Low-cost data roaming coverage now available in 11 new destinations across Asia
Goodspeed now covers 56 countries including USA, Canada, Latin America, Russia, China and Europe
A transparent daily flat rate spells the end to data roaming bill shock for businesses worldwide
April 1st 2014. Uros has announced that it now provides low cost, high speed, secure mobile internet connectivity through its mobile Wi-fi hotspot Goodspeed , in 11 new destinations across Asia. These new regions include Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. The Goodspeed service is now available in 56 key business destinations across the globe, including the USA, Canada, Latin America, Russia, China and Europe.2
With countries such as Japan (4th), South Korea (12th), Indonesia (16th), Australia (17th), Thailand (24th) and Malaysia (29th) boasting some of the world biggest economies for purchasing power and developing Asian countries taking 25.1 per cent of the world economies purchasing power1, these regions are key global business territories.
By offering a reliable daily flat rate for internet access, Goodspeed enables travellers to stay connected in these regions and carry out business with the reassurance they will not be amassing huge data roaming bills.
For just €9.90 a day users can use 500MB of data, twice the daily consumption of the average internet user and equivalent of 100 emails, 2 hours of web browsing, 20 minutes of video streaming and 30 minutes of Skype calls.
The Goodspeed service is enabled by the compact Goodspeed hotspot that features slots for up to nine SIM cards, including user’s own SIMs. The device and destination SIM cards can be acquired direct from www.getgoodspeed.com, prior to travelling.
With Goodspeed users can create a private WLAN network, connecting up to five Wi-fi-enabled devices, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and smart TVs, simultaneously.
Tommi Uhari, CEO of Uros says, “Goodspeed’s global network is expanding at a phenomenal rate.”
“Having covered off the major regions in the Northern Hemisphere we now offer low-cost, fast mobile internet access in key business destinations in the Southern half of the world.”
He continued, “With network operator’s charging between £3-£8 per MB outside of the European Union (EU), receiving a huge data roaming bill is big concern for international travellers.”
“But offering the reassurance of a daily flat rate along with generous amounts of data, we have made data roaming a simple, transparent proposition for businesses and individual travellers, so they can concentrate on business matters at hand.”
Pricing, availability and network coverage
The Destination Day Pass, which is a fixed daily price for accessing practically unlimited internet while travelling, starts from €5.90 per day (on the Pro and Business packages) and is only charged when you access the internet (per day of use). A full list of data limits and fees can be found here.
There is a monthly fee of €9.90. The Lite package has no monthly fees. A Destination Day Pass is available on this service for €16.50 per day.
Mobile internet connectivity can be accessed in: -
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom (UK), United States, Uruguay and Venezuela
1. Figures taken from The Economist Pocket World of Figures 2014 Edition
Goodspeed Wi-fi Hotspot tech specs
* 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
* Max. Download speed: 21.1Mbps
* Max. Upload speed: 5.76 Mbps
* WLAN 802.11 b/g/n
* 9 SIM slots
* Battery: 2550mAh
* LED light charging/battery status
* Display: 128 x 64 pixels
* Size: 123 x 63 x 13 mm
* Weight: 127g
About Uros Ltd
Uros Ltd is the company behind Goodspeed, an innovative mobile Wi-fi hotspot solution that delivers high speed, low-cost, international mobile internet access. The company is headquartered in Oulu, Finland and made up of a seasoned and experienced team of mobile professionals. Since the launch of Goodspeed in the autumn of 2012, Uros has rapidly expanded the service to cover Europe, USA, Canada, Latin America, Russia, Asia, Australia and China with plans to build a truly global solution for travellers throughout the world.