XCom Global has announced, in an interesting move, that you’ll now be able to rent a Nexus 7 or Nexus 10 while traveling abroad. Yes, I said rent. This interesting business model takes into account a lot of assumptions, like say your current laptop setup isn’t ideal or is too cumbersome. Or you currently do not own a compact tablet more conducive for travel. Or maybe you just don’t want to risk traveling with your own epuipment. Well XCom Global has quelled those issues by offering up a rental option on arguably the hottest tablet lineup out there.
The price to rent is set at $2 per day for the Nexus 7 and $3 per day for the Nexus 10. However, they’re offering a special introductory rate of $1 and $2 per day respectively. I’ve got a feeling that consumers will look at this as more of a test drive for the product rather than actually using it to replace their device while traveling. What do you think about this business plan? Hit the break for the full press release.
XCom Global Now Offering Nexus Tablet Rentals Starting at $1 Per Day
– International travelers can now add on a tablet rental when gearing up for their trip abroad –
SAN DIEGO, CA. – November 15, 2012 – XCom Global, Inc., a leading provider of low cost wireless Internet access rental services for international travelers, announced today that they are now offering Nexus tablet rentals starting at an introductory rate of $1 per day. http://www.xcomglobal.com
“Google’s Nexus tablets are the perfect size for international travel,” said Seiji Nishimura, founder and CEO, XCom Global, Inc. “What we have found many people still find traveling with their laptops cumbersome, and yet their smartphone cannot replace the functionality and ease of use that a larger device provides. They may not want to purchase a tablet because their other devices fit their everyday needs, so our low cost rental is the perfect solution.”
XCom Global has both Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 rentals available to add on to any mobile hotspot rental. The Nexus 7 rental is priced at $2 per day and the Nexus 10 at $3 per day. However, XCom Global is offering both rentals at the special introductory rates of $1 per day for the Nexus 7 and $2 for the Nexus 10. The Nexus 10 was just released by Google and features the world’s highest resolution tablet display. It’s extremely portable at 8.9 mm thin and weighing only 603 grams.
XCom Global’s high-speed Internet access rental service provides international travelers low cost, flat rate data usage and the freedom to wirelessly roam abroad in 175 countries. To keep the process quick and easy, travelers simply provide their itinerary and XCom Global recommends the best plan to fit their needs.
Bundled with XCom Global’s aXcess plan, the Mobile Hotspot rental unit enables instant access to a personal mobile hotspot, so travelers can stay connected wherever they are. Up to five WiFi-enabled devices can use the unit simultaneously allowing the Mobile Hotspot to be shared with traveling companions and saving on multiple usage charges. http://xcomglobal.com/devices/.