Pocket WiFi offers travel insurance and web connectivity benefits


  • Malaysia
  • Monday, 16 Sep 2019

Berjaya Sompo Insurance deputy CEO Futoshi Hanahara (left) and uCloudlink director of South-East Asia Dawn Wang. Photo: uCloudlink

A growing number of outbound travellers in Malaysia rent pocket WiFis when they travel. This is based on data from local pocket WiFi provider Roaming Man.

To cater to this growing need of staying connected while travelling, Berjaya Sompo has partnered with Roaming Man to allow travellers to be connected and also stay insured.

Berjaya Sompo deputy CEO Futoshi Hanahara said in a statement, “With this partnership, we aim to offer travellers an easy way to stay insured and in touch with their loved ones when they travel, at lower fees.”

Hanahara stressed that travel insurance is increasingly important. In Asia Pacific, over 23,000 cancelled flights and 226,000 delayed flights were recorded over the last 30 days, the statement revealed. Over RM1.03mil in claims was paid out for Berjaya Sompo’s travel insurance product.

“The number of cases has increased over the past two years, so being insured while travelling as well as staying connected to your loved ones is important,” said Hanahara.

The Berjaya Sompo Travel Insurance provides coverage for people travelling within Malaysia and abroad in the event of bodily injury, disability or death caused solely by violent, accidental, external and visible means during the trip.

Having data coverage in most countries means that travellers can stay in touch with their insurers via email or social media at all times during their travel.

To date, Roaming Man has served more than 450,000 customers travelling overseas. A survey by the company reveals that about 35% of outbound travellers in Malaysia use a Roaming Man pocket WiFi device when they travel.


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