Ever traveled overseas for business and needed a way to stay connected to the internet? As I learned before my most recent trip to Europe, it's not as easy as turning on international data roaming and using your trusty old iPhone or firing up your laptop. Not unless you're down with paying insane roaming charges. For example, Nilofer Merchant traveled to Canada on business. She used an AT&T DataConnect modem to get online for a few hours. When her bill arrived she was shocked to see that 707 MB of international data access set her back a cool $10,609.
There must be a better way. And it looks like there is.
The next time that I travel abroad, I plan on checking out XCom Global, a San Diego based company (and subsidiary of an Japanese company) that advertises an "Unlimited aXcess plan" which allows unlimited international data roaming in 32 countries for $14.95 per day. Apparently quite a few law firms have already taken advantage of Xcom Global's services and found not only cost savings, but time savings as well. (It sure beats having to hunt down a cafe with WiFi in France.)
Another reason to love it? They offer a free 30-day trial.
"With our Unlimited aXcess Plan you can have hassle-free access to the Internet while you travel abroad," said Kenneth Herskind, president, XCom Global, Inc. "You don't have to worry about international roaming charges, or the careful budgeting of your usage to stay within a byte count limit, or seeking out specific locations like a hotspot or hotel business center for access. This is 24/7, unlimited data, fixed price access. No fine print. No long-term contracts."
In addition, they offer BuytheByte aXcess plans that, while not unlimited, cover over 130 countries.
So the next time that I'm overseas, it sounds to me like I'll have no problem keeping up with my Facebook and Twitter accounts. Errr, keeping up with my work.
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