SAN FRANCISCO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Skyroam (www.skyroam.com), the global WiFi provider making it easy for travelers to stay connected around the world via its personal hotspot, is announcing the launch of its airport vending machines in collaboration with leading automated retailer, ZoomSystems. Travelers can now rent Skyroam’s pocket-sized global hotspot with unlimited internet service in 100+ countries at “grab-and-go global WiFi” vending kiosks throughout the United States.
“We are very excited to partner with Skyroam to bring the first global WiFi hotspot rentals to automated retail shops in airports throughout the United States”
With the holidays around the corner, many travelers are considering how they’ll stay connected with family and friends as they roam abroad. By rolling out vending machines at America’s busiest airports, anyone can now take advantage of the quick and simple option of grabbing unlimited global WiFi to take with them wherever they travel. While traveling abroad to some of the hottest holiday destinations from the Caribbean to Europe, Skyroam users have the freedom to stay connected without dealing with issues like roaming charges, unlocking phones, unsecure public WiFi, or hunting for local SIMs.
Skyroam’s patented virtual SIM (vSIM) technology seamlessly connects to local carriers in more than 100 countries for unlimited daily usage, offering the convenience of a WiFi connection that is shareable on up to five devices simultaneously.
The first vending machines are now available at San Francisco International Airport (SFO, Boarding area G, near Gate 91), with three more vending machines coming later this month to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS, Terminal 3, International boarding area E, near Gate 3), and Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH, Terminal D, International boarding area D, near Gate D9 and Terminal D/E Connector).
Any traveler passing through can easily rent a Skyroam global hotspot for only $9.95/day, and mail it back upon return home in the provided prepaid envelope. Perks of the rental program include connecting the whole family or co-travelers with reliable, always-on internet, and providing a secure connection for all of a business traveler’s devices.
“This is a huge milestone for Skyroam,” says Skyroam CEO Jing Liu. “Allowing travelers to rent WiFi through our new airport vending machines aligns perfectly with our goal of eliminating the hassles of global connectivity. The vending machine rollout comes at a great time for those who need a quick and convenient WiFi solution during the peak holiday travel season.”
“We are very excited to partner with Skyroam to bring the first global WiFi hotspot rentals to automated retail shops in airports throughout the United States,” said ZoomSystem’s Chief Revenue Officer David Popler. “Especially during the holiday season, Skyroam’s simple-to-use, affordable international WiFi can be an invaluable tool for travelers looking to stay connected.”
For frequent travelers who’d prefer to own Skyroam’s global hotspot or those shopping for gifts for loved ones, Skyroam provides the perfect gadget for jetsetters, families, and business travelers.
Skyroam is available for purchase online at skyroam.com or at airport stores throughout the United States including BluWire, Brookstone, InMotion Entertainment, Paradies Lagardère, and more. Skyroam retails for $124.99, and is currently on sale for $99.99 and includes three free 24-hour global WiFi daypasses for a limited time. Customers purchase additional daypasses online as needed, and enjoy the flexibility of a contract-free, pay-as-you-go service. Global WiFi daypasses are available for the low price of $8 each.
Skyroam was founded in Silicon Valley by technology innovators who identified a common pain-point among fellow travelers: getting fast, secure, and reliable mobile internet connection on the road. To solve this problem , Skyroam developed and patented its virtual SIM (vSIM) technology, which delivers on-demand local wireless data through local carrier partnerships around the world. Skyroam’s global hotspot, embedded with a vSIM, enables unlimited mobile WiFi in 100+ countries. Skyroam’s vSIM technology also provides global mobile data access to IoT, M2M, and wearables applications. Visit www.skyroam.com for more information and stay in touch at @MySkyroam on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Skyroam is backed by $25 million in funding, lead by Lenovo Group. The global hotspot is available across the United States, Europe, and around the world at retail and airport shops including Lufthansa Worldshop, Miles & More In-Flight, BluWire, Brookstone, Flight001, InMotion Entertainment, and Expansys global online retailer, as well as partnerships with Starwood Preferred Guest Hotels and Philippine Airlines.