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An Post announces a 2million investment in postfone

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Ireland’s An Post launches new MVNO service with Vodafone.
Ireland’s national postal operator An Post has launched a new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) service in the Republic using Vodafone as the host network provider, TeleGeography reports.

The postal operator’s new pre-paid Postfone service is available in most counties of Ireland, offering customers a flat rate of EUR0.20 (USD0.24) per minute for all national calls to a fixed line or mobile number and SMS rates of EUR0.09 each. As part of an introductory offer the company is also offering customers EUR60 worth of airtime credit if they switch their existing mobile number from one of the Republic’s incumbents. Moreover, the newcomer has in place a six-month offer giving users an extra EUR10 credit if they top up their SIM by EUR10 in one transaction each month.

An Post has announced a €2m-plus investment in postfone, Ireland’s new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) with Vodafone.

The company is targeting a 5% market share for postfone.

They claim to offer customers “no-frills, simple and straightforward rates; easy accessibility six days a week and personal hands-on service for customers wishing to buy a phone, transfer from their existing operator or better manage their credit.”

Postfone will come on stream at 300 post offices during the Summer, reaching over 1.7 million post office users every week.

An Post Chief Executive Donal Connell says the acquisition of postfone is great news for customers.

Postfone’s Gary Finnerty explained: “There’s a lot of competition in this market and we believe our simple, easy-to-use service perfectly caters for those seeking a reliable and trusted mobile provider offering unbeatable value.”

Speaking at the GPO, the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources said: “As a flagship semi-state company with real national reach, An Post has continued to evolve and respond to our changing communications needs.”

The investment follows the announcement of An Post’s deal to provide cash banking services for National Irish Bank customers last week, reports.

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