NEDLANDS, Australia, Feb. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Travellers and globe trotters can now tick one thing off their list of worries: connectivity. Mobile data roaming provider Flexiroam Limited is offering 1 year of free data roaming for WhatsApp in Flexiroam X² BETA. Exclusive invites will be sent out on March 15th, 2018 to allow users to enjoy special ‘sponsored data’ to stay connected in 130 countries via the WhatsApp application.
Connectivity is a basic necessity for most but still represents a significant challenge to many travellers. To combat this, Flexiroam provides affordable, borderless data roaming globally. Flexiroam X currently has about 120,000 subscribers from over 50 different countries worldwide and counting. Those selected as Flexiroam X² BETA users will be able to enjoy free Flexiroam data for WhatsApp without incurring any costs.
Founded in 2009, WhatsApp currently has 1 billion active users daily and is widely used in 109 countries. Over 55 billion messages are sent over WhatsApp everyday, as well as 4.5 billion photos and 1 billion videos.
The official version of Flexiroam X² will be released in the second quarter of 2018. Flexiroam’s new platform will sell a specific data pool to other mobile operators, Over-The-Top (OTT) players and advertisers so they can incentivise their users by providing them with free data to use its application. Advertisers who aim to increase customer loyalty can purchase a data package from Flexiroam and offer value-adding services or incentives to their users so that they can continue using their service whilst travelling abroad without incurring any data roaming charges.
WhatsApp users worldwide can sign up for Flexiroam X² BETA by entering their email address at https://www.flexiroam.com/x2.
ABOUT FLEXIROAM LIMITED
FLEXIROAM (ASX:FRX) is a global mobile virtual network operator that aims to excel in serving all mobile users with the best data experience worldwide. Flexiroam X is an ultra thin microchip technology that attaches to a user’s existing SIM which provides easy and secure data access. Flexiroam currently has coverage in over 130 countries and access to over 580 network operators globally. Flexiroam works with over 100 travel industry partners to serve customers from over 50 countries. For more information visit investors.flexiroam.com.
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