Sir John Scarlett, who led MI6 for five years, voiced concerns over the growing use of tracking technology in phones and tablets that can monitor and log movements in minute detail.

Johannesburg – Pure Distribution a South African based telecommunications distribution company in association with Cubic Telecom this week announced the Maxroam SIM card.

The SIM card is a prepaid, high quality GSM mobile voice and data Travel SIM card service for the business and personal international traveller, which will be launched through the Flight Centre channel nationwide.

The Maxroam SIM card has no connection charges and will save up to 90 percent on Data Roaming when travelling abroad, provide access to voice and SMS coverage in over 230 countries and data coverage in up to 130 countries, all with one SIM card.

Compatible with standard and micro SIM slots in any unlocked mobile phone or tablet device the Maxroam SIM card is convenient and simple.

The prepaid functionality allows for easy sign up with no contracts and no surprise bills upon your return. An added feature is the convenience to keep all your local cellphone numbers and the ability to add all your local landline numbers from each country you visit.

Managing your account from your mobile work station is made simple with an online facility where you can recharge, upload credit, check your balance and handle all other account related details.

Kosie Nagel, Land and Air Contractor for Flight Centre said, “We are always looking at ways to ensure the experience each and every customer receives of ours makes their travelling easy and memorable. We know that contacting family and friends at home is the inevitable for most travellers so being able to offer them a solution like Maxroam further improves our service delivery to our clients.”

JP Hunke of Pure Distribution said of the announcement, “We are so excited to be working with Flight Centre, an international company with a significant local footprint and even more thrilled to be able to have Flight Centre as our partner at launch.”