Homeland tariff within O2 network: favorable calls to Poland and Russia with star polska and star rossija

-Mobile phone calls to Poland and Russia starting from 1 cent
-Calls and text messages within Germany from 9 cents
-No basic charge, no contract term, no minimum usage
-Attractive add-on packages for Internet users and frequent callers
MUNICH. As of now Telefónica in Germany and Star Communications are offering two new tariffs within the O2 network. The prepaid offers star polska and star rossija are particularly targeted to customers of the Russian and Polish descent who want to make low-cost phone calls with their mobile phone to their homeland. In addition, both tariffs include affordable phone calls and text messages to all German networks. Internet users and frequent callers can also book attractive add-on packages.
Telefónica is the first German network operator to provide a special offer for the approximately 2.2 million Russian and 1.5 million Polish citizens living in Germany, so they can stay in contact with their family, friends or business associates at their homeland.
"With the new tariffs star polska and star rossija we are continuing our strategy to address specific customer segments and target groups consistently", says Michiel van Eldik, Managing Director Wholesale & Partner Management at Telefónica in Germany. "We successfully established a tariff with Türk Telekom Mobile on the German market already in 2011, targeting an audience with Turkish roots." "We are glad that Telefónica decided to work with us as a service provider," says Uwe Becker, Managing Director of Star Communications. "By offering an attractive tariff for phone calls to Poland and Russia, we serve the needs of an interesting audience. The ethnic mobile market offers great potential."
The starter set for star polska and star rossija costs 9.95 euros as a one-time fee and already includes a credit of 7.50 euros. Starting from 1 cent per minute customers can make phone calls to Russian or Polish landlines around the clock. A phone call to the Polish mobile network costs from 5 cents per minute, a call to the Russian mobile network costs from 10 cents per minute respectively. Other calls and text messages to all other German networks are starting from 9 cents per minute or text message. Beside the two tariffs, customers can book additional packages optionally. Customers calling a lot to their homeland will receive additional 250 or 120 minutes to the particular landline, when booking the Poland package 250 or the Russia package 120 respectively for 4.99 euros each. Especially interesting for frequent callers within the O2 network will be the Community Package. It also costs 4.99 euros and includes additional 3000 call minutes. Customers using smartphones to surf in the Internet can book the Smart Package for 7.99 euros per month, which includes a surf flat rate with a data volume of 200 MB and a maximum bandwidth of up to 7.2 Mbit/s. In addition, the package includes 50 call minutes and 50 text messages free of charge to all German networks. Both tariffs star polska and star rossija are available immediately and will be distributed via Internet and selected partner shops. Prepaid cards can be recharged with all current O2 voucher. To find further information on tariffs and booking options please go to: www.star-polska.com or www.star-rossija.com.
Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG, listed at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the Prime Standard, and its wholly-owned, operationally active subsidiary Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG belong to Telefónica Europe and are part of the Spanish telecommunication group Telefónica S.A. The company offers its German private and business customers post-paid and prepaid mobile telecom products as well as innovative mobile data services based on the GPRS, UMTS and LTE technologies with its product brand O2. In addition, the integrated communications provider also offers DSL fixed network telephony and high-speed Internet. Telefónica Europe has more than 103 million mobile and fixed network customers in Spain, Great Britain, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany.