It was the end of the 80’s, and reliable communication was at a premium. The construction industry needed to be able to keep in contact, wherever they were - often in remote locations. That’s where Mobal came in - offering reliable (if a little bulky) handset rental that helped keep the industry moving.
We soon realised that there was a much wider market for cell phones that would work anywhere - tourists! That’s when we started providing phones to travelers, eventually being able to offer the world-beating World Phone, giving globetrotters a single device that would keep them connected in over 190 countries.
As our rental business expanded from its humble beginnings, it became clear that we needed a permanent base close to our growing American customer base, so we opened an office in New York. We’ve since opened up locations in Japan and the UK, allowing us to keep our customers connected, anywhere in the world!
As we got to know our audience more, we found that there was a growing need for a specialised service in a specific travel destination - Japan! Since first investing in our Japanese service in the late 90s, we’ve become experts in this market. When we went on to launch our Japan SIMs, we made it possible for thousands of foreigners living and traveling in Japan to access voice and data services, without the need to fill out complex Japanese forms or shell out hefty fees!
By the new millennium, business was booming, but we’re not the kind of company that operates for profit alone. When our chairman, Tony Smith, visited Malawi, he discovered the perfect place to start putting Mobal’s bottom line to work. Since he established Krizevac, the majority of Mobal’s profits have gone to empowering a once deprived area of the world through the creation of jobs, education and opportunity. Our growing network of charity partners means that you don’t just travel the world with Mobal… you make it a better place!
From the day we began offering not just phones, but SIM cards too, we’ve been able to make sure that wherever you are in the world, you’ll have the ability to communicate easily in the palm of your hand. Our Japan SIMs & International SIMs allow travelers from all over the world to use their own cell phone, no matter what their destination might be.