Globalgig's new data plans aimed at travellers

Globalgig has unveiled a new range of mobile data plans aimed at travellers

Globalgig has unveiled a new range of mobile data plans aimed at travellers, allowing users access to global data roaming in multiple countries.

The new "Jetsetter plans" offer global roaming in 10 countries for a flat fee of $19 per gigabyte (GB), per month.

The company also offers a 3GB data plan for $35 per month, and a 5GB plan for $49 per month.

Countries supported include the US, UK, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Italy, Portugal, Republic of Ireland and Spain.

The Globalgig service enables data use in a further 28 countries including New Zealand, France and Germany, among others, for a pay-as-you-go rate of 20 cents per megabyte (MB) on top of the $19, $35, or $49 monthly fees.

Globalgig's general manager, James Boardman said the new rate plans are great for frequent international travellers.

"Our value proposition is a simple one and an unmatched one," he said. "With Globalgig you can now choose a plan that provides 1GB of mobile data in Australia from just $9 per month and internationally starting from just $19 per GB per month for the Jetsetter plan, without changing any of your usual data habits."

"This means no more panic over data roaming or looking for the nearest WiFi when you land overseas, you simply connect to Globalgig and use your device as you would normally within Australia, whichever country you're in."

Globalgigs 3G data-only service can also be used in Australia for $9 per 1GB, per month. However, the service is data-only, so it isn't possible to make voice calls or send SMS and MMS messages on the network.

The prepaid plans do not require a lock in contract and users can change plan on a month by month basis with no penalty. The MVNO operates on the Optus 3G network in Australia.

The new Globalgig plans can be used by ordering a standard/micro SIM card for use in most smartphones and tablets, or a nano SIM card for use in newer iPhone and iPad devices, both priced at $2.

Alternatively, Globalgig sells a $49 mobile WiFi hotspot that can connect up to five users simultaneously.

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