added Myers. “But the traffic from the U.S. to Latin America seems to buck that trend, at least in what WorldCell experiences in global mobile phone rentals to Central and South American destinations.”

WorldCell’s global mobile phones and satellite phones function in over 140 countries and territories worldwide, regardless of the wireless technology standards. Customers simply supply WorldCell with destination information and travel dates by phone at 888-WORLDCELL or through http://www.worldcell.com. WorldCell then overnights the traveler an international mobile phone pre-programmed to work in the passenger’s destinations. With every WorldCell phone rental, customers receive two batteries, car charger, global charger, an adapter for each country of travel, simplified billing, and expert, 24-7-365, English-speaking customer service.

About WorldCell

WorldCell (http://www.worldcell.com) is a wireless services company providing global voice and data mobile communications for professionals, leisure travelers, students, corporations, and government agencies. Based in Silver Spring, Maryland, WorldCell offers mobile phones, satellite phones, and coverage in over 140 countries and territories worldwide. WorldCell’s unique combination of low airtime rates, global coverage, and courteous 24-7 English-speaking customer care, makes it a leader in the travel communications industry and the choice of many businesses, government agencies, and individual travelers.

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WorldCell Notes Rise in Rentals of GSM Mobile Phones to Latin American Destinations Each December