SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — GigSky announced today it will help the mobile generation stay connected globally, as it extends its easy to use, fast and reliable international mobile broadband data service to more than 70 countries.
The GigSky international SIM card works with smartphones, tablets, mobile broadband hotspots and USB data sticks and is complimented by the iOS7 ready Gigsky App currently available in the Apple iTunes app store. GigSky is ready for use with current and new iPads just introduced today.
Additionally, GigSky will provide 10MB of FREE mobile broadband service, the first time travelers land in each country where GigSky offers coverage.
GigSky rate plans provide international leisure and business travelers with an affordable mobile broadband data service in more than 70 countries — with rates as low as $0.10/MB. The company provides travelers with a universal SIM that enables them to maintain their digital lives effortlessly when traveling abroad by connecting to 3G and/or 4G networks without incurring exorbitant roaming charges or managing multiple SIM cards and mobile providers.
“Breaking down the borders and barriers that inhibit communications in a data driven society is at the core of our DNA,” said GigSky Founder – Ravi Rishy-Maharaj. “Considering how so many of us now live mobile lives, it’s unimaginable that staying connected globally remains an issue, and that’s how GigSky offers value.”
Due to the high cost of international data roaming, travelers are often relegated to turning off their devices, limiting use or seeking out Wi-Fi hotspots, which are not as ubiquitous as 3G/4G networks, when connecting abroad. These behavioral changes in the way travelers connect with their digital lives hampers productivity and hinders keeping in touch with family and friends.
Professor Elaine Treharne, a university professor based in Palo Alto, Calif. who travels to the UK and other European countries about once a month to do research recently signed up for the GigSky service.
“It was quite easy to buy data with the GigSky app and I knew just how much I was spending,” said Treharne. “I inserted the SIM into my mobile hotspot and it connected immediately. It eliminated the need to find a workable hot spot which are usually overloaded and offer slow connections.”
Before traveling abroad, a user simply inserts the GigSky Universal Data SIM into any unlocked smartphone, tablet, laptop or mobile router, and downloads the GigSky app. On arrival, the traveler can open the GigSky app to select a preferred broadband data plan. Traveling among countries where 3G/4G service is available, the app prompts the traveler to select a data plan for use in each area; the app then helps the user manage charges incurred for access and usage in each country, and the billing for his or her account.
“In addition to the obvious benefits to global travelers, GigSky can also offer mobile operators a way to reduce their customer-acquisition costs and the number of sales agents to provide value-based services for their international travelers,” said Rishy-Maharaj.
In conjunction with today’s launch, Palo Alto-based GigSky will have a demo booth at this year’s GMIC conference today and tomorrow at the Moscone Center. Company executives will be on hand to speak with media and analysts about the current state of international roaming, GigSky’s current offer and insight into services planned for the near future.
For more detailed information on GigSky, please visit www.gigsky.com.
Founded in 2010, GigSky provides users with a simple connectivity solution for smartphones, tablets, laptops and mobile routers to deliver the highest quality international data connections available at rates similar to those offered by in-country mobile operators. The company works with partners around the world to offer a superior service experience by reacting swiftly to changes in customer needs, market events and technology innovations.