Buzz Wireless launches onboard connectivity on monthly contract with minimal capital outlay
The Hubba Wave, newly introduced for 2019 from Buzz Wireless, is a data and Wi-Fi router device that provides boat owners with a range of benefits for a simple monthly charge. The Hubba Wave facilitates fast 4G connectivity for coastal cruising up to 15 miles offshore at a fraction of the cost of VSAT.
The device is also ideal for inland waterway use. The Hubba Wave can be accessed by laptop, tablet or smartphone and is loaded with 40 GB of data per month and unlimited phone minutes. The system is supplied on a 24-month contract for a one-off cost of £39.95 plus VAT and a monthly charge of £39.95 plus VAT which reduces to £29.95 when the contract is renewed.
Providing there is some monthly data left in the contracted allowance, boat owners with membership of Netflix, Apple Music, SoundCloud, Deezer, TV Player and other popular apps will benefit from watching movies, favourite TV shows or listen to music without using any of the 40GB included monthly data.
The Hubba Wave will accept all Wi-Fi connected devices on board and has the additional benefit of a plug-in telephone handset, that can be used as a fixed boat ‘phone with unlimited minutes to 01, 02, 03 and standard mobile numbers. This phone usually has better connectivity than a mobile phone due to the antenna on the Hubba Wave, so can be used further offshore. Router box, aerial, all cables, the handset and 40GB of data per month are all included in the monthly charge. Any installation costs where needed, would be additional.
Boaters crossing the channel will be able to roam without penalty, subject to prevailing EU regulations.
Buzz Wireless has been at the forefront of developing mobile connectivity for leisure boats, commercial vessels and shipping for many years. Its Hubba range of routers has successfully provided powerful connection for coastal use, reducing the cost of connectivity from small yachts to passenger ferries. The new Hubba Wave for leisure users encompasses all this development work within a simple monthly contract designed to keep owners connected while cruising.