Pocket-sized travel hack


uCloudlink sales head (SEA region) Irving Wu (left) with Mita after the signing ceremony between the two companies.

THESE days, staying connected via Wi-Fi is crucial for every traveller, irrespective of whether they are on vacation or on business trips.

With this in mind, rental service Roaming Man’s G4 Pocket Wi-Fi is being touted as an “all-in-one” must-have device for travellers.

The device, which is being offered by uCloudlink Sdn Bhd, was launched at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)’s departure hall.

Also present at the launch were its strategic partners, Ice Holidays Sdn Bhd and SATS Ltd, chief ground-handling and in-flight catering service provider at Singapore’s Changi Airport.

At the product presentation, uCloudlink marketing manager Kate Lim said the device, which features a five-inch HD screen, is “one of the smartest travel hacks you will ever need”.

“It has a live language translator, which allows the traveller to speak in his or her own language and have it translated to another language,” she said.

The company’s digital marketing specialist Amri Ahmad said the device has been equipped with 12 languages including Chinese, Japanese, French, Italian, Spanish and Arabic.

“Those who are going for umrah will be able to communicate with locals using the Arabic language,” Amri said.

He said corporate executives could get a Wi-Fi global package for only RM32 per day and use it interchangeably in multiple countries.

The Roaming Man Pocket G4 Wi-Fi device is accessible in 138 countries including the United States, India, Indonesia, South Korea and Australia. It can be rented at prices ranging from RM12 to RM35 per day.

Mita with the Roaming Man’s G4 Pocket Wi-Fi device, which is accessible in 138 countries including the US, India and Australia.

In addition, Lim said the G4 model could also serve as a power bank.

“The device fully charges via fast charging port in 3.5 hours and travellers no longer have to worry about bringing additional power banks for their mobile phones during their trip,” she added.

The device also provides weather forecasts, travel tips and maps to guide travellers to the right destinations.

At the event, uCloudlink and Ice Holidays also signed a strategic partnership agreement.

Under the agreement, Ice Holidays will be the first travel wholesaler in Malaysia to implement “Shared Wi-Fi Service” for their tour packages operated by more than 500 travel agents nationwide.

“We aim to provide an inclusive and premium travelling experience for all of our customers,” said Ice Holidays managing director Mita Lim, adding that the G4 Pocket Wi-Fi would be available from April at KLIA and KLIA2.

At the event, Amir Asyraf Zainuddin received the first prize in the Roaming Man Travel Ambassador Instagram campaign. He won a return flight ticket to Hong Kong, while Wong Seng Yue, who took second place, won a return flight ticket to Bangkok.

Currently, the Roaming Man Wi-Fi rental service is available through the company’s respective channels in Malaysia and Singapore.

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