In a world of ever increasing connectivity our phones have become more than just something we use to make and receive phone calls and texts. Whether we’re communicating on social media, streaming our favourite music and videos, or keeping abreast of the latest news and gossip, they have become integral to how we interact with the world and help to form, express and share our individuality.
Over recent times however the different networks available to us don’t seem to reflect that sense of flexibility and identity in the contracts they offer. In what can seem like a one size fits all approach, users are faced with inflexible usage restrictions on data, and additional charges for higher speeds and roaming which can generate a sense of being controlled and dictated to in a world where we’re all trying to break free. Focussed on bursting out of these confines and with handing control back to the user, new network iD Mobile have now burst on to the scene to provide a more bespoke service which looks to work for you.
iD Mobile offers contracts as well as SIM only deals. With a range of 1, 12, or 24 month options to choose from, all with 4G at no extra cost. iD's TakeAway plan offers inclusive data roaming in 29 countries, meaning you can call and text UK from abroad at no extra cost. The GoTo plan gives you the ability to roll over unused monthly data to the next month. The ShockProof plan allows customers to cap their usage so even if you use up your allowances you won't spent more than you can afford. Finally, the iD App gives users more control; monitor usage in real-time as well as make payments and buy add-ons.
In the spirit of taking control of your own destiny iD are presenting a 3 part series titled ‘New Originals’ looking at people who have grabbed the initiative and looked to determine their own destiny. In the video above we are introduced to Rajan Rai and Jai Birch; Brothers In Arms for Newham in East London who have rallied up against the pressures of low expectation and meek ambition, which so often resonates in deprived suburban areas.
Driven by a will to succeed and pride in themselves as well as in the community they belong, Rajan and Jai have risen up through the ranks to become prominent figures in the world of British fencing, and are hoping to represent their country at the 2020 Olympics. Breaking stereotypes and wanting to figure as role models to those around them, they champion the attributes of a sport which is often seen as one only played by white middle class men. Requiring the ability to observe your opponent, showing concentration and focus, and using good judgement in deciding when you make your move, the sport also demands respect and honour between competitors.
Check out Rajan and Jai’s video above, and click here to see the full series.
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