Voiamo unveiled Globalgig a carrier grade mobile broadband solution that offers Internet access to travelers and businesses cost effectively.
“It’s time to bring an end to the rip-off data bills that business people face upon their return from travelling abroad on business trips, and to offer them a simple out-of-the-box solution,” said Nigel Bramwell, Chief Executive Officer at Voiamo, the company behind Globalgig.
“Our simple Globalgig service brings people fast, secure, carrier-grade internet access through local mobile networks -- enabling them to use videoconferencing, to surf the Internet as they would ordinarily, and to email and receive large attachments, all with the assurance that they will get this reliably and securely at an affordable price,” Bramwell added.
Globalgig, created and powered by Voiamo leverages a simple, small “Hotspot” device that can automatically log into a local data network to deliver Internet access to the smartphones, tablets and laptops of users. The hotspot acts as their own personal and portable Wi-Fi.
Internet speeds of up to 7.2 megabytes per second over local 3G networks is provided to users. The device can be placed in the room, or in a bag or jacket and used to access the Internet, explained officials.
Globalgig service is now available in the UK, US and Australia. Besides eliminating the huge roaming changes, travelers will also benefit from the huge capacities of data bundles in the range of Gigabytes that they can handle, said officials.
Users are required to sign up for a monthly rolling contract and get this service. The service does not require any long-term contract and users can upgrade, downgrade or terminate by simply giving a notice in order to change or cancel the service at the end of their billing cycle.
To deliver a fast, sustainable and secure service Voiamo has partnered with Three, a part of the Hutchison Whampoa group in the UK, with Sprint in the USA to provide the wireless services and with Optus (News - Alert) (part of the Singapore Telecom Group) in Australia.
To reduce huge roaming charges levied by foreign networks to carry calls to travelers who are out of their home networks, Voiamo launched a SIM card that provides dozens of local numbers in Europe, the US and Australia last year. This reduced the cost of roaming charges by up to 95 per cent. Customers’ calls were routed through local phone network providers via one of the numbers and charged at local rates.
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Edited by Rich Steeves