Globalgig Data Roaming SIM
Low cost data NOW 80+ countries
Globalgig offers a great solution for data-weary travellers.
Options to get connected:
- SIM only
This is perfect if you have a 3G iPad/tablet you want to put the SIM in and go travelling with (it can work in phones but you have to set the APN - see activation guide for full details).
Remember the SIM is data only, so don't expect call or SMS functionality, however you can use a bunch of VOiP (Skype or Viber) or messaging apps (WhatsApp or iMessage).
The hotspot includes a free SIM and enables up to 5 devices to connect and use the internet through the local WiFi signal it emits. The first edition of Globalgig WiFi hotspots sold out Australia wide. We now stock a unlocked 4G high battery capacity hotspot instead. See full details for this hotspot here.
FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING DOES NOT apply to any order including a hotspot.
You must select the Express International Post option in checkout (AUD$29) if you want a hotspot delivered outside Australia - otherwise your order will be cancelled and refunded.
Name: Globalgig Data Roaming SIM or Hotspot
Price: $0.50 SIM
UPDATE: Globalgig changed their rates 14/03/2016
All rates going forward are as per the updated rates below/see their website.
Due to a huge number of troubles with activating their new SIMs, and the ongoing problems with their service, we no longer recommend Globalgig and instead would suggest the dataGOroaming SIM or the Skyroam hotspot.
Why buy a Globalgig SIM or Hotspot?
1) 80+ country coverage
2) Hotspot for multi-device use
3) Simple pricing
Monthly $4.99 (inc 250MB in Aust), then:
Aust data $0.02/MB
Zone 1: $0.15/MB
Zone 2: $0.30/MB
See country list below.
Low cost data in 80+ countries
Globalgig offers a great solution for data-weary travellers.
Free worldwide shipping and free SIM for a limited time only!
1 Month Min term
1. Just buy the SIM now
2. Then register/activate it - choose and pay for the plan you want then
3. You are good to go!
- SIM only
This is perfect if you have a 3G iPad/tablet you want to put the SIM in and go travelling with (it can work in phones but see some limitations below). Remember the SIM is data only, so don't expect call or SMS functionality, however you can use a bunch of VOiP (Skype or Viber) or messaging apps (WhatsApp or iMessage).
The hotspot includes a free SIM and enables up to 10 devices to connect and use the internet through the local WiFi signal it emits
[Updated: New and improved unlocked device - see full details here]
1) Aust only 4G Flexi:
1GB - $10
3GB - $20
5GB - $30
Excess usage in Aust charged at $0.02/MB
2) Traveller+ :
Zone 1 - $0.15/MB
Zone 2 - $0.30/MB
See country list below
Australia Excess Data
If you exhaust your plan's data allowance you will be charged at $0.02 per MB
International Data Charges
Your Globalgig service will work in the following countries at Pay-Per-MB rates:
Zone 1- $0.15 per MB
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Puerto Rico, Portugal, San Marino, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America & Vatican City.
Zone 2 - $0.30 per MB
Albania, Alderney, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Desirade (French Antilles), Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Gibraltar, Greece, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guernsey, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Isle of Man, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mayotte, Mexico, Montenegro, Montserrat, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Northern Cyprus, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet (China), Turkey, Turks & Caicos Islands, UAE, Uruguay, Virgin Islands (British).
Usage and Spend Notifications+
To help you stay in control of your data usage, we will email you once you’ve used 50%, 85% and 100% of your Australian data allowance+, and you can also view your current usage via the ‘My Plans & Payment’ section of My Account. If you would like to upgrade to a plan with larger data inclusions, please contact Customer Service.
If you exceed your Australian data allowance, or are using the Globalgig service internationally, we will email you once you’ve incurred $50 excess or additional data charges and at $50 increments thereafter.
Important information about where your service will work:
Some older Globalgig SIMs do not support the full 100+ footprint. If you need to use your service outside of Australia, USA and Europe, please contact Customer Service a minimum of 1 week before you travel to ensure you have the latest SIM card with the 100+ country footprint.
- Included Data: will be counted in 1KB increments and includes both uploads and downloads for use in Australia. Unused data does not rollover.
- Out of plan data: is automatically charged in 1MB increments. We may limit additional data available to you at these rates. If you use more than this we may continue to charge you at the same rates or restrict your data use that month.
- Coverage: With 3G devices, you can access our 3G (UMTS 2100 MHz / 900 MHz) network. With 4G devices and a compatible plan, you can access our 3G network plus some or all of our 4G network in Australia and the UK. Our 4G network will use multiple frequencies (FDD LTE 700 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 MHz / TD LTE 2300 MHz) to provide coverage. Coverage availability will vary depending on your device and location. Compatibility: When you bring your own device, make sure it’s not locked to other networks and is compatible with the Optus network. Refer to your device user guide for specifications.
- Speed: Many factors affect speed such as internet traffic, your hardware and software, the source of the download and your location.
- Usage and Spend notifications are a best efforts service. Occasionally notifications may be late due to delays in receiving data records from our network partners.
Data in Australia
Purchasing your Globalgig SIM gives you access to low cost mobile data on the Globalgig Network. In Australia, Globalgig is powered by the Optus 4G Network and when travelling outside of Australia by our network partners in each of our connected countries.
Your SIM will give you access to the Globalgig network when you arrive at your destination so you can enjoy hassle free data services. Simple follow the easy to use instructions when you arrive at your destination and you will be online in no time! And that's just the start of the revolution as we keep adding more countries and services to deliver greater value to our customers. We'll let you know as soon as new countries are added and how you can access them.
Make sure you are on the correct plan to suit your needs, and is included for coverage of where you are travelling to.
Networks used overseas include:
- 3 Network; in UK, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy
- T-Mobile; SIM only product in the USA
- Sprint CDMA; Hotspot product in the USA
Important info on SIM only product
The Globalgig SIM will only work in devices that are not locked to a network provider.
The Globalgig SIM is specifically designed for use in cellular enabled tablets, and is compatible with iPad, iPad mini, iPad air and many Android tablets including Samsung Galaxy Note and TAB and Windows 8 Tablets.
Globalgig is now able to offer tethering/personal hotspot functionality on iPads and iPhones in only certain countries. For example in Aust, it will only allow the iPad to tether, not iPhone...other countries sometimes it is allowed on both, sometimes not (even on iPad), therefore the safest way to have ability to tester/hotspot is to have a hotspot device.
If using the SIM direct in phone/tablet Globalgig SIM requires setting the APN profile. For all SIMs activated after the 31st July 2014 you can use the one APN: mbb.voiamo.net
Hotspot devices sold will have this APN set for the device, so you only have to register/activate the SIM, insert the SIM into the hotspot, and turn it on and connect to its WiFi signal.
Our full FAQ and activation guide is here (including step-by-step screenshots).
Important info on Hotspot product
The Globalgig Hotspot is not locked. If you are travelling to a non-Globalgig connected country you may be able to use your Hotspot with a data plan from a local GSM carrier.
Your Hotspot is already configured with a default password, which you will find in the user guide. When you connect your Hotspot for the first time you must change your password to something only you know to prevent unauthorised people accessing your Hotspot.