From today on, travelers will be able to purchase a 4G wifi router and data credit to use in 48 countries from Air France-KLM’s new mobile internet offer, Bitebird, at www.bitebird.com. The mobile solution behind the brand is Transatel’s SIM 901, a universal, network- agnostic SIM card offering cellular data connectivity at local conditions around the world.
The Bitebird mobile solution
Starting today, the 4G wifi router for €99.95 is available for purchase via www.bitebird.com . A choice of €30 (paid 25€), €50 (paid 40€) or €130 (paid 100 €) of prepaid credit can be added. Air France-KLM customers can buy the 4G Wifi device including €50 of prepaid credit for 55,980 Flying Blue Miles onstore.flyingblue.com. In any case, the credit is valid for a year for all destinations, and easily rechargeable anytime on bitebird.mobi
Bundled with a prepaid and pre-installed SIM card, the Bitebird router opens a private, secure connection via a password. Perfectly adapted to professional or private use, it is already operational in close to 50 countries* at local rates and can connect up to 10 devices (smartphone, tablet, PC) simultaneously.
Transatel, the preferred enabler for universal data needs
Transatel recently won the ‘Best Aggregator’ Award at the MVNO World Congress for the fourth year in a row, confirming public recognition for its outstanding enabling capacities. These capacities are increasingly developed in the area of global data, where Transatel offers a one-of-a-kind solution, SIM 901. Chosen by Air France-KLM to support their new data offer for travelers, SIM 901 is particularly adapted to laptops, tablets, and—as is the case for Bitebird—Wifi hotspots.
Marie-Julie LE GUEN, Head of Retail at Transatel: “It’s a great opportunity for us to show off our capacities in providing cellular data worldwide for demanding end-users of technological devices. We have signed agreements with over 100 countries to date and 48 are already commercially active. We continue to add countries every month to our network to ensure travelers benefit from local prices for data wherever they go.”
About Air France-KLM
A global giant with a strong European base, the Air France-KLM Group’s main areas of business are passenger transport, cargo transport and aeronautical maintenance.
Air France-KLM is the leading Group in terms of international traffic on departure from Europe. In 2016, it offers its customers access to a network covering 320 destinations in 114 countries thanks to its four brands Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Transavia and HOP! Air France. With a fleet of 534 aircraft in operation and 89.8 million passengers carried in 2015, Air France-KLM operates up to 2,200 daily flights, mainly from its hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.
Its Flying Blue frequent flyer programme is one of the leaders in Europe with over 27 million members.
Air France-KLM and its partners Delta Air Lines and Alitalia operate the biggest trans-Atlantic joint-venture with 270 daily flights.
Air France-KLM is also a member of the SkyTeam alliance which has 20 member airlines, offering customers access to a global network of over 16,270 daily flights to 1,057 destinations in 179 countries.
Founded in 2000, Transatel is a telecommunications company offering technological services for activities ranging from mobile telephony to the Internet of Things. Spanning the BtoB and BtoC markets, the company acts both as a mobile operator (mobile virtual network operator or MVNO) and as an enabler of mobile services (MVNO enabler or MVNE; aggregator or MNVA; Machine to Machine or M2M enabler). Transatel delivers connectivity to over 1.7 million SIM cards. With close to 70% of its revenues generated abroad, the 180-strong company has offices in France, the UK, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the United States.
*Consult the list, enhanced monthly, of eligible countries on https://www.bitebird.com/fr/pays/.