The global DataSIM card, which was launched globally last month, will offer 3G connectivity from
devices, with Transatel claiming that it can adapt to any device. The SIM card, which will fit into smartphones, laptops and tablets, will enable multi-local connectivity as a result of Transatel’s partnerships across 15 countries, with Singapore the latest country to join.
CEO Jacques Bonifay described the SIM as ‘ideal for frequent or regular travellers’, explaining that Transatel has been preparing for the rising demand in embedded connectivity to combat unreliable WiFi connections.
He said: ‘Today, only 3-4% of computers and 5-10% of tablets on the market are provided with a module that allows the insertion of a SIM card. Most often, they are only WiFi equipped, which is problematic because WiFi isn't always available, and can be expensive. For this reason, almost one in every two travellers never uses the internet during their travels. The Transatel DataSIM card is their solution, as it delivers connectivity in any given country at local rates. As such, Singapore is a welcome addition to our geographical scope.’
Transatel users can currently receive connectivity in France, Belgium, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Taiwan, India and Malaysia.