Subscribers to fully information and communications technology solutions provider, Globacom, will henceforth enjoy unprecedented roaming experience when they travel outside the country.
This follows the launch of Glo Wi-Fi roaming service which enables subscribers to have ultimate mobile internet experience in over 300,000 internet hotspots in 42 countries around the world.
Globacom’s Chief Commercial Director, Mr Ajay Mathur, said in a press statement in Lagos that the service gives subscribers extremely fast Wi-Fi speeds on their mobile device or tablet in locations such as airports, hotels, restaurants, stadiums and coffee shops in the countries where the offer is available.
He said that, with the Glo Wi-Fi roaming plans, subscribers have access to their favorite social media applications, websites or emails on any Wi-Fi-enabled mobile device or tablet. “It automatically connects them to thousands of hotspots when they travel,” Mr Mathur explained.
Glo wi-fi roaming comes in Daily and Weekly hourly planswhich are pocket friendly, easy to monitor and give the subscriber double validity. The Daily pack goes for N2,100 for one hour and has a validity period of 2 days, while the Weekly Pack goes for N9,200 for five hours with a 14-day validity. “Whichever pack the subscriber chooses, he is guaranteed the same clear and transparent rate across all available hotspots,” MrMathur said, adding that each purchased plan has a period of six months within which the subscriber can use it.
The service is available include United Kingdom, France, Canada, Spain, Italy, South Africa, Switzerland, Brazil, Germany, China, Japan, India, Austria, Belgium, Taiwan, Denmark, Ireland and Netherland.
Other countries where the service is offered are Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Israel, Luxemburg and Malta. The rest are Martinique, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Reunion Island, Australia, New Zealand and Grenada.
Other benefits of the Glo Wi-Fi roaming include internet speed which is thrice faster than 3G, zero roaming charges, absence of contracts to use the service, zero fee for cancellation and round-the-clock customer service.
Mr Mathur explained that customers who want to use the service are required to download the Glo Wi-Fi roaming App which is available on the Android market and Apple Store. Subscription is done via the app and by SMS locally before the customer travels. Subscription abroad would incur roaming charges as the subscriber would need to activate his roaming service to download app or send SMS.
The prepaid subscriber, he said, would need to load credit on his account to ensure he has enough airtime to cover his desired wi-fi plan.
On the other hand, the postpaid customer can simply subscribe for the desired plan from the App and the cost associated with the plan will be reflected in his monthly bill.