Globalgig is now offering flat global roaming data fees starting at $19 per gigabyte, per month. The deal is currently available in ten international destinations, including the USA, UK, Hong Kong, Italy and Ireland.
Globalgig works on the principle of offering roaming to multiple countries. Its new range of Jetsetter data-only plans allows travelers to access global data roaming in 11 countries (Australia, US, UK, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Italy, Portugal, Ireland and Spain) for a flat fee of $19 per gigabyte, per month.
There are also $35 and $49 plans available which up the data allowance to 3GB and 5GB, respectively. All plans are month-to-month, so you’re not tied to a long-term contract.
For an additional 20 cents per megabyte, users can also access global roaming in an additional 28 countries, including Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Netherlands, Switzerland and New Zealand.
The deal comes with a choice of standard/micro/nano SIM card or a WiFi hotspot device that carries an additional charge of $49. The WiFi hotspot is capable of connecting up to five devices simultaneously and comes with a rechargeable battery.
This Jetsetter plans seem to be a better proposition than the provider's launch offerings: last year, a Globalgig Wi-Fi hotspot would set you back $129, while monthly plans started at $25 for 1GB. At the time, the service was also only available in Australia, the US and the UK.
On the downside, the service is currently 3G only powered by Optus in Australia. That said, when it comes to global roaming it's probably better not to chew through data at blistering speeds.