Being online is an increasingly personal experience that people want to tap into at their own convenience, whatever the time of day and wherever they happen to be. Staying connected to the Internet is also essential for travelers. Mobile data traffic continues to grow every year and is expected to rise at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 40 percent in 2016-20221. According to Ericsson Mobility Report, the consumption of monthly data per smartphone will increase on average from 1.9 Gigabytes in 2016 to 11 Gigabytes in 20221.
TripAlly is a platform that allows travelers to connect to mobile data at an affordable price, without changing SIM-cards or purchasing pocket Wi-Fi. TripAlly works as a prepaid service. Our unique TripAlly solution completely eliminates your roaming charges for mobile data and provides you with local unlimited mobile Internet traffic at highly attractive rates, with your own SIM card. TripAlly works in a completely different concept than any existing travel SIM clones, pocket Wi-Fi, local SIMs or any other roaming “workaround” solutions in the world.
In addition to mobile data, TripAlly also offers some key additional solutions to the issues that travelers so frequently experience during their first 48 hours in a destination country, such as currency exchange, transportation, and tickets to local attractions. We have designed TripAlly to be a traveler’s personal “concierge service,” providing users what they need at the moment they need it most. All of TripAlly’s services will be delivered over mobile device. These additional services will be launched in the second stage of the project, after TripAlly mobile Internet is in commercial operation.
At TripAlly, we understand that international travelers will not change their behavior while they are abroad. Travelers will continue to use their devices at the same level of use they do at home, or even more so, because it is a convenient way to stay connected with friends and family, as well as with the rest of the world. A report from WeAreSocial, entitled “Digital in 2017: Global Overview”, supports this premise2. Travelers want to talk about their international travel experiences. They want to check social media, watch videos, use navigation apps, and make a phone call or check e-mail. Modern social networks, music and video streaming services burn a lot of mobile data. Currently, video accounts for 50% of mobile traffic and is projected to be 75% by the year 20221. Therefore, the limited Internet packages that are currently offered on the market will continue to lose their appeal to customers.
TripAlly will provide unlimited mobile Internet traffic on visited mobile operator networks, subject to certain fair use policy (FUP) limitations.