Outright my agency represents Truphone for various communications and strategy, so yes, I’m biased. But like so many companies that have become a client, I was using the service first and realized that the potential of using it in certain situations would make Truphone an essential part of my road warrior lifestyle.
For the past few years my visits to our winemaker friends, Sylvain and Desiree Fadat and their charming village home in Montpeyroux, France where their world class winery, Domaine d’Aupilhac is, always resulted in a hotel stay for my wife and I, much to the chagrin of our always more than generous friends who have many guest rooms (and more coming soon) where we could stay. But with the deployment of WiFi in the main house, not only in the winery offices, a stay in the house has become “just like home” now.
You see, where the house is, seems to fall in the middle of a coverage hole. SFR works in one part of the house. Bouygues in another, but Orange is only visible outside on the back landing. Enter WiFi and Truphone.
Not only were my calls back to the States clear as a bell, but calls returned to me reached me seamlessly on my Nokia E90. For one call I used the Apple iPhone and again the call experience on my end was flawless. Beyond the cost savings (yes I do pay for my usage) via the TruSaver plan was what is best described as “piece of mind.” No worrying about long distance rate. No worrying about the calls being connected. Everything worked as promised. On my Nokia E90 (or N95) and on my wife’s N95, we have constant connectivity, find me and follow as Truphone routes the calls to the GSM numbers we have in France or to any mobile number in any GSM country when the SIM is installed.
Given the WiFi network I’ll be at the winery more and staying over, eliminating a hotel bill, and a drive. This means I can taste more wines, not have to curtail my enthusiasm for the wines, and not have a WiFi bill. When you add all this up, Truphone isn’t just saving me cell minutes, it’s saving me hundreds of dollars a day in hotel, gas and parking charges too, and enabling me to have more fun!