Frequent travelers often bypass roaming tariffs for dialing and receiving “local” calls in the visited network by purchasing a local SIM card. These veteran travelers replace their home SIM, switch back-and-forth, use two handsets, or limit usage of their mobile phones. These solutions are cumbersome for the users and reduce revenues from roaming calls and VAS for the visited and home networks.
The Starhome® Local Roaming Number™* solution is more than a service: It provides frequent roamers with a local number that is preferentially priced for local use, in addition to their home number on the same handset.
The Local Roaming Number solution recognizes inbound roamers, upon registering in the operator’s network, and are dynamically allocated a local MSISDN number that is associated with the roamer’s handset while roaming in the network. Users are notified via a seamless SMS notification, in their own language, with message content based on roamer segmentation.
* The core technology of the Local Roaming Number solution is patented in several countries.