Nokia smartphones: HMD Global becomes a virtual network operator


HMD Global is expanding its business model: As a virtual network operator (MVNO), the manufacturer of Nokia mobile phones also wants to offer SIM cards and mobile phone tariffs in the future. The company announced on Thursday that marketing should start in the UK at the end of April – as the start of a “global rollout.”

“With our own, independent mobile communications offer, we guarantee transparency, flexibility and competitive prices,” explained CEO Florian Seiche. The smartphone tariffs from HMD should also be characterized by reliability and stable speeds. The HMD tariffs are managed in a dedicated app, which offers full cost control and a connection to customer service.

In Great Britain, where the SIM cards are to be available from “the end of April”, HMD Global is working with the network operator “EE”, the second largest British mobile operator after Vodafone. Tariffs should start at 6.50 pounds per month (the equivalent of around 7.50 euros), but there is 1 GB of data volume and a flat rate for calls and SMS to the United Kingdom and the EU countries. There are also tariffs with more data volume.

Further information and the app will be available at the start of marketing. The company has not yet commented on possible plans or partners for Germany. On Thursday, HMD Global, which produces Nokia phones under license, also presented new mid-range smartphones.


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