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Globalgig launches new mobile broadband plans to use around the world

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Globalgig has launched a new simple and affordable 4G mobile broadband service that will not only give you high speed data access in Australia but also connect you in other countries including the UK, USA and more than 80 countries.

Plans start at just $5 a month with no lock in contracts. Users can buy a SIM card for $2 that can be used in any unlocked smartphone, tablet or mobile hotspot.

Globalgig is no using a tri-SIM which has a global APN (access point name) so that means there’s no need to fiddle with the settings of your device when travelling.

The Globalgig plans do not include a cellular call and messaging component but that won’t stop users utilising their data connections to make calls and send messages through various apps including Skype, FaceTime and WhatsApp.

Globalgig has partnered with Optus in Australia to provide the 4G service and other tier 1 networks around the world for both 4G and 3G connectivity internationally.

Users can choose from one of three simple plans – 4G Flexi, Go Europe and USA and Go Global.

4G Flexi plans start at $5 a month for 250MB data with options for $10 (1GB), $20 (3GB), $30 (5GB) and $50 for 10GB a month.

There service is post-paid month-to-month and with no lock on contracts.

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4G Flexi Plan users can use the service in Australia and 39 other countries for either an additional 10 cents per MB or 25 cents per MB.

Countries where data is charged at 10c per MB are:Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA, Vatican City.

Countries where data is charged at 25c per MB are: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey.

Globalgig’s Go Europe and USA plans kick off at $20 for 250MB and move up to $30 (1GB), $50 (3GB) and $70 for 5GB.

The 37 includes countries where you can use the included data are: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA, Vatican City. Usage in Hong Kong and New Zealand is charged at 25c per MB.

For truly international coverage that works in Australia and 83 other countries there’s the Globalgig Go Global plan which offers $30 for 250MB per month, $50 (1GB), $100 (3GB) and $170 for 5GB.

The Go Global’s included data works in Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mayotte, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom, USA, Uruguay, Vatican City.

Usage in Albania, Cambodia, Colombia, Fiji, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Indonesia, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, Kosovo, Philippines, Qatar is charged at an additional 25c per MB.

“We’ve come a long way from the company that just over two years ago offered mobile broadband in three countries,” says Globalgig general manager James Boardman.

“We’ve moved from 3G to 4G and from three countries to 40 countries last year and now 84 countries this year.

“Our goal has always been to challenge the unfair pricing of certain telcos and mobile broadband providers and we continue to do just that.

“Our fundamentals have remained the same – low cost mobile broadband in Australia, low cost mobile broadband overseas, no lock-in contracts and no bill shock.”

Globalgig SIM cards can be purchased for $2 from Big W, The Good Guys, Dick Smith, Bing Lee, Domayne, Coles and Sydney Airport Duty Free.