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Cellhire gets behind the “#FillTheSeats” campaign to raise attendances at the Rio Paralympics

September 8th 2016.  York, UK. Cellhire has purchased 200 children’s tickets for the Rio Paralympics in support of the “Fill The Seats” campaign [#filltheseats] backed by Prince Harry to help raise attendances at the event by buying and giving away a total of 10,000 tickets to underprivileged children in Rio and beyond.

The tickets, costing US$30 each and totalling US$6000 [about £4500] for Cellhire, include entry to events, transport and food.

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Cellhire is closely linked with the Rio Olympics and Paralympics – thanks to its position as a preferred supplier of vital mobile telecommunications equipment including SIM cards, smartphones, and MiFi devices (portable, wireless routers) and other value-added telecoms services to major global media organisations, sponsors, Olympic Federations and teams and other visitors at the events.

“We are very keen to put something back into the local community in Rio and beyond while giving support to the Paralympics, which we know are highly valued by Paralympians and sports fans the world over,” said Tim Williams, Cellhire’s Chairman and CEO.

For the Rio Olympics Cellhire has delivered a record-breaking 20,000 connections, 4,000 of which will be used during the Paralympics, which started on September 7th.  This has been Cellhire’s most successful overseas event to date after London 2012.

Donations

Individuals can make donations online on a crowd funding page – https://www.generosity.com/education-fundraising/brazilian-kids-to-the-paralympics-filltheseats

That was set up by an individual, but, as of the 30th August, the IPC [International Paralympics Committee] and Rio 2016 announced a formal backing for it. 

About Cellhire

Founded in York in 1987, Cellhire is a specialist global service provider. The company’s success is built on providing the very best wireless solutions available anywhere and the company prides itself on being easy to do business with. Cellhire is a leading supplier to organisers and businesses during events such as the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro finals and The Cannes Film Festival.

In 2005 Cellhire won the Queen’s Award for International Enterprise as a result of its success as a specialist in the delivery of communications solutions for events around the world. Cellhire’s commitment to delivering the highest standards of customer service is underlined by its continued attainment of ISO 9001:2008, the internationally recognised quality standard. Cellhire has service agreements with more than 100 network partners in more than 40 countries, ensuring coverage is truly global.  Web: cellhire.co.uk

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Note to the press:

For further information please contact Craig Stillman, Marketing Executive, Cellhire plc,

t: +44 [0] 1904 616785 e: craigstillman@cellhire.com

w: https://www.cellhire.co.uk

or Paul Whitehead, Western Associates PR,

t: +44 [0]1403 711177

e: paul@western-pr.com

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Cellhire launches Cellhire On Demand to give businesses control over employees’ data roaming costs around the globe – while providing greater data allowances at lower cost

Experience at major events – FIFA World Cups, Cannes Film Festivals, UEFA Euro Finals and the London Olympics – laid the groundwork for the new service 

August 26th, 2016. York, UK. Cellhire – recently busy at the Rio Olympics with providing data and voice products and services to major media and other corporations – has launched Cellhire On Demand, which enables businesses to regain control over employees’ data roaming costs in 98+ countries worldwide.

Cellhire On Demand – www.cellhire.co.uk/ondemand – also provides greater data allowances at lower cost. Features include over-the-air SIM activation and deactivation, the ability to re-assign SIM cards to specific users at any time and a barring function to manage theft and loss.

The service operates via a secure online portal and a central pool of SIM cards and MiFi devices [small portable wireless routers] supplied by Cellhire, which businesses keep on site to ensure instant availability and abolish the need for multiple shipping charges.

Says Matt Bennett, Cellhire UK Managing Director, “Cellhire On Demand cuts costs, saves time and ends complexity. Further savings are achieved by the improved data allowances we offer at lower prices.

“It enables businesses to gain complete control over their mobile phone usage, including control over every connection and see an overview of all active data bundles at any time.”

Data sharing via MiFi  

Bennett continues, “Compared to the current process of businesses phoning their network provider to enable a costly roaming data bolt-on, Cellhire On Demand is a real step forward. Another plus is that data can be shared securely between multiple phones, laptops and tablets by using a MiFi.”

He adds, “Activating and deactivating data bundles leads to a reduction in data roaming costs and is easy to manage.  User organisations receive early high usage warnings with daily alerts and can reduce overage bills with the ability to automatically deactivate or renew data bundles once the bundle limit has been reached.”

Significant player

Cellhire is a significant player in the UK and globally in wireless communications, winning contracts to provide major media and other corporations with data and voice products and services at leading events including FIFA World Cups, Cannes Film Festivals, UEFA Euro Finals and the London Olympics.

“Our experience at these events, combined with the services we offer from our offices in the UK, USA, France, Germany, Brazil, Russia and Japan, laid the groundwork for Cellhire On Demand,” says Bennett.

