According to an unconfirmed report from Telecompaper, the Spanish mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Simyo passed the 500,000 subscriber mark in October, aided in part by its decision earlier this year to revamp its pre-paid and post-pay tariffs over the summer. Now offering a more ‘tailored’ bouquet of plans, Simyo users can pick from four data options – from 100MB to 2GB per month – and three different voice call options, with costs ranging from EUR1 (USD1.25) per month for 100MB of data, rising to EUR11 for 2GB, and voice calls starting from EUR2 per month for 30 minutes. Further, the Orange Spain-owned unit claims its 1GB plan (EUR6 pm) is the cheapest on the market.
In a separate development in the Spanish MVNO sector, Airis Mobile says it has formerly merged with Republica Movil in a move that will see the Airis Mobile brand disappear. However, the MVNO says that the move will not affect customers who will be able to hold on to their current SIM card and will simply be switched to Republica Movil’s monthly tariff plan ‘Pequena’, which boasts 1.2GB of data, free voice calls (subject to a EUR0.18 call set-up fee) for EUR5.9 per month.