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Globalgig connects you in 7 countries

The Globalgig Wi-Fi hotspot is a pocket-sized device that connects your portable devices, giving them 2G and 3G broadband Internet access from just about anywhere.

The Globalgig charges via USB and works in seven countries around the world on various networks. In the United States it works on the Sprint network.

The setup is pretty simple; just turn it on, choose Globalgig as your wireless network and add your own password.

Once the Globalgig is activated, you can connect up to five devices simultaneously to the hotspot.

Unlike similar devices you can get from most wireless carriers, the Globalgig is available without a contract.

The device works great for Web surfing and checking email and costs $119 for the hardware. Data plans start with a 1GB plan for $17 per-month and go up to a 10GB plan for $80 monthly.

A plan can be changed to higher or lower options up to 48 hours before the end of your billing cycle.

You can even log into the Globalgig site to keep track of your monthly usage and register for email alerts when you have used 50 percent, 85 percent and 100 percent of your monthly data plan.

If you choose to have an 18-month contract, you’ll have the same monthly pricing options, but the device is free. Details: www.globalgig.com

Gregg Ellman; Twitter.com/greggellman
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