Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 26 Feb 2014
Total posts 1
Roaming Hotspot technology and offerings are looking more competitive, particularly for those of us that travel with many connected devices and keep up to date each day (or night). In the past I used various sim card approaches, sourced locally and in country andÂ once they were set up, they mostly worked well. The last few trips I purchased travel passes from Telstra for each device as I favoured convenience over price. Now I am considering looking into hardware devices. I have seen names like: Skyroam, Roaming Man, GeeFi, TEP Wireless, Travel WiFi, Google
Fi, Keepgo, Always Online Wireless and not yet looked into what is available from Australia. I would appreciate hearing about your experiences with any of these devices and services.
Member since 23 Oct 2013
Total posts 767
Whilst I agree with you on the wifi hotspots being coming more competitive, nothing beats a local Sim card in terms of flexibility, coverage and price.
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
Other great solution I've found is Flexiroam which works in about 140 countries on its standard plans (US$15-30/GB) with cheaper rates in some countries.
Member since 02 Apr 2017
Total posts 175
I use FlexiRoam which is a data only sticker on your sim card - so you can switch between your Home data plan and FlexiRoam. Someone on here recommended to me Data is quite pricy, but it works in essentially every country (except in Africa where coverage is quite poor, but improving). In some countries they do have "local" rates that work out close to the price of a local sim card.
Member since 20 Dec 2017
Total posts 32
The thing that puts me off of these devices is that it is another thing you have to carry with you together with another charger!
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