If you’ve traveled to Europe and attempted to stay connected, you probably went through a lot of hassle. While unlocking your BlackBerry is not difficult you have to pay some exorbitant data fees even with a local SIM card. Well, somebody’s tried to come up with a solution to your troubles and it sort of creative. Tep Wireless has announced a new portable 3G mobile hotspot with 1GB of data for $5 a day in 38 countries in europe. That is pretty impressive allowing you to connect multiple devices at a fraction of what US carriers would charge you for roaming.
If this sounds like something that you could use on your trip I highly recommend checking out Tep’s website for details. I know Ronen is looking into it for his trip to Italy next month.
Update: It looks like Tep Wireless has lowered their rates. The new rates are:
5 Days $49.95 ($9.99 per day) (Europe) – 500 MB of data
10 Days $85.00 ($8.50 per day) (Europe) – 1 GB of data
15 Days $99.99 ($6.67 per day) (Europe) – 1.5 GB of data
30 Days $150.00 ($5.00 per day) (Europe) – 3 GB of data