By Patrick Avenell
Dick Smith has certified Globalgig as its exclusive international mobile data service provider, selling both local and international 3G plans in its stores and on its website, and promoting the brand through its catalogues.
Here is Dick Smith CEO Nick Abboud providing a nice outline of what Globalgig does:
“Globalgig is a perfect fit as the key mobile data partner in our mobility offering,” Abboud said. “Its service is low cost in Australia and internationally and there are no lock in contracts.
“As a result you can use your mobile data overseas in the same way you would in Australia and there is no bill shock.
“All in all Globalgig is a true consumer champion in mobile data; something Dick Smith customers will very much appreciate.”
Customers can choose between SIM only for smartphones and tablets and Wi-Fi Hotspots for broader use with up to five devices. When in Australia, the data is Optus 3G.
Pricing is advertised as following:
In Australia: from $9 per GB per month.
In the UK, the US, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Italy, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Spain and Sweden: from $19 per GB per month.
In Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, San Moreno, Slovakia, Slovenia Turkey and Vatican City: 20 cents per MB at pay as you go (around $200 per GB).
Here’s Global Gig channel sales and marketing manager Matt Farmer:
“Dick Smith has a proven track record of success in the telecommunications industry so partnering with them to launch Globalgig to the mass market makes perfect sense,” he said.
“Dick Smith specialises in good quality, cost-effective electronics and travel products. By using Globalgig, due to our low data rates, Dick Smith customers can now use their smartphones, tablets, laptops and mobile devices in Australia and 39 countries overseas without having to change their data habits at all.”