About Cellhire

Founded in York in 1987, Cellhire is a specialist global service provider. The company’s success is built on providing the very best wireless solutions available anywhere and the company prides itself on being easy to do business with. Cellhire is a leading supplier to organisers and businesses during events such as the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro finals and The Cannes Film Festival.

In 2005 Cellhire won the Queen’s Award for International Enterprise as a result of its success as a specialist in the delivery of communications solutions for events around the world. Cellhire’s commitment to delivering the highest standards of customer service is underlined by its continued attainment of ISO 9001:2008, the internationally recognised quality standard. Cellhire has service agreements with more than 100 network partners in more than 40 countries, ensuring coverage is truly global.

For further information or to arrange a trial, please contact Cellhire +44 (0) 1904 610 610 or email uksales@cellhire.com

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Note to the press:

For further information please contact Craig Stillman, Marketing Executive, Cellhire plc,

t: +44 [0] 1904 616785 e: craigstillman@cellhire.com

w: https://www.cellhire.co.uk

or Paul Whitehead, Western Associates PR,

t: +44 [0]1403 711177

e: paul@western-pr.com

 

 

 

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Cellhire grows its online market share through strategic acquisition of 0044.co.uk and dataroam.co.uk

January 19th 2016, York, UK. Cellhire PLC has acquired a key competitor in the online space as it aggressively gears up to increase its UK market share. The acquisition brings the 0044 and Dataroam brands and their Managing Director, Angus MacLeod, under the Cellhire umbrella. Angus will join Cellhire as Head of Online Business Development for Cellhire UK.

Cellhire has supplied mobile roaming products to those travelling the globe since 1987 when the company was founded in York, UK. In that time the business has grown to an annual turnover of £22m. Recently, Cellhire has focused on growing its online business channels and has increased online sales in the UK by over 100% in the last 12 months.

Tim Williams, CEO and Chairman says, “We have made some excellent progress online in the last twelve months and we want to ensure that we maintain this momentum. Bringing 0044 and its sister company Dataroam in to the Cellhire family is an obvious progression to grow our market share and reinforce our position as market leader in the mobile roaming sector.”

0044 and Dataroam supply mainly voice and data and data only roaming solutions respectively and complement the Cellhire offering of similar products. 0044 has been in business since 2006 and has a growing user base and an excellent online reputation with both customers and search engines alike.

Matt Bennett, Managing Director, Cellhire UK

Matt Bennett, Managing Director, Cellhire UK

Matt Bennett, Managing Director of Cellhire UK says, “We’re very excited to be bringing the 0044 team into our UK business. We have a great opportunity to capitalise on their significant market share and use some of Cellhire’s significant in-house resource to maximise growth.”

Angus MacLeod, Head of Online Business Development for Cellhire UK and former MD of 0044 says, “I’m delighted to join the Cellhire team and share my knowledge and passion for the UK roaming sector within the business. I’m committed to growing the business’s UK brands and increasing Cellhire’s market share online.”

0044 personnel will be incorporated into Cellhire’s organisational structure and both 0044 and Dataroam will be based at Cellhire’s HQ in York.

About Cellhire

Founded in York in 1987, Cellhire plc is a specialist global service provider. Cellhire’s success is built on providing the very best wireless solutions available anywhere and they pride themselves on being easy to do business with. Cellhire is a leading supplier to organisers and businesses during events such as the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro finals and The Cannes Film Festival. The business also provides a UK and International portfolio to business customers who are looking for innovative, flexible solutions for their UK and international requirements.

In 2005 Cellhire won the Queen’s Award for International Enterprise as a result of its success as a specialist in the delivery of communications solutions for events around the world. Cellhire’s commitment to delivering the highest standards of customer service is underlined by the company’s continued attainment of ISO 9001:2008, the internationally recognised quality standard. Cellhire has service agreements with more than 100 network partners in over 40 countries, ensuring coverage is truly global.

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Note to the press.

For further information please contact James Hepton, Head of Online & Marketing, Cellhire plc, t: +44 [0] 1904 616784 e: jameshepton@cellhire.com

w: https://www.cellhire.co.uk

Or Paul Whitehead, Western Associates PR, t: +44 [0]1403 711177

E: paul@western-pr.com

 

 

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Cellhire says new 4G MiFi will revolutionise how construction site offices operate in the absence of phone lines

September 4th 2015. York. Cellhire, the UK-based leader in international mobile telecoms solutions, has announced a 4G MiFi – a mobile, wireless router – that will revolutionise how construction site offices operate in the absence of phone lines.

“Many building sites have an office centre but no phone lines. Our 4G MiFi offering enables multiple smartphones, printers, tablets, laptops etc to be used just as they are in a traditional office,” says James Hepton, Head of Online & Marketing, Cellhire plc [cellhire.co.uk]. “On-site offices can have high speed phone line quality data communications and web access when they use a SIM with the MiFi.”

