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gotalk launches "best value" prepaid mobile phone caps

  • 24 November, 2007 15:22

<p>Gold Coast telco gotalk today launched a range of prepaid mobile caps directly targeting the 14-28 year old market - or parents attempting to control kid’s mobile costs - and "anyone looking for the best value for money in the prepaid market."</p>
<p>According to CEO Steve Picton, gotalk’s new pre paid capped plans will give parents more power to control excessive teen mobile phone bills – particularly in summer when US research says teenage mobile phone use jumps by more than an hour a day.</p>
<p>gotalk launches new prepaid mobile caps
PRESS RELEASE: For immediate Release:</p>
<p>• Gold Coast telco gotalk today launched a range of prepaid mobile caps directly targeting the 16-28 year old market - or parents attempting to control kid’s mobile costs.
• Best value for money in the prepaid cap market, with the biggest value of credit plus great rates, says CEO Steve Picton.</p>
<p>(For more information visit www.charge.com.au or call 1800 GOTALK (468 255) – media enquiries call Steve Picton 0416 269 177 or Terry Quinn 0439 710 418)</p>
<p>CEO Steve Picton said today gotalk’s new capped plans were now “the best value for money in the prepaid market” – and aimed at taking market share from gotalk’s main competition Vodafone and Optus.</p>
<p>“In some areas the new gotalk mobile caps offer TWICE the value of our competition,” Mr. Picton said, “and in the market we are targeting, value for money is the critical factor in selecting a service provider – whether the customer is the parent of a teenage mobile phone user or someone in the cost conscious 20-28 group who just need to control their spend because they live on a budget or have a mortgage.”</p>
<p>“With prepaid you can keep your costs down and never have to worry about going over your cap and incurring much higher rates which can happen on postpaid accounts,” Mr. Picton said.</p>
<p>gotalk’s prepaid caps offer comes in four cap choices:</p>
<p>• Just Charge ($19) = $20 worth of value
• Value Charge ($29) = $180 worth of value
• Super Charge ($39) = $280 worth of value
• Xtra Charge ($49) = $400 worth of value</p>
<p>The caps offer national calls at 39c per 30 secs with 29c flagfall, standard text 25c per 160 characters, photo messaging 75c, voice mail retrieval 20c per 30 sec, and free voice mail deposit.</p>
<p>“At $180 worth of value for just $29, $280 worth of value for $39, and $400 worth of value for $49, the gotalk prepaid mobile caps range offer great value in the very competitive mobile market,” he said.</p>
<p>Included in the caps are: Bonus Credit, SMS and gotalk to gotalk calls. (we cant say free, just that there included in the caps)</p>
<p>“Apart from great rates, 39c per 30 seconds, 29c Flagfall and 25c Text, your credit AND bonus credit can be rolled over for an additional 30 days when recharges within 30days from last recharge”.</p>
<p>About gotalk
gotalk limited is an Australian owned, publicly unlisted, fast growing, full service telecommunications company with sales in excess of $165 million per annum and over 300 staff Australia wide. The company was established in 2000 and has grown steadily through acquiring other businesses and creating new and exciting cutting edge products. gotalk continues to develop and deliver innovative products. For its prepaid services it uses a unique Universal Recharge account available to customers to better manage and share their spend across a range of prepaid mobile, internet, broadband voice (VoIP) and phonecard services all from the one account. gotalk’s range of postpaid products includes fixed line voice, mobile, broadband and dial up internet and broadband voice (VoIP).
gotalk provides a range of wholesale and retail telecommunication services through its own state of the art exchange switching centre in Sydney's Castlereagh Street, which handles over a billion international minutes per year - this equates to 20% of all Australian outbound international call traffic. One of the major strengths of gotalk is its ability to distribute products through its cardcall subsidiary, which has a 30,000 strong retailer network in Australia and New Zealand. gotalk has established strong corporate partnerships with Australia Post, Harvey Norman, BP, Caltex, Woolworths, Coles, Domayne, Dick Smith, Tandy and Harris Technology. gotalk has a large operations centre located at Varsity Lakes on Queensland's Gold Coast, while its corporate office is located in Sydney.</p>

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