|By Business Wire||
|March 6, 2013 08:06 AM EST||
Voiamo, the pioneer in affordable international mobile broadband, today announced its Globalgig service has introduced a new suite of low cost mobile data plans. Globalgig is a unique service that removes the need for expensive roaming costs when accessing mobile broadband across its international network. With new flat rate pricing packages that are amongst the best for use within the USA, Globalgig offers incredible savings of up to 93%1 of the amount major wireless providers charge for 1 GB of data used overseas.
Effective today, Globalgig offers the following data packages for mobile broadband access in any country where service is available.
|Introducing New Globalgig Monthly Plans|
|Globalgig WiFi Hotspot||
|18 Month Contract||FREE||$17.00/mo.||$25.00/mo.||$45.00/mo.||$80.00/mo.|
With the new data plans, Globalgig breaks broadband boundaries, not the bank.
- With great reductions on Globalgig’s data packages – the 1GB plan is reduced by 32% to just $17 – customers no longer need to worry about generating massive mobile data bills.
- A new 18 month contract offer is launched that includes the Globalgig WiFi hotspot for free – it normally retails for $119.
- For those customers preferring a shorter monthly contract the Globalgig WiFi hotspot is on special promotion at just $99.
Furthermore, Globalgig is expanding its international network geographic coverage to include Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, and Hong Kong in addition to the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.
Access to affordable, fast mobile data is increasingly important for both business and leisure travelers. A hotel business and technology research survey2 on mobile device habits of business travelers worldwide shows a growing demand for international connectivity to smartphones and tablet computers. 74% of business travelers bring their smartphones on their trips, while 65% carry along tablets. Checking email (90%) along with internet browsing and social networking (75%) ranked as the primary uses of traveling with these devices. Globalgig’s mobile broadband service elegantly fulfills that need.
“Globalgig is dedicated to offering travelers an easier and more affordable alternative to stay connected while moving between countries. That’s why we are expanding our service throughout the world and have made our rates among the best in the US— so you get the benefits of using it even when you’re not traveling overseas,” said Nigel Bramwell, CEO of Voiamo. “Just to give you a sense of perspective, some American cell phone providers charge as much as $50 per GB in the US alone. Using that data internationally can raise rates astonishingly high, in some cases totaling thousands of dollars. We are charging $17 for the same amount to enable mobile users to be online in a secure and productive fashion.”
Whether you’re a frequent business traveler or budget-minded globetrotter, Globalgig keeps you connected to the devices you rely on the most for work or play:
- Up to five devices can be connected simultaneously at high speed to any single Globalgig Hotspot by simply switching it on and accessing the internet.
- In the US, Globalgig customers can access fast, secure internet speeds using the Mobile Hotspot device that is powered by Sprint’s wireless network.
- There are no hidden charges, and users can easily cancel or make changes to their plan by providing notice up to 48 hours prior to the end of their billing cycle.
Voiamo, the carrier grade alternative to global roaming, was formed in September 2007. Since its formation Voiamo has created the Globalgig product and secured all relevant agreements with UK, US, Australian, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden and Hong Kong network operators.
The company was founded by its chief executive, 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 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 they have 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 mobile network services in the US are provided on the Nationwide Sprint® Network.* Sprint (a trademark of Sprint Nextel) 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.
*Although Sprint provides Voiamo subscribers access to its wireless network and to its wireless services, Voiamo is responsible to the Voiamo subscribers for the service. Please call Voiamo with any questions or comments about services.
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 Awards.
1 Percentage of savings based on price comparison between major US wireless communications service providers’ lowest overseas rate ($230) per 1 GB of data vs. Globalgig overseas rate ($17) per 1 GB of data.
2 Source: Hotel business and technology study commissioned by Four Points by Sheraton, August 20, 2012