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Globalgig extends mobile broadband plans

The mobile broadband provider's new Home & Abroad plan offers inclusive coverage for Australia, US, UK and Ireland.

Following on from the introduction of a SIM-only option, Globalgig continues to innovate in the mobile broadband space.

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The new Home & Abroad plan covers domestic data, as well as the US, UK and Ireland, all from the same flat rate.

What this means in real terms is that you get a low cost data SIM for your device that can be used in those three countries, as well as Australia, without the fear of any additional costs or charges associated with roaming. You don't need to contact Globalgig to tell them you're heading overseas, or register with a provider when you land — you can just turn on your device and use it exactly as you normally would.

The prices remain the same as for the original domestic data plan: AU$9 for 1GB of data, AU$19 for 3GB and AU$29 for 5GB.

Additionally, you can use the same SIM in 36 other countries and get charged just for megabytes you use, at either AU$0.10 or AU$0.20 per MB, depending on the country.

The ten cent countries are: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City.

In Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey you'll be paying twenty cents per MB.

Locally, Globalgig are still using the Optus 3G network for data delivery. Globalgig CEO James Boardman told CNET Australia that the company was always endeavouring to open up new coverage areas, with South East Asia a priority in the immediate future.

You can get Globalgig SIM from Dick Smith stores and Big W, with Coles Mobility stores and The Good Guys getting stock soon.

The company is, of course, still selling its Wi-Fi hotpot product as well.