OSKAR INTRODUCES PREPAID ROAMING
Now with Oskarta prepaid, subscribers have the option of roaming which means that they can receive calls and SMS when abroad, ensuring that they are always reachable . Before travelling on business or vacation, subscribers to Oskarta only have to call OskarLinka at *608 or 0800/177 100 and request activation of Oskar‘s roaming service – Oskar Abroad . No deposit is required. In-coming calls are charged to the Oskarta roamer as if they were making an international call from their Oskarta mobile in the Czech Republic to the roaming partner country. The subscriber’s Oskarta account is debited in real time.
In-coming calls are charged to the Oskarta roamer as if they were making an international call from their Oskarta mobile in the Czech Republic to the roaming partner country. The subscriber’s Oskarta account is debited in real time.
Oskar - which uses both 900 and 1800 MHz technology – has roaming agreements with numerous European telecommunications networks and will continue to add other countries and roaming partners worldwide allowing subscribers to Oskar’s network increased access wherever they travel abroad.
Following are a list of countries where Oskar subscribers can presently roam: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK.
Oskarta recharge vouchers are available at all Oskar store locations and are also available at select Ceska Posta and Benzina locations throughout the country. Customers may also order 800 and 1500 CZK vouchers through direct delivery. Please note that the Oskarta service, that is the Starter Kit, should only be purchased through Oskar stores and at OskarKontakt (0800177117).
With Oskar, there is no activation fee, no contract to sign, and with per-second billing after the first minute, subscribers pay only for the time that they spend talking on their phone.
Up-to-date information on Prepaid roaming and other Oskar network services is available at our website: www.oskarmobil.cz . Full roaming for Oskarta subscribers will be available for the first half of 2001.
NOTE: Subscribers should either make sure that they replenish their Oskarta acoount with a sufficient amount of money before travelling, or purchase vouchers before their trip so they can call OskarLinka from a fixed line abroad or visit an Internet cafe to replenish their account via the Internet – making sure to indicate the 12 digit secret voucher number.
The managing shareholder of Oskar is Telesystem International Wireless Inc. (TIW). TIW is a rapidly growing, global mobile communications operator with over 2.9 million subscribers, in four dynamic geographic clusters. The Company's shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TIW") and NASDAQ ("TIWI").
In the United Kingdom, TIW was successful in its bid for a UMTS license and has established a company with Hutchison Whampoa Limited. TIW is deploying a pan-European digital specialized mobile radio (ESMR) network through its subsidiary Dolphin Telecom plc. Dolphin currently offers ESMR services in the United Kingdom in addition to analog SMR services in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain and Portugal. In addition to its Dolphin operations, TIW is the strategic and operating partner of the country's fifth largest cellular group in Brazil, with operations in four regions. In Central and Eastern Europe, TIW is the cellular market leader in Romania and recently launched services in the Czech Republic following its award of a GSM1800 license. The Company is pursuing opportunities in Asia through TIW Asia, an affiliate established in October 1999 with an initial capital commitment in excess of US$420 million.