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Top Connect completes acquisition of

by on January 9, 2015 in featured item, Latest News, Lead Article

Telecoms firm Top Connect ( today announces that it has completed the acquisition of Austrian-based and has transferred its users to the TravelSim ( brand, a subsidiary of Top Connect.

The acquisition adds more than 120,000 customers to TravelSim’s growing customer base.  Already the world’s leading data and calling roaming service, TravelSim has more than 5 million regular users comprising travelling business executives and holidaymakers.

Most of’s customers are based in Western Europe, and the company’s headquarters is based in Vienna, Austria.

“We are delighted to welcome TravelSIMshop into our family of companies and this has been a very natural transition for both organizations,” said Max Rivshin, CEO of Top Connect.

“The management of both companies have been talking about this for years and have a long standing business relationship for more than a decade.  We share the same client demographics, operate in similar markets, and even have very similar sounding names.

“It made perfect sense for us to amalgamate and to merge under one brand, especially since many customers had already thought we were one company,” added Rivshin.

The management of welcome the acquisition.  They feel that this merger will benefit their customers through TravelSim’s extensive global network of distributors and available resources that will take customer service to the next level of excellence.’s customers now have immediate access to all TravelSim’s features and services which include:

  • A 24 hour personal assistant
  • Free incoming SMS messages
  • Free incoming calls in 135 countries
  • Competitive data service plans
  • Cheap data rates available for many countries

“As part of this acquisition, we took immediate care to make sure that all our new clients feel at home by providing all the necessary access to live and web-based support lines,” said Mikhail Markin, Head of Product Development.

All customers can access their existing accounts using their email address at the following web address: Customers can visit for information about the transition and access support to ensure their roaming service will not be interrupted.

About TravelSim

TravelSim is a product of Top Connect focused on both the business and leisure traveller. It is the world leader in international prepaid roaming solutions and is proven to save 85% on international roaming charges as well as offering very competitive data rates. Unlike local mobile operator cards, TravelSim is made for use around the world in over 190 countries.

With exceptionally low rates on outgoing calls and free incoming calls in over 140 countries, TravelSim is the answer to the question “how to call cheaply from abroad.” TravelSim currently has over 5 million users worldwide.

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