Globalgig launches 4G data, international roaming plans

Globalgig launches 4G data, international roaming plans

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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Chris Chamberlin
Chris Chamberlin is a senior journalist with Australian Business Traveller and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a great latte, a theatre ticket and a glass of wine!
 

3 comments

  • nix584

    nix584

    18 Feb, 2015 02:27 pm

    Looking at the website it all sounds like a great way to use data overseas. Most of the 'travel sims' are for texts and calls... two things I rarely do when away. I always need data over call time. And with iMessage and Viber, I can still make calls and keep in contact with friends and family. And it's much cheaper than a Vodafone Red plan...

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  • Melflighty

    Melflighty

    19 Feb, 2015 04:17 pm

    Be careful of this company they have terrible customer service.  I signed up to use them and then found out they do not support iphones. As they are the most used phone in Australia this is a but of a pain.

    I asked to cancel the plan the day after I requested to acitve their sim card and they wanted to charge me the monthly fee even when I had not used there serviec. Anyway after multiple phone calls and emails with extremely rude employees I threated to go to the ombudsman and finally they relented and canceled the account with no charges, as any normal telco should do.

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  • moa999

    moa999

    17 Jul, 2015 04:34 pm

    I used the 5Gig Europe and USA very successfully with great servive through France, Monaco, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, UK, Denmark and USA.

    Sadly, Globalgig has just made the Europe and USA plans - minimum 3 month subscription - which vastly changes their utility

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19 Jul, 2019 10:42 pm

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