If you read my review of the XCom Global MiFi Hotspot earlier this year, you'll know that I became a big fan while covering the 2011 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Sure, the service is pricey, but the reward was fast Internet wherever I went across the city.
In fact, I was so enamored that I recommended XCom to my colleague Dan Terdiman for his 2011 CNET Road Trip. Yet, in Dan's case, XCom's inability to cover multiple countries with one device proved to be a serious drawback.
Though I only had to take only one MiFi Hotspot to last me in Spain, he had to take a device for each of the seven countries he visited. Not only is that a lot of gear to carry, but also you have to pay for each device separately. … Read more