Media Release: Firstnumber encourage consumers to continue to look


WITH technology advancing at an exponential rate and mobile phones becoming smarter, traditional communication methods such as texting and making phone calls are becoming less important, with many other alternatives available to smartphone users.

According to Reuters, consumers are turning to low-cost alternatives such as BlackBerry Messenger, Imessenger and Facebook’s mobile messaging services. In turn, causing many mobile operators to lose a valuable source of income, as instead of being charged per message mobile data is being used instead.

By understanding the profit companies are making from SMS it’s understandable why they are concerned. For example, SMS currently generates around £640 for every megabyte of data transmitted.

A spokesperson from, cheap international calls company, Firstnumber comments:

“With everyone having to cut back here and there, making savings wherever possible can make a huge difference. Consumers are finally realising that money can be saved and therefore are taking action.

“The way society is moving, it’s clear that demand for mobile data will continue to rise, which no doubt will involve new products and services allowing for new and innovative ways to communicate being developed.

“Here at Firstnumber, we live and breath cheap international calls, offering a service that lets you make cheap calls to hundred of countries worldwide from the UK. With cheap calls to South Africa, Germany, France and India costing from as little as 1p per minute from any UK land line and mobile phone.”

About Firstnumber: is an online phone directory offering direct dial access codes that reduce the cost of making international calls from a UK landline. was launched in 2004 and is a trading style of Wavecrest.

Contact Details:
First Number / WaveCrest, 1st Floor,
Bishopsgate Court,
4-12 Norton Folgate,
E1 6DB
Enquiries: 0870 801 7800

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