International Wireless Broadband Plans

Are you traveling abroad and looking for international wireless broadband service?  The prepaid no contract broadband summary chart below will help you zone in on the various options as you search for the best international wireless broadband plan to meet your particular needs.  Even if you live in any of the countries listed, you can use the chart to compare your local options.  If you're looking for prepaid broadband plans in the U.S. please visit the Prepaid Wireless Broadband Plans page for a detailed comparison chart.  That page will also link you over to mobile hotspot plans, as well as background information for those seeking to learn more about the various wireless broadband technologies and available devices.


I'm continually adding new countries and new international wireless broadband plans as they surface, so please check back often.  There's no doubt that in recent years we have come to expect to have Internet access whether we're traveling for business or pleasure.  That said, unless we work for a wealthy company that doesn't care about controlling costs, most of us need to consider the cost of this type of convenience, so researching in advance is literally a must!
Provider Pricing Equipment Notes
AUSTRALIA
Optus

Optus Prepaid Broadband
$15 - 500MB (15 days)
$30 - 1GB (30 days)
$40 - 2GB (30 days)
$50 - 3GB (30 days)
$70 - 4GB (60 days)
$100 - 6GB (60 days)
 USB Modem - $149  - Includes 15 free standard SMS
- Can buy a SIM starter kit if you have your own modem
- Recharge with a credit card & get 15% bonus data allowance
- Charged in 10MB increments
- First 30MB of each day counted as 10MB
- Includes small number of free national SMS
Telstra

Telestra Prepaid Mobile Broadband
$20 - 13.3c/MB (150MB)
$30 - 13.3c/MB (225MB)
$40 - 13.3c/MB (300MB)
$50 - 8c/MB (625MB)
$60 - 8c/MB (750MB)
$80 - 2.25c/MB (3.5GB)
$100 - 1.65c/MB (6GB)
 USB Modem - $149  - All plans are valid for 30 days
- Charged per KB
- Comes with $10 (75MB)
- Rate is determined by most recent recharge amount (applies to ALL funds remaining on account)
- International roaming = 1.5c/KB ($15.36/MB)
FASTEST NETWORK
Three

Three Mobile Broadband
$15 - 15MB (30 days)
$29 - 2GB (30 days)
$49 - 4GB (30 days)
$149 - 12GB (12 months)
USB Modem - $129
PC Card - $69
 
- Rate is determined by most recent recharge amount (applies to ALL funds remaining on account)
- Can buy a SIM starter kit if you have your own modem (additional $99 unlocking fee applies)
BEST PER GB COST
Vodafone

Vodafone Prepaid Wireless Broadband
$19 - 500MB (30 days)
$29 - 1GB (30 days)
$49 - 3GB (30 days)
 USB Modem:
$119 online
$149 $129 in store
 - Charged per MB
- Recharge with a credit card & get 10% bonus data allowance
- Modem purchase includes 500MB
BETTER COVERAGE
Exetel

Exetel Prepaid Wireless Internet
$15 - 500MB (30 days)
$20 - 1GB (30 days)
$30 - 2GB (30 days)
$45 - 3GB (90 days)
$55 - 4GB (90 days)
$90 - 6BG (90 days)
USB Modem - $145 (includes activation fee) - MVNO on the Optus Mobile data network
- $25 activation fee when purchase without modem
- Includes one email address

- Charged per KB
CANADA

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INDIA
Bharti Airtel

Bharti Airtel Prepaid Broadband
20paise/50KB (PAYG)
Rs 349 - 500MB (30 days)
RS 599 - 1GB (30 days)
RS 899 - 2GB (30 days)
USB Modem - Rs 2,999/-
Data Card
Appear to have removed mobile broadband plans!
- EDGE and GPRS enabled modems
- Additional usage on monthly plans charged at 20paise/50KB
ISRAEL
Cellcom

Cellcom Israel Prepaid Broadband
112 NIS - unlimited USB Modem - 129.90 NIS - First month free
MALAYSIA
Celcom

Celcom Prepaid Broadband
RM68 - 4GB (30 days)
RM98 - 6GB (30 days)
RM138 - 10GB (30 days)
PortaWiFi Modem - RM159 - Must have credit card on account
- RM40 registration fee

SINGAPORE
M1

M1 Prepaid Broadband Singapore
$18 - Unlimited
(3 consecutive days)
USB Modem
(visit local retailer)
- Funds/card lasts 90 days; extends 90 days for each topup
- SIM works in USB modem or phone
- Powered by Vodafone
SOUTH AFRICA
iBurst

iBurst Prepaid Broadband
R 50 - 40 MB (R1.5c/MB)
R100 - 160 MB (R0.63c/MB)
R200 - 900 MB (R0.22c/MB)
R500 - 3100 MB (R0.16c/MB)
USB Modem
R999
- Need to purchase iBurst starter pack for R999 (including VAT); includes USB Modem, 30 MB, and free email account
- Unused bandwidth carries over for 12 months
- Recharge online using a credit card
WirelessG
G-Connect


WirelessG G-Connect Broadband
55c/MB (Happy Hour)
62c/MB (Normal Hours)
 USB Modems:
R 759.99
R 1,439.99
 Happy hour is everyday from 17:00 - 20:00
THE PHILIPPINES
Globe

Globe Tattoo Prepaid Broadband
P5 - 15 min USB Modem - P1895 - Tattoo Prepaid Kit comes with free P100 load
- Can load account like regular prepaid SIM, using Share-A-Load, Globe Load, or prepaid call cards
Smart BRO

Smart Bro International Broadband
P30 - 90 min (3 days)
P60 - 180 min (6 days)
P100 - 300 min (10 days)
P200 - 600 min (30 days)
P300 - 900 min (60 days)
P500 - 1500 min (60 days)
USB Modem - P1995 - Modem purchase includes P100 load (5 hrs.)
- Usage charged at P10 per 30 min
UNITED KINGDOM
O2
O2 Pay and Go Mobile Broadband
£2 - 500MB (24 hrs.)
£7.50 - 1GB (7 days)
£15 - 3GB (30 days)
USB Modem - £29.35 - Maximum daily allowance is 3GB
- Includes unlmited access to 7500 Wi-Fi hotspots
Orange

Orange Mobile Broadband
£14.68 - 3GB (30 days)
£24.47 - 10GB (30 days)
USB Modem - £29.00 - Out of bundle usage charge = 2p/MB
- Roaming charges: European Union counties =
£2.94/MB; Rest of world = £6.46/MB
- MicroSD slot supports up to 8GB
T-Mobile

T-Mobile UK Mobile Broadband Plus Daily
£2/day
£7/week
£15/month
USB Modem - £24.26 - 3GB fair usage limit
Three

Three Mobile Broadband
£10 - 1G (30 days)
£15 - 5G (per month; no contract)
USB Modems:
£19.99 (0GB)
£39.99 (3GB)
£97.86 (12GB)
- For month-by-month term, £10/MB overage charge
- MicroSD slot supports up to 4GB
- 3GB startup data good for 3 months
- 12GB startup data good for 12 months
Vodafone

Vodafone TopUp and Go Prepaid Broadband
£15 - 1GB USB Modem - £39 - Modem purchase includes 1GB
- Modem doubles as 4GB USB memory stick

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