Bullitt Group announces
Bullitt Connect, a UK MVNO,
to diversify and solidify its leadership across the rugged sector and reach new customers

28th February, Reading, UKBullitt Group, pioneers of rugged mobile with over a decade of tough tech experience, today announced it will launch its own MVNO in the UK market. Bullitt Connect is a full MVNO service provider that will offer voice, text and data services to UK-based consumers and industry verticals with particular focus on the high growth sectors such as logistics and the gig economy. 

Bullitt Group is the global licensee for Cat® phones, and produces Motorola defy-branded rugged smartphones under license for the famous Motorola brand. With leadership in the rugged sector, Bullitt has identified an opportunity to extend the appeal of its products with the addition of a full-service value proposition.

Built on the pillars of dependability and reliability that mirror the key benefits of a rugged device, Bullitt Connect offers great coverage across 86% of the UK landmass, thanks to its partnership with Transatel and the underlying EE mobile network1, consistently recognised by RootMetrics as offering the UK’s best 4G and 5G coverage2. Bullitt Connect will provide even more reliable connectivity when used in conjunction with a Bullitt rugged device, built to handle long, busy days in any environment.

At commercial launch in April 2022, Bullitt Connect will offer a range of tariffs with unlimited UK calls and text messaging, and either 3GB, 10GB or 30GB of data. It will also offer a selection of data-only SIM offers up to 100Gb as the perfect partner for the new Cat® Q10 5G Rugged Mobile Hotspot, also announced today by Bullitt Group at MWC. These simple and flexible 30-day rolling plans will all provide 5G connectivity and are competitively priced, with additional loyalty and introductory offers for those that have purchased a Bullitt device.

Roaming within Europe, using a customer’s existing call, text and data allowance, will also be offered at no extra charge from launch3. Additional daily roaming passes will enable affordable roaming in many other locations around the world.

Targeted launch bundles will incorporate useful products or services to help customers work smarter and more efficiently.

Delivery and logistics is an established and growing sector for Bullitt where the value of a rugged device is already well understood. Combining devices with good value, reliable connectivity, and relevant services such as PostTag’s Address Finder, which currently processes over 5 million address lookups a day for some of the UKs leading delivery brands, will be a key part of the MVNO launch proposition. Address Finder is a proven technology in the UK – providing a location accuracy so precise that drivers have been able to deliver more each day. Location accuracy saves time and puts money back into the pockets of drivers.

“This is a really exciting next step for our business. Bullitt Connect allows us to transform the types of value adding services we can bring to our UK customers based on our knowledge of the core verticals that have been buying our phones for years.

Our customer base is very specific, and one that understand the advantages and value of devices that are important to their work lives. Based on what we have learnt and building on our already-great customer loyalty, Bullitt Connect will provide specific verticals with tailored packages around rugged Smartphones and other connected devices. We launch in a couple of months so watch this space.”

Nathan Vautier, CEO Bullitt Group

"The combination of a Bullitt handset with mobile connectivity on the UK’s number one network is an exciting proposition for Bullitt users - making things simple for its customers and enabling data speeds that are on average 3-4 times faster than other UK mobile operators.

The combination of a Bullitt handset with mobile connectivity on the UK’s best network is an exciting proposition for Bullitt users - making things simple for its customers and enabling average download speeds that are more than twice as fast as any other major UK mobile operator. In the future, Bullitt customers will experience super-fast low latency connectivity across the UK, as we progress our plans to deliver 5G everywhere in the UK by 2028. We are proud that Bullitt have recognised our investment in the network and, by working with Transatel, have been able to launch this exciting new MVNO proposition into the UK.”

Nick Wootten, Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) Director at BT Wholesale

“Transatel is proud to enable Bullitt with competitive mobile services and access to the best cellular connectivity available for their customers. Our 20 years of experience and strong partnership with BT as well as our technological prowess and flexibility make us a key partner for any business, old or new, to break into the market.”

Jacques Bonifay, CEO of Transatel.

For details visit www.bullittconnect.com

Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2022 is set to run from 28 February until 3 March 2022. You can visit Bullitt Group in Hall 7 Stand 7B50 at the Fira de Barcelona Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain.


  1. Bullitt Connect is an MVNO based on the EE network
  2. EE, part of BT Group, is the UK’s leading mobile network operator in terms of network performance, recently winning “best network in the UK” for the 17th  consecutive time with the UK’s best 4G and 5G network, according to RootMetrics https://rootmetrics.com/en-GB/content/UK-5G-report-1H-2021
  3. Subject to a fair usage policy. Bullitt Connect reserves the right to adjust tariffs and charges over time

About Bullitt Group

Bullitt Group are the pioneers of rugged mobile with over a decade of ‘tough tech’ experience. Since its formation in 2009, Bullitt has consistently led the market with its innovation and won international awards for its tough mobile products. Bullitt designs, manufactures and distributes millions of mobile phones to over 70 markets worldwide.

Bullitt is the global licensee for Cat® (Caterpillar Inc.) and Motorola for mobile phones and related peripherals. Its portfolio is constantly learning and evolving through rugged consumer research and development, using its exceptional expertise at strengthening and toughening mobile technology for the demands of extreme working conditions and hard knocks of everyday life.

Bullitt Group’s Head Office is in Reading, England with additional office locations in the United States, Taiwan, China, South Africa, Germany and Australia.