By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter
Newcastle United's mobile phone network, nufcMobile, is now live - and fans who join this month can win a signed shirt.
The pay-as-you-go package was made available for pre-order at the last month and SIM cards can now be bought by Magpies followers.
By using the network, fans can support the club every time they make a call and send a text, and gain access to special voicemail messages from the players and manager Alan Pardew as well as taking advantage of a host of special offers.
SIM cards have been sent out to all season ticket holders and new Members, while supporters with a current Membership will be able to order a pack from the club's official website. They can also be bought online and in club stores by supporters for £10, including £10 worth of credit. Fans who top up £20 or more will automatically receive £10 of free credit.
The network offers extremely competitive rates - up to 50 per cent cheaper than the major networks - and the club Membership scheme helps to support United's Academy. The nufcMobile call centre is based in the UK and the cards can be topped up at all Paypoint and PayZone locations.
Although a handful of other clubs have their own mobile networks, the Magpies are the first to do so on such a large scale and the first to offer club-branded top-ups.
Anybody who joins nufcMobile in August will automatically be entered into a competition to win a shirt signed by the first-team squad. The draw will be announced in the first week of September.
For more information, visit www.nufc.co.uk/page/NUFCMobile