If you’re a traveler destined for the U.S., the UK, or Australia, then Globalgig‘s hotspot solution may help you cut high international data charges. Travelers to foreign countries usually either have to get an unlocked phone–or unlock their phones themselves–and use a local SIM card for more affordable voice and data calls, or pay roaming charges to their home carriers for using a non-native carrier. However, Globalgig offers an alternative with a mobile hotspot service that works in the U.S., UK, or Australia that allows users to use their own WiFi-enabled phones to get on the Internet and stay connected.
The month-to-month, contract-free solution is billed at the rate of of 1 GB (gigabyte) for $25.00, 3 GB for $39.00 and 5 GB for $49.00.
These rates are comparable to what you’d get with a contract on U.S. carriers. For example, on AT&T, you’d pay $50 for domestic data use for 5 GB of data. However, Globalgig’s plans works in more countries and requires no long-term commitment giving users HSPA+ data access speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps download.
You do need to pay $119 to purchase the mobile hotspot unit, which works like a MiFi unit, along with the monthly non-contract plan.
Though this service doesn’t include voice minutes, users can benefit from a variety of ways to communicate with voice, including video calls through services like Google+ Hangouts, video conference calls via Skype or Facetime, and VoIP services by using the data plan.
With the holidays approaching, we’ve recently told you about going with a prepaid service to save money. If you travel internationally to any of these three destinations, Globalgig’s data bundle may help you save money and stay connected while roaming about.