If you intend to go abroad and use data then you usually need to either remortgage your home or take out a roaming data plan. Three do unlimited data for a daily charge of £5 and other networks are starting to offer smaller allowances at a daily charge, but if you’re heading abroad often it’s going to cost you a packet.
We’ve mentioned Globalgig before and they’re a great option if you’re travelling. In just three months they’ve now expanded their coverage to include, the Republic of Ireland, Hong Kong, Denmark and Sweden. America, Australia and the UK are already on the list and they’ve now dropped their prices to just £10 per month for 1GB of data, no matter which supported country you’re in.
Their MiFi unit is small and portable and you don’t need to worry about SIM cards either.
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Globalgig Introduces New Competitive Alternatives to Costly Mobile Data Plans; Expands International Network with Four More Countries New flat rate pricing packages offer travellers affordable mobile broadband anywhere across Globalgig’s expanding international network; at home in the UK or overseas in the USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Ireland, Sweden & Denmark Globalgig brings high quality, fast and reliable mobile broadband access to smartphones, laptops and tablets for both business and travellers, with 95% savings, helping to break broadband boundaries, not the bank London – 6th March 2013 – Globalgig has announced that from the 13thMarch its international network will significantly increase coverage to include Hong Kong, Republic of Ireland, Denmark and Sweden. With new flat rate pricing packages that are amongst the best for use within the UK, Globalgig offers incredible savings of up to 95% compared to the amount major wireless providers charge for 1GB of data used overseas*. The service has been live in the UK, US and Australia, since December last year. Globalgig is also planning further expansion by the summer 2013 to provide mobile broadband access across additional European and international business hubs. The simple-to-use Globalgig service removes the need to pay for expensive international roaming charges and brings a definitive end to huge data bills whilst travelling. With prices from just £10 per month for 1GB of data use anywhere on Globalgig’s international network (and package going up to £29 for 10GB of data per month)*, Globalgig provides affordable data plans for all types of mobile internet users and businesses.
Introducing New Globalgig Monthly Plans
Globalgig WiFi Hotspot 1Gb/mo.2Gb/mo.5Gb/mo.10Gb/mo.
No Contract £50.00£10.00/mo.£15.00/mo.£23.00/mo.£29.00/mo.
18 Month ContractFREE£10.00/mo.£15.00/mo.£23.00/mo.£29.00/mo.
There is a one-off purchase of the Globalgig WiFi ‘Hotspot’ device which is currently on promotion down to just £50 (normally £79) or it is free when selecting a new 18-month contract plan from the Globalgig store online at www.globalgig.com. There are no hidden charges or need to subscribe to a long-term tariff, and when users wish to upgrade, downgrade or terminate, they simply need to provide notice*.The service will then be changed or cancelled at the end of their monthly billing cycle. Users can easily and securely access the internet and connect up to 5 of their devices, including tablets, smartphones and laptops to the Globalgig WiFi Hotspot device. Nigel Bramwell, Chief Executive Officer at Voiamo, the company behind Globalgig said: “Globalgig is expanding at a rate of knots, with four new territories in under three months of operation. Coupled with the reduction in price, this will help to maintain our simple goal of breaking broadband boundaries, not the bank. With Hong Kong, Republic of Ireland, Denmark and Sweden coming on board, we will continue to bring people fast, secure, carrier-grade internet access through local mobile networks all with the assurance that they will get this reliably and securely at an affordable price.” Bramwell added, “Businesses and consumers are becoming acutely aware of the rip-off data bills that they face upon their return from travelling. The major network operators are charging hundreds and even thousands of pounds for data, which is unjustifiable. Our new pricing and tariffs will put and end to this, by providing clear and honest rates that are highly competitive domestically and crucially allows you to take it abroad at no extra cost.” Globalgig operates using a simple, small ‘Hotspot’ device that automatically logs into a local data network in each market and feeds internet access to users’ smartphones, tablets and laptops, thereby creating their own personal and portable “WiFi”*. Globalgig customers can achieve fast internet speeds of up to 7.2 megabytes per second over local 3G networks, by simply placing the device in the room, or in their bag or jacket – and then accessing the internet as normal. In order to provide a fast, sustainable and secure service in each country, Globalgig has partnered with Three, (part of the Hutchison Whampoa group), in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Hong Kong, Denmark and Sweden, Nationwide Sprint® Network, in the USA, ranked number 1 among all national carriers * and Optus in Australia (part of the Singapore Telecom Group), one of Asia’s largest mobile operators*.
About VoiamoVoiamo Group was formed in September 2007. Since its formation Voiamo has created the Globalgig product and secured all relevant agreements with UK, US and Australian network operators. The company was founded by its Chief Executive Officer, Nigel Bramwell, who has 27 years experience in the mobile telephone industry, and its key executives also all have a long track record of success in the telecoms industry. It is well funded for launching the product widely and for its continued success – and has a strong group of investors, many of whom have a major interest in telecoms. Voiamo is not VC funded. Voiamo’s partners – Mobile Network Operators In the UK, Republic of Ireland, Hong Kong, Denmark and Sweden, Voiamo is partnered with Three, part of the Hutchison Whampoa group. Three are the UK’s fastest growing mobile network according to Ofcom’s annual Communications Market Report and it has been rated the UK’s number 1 network for coverage, reliability and quality for the 7th time in the latest YouGov Poll as well as number 1 network for the iPhone. Voiamo’s USA partner, Sprint has been ranked number 1 among all national carriers and most improved in customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries, over the last four years by the American Customer Satisfaction Index.Optus is Voiamo’s Australian partner and is part of the Singapore Telecom group, one of Asia’s largest mobile operators. In 2012 it won three major ACOMM Industry Awards.