(The Hosting News) – XCom Global, Inc., a leading provider of low cost wireless Internet access rental services for international travelers, announced today it is offering free Internet access to relief workers who are heading to Japan to aid in disaster recovery. Rental units will be shipped to relief workers in advance of their departure date. Those who are already in Japan or are heading out immediately can pick up rental units in Tokyo at XCom Global’s parent company (Inter Communications Co., Ltd) headquarters.
“I am relieved to say that all of my employees at Inter Communications are safe,” said Seiji Nishimura, CEO, XCom Global, Inc. “I was working in our Tokyo office when the earthquake hit. It was unlike anything I have ever experienced. The devastation in our country is heartbreaking. We appreciate all of the aid that is coming in from countries around the world. So much is done via the Internet now. If we can be of assistance by connecting the relief workers to information and each other, we are more than happy to do so.”
Relief workers still in the United States should contact XCom Global at 1-877-520-8242. Those who are already in Japan can reach Inter Communications at 03-5766-2722. XCom Global’s Internet access rental connection reliability and speed is dependent on the local carrier. In Japan, XCom Global uses Docomo, the country’s premier mobile communications company; however, infrastructure in Japan is still being stabilized and Internet connections could be affected.
Bundled with the Unlimited aXcess plan, the XCom Global’s MiFi 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 MiFi Hotspot to be shared with traveling companions and saving on multiple usage charges. http://xcomglobal.com/devices/