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South Africa: execMobile Launches Uncapped Data Solution
Source: ITWeb
Source Date: Thursday, September 12, 2013
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Country: South Africa
Created: Sep 12, 2013

Craig Lowe, execMobile founder, says the company has had a lot of interest in an uncapped product from corporate clients who are looking for a fixed cost product that removes the cost uncertainty for using large amounts of data when travelling abroad.
"The great thing about the PocketWifi device is that it supports five WiFi-enabled device connections simultaneously, which means that a single user can connect multiple devices, or a team of employees can get connected when travelling without having to worry about the amount of data they use," says Lowe.
Unlimited is priced to reduce the cost of employees' data when travelling, says the company, given that the average international data cost around R100 per MB.
Coverage for Unlimited has been expanded to 110 countries, including 14 African and seven Middle East destinations.
"Our Global alternative is also a postpaid option [where] travellers pay R7.99 per MB, with no subscription rate," says Lowe. "This is 90% cheaper than the standard international data rate and employees are only billed for the data used, offering them the flexibility to use corporate infrastructure or other alternatives abroad."
Global allows companies to set daily or monthly data usage limits, while Unlimited offers companies who prefer the bundle scenario a fixed daily cost.
"On Unlimited, travellers will pass the Global (pay per MB) threshold at 38MB. As with uncapped on local data, it changes the usage pattern of the users when they don't have to worry about how much data they are using," he says.
The alternative of WiFi is not ideal, says the statement, as WiFi networks can become congested, slowing download rates, and is potentially unsecure and simply not feasible for many corporates.
"It's interesting to note that many South African corporates now have policy in place to prevent their employees from using public WiFi networks," Lowe points out. "And while local data costs will always be cheaper, they often require buying a SIM card in that country, a RICA-equivalent, and require the user to forfeit their mobile number and modify their device settings."
The convenience of the Unlimited solutions is that it automatically activates when employees start using data while roaming, giving a predictable cost structure, says the company.

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