Having just returned from deployment in the Philippines and experienced 1st hand the difficulties experienced by a severely damaged infrastructure – the Wi-Fi hotspots provided to the ShelterBox response teams by XCom Global, made it possible for us to communicate with teams located on different islands affected by the the Typhoon, as well as with our Head Quarters back in the UK.
I had an extremely positive experience throughout Italy this past Spring. Excellent connections everywhere I traveled and I used Mifi 10 hours a day for work. Even the connections throughout the countryside were strong.
The XCom Global Hotspot worked very well. While Wi-Fi is almost ubiquitous in Iceland, you never know. And it was particularly helpful while we were going ‘overland’ – perfect for Google Maps ‘in the wild’ and such. GREAT alternative, by the way, to AT&T’s expensive roaming. I tethered my cell phone to the hot spot and used Skype successfully.
Rented the MiFi for a recent trip to Israel. It worked great with fast speeds throughout the entire country (Israel & West Bank)!!! Great for navigation and communication. Will recommend to friends. Thanks!!!