Take your smartphone abroad and Simgo will make sure you can read your email, navigate the city, find a good restaurant, call home... wherever your business takes you.
Roaming is expensive. It's so expensive many of us change our smartphone habits so drastically when abroad, it feels like it's 2003. Simgo's patented technology eliminates the concept of roaming by assigning your smartphone a local cellular identity wherever you are. And with passionate 24/7 human support, we've got you covered.
Surf the web at the speeds of a local
Make cellular quality calls to over 150 countries
Receive calls on your home cellular number
Never worry about the bill. The flat rate is all-inclusive
Take out the SIM from your phone and insert Simgo into your phone's SIM socket. Your SIM fits snugly in Simgo and is never used during your trip - so there are no additional, hidden charges. You can do this at the airport just before boarding or quietly at home.
To make the magic happen, Simgo needs to know a little about you. A one time 5 second verification will let us know who you are and a 10 second registration process before each trip will make sure you're available with your home number regardless of where you are in the world.
Now all you have to do is power up Simgo in one of several Simgo supported countries and you'll feel like you're at home. Not only will you enjoy blazing fast internet speeds, but you'll be able to call practically any destination in the world (not just home!) while being available at your home number - it's all included in the flat rate.
Wait, is this really a thing or just some mockups sewn together?
The pictures on the website and in the press kit are actual photos of actual, working devices. They've traveled all over and served literally tens of thousands of voice minutes and MBs to many beta testers, early adopters and paying customers.
Is this something I've seen before?
Nope, Simgo is the first to make such a device available for your smartphone.
Where can I get it? How much does it cost?
Please, one question at a time. Simgo works with a network of local partners and prices vary accordingly. As a rule, a trip with Simgo will cost anywhere between 50% and 90% less than roaming. Get in touch and we will let you know who needs to take care of you.
How does it work?
Simgo’s solution is comprised of 2 components: a device in the form of a protective cover for your smartphone and a cloud-based platform which physically contains tens of thousands of SIMs from all over the world. The device attaches into your SIM socket appears to the phone just like a physical SIM. When you power up your phone, a connection is established between the Simgo device and cloud. Over this connection, an identity of one of the physical SIMs is transported from the cloud to the device, which relays it back to the phone when asked. An authentication process then takes place to validate this identity during which the Simgo device and cloud communicate to provide a valid response. It sounds easy, but Simgo's handful of excruciatingly technical patents proves otherwise.
So you guys need to integrate stuff with the cellular operator?
No, that's the beauty of it - we only need SIM cards for our SIM bank. The solution is entirely cellular operator agnostic - there's no integration and no agreements are required.
Neat! What else can this technology do?
When you think about it, GSM devices no longer need physical SIMs attached to them - they can feed from an inventory of SIMs located thousands of miles away. Since Simgo also allows remote, on the fly SIM switching a lot of really cool applications open up. For example, think about a device which needs to send or receive gigabytes of data over several cellular channels. Today, this device would need a physical SIM for each channel and you would need to statically assign a SIM to a channel. By doing so you are essentially binding this channel to a cellular operator (e.g. if you have 8 Vodafone SIMs, 8 cellular channels will have to use Vodafone). What if this operator is experiencing temporary congestion? Your device suffers low throughput. Embedding Simgo's technology into such a device allows it to automatically and autonomously select the best behaving operator at any given time and any given location, by requesting new SIMs from Simgo's cloud. Simgo is currently working with device vendors who chose to embed our technology into their products.
Established in 2012 and backed by private investors, Simgo is a tightly knit group of enthusiasts fed up by how limiting and expensive it is to travel with smartphones. With lots of elbow grease, patents and magic elves we've rolled out a service we ourselves never leave home without.
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