Voiamo cuts roaming data charges for US and Australia with Globalgig
Voiamo has launched its Globalgig data roaming service which will cut data bills when travelling to the US or Australia
Voiamo has launched its Globalgig mobile hotspot to cut data roaming rates when travelling to the US or Australia.
The device can provide a data connection to up to five devices at the same time, including your mobile, tablet or laptop.
Globalgig is available in the UK, US and Australia and because it uses local networks (Globalgig's UK partner is Three, in the US it's powered by Sprint and in Australia, Optus), data costs are significantly lower than using your own network.
Globalgig will cost you £15 with a monthly cap of 1GB data, £25 for £25 and £35 for 5GB.
The device itself will cost £79 upfront and will soon be available from Amazon.
Although the device doesn't support 4G services, you can expect speeds up to 7.2Mbps.
Like other mobile Wi-Fi devices, the Globalgig is secure and password protected so you won't find others jumping on your internet.
Voiamo has plans to roll out Globalgig in other markets in the next 12 months, but couldn't disclose which networks or countries it was in talks with.
Earlier in the year, Three announced it was cutting its data roaming rates in Europe, with a day's unlimited data usage costing £5.
O2 offers data roaming for £1.99 a day, although it is capped at 25MB. For those travelling outside the EU, data is charged at a rate of £40 a month for up to 50MB of data or £120 for up to 200MB data.