TRAVEL TECH | Globalgig is more than doubling the size of its international network as the mobile broadband company chases a larger slice of the lucrative data roaming market.
As of this week some 84 countries will be available on Globalgig roaming plans, up from just 40 in 2014, with Australian and UK services being upgraded from 3G to 4G (using the Optus network in Australia and 3 in the UK).
Three new plans, all on month-by-month contracts, have been launched in conjunction with Globalgig's push.
The Australian-based 4G Flexi plans start at $5 per month for 250MB of data, although more realistic bundles include 1GB for $10, 3GB for $20 and 5GB for $30, topped by a massive monthly serve of 10GB for $50 per month.
That data is for use within Australia, with international data rates costed between 10c/MB and 25c/MB depending on which country you're visiting.
Frequent travellers to the USA and Europe should shoot for the Go Europe & USA package with 'sweet spot' deals at 1GB for $30, 3GB for $50 and 5GB for $70.
That data can be used in Australia, the USA and most of Europe, although it costs extra closer to home – for example, in New Zealand and Hong Kong you'll be up for a flat 25 cents/MB.
Serious globetrotters can choose to Go Global for flat-rate data across 69 counties (Australia included) in Europe, Asia, the Middle Eastern, North America and South America.
The deals range from 250MB for $30 (which you can pretty much ignore) to 1GB for $50, 3GB for $100 and 5GB for $170.
Globalgig’s international networks include AT&T in the USA, SingTel in Singapore and 3 in Hong Kong and the UK, with a single SIM card and one configuration setting covering all countries.
For more information, visit the Globalgig website.
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