Serving jetsetters at LAX just wasn't enough for Xcom Global. Engadget's personal favorite when it comes to snagging international data before leaving the States is now opening up shop in the Big Apple -- a wise move for increasing its presence in a market where loads of humans are doing business in nations other than the United States. Xcom's calling its new venue a "satellite customer service center," enabling flyers to swing by before they depart JFK (or LGA, we guess) and pick up a global MiFi. Rather than being positioned within an airport, this one's located near Grand Central Station at the offices of Amnet New York on Madison Avenue, and in case you've forgotten, $12.95 per day (and up) can snag you a wireless data device capable of connecting in some 195 countries. Oh, and you can return the device to the same store or via your carrier of choice. Still trying to wrap your head around it? Have a look at our review.
XCom Global Opens Satellite Customer Service Center in New York City
– International travelers can now rent low-cost international 3G WiFi access near Grand Central Station prior to JFK departures to foreign destinations–
NEW ORLEANS, LA. – XCom Global, Inc., a leading provider of low cost wireless Internet access rental services for international travelers, announced today at CTIA Wireless in New Orleans, Louisiana (Booth #5601) that it has opened a new satellite customer service center in New York City. http://www.xcomglobal.com/newyork/
The XCom Global Customer Service Center is conveniently located near Grand Central Station at the offices of Amnet New York on Madison Avenue. http://www.amnet-usa.com/eng/ Travelers will be able to pick up and drop off XCom Global's high-speed Internet access rental service devices as they head out to or return from 195 countries.
"Most international flights originate from the east and west coasts," said Seiji Nishimura, founder and CEO, XCom Global, Inc. "We now have satellite customer service centers operating in both Los Angeles and New York City. Customers who did not place their rental orders in advance or who prefer to pick them up in person, can secure their rentals the same day they are traveling. They can also return their rentals at the same locations or ship them back. Whatever works best for them. Our goal is to make renting as convenient as possible for our customers."
XCom Global's high-speed Internet access rental service provides international travelers unlimited data usage and the freedom to wirelessly roam abroad at fixed rates starting at $12.95/per day with single device solutions for Europe and the world. http://xcomglobal.com/coverage/ . To keep the process quick and easy, travelers simply provide their itinerary and XCom Global recommends the best plan to fit their needs.
Bundled with the Unlimited aXcess plan, the XCom Global's MiFi Hotspot rental unit enables instant access to a personal mobile hotspot, so travelers can stay connected wherever they are. Up to five WiFi-enabled devices can use the unit simultaneously allowing the MiFi Hotspot to be shared with traveling companions and saving on multiple usage charges. http://xcomglobal.com/devices/
About XCom Global, Inc.
Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., XCom Global, Inc. is a leader in providing easy access to low cost, high-speed, wireless Internet access rental services to international business and leisure travelers. The company offers broad worldwide coverage at rates substantially below standard international roaming charges. XCom Global is a U.S. subsidiary of an established Japanese company that has been in the forefront of providing travelers with innovative wireless communications services for over 14 years. For more information, please visit www.xcomglobal.com, call 877-520-8242 or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, get updates and travel tips by connecting with us on Facebook and Twitter@xcomglobal.