FreeMove customers in Greece for the 2004 Olympics can refill their pay-as-you-go telephones at 375 outlets (225 in Athens, 150 on Greek islands) bearing the FreeMove or customers’ carrier logo.
TIM customers in Greece may also purchase a €30 Ricaricard scratch card (€25 of calls) at any TIM Hellas store, Germanos chain outlet or post office (ELTA).
TIM customers may also replace lost or damaged SIM cards immediately at any of the seven TIM Hellas outlets located in major Athens tourist and shopping destinations (Kolonaki, Maroussi, Glyfada and the port of Piraeus) or select historical/cultural sites (Salonika, Patras and Heraklion). There is no cost for new card replacement and immediate activation; the €10 cost of the new SIM card will automatically be debited from the customer’s telephone credit.
TIM customers also have access to TIM Hellas’s “123 zero” service for finding hotels, restaurants and Games-specific information. This location-based service is available in a number of languages for no more than the standard roaming charge.
In partnership with the famous “Time Out” listings magazine, FreeMove is distributing a free multilanguage tourist guide to all Athens Olympics visitors. The guide contains full information on Olympic events, and useful tips about Athens.
“The Olympics are a unique event. We are happy to offer TIM customers the chance to share the excitement with friends and relatives simply and immediately, thanks to our membership of the FreeMove alliance,” says Elis Bontempelli, TIM’s FreeMove Managing Committee delegate. “TIM customers have access to a wider range of easy to use services while roaming outside Italy. The whole purpose behind FreeMove is to offer customers travelling abroad the same services they use at home.”
FreeMove is an alliance between four mobile telephony giants. Initially established in April 2003, it took on the name FreeMove in March 2004. The alliance covers 170 million customers in over 20 European countries and a total of 230 million customers worldwide.