Skyroam Mobile Hotspot: Global WiFi // Unlimited Data // Connect 5 Devices // Pay-as-you-go // SIM-Free Coverage in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa, Australia
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- Get 3 Free Unlimited Day Passes ($30 value), For Limited Time
- Fast global wifi - Travel with your Skyroam mobile WiFi hotspot to get fast, secure mobile data around the world at top destinations in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Australia.
- Simple, cost-saving pricing – Get UNLIMITED data anywhere around the globe for just $8 per day pass. Buy day passes only when you need them!
- Instant coverage in 100+ countries - Skyroam's unique virtual SIM automatically connects you to local carrier data as you travel from country to country.
- Connect up to 5 devices - Keep your smartphone, tablet, laptop and reader online simultaneously.
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Skyroam's personal WiFi hotspot provides fast, secure, cost-effective mobile internet around the world - all without a SIM! Keep your favorite gadgets connected wherever you travel without the burden of subscriptions, SIM changing, equipment rentals, counting MB data or unlocking phones.
Asia: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
America: Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, El Salvador, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saipan, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Island, United States, Venezuela
Europe: Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican
South Pacific: Australia, Christmas Island, Fiji, Guam, New Zealand
Africa: Egypt, Kenya, South Africa
Middle East: Israel, Turkey
Skyroam's offers up to 3G/4G data connection (HSPA+ technology) when available.
Each 24-hr daypass begins when you click Start > OK on the hotspot screen. Buy daypasses when needed at account portal.
If account is inactive for 12 months and balance remains, two daypasses expire. If no balance remains, nothing changes.
Service is optimized for average use, speeds may slow with very high usage. Most users experience fastest speeds. High data activities like video-streaming are not recommended.
Top customer reviews
The battery comes separate from the device. Not a huge deal, but the instruction booklet provides no direction on how to install the battery. Here is how you do it: On the bottom right hand side of the device, where the black screen and orange base meet, there is a very small cut out in the orange base. Simply stick something sturdy, small, and sharp there to pry the base off (a fingernail may also work). Make sure you line up the three gold contacts on the battery with the similar looking contacts in the battery bed.
**IMPORTANT** If you are traveling internationally, set up the device before you leave! The registration process asks you to provide a mobile phone number to activate the account, and (USA users) if you are already abroad, you may have to turn on your carrier connection to receive the SMS with the activation code. (There is also an option to activate via email.) Activating the device does not use any of your day passes, so don't worry.
The instructions state you can connect to the SSID it is broadcasting and "open any browser" or "visit any website" in order to activate the device. I presume the behavior is supposed to mimic that of a hotel wireless system, which does not allow you to go access the internet before prompting you with a page for payment/setup. Unfortunately this did not work on the device; on my iPhone 5S running iOS9, I had to manually go to skyroam.com in the browser after connecting to the SSID -- it would not go to the activation site automatically as it suggested. Once I manually visited the page, however, activation went smoothly.
- When I first powered up the device, it asked if I wanted to upgrade the firmware. I said yes, and it took two or three times to work successfully. If the download and/or install fails, simply try again until it works.
- As others have suggested, battery life can be improved by carrying around a separate USB-based charging device. This allows for all day data flow and works very well.
- The SSID and password can be found under the orange cover next to the battery. You can also find it in the menu under WLAN info.
- "Service info" on the menu shows some helpful information including how many days you have left on your balance as well as how many MB you have used
- The device takes approximately 30 seconds to boot up.
- Hold the power button for a few seconds to boot on and off; when the device is on, a single tap of the power button will turn on the screen.
- An internal vibration mechanism offers some tactile feedback, but they overdo it by vibrating your hand each time you navigate to a menu item. Annoying!
- The device is about the size of a pack of cigarettes, with a similar height as well. It's not as thin as you'd imagine, but not bad.
- If you plan on using this device and service while on a road trip, you may find that your connection drops regularly while driving down the highway (as a passenger, of course!) I presume this is because it is bouncing between cell towers as your move, but it can be annoying. If you stay in place it works great.
