Data roaming occurs when you use data connection outside of your carrier's coverage. Your mobile network can make substantial charges for roaming outside of your network coverage zone and you may end up with an enormous bill without realizing it.
Mobile WiFi Hotspot or data SIM card is a convenient and affordable way to have data connectivity for your phone, tablet or laptop. Purchasing a Keepgo internet SIM card is a much less expensive solution to connect to the web than roaming internationally on a network from your home country.
The most obvious way to minimize or eliminate those pesky data roaming fees is use only Wi-Fi Sure, especially now, when Wi-Fi hotspots became prevalent throughout Europe and Asia. Keep in mind that is not a foolproof method for many of us because our phone or tablet is often needed most while we are on a move, and not while we are sitting in an internet café or a hotel lobby (remember that most of the hotels still charge for Wi-Fi) It is important to mention that public Internet access is not secure and you are much more prone to identity theft when using public internet. You will be more protected by using a direct 3G connection to a local mobile provider with Keepgo internet card.
Mobile Wi-Fi hotspot is a portable device that provide wireless mobile data connection with other devices (i.e. smartphone, laptop, tablet, portable gaming device, etc.). Mobile hotspots typically use mobile broadband service from cellular providers. It is a battery-powered credit card- sized device that broadcasts cellular signal which can be shared wirelessly by up to 10 devices.
|Feature||Mobile Hotspot||Data SIM|
|Work with unlocked devices||Yes||No (works strictly with unlocked devices)|
|Requires to change APN and roaming settings on your device||No||Yes|
|Requires to change SIM on your device||No||Yes|
|Tethering (data sharing) compatibility||Yes||Yes (only for Android devices)|
|Keep your phone number abroad||Yes||Yes (additional app required)|
|Number of devices that can be connected via tethering option||Up to 10||1-5 (depending on device and operator)|
|Wi-Fi signal range||Approx. 10m/32ft||N/A|
|Battery life||6 hours of usage
23 hours in standby mode (Wi-Fi disabled)
You will receive a brand new mobile WiFi hotspot pre-installed with our SIM card. By simply turning the device on you will gain access to fast 3G network around Europe and North/Latin Americas. You will then be able to simultaneously connect up to 10 devices (phones, tablets, laptops) to your network via active hotspot (as if you were using a regular wireless router at home)
With the introduction of Keepgo Rollover data, you no longer have to worry about your data expiration, hence you can easily test the service before your departure. Simply activate your SIM or Mobile Hotspot to test the service and make sure that your mobile internet runs smoothly. You may have to configure the APN settings on your mobile phone to activate your SIM. There is no need to change the settings on your Mobile Hotspot. You will be able to test the service in 64 countries covered by Keepgo.
Follow this link for a detailed explanation.
Put it in your device. The SIM card is activated automatically on the first connection. Do not forget to enable "Data roaming" in the device settings. You will need to edit the APN settings in your device. Alternatively you may download the Keepgo app available on App Store and Google Play, which will change the settings automatically. Please change the APN internet.keepgo.com for manual set up (no user name and password required).
Nano SIM to Standard SIM adapter will convert a Nano sized SIM card into a Standard SIM card. No part must be bended or moved to insert the SIM into the adapter.
Yes! No questions asked! If you did not use the SIM card, you can send it back to our office and we will promptly issue a refund to the original method of payment. Please note that the all refunds are subject to a 10%processing fee. Shipping costs are non-refundable.
Yes. You will receive a Nano SIM card with an adapter set for micro SIM and standard SIM sizes. If you prefer to have a micro SIM with no adapters, just leave us a note at the time of you purchase.
Yes, you can.
No, you cannot use it with a locked phone. Please purchase a mobile WiFi hotspot in this case.
You can connect any WiFi enabled device to your Keepgo WiFi hotspot.
You can connect up to 10 devices.
You do not need to configure your Keepgo Wi-Fi hotspot as It comes pre-configured with Keepgo APN settings. Just turn it on, and you are connected!
Please follow the steps below to edit the APN settings on your mobile device:
On an Android device:
On an Apple device:
You can enable tethering (Internet sharing) on your Android device since tethering to Apple devices does not work in most countries. Alternatively you can use a mobile hotspot connect your devices to the internet in any location. Keep in mind that Mobile WiFi hotspot has a few advantages over tethering on your phone:
You will be notified via text message and email (for Mobile Hotspot users ) when data usage on the SIM card exceeds 75% of the allocated balance. You will receive another text message/email, when the data usage reaches the 90% bar. If your phone does not support text messaging, you will be notified via email only.
With Keepgo Internet SIM card, you will be able to make calls using popular Voice over IP platforms like Skype, iCall, Viber or FaceTime.You will not be able to make regular phone calls.
You may charge your WiFi hotspot by connecting it to a power outlet using the included cable and USB power adapter. Alternatively, you may connect it to a high-power USB 2.0 port using the included cable. A fully charged battery will last for about 6 hours with enabled WiFi or 300 hours in standby mode.
Your SIM will come preloaded with 1GB (1,024 Mb) of mobile data.
Firstly, it’s worth explaining what each measurement unit is worth:
|1GB (1024 MB) of Data Looks Like|
|10000 text only emails|
|Voip Calls||700 minutes of Skype calls|
|Web Surfing||Nearly 50 hours of web surfing (no videos)|
|GPS navigation||100 hours of GPS navigation|
|YouTube||27 X 5min of video clips|
|Social Media||2000 posts on social media outlets (with photos)|
Please use the following link to instantly refill your data balance online.
No! The SIM card will not expire. You can use it for your future trips.
Your data credit will be valid for 1 year from the moment of your last balance refill.
You can place your order any time prior to your departure, or even during your trip. We offer overnight delivery to all major destinations. Additionally we offer FREE shipping to 38 countries around the globe. Keep in mind that standard shipping methods may take around 14 days. Please refer to our Shipping Policy for more information.
Keepgo ships internationally with a few exceptions. Moreover, we offer free shipping to 38 countries around the globe. For more information please review our Shipping Policy.
Keepgo provides service in the following 64 countries (listed alphabetically):
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azores, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Canary Islands, Chile, China Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Great Britain UK, Greece, Guatemala, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madeira, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Uruguay, USA, Vatican City, Venezuela.
Keepgo collaborates with the major operators worldwide to make sure that you receive the best connection available to you. Most of the largely populated areas have great cellular coverage and your mobile device and hotspot will work without any disruptions, however there is a number of factors that can prevent you from getting good mobile coverage .You may be able to get weak or no signal due to limitation in topography (the surroundings), network architecture (the location of cellular antennae) and capacity (the number of callers communicating in the area at given time). If you have concern regarding the coverage in the area you are traveling to, please get in touch with us in advance. Additionally you may visit Internet sites that list dead spots organized by service providers and location.
Please refer to the following link to check the local providers that Keepgo partners with.