With global business the norm these days, international travel is a common thing. Courtesy of our smartphones, we are always just a phone call away from our bosses. If your company isn’t footing the bill for your cell phone, those international roaming minutes can sure add up quick.
Smartphone and portable hotspot rental service, Tep Wireless, want to make these problems a thing of the past and with the launch of their new portable data option for the European market, they just might be able to. The service will launch in 38 countries across the region with a portable WiFi hotspot supporting 1GB of data for just $5/day.
Any smartphone, tablet or laptop would be able to connect to Tep’s hotspot. 1GB not enough for your data hungry devices? Go with 1.4GB for $55 or 4GB for $95 – although we think the best value is the 1GB for $5, whichever plan you go with will definitely put you ahead of the international roaming charges your domestic carrier would charge you.
Tep Wireless’ multi-country plan certainly sounds appealing and with some international travel plans this summer, we can’t wait to see it action. Here’s the official press release:
Tep Wireless launches European-wide service for $5-a-day, eliminating roaming fees across Europe
Travel in 38 countries and stay connected with a single device and data-plan
London 11 July 12 Tep Wireless (www.tepwireless.com) today announce their new expanded service for traveling within Europe. This is great news for travelers who are looking to stay connected 24/7, wherever they travel in Europe with minimal expense and maximum data allowances.
Tep’s first-of-its-kind multi-country service alleviates connectivity concerns for business travelers and tourists alike meaning you can now get on a train in London and travel all the way to Vienna without losing connectivity or swapping your sim along the way.
The data package is aimed at heavy users who require an always-on connection wherever they travel. Pricing starts at just $5 per day with 1GB of data provided. Extra data can be bolted on as you need it, meaning flexibility in what you download, as well as where.
The system operates real-time notifications and auto top-up. If selected, a user’s data allowance will automatically be increased and their account charged.
Even with the latest roaming price decreases by Verizon and AT&T, a trip to Europe can land travellers a bill of several hundred dollars at least, not to mention the planning that has to go in to ensuring that your devices can connect in multiple locations and countries.*
Companies like Tep are arming travelers with simple, always on connectivity while away from home. Their increased service throughout the EU now makes it even easier to ensure that you are equipped to connect in any of 38 European countries without the need to change sim-card or device.
“I travel across Europe regularly, and I got fed up with not having a good data service on the go. This is why we have developed the multi-country plan, it means that you can go anywhere you like and not lose access to your email, social networks and the web as a whole” says Tomas Mendoza, founder of Tep Wireless.
The service is available immediately. For information on the plans, devices and costs please visit www.tepwireless.com/wifi/europe.