Glocalme® G1 Free Roaming Mobile Wifi Hotspot Unlocked Embedded One Cloud SIM Card (No Local SIM Card Required) Support Over 100 countries(Italy/Europe/UK/France/Germany/MiddleEast/Thailand/Singapore/Japan/Korea/China/Hong Kong etc.) Ethernet Travel Router & Power Bank Supports All Andriod & iOS Devices
I can’t tell you if Glocalme® works all over the globe. I can tell you that it works in my neck of Southern California. The rates are in euros. You have to pay in that using the Glocalme app. The rates vary depending on the country and the plan, but I figure the 30-day worldwide rate is about comparable to my other SIM card’s rate for data here in the US. I’m not sure what the credit card company would charge for the conversion to euros. You would have to factor that in. The nice thing is you don’t have to worry about hunting down SIM cards when traveling. You can see all the different plans listed in the app and buy what you need through your phone wherever you are.
I had some problems initially applying a credit voucher for EUR 10. It showed up on my app’s screen, but I couldn’t use it. It took a couple of days for the vendor to fix it. I’m not sure if I had bought the data if that would have been a problem. I’m not sure who I would have contacted to fix it. I tried to report it through the app, but it didn’t get me anywhere. There is a phone number, but it’s an international number.
Once I got everything going, it works. EUR 10 was 200 MB. To use it, I just turned Glocalme on, searched for the Glocalme SSID on my device (Kindle Fire HD), and punched in the password (located on the device). Surfing and email is fast and easy. The only problem is 200 MB won’t last me very long. Yesterday, I turned off all automatic syncing and spent 20 minutes surfing the web, checking email, and a few seconds (literally) streaming video. That took me down 76 MB. I’ve used data from my plan for a total of 75 minutes and have 67 MB left. It’s not the fault of the plan or the device. Just know what you are paying for and how much data your device goes through so there are no surprises.
If you happen to be in a hotel room that provides only Ethernet access to the internet and you want Wi-Fi, you can connect the Ethernet cable to Glocalme and make a hotspot that way. Glocalme won’t charge a dime for that, because you would be using the hotel’s internet service. I tried it on my home network. I didn’t have to remember to switch anything on or off. It just knew, and it didn’t charge me.
Oh yes, on top of everything else, it’s a power bank. Use it to charge your cell phone while on-the-go. As a matter of fact, I’m charging my cell phone as I write this review. How’s that for jack of all trades?
Aside from the initial glitch, this product has performed as promised. Minus one star for the glitch.
This product was provided for review by Glocalme.
ADDENDUM: In the video, when I switched to Wi-Fi mode, the switch got stuck in power bank mode, which I didn’t notice as I was filming. Wi-Fi mode is one more step over. It was set properly for the YouTube streaming, where you see the Glocalme in use.