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Skyroam Launches Pay-As-You-Go Platform For Global Mobile Data Service

Perfect for the International Business and Pleasure Traveler, Skyroam Makes Connectivity Simple

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CTIA Super Mobility Week -- Skyroam (, the global managed mobile data service provider, announces the launch of its pay-as-you-go service for its global mobile data service. Targeting international travelers - both enterprise employees and thrill-seeking vacationers - the pay-as-you-go service brings data connectivity to all devices, ranging from smartphones and tablets to digital cameras, fitness devices and more.

In early 2014, Skyroam introduced the 3GMate global mobile hotspot to give international business travelers and tour group customers access to inexpensive mobile data service while traveling overseas, first introduced as a monthly subscription service. Skyroam is now expanding its services by offering a new pay-as-you-go service to give travelers the option to purchase a 24-hour daypass for data connectivity when they need it on overseas trips.

With the 3GMate, Skyroam service is simple, easy and fast - and secure - for international travelers. By simply turning on the 3GMate and initiating a 24-hour daypass, users get unlimited access to Skyroam's international data service. Skyroam's innovative virtual SIM (vSIM) technology delivers fast speeds with local data routing at a reasonable cost – plus an encrypted connection to keep sensitive data secure.

Skyroam's vSIM is a proprietary and patented technology which allows wireless devices to switch carriers on the fly, remotely. The vSIM technology is powered through a global managed carrier solution, allowing the Internet of Things to scale globally.

"In a connected world, people need options for data access when they are traveling internationally," said Eric Plam, vice president and general manager for North America, Skyroam, Inc. "With the pay-as-you-go option from Skyroam, we bring business and leisure travelers a way to connect their devices – smartphones, digital cameras, tablets, fitness devices - on an as needed basis without running up huge international roaming charges and without the risk of getting hacked at a free public internet cafe."

The new Skyroam platform allows international travelers to pay for just the data they need in advance of their overseas trips. Through its 3GMate global mobile hotspot, Skyroam provides travelers unlimited data in 24-hour increments; these daypasses cost USD $10.00 and are accessible within Skyroam's global coverage area, which includes more than 45 countries and growing. Customers can purchase daypasses before or during their international trips using major credit cards and PayPal. Corporate subscription plans are available for enterprises seeking a scalable, cost-effective way to provide mobile data to employees participating in a BYOD program.

3GMate with Pay-as-you-go Technical Details:

  • Supports 802.11b/g/n and up to 5 WiFi enabled devices
  • Wireless cellular data connection technologies:
    • HSPA/WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz (3G)
    • EDGE /GPRS: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz (2G)
  • No SIM required to access Skyroam global mobile data service
  • Coverage in over 45 countries
  • $10 for unlimited 24-hour daypass

Skyroam's managed mobile data service and pay-as-you-go platform are also available to IoT enablers and OEMs looking to scale their wireless devices for global distribution. For more information on 3GMate, the pay-as-you-go platform, or the Internet of Things please visit Skyroam at Booth #7419 at CTIA or visit the website at

About Skyroam
San Francisco-based Skyroam Inc. provides a managed mobile data service globally, helping international travelers eliminate roaming charges and enabling the Internet of Things (IoT). Skyroam manufactures and distributes 3GMate, a global mobile hotspot that provides unlimited mobile data in over 45 countries for only $10/day. 3GMate leverages Skyroam's patented virtual SIM (vSIM) technology that enables devices to change carriers over the air as needed. Skyroam's vSIM technology also provides managed global mobile data access to IoT, M2M and wearables applications.

SOURCE Skyroam

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