VIENNA and LONDON, October 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Vectone Mobile is delighted to launch an initiative to provide free SIM cards with unlimited calls, texts and data for three months to refugees within Austria.
Vectone Mobile has collaborated with Caritas, a leading non-profit organisation working closely with the refugees in Austria. More than 5000 free SIM cards with unlimited minutes, texts and data will be distributed by Caritas in their refugee facilities.
With reference to the initiative of providing free communications aid, Vectone Mobile CEO Baskaran Allirajah described the move as "helping to restore the basic right of communication." He further added, "Communication is a right, not a privilege. In the unimaginably tough conditions that these refugees are facing, a simple phone call might be all it takes to keep loved ones together."
Bernd Wachter, Secretary General of Caritas Austria expressed, "For people who have fled war and persecution, in addition to food and housing, the contact with the family members, relatives and friends is also a basic need. Therefore, we would like to sincerely thank Vectone Mobile for their support."
The SIM cards will be distributed by Caritas in the emergency shelters and temporary accommodation as part of the ongoing relief efforts in Austria. With thousands continuing to enter the country every day, the aid and resources of these organisations have played an integral part in maintaining the welfare and dignity of the most vulnerable.
Although some refugees own mobile phones, using their mobiles to make calls is almost impossible without a new SIM card and call plan. With Vectone Mobile's help, for the next three month staying in contact with family and friends during their time in Austria is now free and simple.
About Vectone Mobile
Vectone Mobile is one of Europe's leading MVNO. Drawing on over 15 years experience in the telecommunications industry, we now operate in every major European market and provide some of the cheapest international call rates on the continent. Based in the heart of London's business district in Canary Wharf, Vectone Mobile is a brand of the Mundio Group.
SOURCE Vectone Mobile