A: Hundreds, often even thousands, of dollars. Here’s one example: Research shows people use, on average, 200MB per day of data roaming. Many of our customers rent XCom Global Mobile MiFis for 10 days, which means they use approximately 2000MB per trip.
The leading U.S. carrier charges $25/100MB per month, and after 100MB, it charges $25 for every 100MB used.
10 days of travel = $500
($25 x 2000MB = $500)
Another leading U.S. carrier charges $60/300MB per month and after that $30 per each 120MB used.
For 10 days of travel: $485
($60 + 1700MB/120MB x $30 = $485)
Average cost to use a U.S. carrier for 10 days of international data access: $492.50 (NOTE: THIS IS FOR EACH DEVICE THAT IS CONNECTED!)
At XCOM Global: $86.70 TO CONNECT ALL OF YOUR DEVICES!
($7.77 per day x 10 days = $77.70 + $9.00 for FedEx shipping)
For a ten-day trip, an average savings of $405.80 per device – and the longer the trip, the more you save!