The One Network, part of The One point Limited, have entered into a 3G MNVO (Mobile Virtual Network Operating Agreement - similar to that of Tesco and Virgin) agreement with the 3G network.
With the most prominent mobile data network, this agreement allows The One Network to cleverly integrate with fixed-line and hosted PBX operators to offer a 'fixed line number to mobile SIM' solution for the first time.
Martin Lauer, Managing director of The One Point, said, "This is a real game-changer. They give customers the flexibility to carry a genuine landline number in their pocket, which tips the industry upside down.
Calls to mobile will be landline rate instead of 16-12p per minute.
Instead of provisioning a 07 mobile number to a SIM card, The One Network allows you to choose and provision from 12 million fixed-line geographic numbers, giving you a 'fixed presence solution' to your mobile phone, router, tablets, or telephone system."