In a revolutionary move for the local market, Epic is removing lock-in contracts for the first time.
The move is part of a brand-new set of mobile plans from Epic, the new brand replacing Vodafone, after its acquisition by Monaco Telecom on 31st March.
Plans start from a €24.99 per month, five euros lower than similar plans from the competition, which in their case come with 24-month contracts.
So far, customers were presented with a choice between topping-up or signing up to a monthly plan. And, although a monthly plan meant better value, there was a pre-requisite for a 24 months contract, thus keeping consumers away from it.
Epic’s move means that customers can join the consumer unlimited plans without legacy 24-month contracts, and can still get the best prices without penalties, should they wish to modify their plans.
Upgrading a new smartphone from €3.99 per month
The company also launched monthly payment plans for customers to upgrade their smartphone and keep up-to-date with new technology. Whilst similar price plans exist, the €3.99 price is an all-time low and aims to make it easier for Epic customers to access all the latest technology.
Double the amount of data, SMS and voice on top-up plans
The line-up of tariffs also includes a new top-up value plan for €9.99 with 8 gigabytes of 4.5G mobile data and 200 minutes and 200 SMS to any network. With the top-up value pack, Epic offers double the data, minutes and SMS versus its competitors’ current offers.
Unlimited plans for business and the strongest roaming footprint
Through Epic for Business, the company’s enterprise arm, the company is bringing unlimited mobile plans for business of all sizes. Epic said that over the past month, it had expanded its international roaming footprint to 220 countries, with 175 networks providing 4G speeds – a figure double that of the company’s second-best competitor.
The announcement is part of the company’s commitment to bring great value to Malta, building on its state-of-the-art network.