MaxRoam targets US travellers with 66c per megabyte data deal

3 Dec 2011

Cubic Telecom founder Pat Phelan

Pat Phelan’s Cubic Telecom has launched new, low-cost international MaxRoam data roaming bundles targeting US business travellers at a cost of 66 cents per megabyte, with no contract or subscriptions required.

The new data pricing applies across 43 countries worldwide, including those in Europe, as well as major global markets such as India, Australia, South Africa and southeast Asia.

“The appetite amongst consumers for data services has been increasing significantly, particularly for business travellers. With this new product, travellers can connect to the internet without worrying about bill shock and enormous fees,” said Phelan,who is MaxRoam’s director of innovation.

“When you compare this data rate with typical rate charges by other operators around the world which can be as high US$20 per MB, you can really see how much more affordable and accessible we have made data roaming.”

Users can order the SIM card from MaxRoam’s website, replace the SIM in their GSM (unlocked) phones, activate the card online and as soon as they arrive at their travel destination, start tweeting, look at Facebook, use Skype or email.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years