Argentinean mobile users are now able to have an additional telephone line on their mobile phone without the need to purchase another SIM card, following the deployment of a new service known as “Mi Número Extra”.
Based on a solution Movius Interactive, the service has been launched by Telefonica Argentina subsidiary Movistar Argentina, and will be available to the operator’s 16.8 million customers across the country. This product launch is the continuation of a similar service launched by Telefónica México to its customers in November 2011.
Dominic Gomez, Movius President and CEO, said that the service is “the most convenient, flexible and secure manner to manage multiple phone lines on the same device, which grants users more freedom and better control over their mobile communications.”
Argentina and México are the first to deploy this solution within an extensive list of countries where Telefónica operates. They are leading the launch of the myIdentities Deluxe service as part of an agreement between Movius and Telefónica International, which covers 13 of Telefónica’s mobile operations in Latin America.
By having the advantage of a second line on the same phone, users will be able to easily separate personal calls and messages from those related to their professional life and transfer calls to separate message voice systems at their convenience. This way, each phone number can be used and billed independently.