Where there is a poor or no 4G signal, the MiFi reverts to 3G. Further flexibility is provided by Cellhire’s SIMs, which come in 5GB and 8G sizes and can be hired for any number of 30 day slots.

“Construction companies can keep their MiFi and SIM for as long as they like on a rolling contract, which, given how long some construction projects can take, is a big benefit to them,” says Hepton.

The MiFi bills the user the monthly fee until it’s no longer needed and is returned. Cellhire’s SIMs are among the keenest-priced – and, in parts of Europe and internationally, the lowest priced – giving users a wide range of SIM options to choose from to suit their budget and destination.

The Cellhire 5GB UK SIM costs £19.99 for 30 days, and the 4G MiFi £19 for 30 days. The 8GB UK SIM is £29.99 for 30 days. Both SIMs are 4G when used with the MiFi, except if the MiFi has to revert to 3G. The prices include VAT, making them cheaper for VAT registered construction companies.

https://www.cellhire.co.uk/products/data-sim-card/europe
https://www.cellhire.co.uk/products/data-sim-card/international

About Cellhire

Founded in 1987, Cellhire is a specialist global service provider and a leading supplier to organisers and businesses during events such as the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro finals and The Cannes Film Festival.  The company’s success is built on providing the very best wireless solutions available anywhere and the company prides itself on being easy to do business with.

In 2005 Cellhire won the Queens Award for International Enterprise as a result of its success as a specialist in the delivery of communications solutions for events around the world. Cellhire’s commitment to delivering the highest standards of customer service is underlined by the its continued attainment of ISO 9001:2008, the internationally recognised quality standard. Cellhire has service agreements with more than 100 network partners in more than 40 countries, ensuring coverage is truly global.

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Note to the press.

For further information please contact James Hepton, Head of Online & Marketing, Cellhire plc,
t: +44 [0] 1904 616784 e: jameshepton@cellhire.com
w: https://www.cellhire.co.uk

or Paul Whitehead, Western Associates PR,
t: +44 [0]1403 711177
e: paul@western-pr.com

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SIMsmart Prepaid re-launches its low cost Europe SIM card for students, tourists and frequent travelers to Europe: a market-leading offer with the lowest rates and great flexibility

July 21, 2015. Garland, Texas. SIMsmart Prepaid, part of the Cellhire Group of Companies, has re-launched its Europe SIM card with the lowest rates, higher data allowances and all incoming calls from anywhere in the world now free instead of $0.35 a minute. The card comes preloaded with $20, helping to make this a market-leading offer.

The card not only saves money but also offers superb flexibility and worry-free texting, calling, surfing the web, using apps and uploading photos to social networks – all without shock bills. The SIM is particularly good with the iPhone, compared to an Android, because it behaves so seamlessly/fluidly, thanks to the Apple OS in the phone. With an Android there is a slight delay when callback is initiated; not with the iPhone.

“SIMsmart Prepaid arrives ready to use and takes the worry out of using a phone in Europe,” says Greg Kraynak, CEO, Cellhire. “The number of countries, different tariffs and network providers can be confusing and make using a phone for any purpose expensive. We make it easy and low cost. We guarantee that.”

The card is preloaded with $20 credit, accepts free incoming calls across Europe from anywhere in the world, has simple call-back connections for peace of mind and ease of use, features three-in-one [Standard, Micro and Nano] and comes with a 14-day money back guarantee. In addition, delivery is free, recharging online is easy and the SIM can be used in other countries, too, not just Europe; 170 in all.

“All our SIM offerings protect customers against shock bills and the complexity of the cellphone market in Europe – and are backed up by unrivalled online support,” says Kraynak. “We are able to offer very low rates in Europe because our long-standing presence there enables us to negotiate them for our customers.”

About Cellhire

Cellhire’s global network coverage and range of travel phones, SIMs and data offerings provides the cheapest way to call home when abroad – and cost effective data roaming when abroad. SIMsmart Prepaid was established in 2011 and operates within the Cellhire Group of Companies.

Formed in 1987, Cellhire is a specialist global service provider. Cellhire’s success is built on providing the very best wireless solutions available anywhere and they pride themselves on being easy to do business with. Cellhire is a leading supplier to organisers and businesses during events such as the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro finals and The Cannes Film Festival. Cellhire’s most recent major event as a supplier was 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, where it provided voice and data solutions across the country. Cellhire has service agreements with more than 100 network partners in over 40 countries, ensuring coverage is truly global.

More about SIMsmart Europe http://www.simsmartprepaid.com/products/simcards/europe#.Va5ROfkm73g

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Cellhire strengthens presence in Brazil

June 9th 2015. York. Cellhire plc, the international mobile solutions specialist, has opened a new office in Sao Paulo – its first in Brazil – to capitalise on the expanding Brazilian market and build a platform to serve its global customer base for the Olympics that the country will host in 2016. The event will be used as a springboard to further establish the new office and gain a strong domestic foothold for business after the Olympics. Last year Cellhire, which is headquartered in York, delivered more than 14,000 connections at the FIFA World Cup as both business and media descended on Brazil for one of the biggest events in the world. Since then, the company has laid the appropriate foundations to maximise Brazil’s next big event in 2016 and capitalise on the growing Brazilian market. Cellhire will be offering voice and data connections, supporting live reporting from Rio to news desks around the world.

Martyn Stevens

Cellhire’s Martyn Stevens

Martyn Stevens, Director of International Business Development at Cellhire, says, “Our new office in Brazil is a fantastic opportunity for Cellhire to break into Latin America and build on the back of our success at the FIFA World Cup. We’re looking forward to Rio 2016 and we have our unique network agreements in place to really make the most of it and to get our latest office off to a great start.” The Olympics kick off in Rio in August 2016 and Cellhire has already secured some major clients for voice and data connections at the event, with some customers travelling out to Brazil as early as May 2016. About Cellhire Formed in 1987, Cellhire is a specialist global service provider. Cellhire’s success is built on providing the very best wireless solutions available anywhere and they pride themselves on being easy to do business with. Cellhire is a leading supplier to organisers and businesses during events such as the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro finals and The Cannes Film Festival. In 2005 Cellhire won the Queens Award for International Enterprise as a result of its success as a specialist in the delivery of communications solutions for events around the world. Cellhire’s commitment to delivering the highest standards of customer service is underlined by the Company’s continued attainment of ISO 9001:2008, the internationally recognised quality standard. Cellhire has service agreements with more than 100 network partners in over 40 countries, ensuring coverage is truly global. ***

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Cellhire plc announces 4G /3G Germany 10GB Data SIM offer [£39.99 for 30 days] with optional MiFi device

April 9th 2015. York, UK. Cellhire plc has announced a 4G/3G 10GB Germany data SIM offer of £39.99 for 30 days’ usage with optional MiFi device, available now. The SIM allows users to get email, browse the web, listen to music, watch video, upload photos and blogs and keep up with social media while travelling in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich or Dortmund – or wider afield in Germany with 3G – all with 24/7 support.
The optional 4G MiFi is £19 extra, a 3G version £10. All prices include VAT. The MiFi acts as a mobile wireless router, enabling laptops, tablets and smartphones/iPhones to get connected. It works over 3G and 4G and will revert to 3G where 4G is not available (and to 2G where 3G is not available).

Cellhire - Germany SIM + MiFi

Says James Hepton, Head of Online & Marketing, Cellhire plc [cellhire.co.uk], “Our SIMS come with no overage, meaning there’s no risk of running up a large data roaming bill. Users will be able to use the internet in Germany just as they would at home in the UK. The SIM is ideal for frequent travellers, people working in Germany, tourists and expats who want to stay connected without the risk of unexpected shock bills.”

The SIMs are roam barred to be Germany-specific and are currently available in the UK in standard, micro and nano sizes.

To order and for further information including typical data usage per email sent/received, web page visited, use of googlemaps, apps downloaded, music and video streaming etc, go to https://www.cellhire.co.uk/products/germany/data-sim-card

Features and benefits summary: 10 GB data bundle: 3G and 4G speeds [Subject to network coverage]; data SIM and optional MiFi; no “overage” – meaning there will be no bill shock; use the MiFi option to connect laptops, tablets, smartphones and iPhones; fully tested with 24 hour global support; arrives ready to go; prepaid return pack included.

About Cellhire plc

Cellhire’s global network coverage and range of travel phones, SIMs and data offerings provides the cheapest way to call back to the UK when abroad – and cost effective data roaming when abroad. More at https://www.cellhire.co.uk/products

Founded in the UK in 1987, Cellhire is a specialist global service provider. Cellhire’s success is built on providing the very best wireless solutions available anywhere and the company prides itself on being easy to do business with. Cellhire is a leading supplier to organisers and businesses during events such as the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro finals and The Cannes Film Festival. Cellhire’s most recent major event as a supplier was the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, where the company provided voice and data solutions across the country. Cellhire has service agreements with more than 100 network partners in more than 40 countries, ensuring coverage is truly global.
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Note to the press.

For further information please contact James Hepton, Head of Online & Marketing, Cellhire plc,
t: +44 [0] 1904 616784 e: jameshepton@cellhire.com
w: https://www.cellhire.co.uk

or Paul Whitehead, Western Associates PR: t: +44 [0]1403 711177
e: paul@western-pr.com

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