Recently launched T-Mobile MVNO, Ultra Mobile, has announced adding new service called Call Me Free to its offer, starting November 20, 2012. This new service will allow friends and family in 44 countries around the world to call the Ultra Mobile phone at the cost of a local call.
The list of the countries included in Call Me Free service can be found on Ultra Mobile’s website. Some of them are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and more.
To make free international calls to Ultra Mobile phone, Ultra’s customers need to give a local access number to their family and friends overseas that they dial first from any type of phone (landline, mobile). When the call is answered, international caller will be prompted to enter Ultra Mobile’s number of the customer who should receive the call and they will be connected at no extra cost.
Call Me Free service is available with all three Ultra Mobile plans; the $29 monthly plan with unlimited voice and text, local and international, the $39 plan with unlimited talk, messaging, unlimited HSPA data throttled to 128 Kbps and 250 minutes of international calling. The $49 plan comes with unlimited talk, messaging, first 1GB of fast HSPA data and 1,000 minutes of international calling. Call Me Free service will also be available with Ultra Mobile’s PayGo service ones it’s launched.
Ultra Mobile has announced adding more calling plans in the future in addition to PayGo service and already existing monthly plans. Since their focus is on customers located in the U.S. but with family and friends overseas, any other T-Mobile MVNO as PlatinumTel’s BYOD service, Simple Mobile that’s now part of TracFone or new T-Mobile MVNO Solavei can hardly be its direct opponent.