Satellite calls needn’t be expensive


Not when you’re using Amiigo to save you money on them.

Zodiac Maritime agencies is an international ship management company specialising in the management of VLOCs, Capesize, Panamax, Handymax and Handysize Bulk Carriers, Chemical Tankers, LPG Tankers, Container Ships and Pure Car (Truck) Carriers.

Zodiac is headquartered in London with a representative office in Shanghai. Zodiac manages one of the largest UK-flagged fleets

Zodiac Maritime was an early adopter of Amiigo. With staff all over the world and frequently in the middle of the ocean, they were eager to save money on their mobile calls.

They looked at many alternatives including using multiple local SIM cards and multi-country roaming SIM cards but they were considered both inconvenient and expensive.

The decision to deploy Amiigo was based on the ease of implementation and the savings they could make, particularly as 10% of their mobile calls are to satellite phones which typically cost over £6/minute.

Once deployed, Zodiac adopted an unconventional approach to engaging their staff and simply told them they would be charged for any expensive calls not made through Amiigo! When they are making savings of 66% on some calls, there is a real incentive to use Amiigo.

Amiigo is now a default app on all Zodiac BlackBerry smartphones and Zodiac Maritime are currently saving 54.3% on their international, roaming and satellite mobile calls.

“Zodiac Maritime has used Amiigo since it first came to market in June 2009. It has become a key tool in our mobile cost management armoury and is currently saving us around 55% of our direct call costs.

By combining Amiigo with other changes advised by Amiigo Consulting, we have seen our mobile phone bill fall dramatically over the past year.

We have found Amiigo to be committed to our business, responsive to our needs, highly technically competent and ready to go beyond the call of duty to ensure we get the best from their service.

We have no hesitation recommending their services”

Glenn EasleaFacilities Manager

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