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Answered Best Travel Sim card?

moa999

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Yep. I think the prices on the website also include the activation (US$20 for eSIM, $5 plus postage for the regular or sticker SIM).

Regular price for a long global trip is 1GB 90days for US$30. The country/continent packs are good value particularly if you sign up 1/2 months in advance where you get the best discounts.
 
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Advice for a travel sim travelling to Thailand. I'm okay with data, but will need to make a few local/international calls while there and need to leave a contact number at a few places.
 

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Bumping, travelling to Singapore, Malaysia & Thailand in 30 days or so.

With Telstra as my provider, wondering if their $10 per day would be the best option, or any other choices for the use of calls & data (ie: taxi location / calling, uber, airbnb, basic things).

I have read through spme of the pages here.
 

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Bumping, travelling to Singapore, Malaysia & Thailand in 30 days or so.

With Telstra as my provider, wondering if their $10 per day would be the best option, or any other choices for the use of calls & data (ie: taxi location / calling, uber, airbnb, basic things).

I have read through spme of the pages here.
The Star hub one is my go to.. So much so that I keep it active all the time. Great roaming costs pretty much everywhere
 

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UK Three SIM. Can be activated and used here, has a UK phone number, and free roaming in 70 countries.
 

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Bumping, travelling to Singapore, Malaysia & Thailand in 30 days or so.

With Telstra as my provider, wondering if their $10 per day would be the best option, or any other choices for the use of calls & data (ie: taxi location / calling, uber, airbnb, basic things).

I have read through spme of the pages here.
Does your phone have an eSIM? IMHO, that’s the way to go. I’ve been intending to start a whole new thread on that option.

If not, Woolies Global Roaming has a relaunch special on with 10 GB data for $60/30 days (plus SIM cost). Not sure how that offer works with a bundle that includes calls.

WGR used to be my “Go To” option but they got a bit pricey. I haven’t looked to closely, but this deal at least has some reasonable data. Also, you can pickup the SIM in Oz and configure before you leave. You’ll need to double check it covers your destinations but f you’re away for more than six days, then you’re probably ahead of Telstra.
 
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I honesty don't know anything about esim (SG9 purchased within last 12 months or so: $69 family and friends, ends Jan 2021 (15 months from today) ).

We will be away 3 weeks.
 

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No idea what they’re like, but FFS - what marketing dept came up with “Lemon”? Poor persons Orange? (Putting aside the actual cost of lemons....).
 

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Does your phone have an eSIM? IMHO, that’s the way to go. I’ve been intending to start a whole new thread on that option.

If not, Woolies Global Roaming has a relaunch special on with 10 GB data for $60/30 days (plus SIM cost). Not sure how that offer works with a bundle that includes calls.

WGR used to be my “Go To” option but they got a bit pricey. I haven’t looked to closely, but this deal at least has some reasonable data. Also, you can pickup the SIM in Oz and configure before you leave. You’ll need to double check it covers your destinations but f you’re away for more than six days, then you’re probably ahead of Telstra.
The Woollies offer doesn't include calls but there is a simple work around.
Also be aware that there are 2 zones with zone 2 being somewhat expensive.
 
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I rec’d an email from SimsDirect which I’ve used for a number of years and found them very reliable. They are doing it tough along with everybody else, especially the travel industry. I received an email today that offers 40% off long date SIM cards :

“My name is Aidan and I’m one of the co-founders of SimsDirect.

“I just wanted to let you know we’re having a 40% off sale to clear our stock.

And I also wanted to be fully transparent about where we’re at, and why this sale is happening.

As you’re all I’m sure aware, the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been sending the world into a bit of a weird time.

Other than the obvious medical impact the virus is having, the travel industry has been decimated, unfortunately taking us along with it.
Best International Travel Sim Cards | SimsDirect

We’re a small startup, and with the sharp decline in SIM sales since the outbreak, we’ve had to make some really tough decisions and have no choice but to let our amazing team go. It’s all happened really fast.

We don’t intend to go out of business; we’re gonna do everything in our power to stick around and keep doing what we’re doing, once things pick up again!

So, if you’re planning on traveling once this craziness is over, why not buy your (outrageously) discounted SIM now in advance? All our stock is 40% off, so it’s an absolute steal. And they have late expiration dates so you can buy now and keep it!

Or - if you guys have been following us for a while, or would like to support us during this tough time, buying a 20% off gift card (that never expires!) would really go a long way in helping us.

This can be saved for your next holiday when the virus settles down 😌

[stock is 40% off, so it’s an absolute steal. And they have late expiration dates so you can buy now and keep it!
 
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I bought a USA Sim in July 2019 and contacted them to see if it would cover up to June 2021. They said yes, it will run out in August 2021. That’s a good long dated SIM that I bought on special before.
 

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