I was looking for a product like this and it sounded exactly like what I was looking for. Being able to use worldwide, hotspot for multiple devices (up to 5), not being chained to one country, and unlimited for 24 hours per credit (you get up to 5 days free, which is really nice).
I was honestly really skeptical about this product, but the high ratings and reviews convinced me to give it a try myself.
I had a trip to Germany and London, so this was a great chance for me to test this product out. Having internet access is a MUST-have necessity these days, and I knew I needed it for traveling, especially using maps real-time, and not just being limited to using inside the hotel room.
I was actually surprised I was able to get a signal in the country side, middle of nowhere in a small town in Germany! It even worked while driving/navigation, but I wouldn't rely 100% on it, as driving and going through towns will obviously have consistency issues; your mileage will definitely vary. However, I was still impressed. I like that it shows the connection strength like on phones like 2G, 3G, or H+
I also like how it shows the country of where you are on the display.
I did a speed test and I got around 127KBps (1.02 Mbps) download and 21.25 KBps (0.17Mbps) upload.
I wanted to see how slow it would get when going over the 350MB daily data limit. I read people writing how it became dialup speeds, so I was thinking it was going to be really bad. I tried the speed test after going over that amount, and it was still pretty decent to me at 86.25KBps download and 46.25KBps upload (0.37Mbps); I don't know why the upload speeds increased. Of course, your mileage will vary depending on location/country/circumstances, but from my experiences, I was quite impressed.
I was able to upload pictures on Facebook. I was even more impressed how I could even stream video on YouTube! I read and knew this was not ideal for heavy streaming video, but I was able to view a decent amount of videos.
Make sure you definitely set up your device before going on the trip because you will need to provide and confirm your email address (which you'll need internet for) or phone/text message. You can then 'activate' the 24 hour daily passes when you get there. Sometimes there will be firmware updates and it will ask you to update.
I also saw the product from GlocalMe, but I immediately knew that wasn't for me when I checked out their website with broken links and what seemed like more of a Chinese company. The Skyroam's website and costs/features just seemed way more professional, solid, and better deal. When I also saw that the Skyroam is also being sold in retail brick & mortar stores in the U.S, I also felt more assured and that it must be more legitimate.
I had 2 days of credit left on my device until I had mechanical issues with the device no longer responding to my buttons correctly, so I had to return it, yet considering how well it worked on the days where it was functioning, I would consider buying again.
If they could make the device more slimmer, better more modern graphic user interface, and better battery life, this can be a 5-star.
- Yes, it actually works!
- Use worldwide and not limited to one country (Great for hopping around)
- Way better option than getting phone carrier's measly data amount, or having to borrow/returning a SIM card/use their devices for each country
- Upload photos to Facebook
- Was able to stream videos from YouTube
- Great for checking Google maps/navigation (your mileage may vary when being mobile)
- Charges through micro-USB (This is a BIG plus for me, especially with power banks easily available)
- Very simple display of what country you're in, connection strength, number of connected devices, battery life, how many hours you have left, pass balance, data usage amount.
- You get 5 free passes ($10 for additional days; reasonable considering some hotels take that amount too)
- Not too big; fits in pocket... If they could make it slimmer, that would be even more amazing.
- Although you get 24 hours of service per credit, battery will really only last about 6 hours. (Thankfully, it charges on micro-USB, so having power banks with you is a must!); I wish the battery lasted longer/be able to purchase a spare battery.
- Difficult to remove battery cover/put back on; sometimes the lip doesn't snap perfectly in nicely and have to kind of fight it.
- Slow boot-up (although I understand even phones/tablets can take a little awhile to boot up too)
- Vibrates to every button press, which can be a little too much
- The menu system seems a bit outdated, but I guess it's not something you would be looking at much.
- If you have credit left and they're unused/inactive for 12 months, you will lose 2 credits/days worth.