global internet access and cheap voice calls with 3g usb modem
Going away for the summer and need to get online without the hassle of trying to find wifi hotspots (or steal others’ wifi access!) or on the move and can’t be bothered to find an internet cafe but taking your phone or netbook?
I found a great solution that is inexpensive and very convenient – 3g internet access with a usb modem and global sim card.
If you want worldwide internet access with your phone or laptop, and get cheap international phone calls at the same time, on a pay as you go or prepaid contract then the answer lies with Telestial.com
They have a great and cheap voice and data sim card you can simply plug into your mobile phone and roam around the globe (over 170 countries are covered!).
If you want to take your netbook or laptop and really can’t stand the idea of potentially having your data stolen at an internet cafe because of virus infected machines, as well as avoiding the lines and getting the convenience of internet access anytime anywhere (just like at home) then a 3g usb modem and global sim is your answer.
Simply plug in the sim to the modem, plug the modem into your pc and it auto installs all the software to get you online anywhere in the countries supported (via 3g or slower gprs). Telestial sells the 3g modem (a fancy Huawei E156G USB Modem with great technical specs and auto installing software – just plug and play!)
Then pay as you go surf (rates vary per network in each country) and top up your sim online. Simple, cheap and very convenient.
There are three general sims and a whole host of other options for local voice and data access in many different countries.
Recommended are passport lite for global phone and internet access ($5 initial fee and $5 included = FREE!)
Passport Plus global roaming sim for voice and data ($29 with $10 airtime included and cheaper calls)
Explorer voice and data sim Top of the range with all the benefits
You can also buy global roaming GSM cell phones and even IRIDIUM sat phones if you’re going somewhere special.