Dutch lorry drivers set up cheap mobile phone network
The international mobile telephone network set up by a lorry drivers’ organisation allows drivers in Germany to call at a cheap rate of EUR 0.15.8 July 2008
THE NETHERLANDS - A lorry drivers' organisation VERN has set up its own international mobile telephone network in cooperation with a technical partner.
The organisation wants to avoid paying the high tariffs asked by mobile telecom service providers.
The system has already been up and running for a couple of months for lorry drivers working in Germany. It saves them hundreds of euros every month and costs them only EUR 25 in monthly subscription costs.
Calls from Germany are only EUR 0.15 a minute and calls from the Netherlands abroad are free, as are calls between network members. About 300 lorry drivers have joined the mobile network.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]