Made for the GSM 1800 band Finnis mobile operator Vaasan Laanin Puhelin
Oy (VLP). Benefon Twin used of this operator's 1800 MHz networks in cities and other operator's 900 MHz network in rural areas.
Original press release:
Vaasa, Finland - Benefon Oyj and a major Finnish regional telephone operator Vaasan Laanin Puhelin Oy (VLP) disclosed today a supply agreement worth about 15 MFIM regarding the innovative dual SIM version of Benefon's new dual band GSM phone Benefon Twin.
This novel product has been developed for the recently launched 1800 MHz Cityphone service "Citikka" by VLP. The deliveries will begin before the end of this year but the bulk of the deliveries will be in next year. VLP will market the novel phone for their Citikka service with a product name "Citikka Q."
â€žBenefon Twin Dual SIMâ€ť carries all of the latest and rich functions of Benefon Twin, together with an operating system and place for two separate SIM cards.
â€žUsing two SIM cards in a single phone will provide our customers with a smart and handy way for combining the economies of our Citikka subscription and the global coverage of GSM services. Citikka Q is especially for users who frequently move outside the service area of our Citikka network,â€ť said Mr. Erik Sjoberg, managing director of VLP, in the press conference held today in Vaasa.
The world's leading cellular service GSM is built on the principle of parallel competing services for fast roll out, development and cost-reduction of service. While the original objectives have been largely achieved, the usage environment has been rendered quite complicated in the process, and in many cases no single subscription can solve all needs of a user. Many have therefore ended up with two subscriptions and need to use two SIM cards with all the inconveniences coming along.
â€žAs far as we know, Benefon Twin Dual SIM is the first GSM phone in the market with an operating system and place for two SIM cards, substantially facilitating the phone management of users with two lines. It provides notable value added not only for customers of regional Cityphone services but equally for all users who, for any reason, are using two separate mobile phone subscriptions,â€ť added Mr. Jorma Nieminen, president of Benefon in the same event.
Benefon, founded in 1988, is the leading supplier of innovative wireless mobile communication instruments. Benefon products combine novel solutions and top performance with quality and aesthetic Finnish design. Information and pictures of Benefon's new dual band GSM phone Benefon Twin and world's first personal navigation phone Benefon Esc! are available at www.benefon.com.