• Globalgig 3G pocket wifi data roaming offer unlikely to impress

    Looking for a mobile data roaming fix that works in the US, UK and Australia? Australian company Globalgig has a new 3G pocket wifi router scheme that might fit the bill for some travellers, but the pricing is one to watch out for. Pocket wifi routers tap into the 3G (or, increasingly, 4G) mobi...

    POSTED 10 Dec, 2012 0 Comments

  • Hertz rents pocket wifi mobile Internet 3G routers in Australia

    Rental car company Hertz is branching out into mobile Internet, with pocket wifi devices that suck down 3G data and pump out a short-range wifi network for your iPhone or Android device, laptop, iPad or other tablet for rent in Australia. It's a handy option for domestic travellers who don't hav...

    POSTED 1 Nov, 2012 1 Comment

  • The best SIM cards for voice and mobile Internet data in France

    As a regular traveller to France and a fluent French speaker, I'm often asked for my advice on which French SIM or microSIM card is the best for an iPhone, iPad, Android device, Internet USB stick or pocket 3G-wifi router: Orange? SFR? Bouyges Telecom? My first piece of advice is this: don't eve...

    POSTED 27 Sep, 2012 37 Comments

  • Rent a car

    If you're heading to New Zealand and renting a car, you can now pick up a rental portable 3G wifi router from Hertz when you reach the airport. Hertz is offering the portable mobile wifi routers, commonly known as "pocket wifi" or "mifi" devices, at Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenst...

    POSTED 30 May, 2012 0 Comments

  • Roadtest: Droam 3G-to-wifi mobile Internet

    We talk a lot about global roaming here at Australian Business Traveller, since getting online when overseas is one of the biggest pains -- and biggest ripoffs -- in travel.  Dutch company Droam offers an easy way around the problem in many countries (not just in Europe), with rental roamin...

    POSTED 9 Nov, 2011 1 Comment

  • Hertz hearts MiFis: rent unlimited UK internet with your car

    Heading to the UK and wondering how to avoid paying through the nose for data roaming on your smartphone and laptop? You could do a lot worse than the offer from rental car company Hertz, which is now offering 3G+Wi-Fi pocket hotspots for rental. These pocket modems (known as "MiFis" in some co...

    POSTED 8 Sep, 2011 1 Comment

  • 3G/Wi-Fi pocket hotspots on sale for $39.50

    IN BRIEF | If you're heading off on a trip soon, and you haven't yet sorted out your internet access, consider picking up one of these Pocket Wi-Fi modems, currently on sale at Dick Smith for $39.50. It takes a 3G mobile network signal, connects to the internet, and provides you with a Wi-Fi hot...

    POSTED 19 Aug, 2011 2 Comments

  • Tep Wireless offers affordable data roaming in Europe

    A UK-based data roaming company says it believes renting modems and smartphones will become as commonplace for international travellers as hire cars and flight bookings.   Tep Wireless provides business travellers visiting Europe with a rent-a-modem service so they can avoid huge data roami...

    POSTED 13 Jul, 2011 0 Comments

  • Top 5 tips for buying mobile broadband in Australia

    Are you fed up with shelling out $15-$30 per day for the 'privilege' of  internet access at Australian hotels? You wouldn't pay it for running water or lighting in your room, so why should business travellers pay for internet? In-room internet remains one of today's great business tra...

    POSTED 6 Jul, 2011 3 Comments

  • REVIEWED: world's best MiFi - Telstra Ultimate pocket 3G/Wi-Fi hotspot

    "World's best" isn't an accolade to be thrown around lightly, but we believe Telstra's new portable 3G/Wi-Fi hotspot is absolutely deserving of it. The Telstra Ultimate Portable Wi-Fi modem is the best such device for travellers yet, for six key reasons: #1 The fastest possible 3G downloads (in...

    POSTED 28 Jun, 2011 1 Comment

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