Using data when you are abroad – Telecom26’s global data services
7 June 2024

Using data when you are abroad – Telecom26’s global data services

7 June 2024

A member of Scotland’s Parliament recently suffered the worst kind of bill shock when his sons ran up a mobile data bill of almost £11,000 whilst streaming football matches during a holiday in Morocco. The consequences for this public servant will be harsh: suspension without salary for 54 days.

Meanwhile one of Telecom26’s team, a cycling fanatic, recently took a break to follow the famed Giro D’Italia, which sees cyclists spend three weeks competing across Italy in what is described as “the toughest race in the world’s most beautiful place”. 

During the race, our Telecom26 colleague spoke with many, many people working at the event – broadcasters, journalists, stewards and organisers - who had also travelled from other countries and, of course, he couldn’t resist asking them about the data they were using on their devices. 

In short, most were using their domestic supplier with just a few picking up Italian SIMs to use while they were there.  And what they all had in common were problems caused by the lack of coverage in some areas - and slow speeds. Being tied to a single network provider – the roaming partner of their home operator – meant that they may not have been connected to the best available network in some locations – and even lacked coverage at all in some of the more remote places through which the race passed.

Seriously! The companies that employ these people must be doing well to have so much money to waste on data services that don’t fit the bill in so many ways. And meanwhile the lack of data hampered the huge entourage of journalists and broadcasters whose job was to provide live coverage including streaming and on-the-spot reporting.

If only they’d contacted Telecom26 to find out about data services for businesses whose people are working abroad…

Telecom26’s global data services

We offer a range of packages that ensure that your people, and the devices they use, are always connected to our global data service, wherever they are in the world.

Users of our global data service can access the networks of more than 650 mobile operators in 200+ countries and territories. Our SIMs and eSIMs automatically switch between available networks to ensure the best, and most cost-effective, coverage.

Our Grab & Go service was recently launched following requests from our existing, and potential, business customers.  

Grab & Go provides business travellers with time-limited, pre-paid eSIMs which

are easy to download and activate, and can be used alongside the SIM cards already installed in a device, with users switching to Grab & Go when they travel abroad.

Grab & Go eSIMs can be bought in batches by businesses and then issued for a specified number of days with different data allowances available. For example, 10GB in the EU for 21 Days.

The days and data quota can easily be activated when a user arrives in a new country, region, or continent. Once activated, the agreed package is available for the specified period and expires when this ends. In other words, perfect for a 3-week race like the Giro.

Grab & Go complements our Enterprise Data Extra global connectivity service which you can read more about in this blog: Telecom26 makes life easier for business travellers who need fast and cost-effective connectivity with Enterprise Data Extra

Telecom26 and global connectivity

Telecom26 offers a full range of telecom services and connectivity options including 5G (where available), LTE-M, Wi-Fi, private networks, 2G, 3G and 4G, as well offshore connectivity capabilities and GPS tracking.

Our customers include businesses of all sizes across the world, OEMs and NGOs who want a single delivery partner, cross-border solutions and network coverage that is secure, resilient and can be tailored to meet specific and evolving needs.

Want to chat?

Our team will be travelling to these shows in the near future:

Business Travel Show Europe, London, 19-20 June.

AIDS 2024, Munich, 22-26 July discussing our digital healthcare global connectivity service.

If you won’t be in London or Munich though and would like to organise a video call to discuss how we can help improve the global connectivity of your team, and their devices including IoT and M2M, when they are out and about, including maritime connectivity, please get in touch.

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