Vyke Launches Consumer Expat Marketing Campaign
Cricket legend Sourav Ganguly appointed as brand ambassador
According to a recent national survey conducted by Vyke, expats spend more money on their mobile phones than they do on their food bills! With the desire to keep in touch with family and loved ones back home, texting internationally costs on average 25p per text, whereas, using Vyke's FreeTxT application, costs are only 3p, or free if the recipient is also a Vyke user.
The campaign is being supported by Indian cricket legend, Sourav Ganguly. The international sports star is frequently away from home on tour and finds technology such as Vyke's VoIP help him to cost-effectively keep close to his family and friends. During a visit to the UK, Ganguly will be carrying out various media activities - web chats, radio and TV interviews discussing different ways of dealing with being away from your family, and demonstrating the benefits of Vyke's service.
Jan Berger, CMO, Vyke Communications said, "Our research clearly shows that 40% of people from British ethnic communities keep in touch with their families back home by calls or text - an extremely costly habit to maintain. We are therefore very excited to launch this campaign. As part of the programme, we have launched an exclusive expat survival guide blog, www.vykehome.com, offering first-hand advice on coping with homesickness and adapting to life in the UK. Sourav himself will be writing a number of the blogs. We are extremely excited to have Sourav on board as his global lifestyle and strong connection with friends and family make him the perfect Vyke user and ambassador."
Asian expats can find out more about Vyke and coping with homesickness at www.vykehome.com or www.vyke.com.
Vyke Communications plc
Vyke Communications plc is the leading mobile Voice over Internet Protocol ("VoIP") service provider and is headquartered in the UK with subsidiaries and offices in Norway, USA, Iceland and Malaysia. The strategic goal of Vyke is to combine its expertise in VoIP-based communication systems, mobile data service creation/handset technology and wholesale carrier network management to provide a converged communication solution. Vyke's current set of mobile-oriented products offers up to a 95% discount compared to current typical mobile operator pricing structures.
About VYKE MOBILE IP
Vyke Mobile IP is the leading mobile-oriented Voice over IP (VoIP) service offering users up to 95% discount compared to typical mobile operator pricing structures. One of the first mass market mobile VoIP services, launched in April of 2006, Vyke Mobile IP features mobile oriented sign-up steps, automatic configuration services and pricing.
About the VYKE product suite
The Vyke suite of communication products features advanced services providing users with low cost, mobile operator / fixed line provider independent ways of making voice calls and sending text messaging from the mobile phone, PC and internet. Over 1.7 million active paid usage accounts have been created within the Vyke product suite.