Results show most travelers connect to the Internet while traveling and over 35% have incurred expensive roaming fees
SAN DIEGO, CA. – June 24, 2013 – XCom Global, Inc., a leading provider of low cost wireless Internet access rental services for international travelers, announced today the results of a survey they recently conducted. Highlights of the survey are included in XCom Global’s here.
The survey was administered by an independent research company. A questionnaire was sent to people who travel overseas and were between the ages of 24 – 60, with an equal divide between male and females. Over 1000 respondents completed the survey.
“We conducted the survey so we could better understand international travelers,” said Seiji Nishimura, founder and CEO, XCom Global, Inc. “Over 77% access the Internet while they travel. Most reported using hotel wifi and over 50% used free wifi hotspots. Only 7.5% rented a mobile hotspot, yet over one third received expensive roaming charges from their cell carrier. Clearly, there are many who can benefit from our service and the survey found that most were not aware of our offering. Through our rental service, these travelers can have 24/7 secure access to the Internet, rather than being tethered to a hotel room or hotspot or running up an expensive cell carrier bill.”
- 77.7% use the Internet while traveling
- 84.5% use free hotel wifi
- 26.6% use paid hotel wifi
- 52.1% use free wifi hotspots
- 13.8% use paid wifi hotspots
- 15% use carrier roaming
- 7.5% use mobile hotspot rental
- 8.9% connect at a local office (business traveler)
- If an Internet connection is available they use it for:
- 92% e-mail
- 60.9% web browsing
- 22.2% VoIP
- 38.8% Map/GPS
- 11.7 % Blog/Website Updates
- 46.6% Facebook
- 14.6% Twitter
- 1.3% Other Social Media Updates
- The most popular devices travelers use to access the Internet:
- 60.7% Smartphone
- 40.7% iPad/Tablet
- 66.7% Laptop
- 4.6% Portable Game Player
- 3.2% Other
XCom Global’s high-speed Internet access rental service provides international travelers low cost, flat rate data usage and the freedom to wirelessly roam abroad in 175 countries. To keep the process quick and easy, travelers simply provide their itinerary and XCom Global recommends the best plan to fit their needs.
Bundled with XCom Global’s aXcess plan, the Mobile Hotspot rental unit enables instant access to a personal mobile hotspot, so travelers can stay connected wherever they are. Up to five WiFi-enabled devices can use the unit simultaneously allowing the Mobile Hotspot to be shared with traveling companions and saving on multiple usage charges.
About XCom Global, Inc.
Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., XCom Global, Inc. is a leader in providing easy access to low cost, high-speed, wireless Internet access rental services to international business and leisure travelers. The company offers broad worldwide coverage at rates substantially below standard international roaming charges. XCom Global is a U.S. subsidiary of an established Japanese company that has been in the forefront of providing travelers with innovative wireless communications services for over 14 years. For more information, please visit www.xcomglobal.com, call 877-520-8242 or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, get updates and travel tips by connecting with us on Facebook and Twitter@xcomglobal.