Telecom26’s new ‘Grab & Go’ service for businesses whose team travel abroad
10 May 2024

Telecom26’s new ‘Grab & Go’ service for businesses whose team travel abroad

10 May 2024

This week we launched our new ‘Grab & Go’ service which was developed following requests from our existing, and potential, business customers.  Grab & Go complements our Enterprise Data Extra global connectivity service which you can read more about in this blog: Telecom26 makes life easier for business travellers who need fast and cost-effective connectivity with Enterprise Data Extra

Grab & Go provides business travellers with time-limited, pre-paid eSIMs which enable high-speed, cost effective data connectivity for people when they are travelling abroad – for a specified period of time, so covering them for the duration of their trip. Grab & Go eSIMs are easy to download and activate and can be used alongside the SIM cards already installed in a device switching to Grab & Go when people travel abroad. They can be bought in batches by your company, and allocated to users when needed.

Using a local carrier usually only really makes sense if someone is travelling to a neighbouring country – and sometimes not even then. If you are going further afield, chances are, your home operator won’t have the best rates. Never forget that roaming is a cash cow for traditional operators!

Plus, who needs the worry of whether a domestic carrier will have a roaming agreement in place in every country to provide network coverage and speedy down and uploads whilst abroad?

Likewise, buying a local prepaid SIM card seems like a good idea if you can face the queues at the airport. But really this is only convenient for when you’re visiting one country. Users need to be alert when visiting areas that are close to country borders as it’s easy for phones to jump to other networks not aligned with the prepaid operator’s packages, something that will gobble up your data and push up costs immediately. 

Other drawbacks are that most large local carriers charge more, cover less, and don’t remember your name when you call. Worse, Travel and Tourist SIM card offerings rarely give you portal access for enterprise-wide control and transparency into your organisation’s usage, billing, and services.

Perhaps you, your manager and CFO see high phone bills as a cost of doing business. But it’s certainly an unnecessary expense! 

Grab & Go eSIMs – ready-to-go eSIM data connectivity for short periods

Grab & Go eSIMs can be bought in batches by businesses and then issued for a specified number of days with different data allowances available. For example, 10GB in the EU for 7 Days The days and data quota can easily be activated when a user arrives in a new country, region, or continent. Once activated, the agreed package is available for the specified period and expires when this ends.

Once the single-use eSIM has expired, it is deleted from the portal and will not be visible. The activation period is for 12 months, after which the eSIM expires.

The Grab & Go difference:

  • Global Connectivity – Grab & Go eSIMs can access more than 650 mobile operators in 200+ countries and territories through Telecom26’s global service. They automatically switch between available networks to ensure the best, and most cost-effective, coverage.
  • Businesses can purchase pools of data packages and allocate them to team members when required.
  • QR code based and On-demand activation – easy and quick for people to start using
  • eSIM-based – no need to be switching out physical SIMs
  • Enable you to keep your existing domestic contract and switch to Telecom26 when you are travvling
  • Flexible data connectivity – no long-term commitments or contracts for businesses

    Reseller options - Packages are available for resellers, allowing you to serve a number of enterprise customers and businesses, with management through our portal.

Telecom26 and global connectivity

Telecom26 offers a full range of telecom services and connectivity options including 5G (where available), LTE-M, Wi-Fi, private networks, 2G, 3G and 4G, as well offshore connectivity capabilities.

Our customers include businesses of all sizes across the world, OEMs and NGOs who want a single delivery partner, cross-border solutions and network coverage that is secure, resilient and can be tailored to meet specific and evolving needs.

Want to chat?

We’ll be at COMMUNICASIA in Singapore from 29–31 May 2024 so if you’re going too and would like to meet up please get in touch.

Alternatively, you’d like to organise a video call to discuss how we can help improve the global connectivity of your team when they are out and about, including maritime connectivity, please get in touch.

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