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Briefly: Redbox Instant on Roku, XCom Global US MiFi Internet launch

08/06, 4:44am

Redbox Instant app downloadable on Roku in United States

Redbox Instant by Verizon is now available to use on the Roku set-top box. Downloadable through the Roku Channel Store and usable on Roku 3, 2, HD, and LT models as well as the Roku Streaming Stick, the Redbox service provides access to over 5,500 streaming movies and more than 1,500 movies at 43,000 Redbox kiosks. Redbox Instant with four DVD credits costs $8 per month.

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Xcom Global commencing LTE hotspot rental in Japan

09/11, 6:14pm

Expansion to UK, Europe also expected by Xcom

Xcom Global, the Internet access rental service used by people travelling internationally to any of 195 countries, is making the move to include LTE connections in its plans. A deal between Xcom and Emobile will allow visitors to Japan to rent a Huawei GL01P hotspot and use the prevalent 75Mbps LTE connections in the country, with future plans to expand the option further afield.

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XCom Global hotspot data hits 195 countries with one device

01/03, 1:05pm

XCom Global now offers data in 195 countries

XCom Global, which provides Internet access rental services to international travelers, has now revealed it has expanded its reach to 195 countries in total. The company will offer one 3G hotspot for accessing data in most of these countries. This expansion was made possible thanks to a newly-inked partnership with iPhone Trip.

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XCom Global promises unlimited European data for $13 a day

08/01, 1:00pm

Plan covers 40 European countries

XCom Global has begun offering US users traveling to Europe unlimited internet data access in over 40 European countries with a single SIM card. The Euro SIM card, in conjunction the company's Europe Travel Plan, costs $13 per day for a USB modem, and $15 per day for a mobile hotspot that works with multiple devices. The company claims this is the first such trans-European plan to be offered.

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