Actually, it makes my day every time one comes in!
Some big news
Now we have even more reason to be happy - dataGO is donating $1 for each review it receives to a charity called Saikeri Boarding - which helps educate disadvantaged Kenyan girls.
Saikeri is close to my heart. It was started by a friend of mine Jane Watson, who helped build a boarding house for girls in the rural township of Saikeri, Kenya. Whilst volunteering there in 2012, Jane saw that the girls in particular faced major challenges and danger every day, just trying to attend school- they were prepared to take these risks as an education is pretty much their only ticket for a brighter future. I helped out a small bit in the early days with building the website, and it is now a group of us along with some wonderful friends and supporters who are working on the next stages of the project (which includes building a dining hall/study area). You can also help us by donating direct here.
The best bit
One of the best bits of being part of and contributing to an independent charity like Saikeri, is that all the funds go directly to the guys we are trying to help on the ground over there. No overheads or admin, and Saikeri, led by Jane, has a keen sense of getting stuff done, and negotiating bang for buck with partners/builders (must be some of that investment banking background coming through!).
Who are the awesome customers?
A great example of some reviews that has helped Saikeri is these two reviews which came in yesterday of our Japanese SIM from Merrin and Ross, & AT&T US SIM by Talia G..
Thanks guys- dataGO is very happy to help, and glad it was a great experience!
"Our Japanese sim was waiting for us when we arrived at the hotel and it was easy to set up. The coverage was great, we were able to check the grand final scores while hiking on the Kii peninsula!
Your website also had lots of useful info about unlocking phones and sim sizes etc. Thanks for your help Pete. Merrin and Ross"
"This is amazing, I would recommend this to anyone, you land open you phone and its working!!! That easy!!! Worked great all our vacation in the US , two weeks.. " Talia G.
See more of some of the reviews we have received here.
Get on board!
We are very much looking forward to plenty more reviews and making such a worthwhile contribution to these peoples lives in Kenya.
Thank you :-)
Written by Peter Cain
Peter Cain is the Founder and CEO of dataGO.co, a company committed to making it easier and cheaper to stay connected whilst travelling. You can find him on Twitter and Google+. You can also find dataGO on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, andGoogle+ for all the latest info on local and roaming SIMs and data hotspots.