New amaysim roaming plans April 2023

I bought a 12 month pla, currently in Europe using 4g
amaysim 12 mth plans are 4G only. So is the 10 GB / 28 day plan and less.

32GB / 28d and up are 5G enabled.
 
I switched from Optus to Amaysim a few days ago in the UK, using a 12 month starter pack I'd bought from Woolies a few months ago.

Can confirm my phone now only connects to 4G while roaming, whereas previously roaming via Optus my phone would connect to 5G here.

Also another difference I noticed is roaming in the UK via Amaysim my phone is now preferring to connect to O2, even when other networks have a stronger signal. Previously on Optus it would usually be connected to EE or 3 (which usually have better coverage).
 
I switched from Optus to Amaysim a few days ago in the UK, using a 12 month starter pack I'd bought from Woolies a few months ago.

Can confirm my phone now only connects to 4G while roaming, whereas previously roaming via Optus my phone would connect to 5G here.
Yes, I noticed the 4G limit on 12mth and the lower monthly GB plans when I posted the earlier comment. But presumably that’s still probably ok for your extended travel needs? Cheaper than getting the $30 pm plan (which I’ve switched hex to). It’ll be a few months before I’m back in London to compare the difference.
Also another difference I noticed is roaming in the UK via Amaysim my phone is now preferring to connect to O2, even when other networks have a stronger signal. Previously on Optus it would usually be connected to EE or 3 (which usually have better coverage).
Does it connect to one of the other networks? If so, you should be able to force it over by manually selecting the other network. Just remember to switch it back to Auto when on the move.
 
Yes, I noticed the 4G limit on 12mth and the lower monthly GB plans when I posted the earlier comment. But presumably that’s still probably ok for your extended travel needs? Cheaper than getting the $30 pm plan (which I’ve switched hex to). It’ll be a few months before I’m back in London to compare the difference.
Does it connect to one of the other networks? If so, you should be able to force it over by manually selecting the other network. Just remember to switch it back to Auto when on the move.

Yes can turn off auto network selection and manually select EE and it will connect, so no big deal.

Loss of 5G would be more annoying if I was stuck to one UK network, but with being able to switch between the UK networks to find the best 4G it's also no big deal.
 
Yes can turn off auto network selection and manually select EE and it will connect, so no big deal.

Loss of 5G would be more annoying if I was stuck to one UK network, but with being able to switch between the UK networks to find the best 4G it's also no big deal.
I’m planning to resuscitate my GiffGaff SIM when I get to the UK. It still seems to be a decent option for local calls/txt, data and Euro roaming.

Any recommendations for other local prepaid (non contract) UK SIMs that support roaming in Europe (or even worldwide!).
 
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I have amaysim data plan in my modem and it works brilliantly for my internet access needs.
Thought I would try to int roaming for data only add on for my European trip next month
Of course I now realise this will only work if I remove the sim from the modem and put it into the phone to activate the international roaming
It was only $50 and 12 months validity so not a prob if I did my dough.
This is correct interpretation -yes?

Do not want to remove the Sim as needed for rest of household to use for internet whilst I am away.
 
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I made a coughoo!
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I have amaysim data plan in my modem and it works brilliantly for my internet access needs.
Thought I would try to int roaming for data only add on for my European trip next month
Of course I now realise this will only work if I remove the sim from the modem and put it into the phone to activate the international roaming
It was only $50 and 12 months validity so not a prob if I did my dough.
This is correct interpretation -yes?

Do not want to remove the Sim as needed for rest of household to use for internet whilst I am away.
For just data, you’re better off with an eSIM (If your phones supports them - most do now).

aíralo, Flexiroam etc If you have a 28° MC, they give good discounts with Flexiroam plus free 15d/3GB worldwide roaming.

 
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For just data, you’re better off with an eSIM (If your phones supports them - most do now).

aíralo, Flexiroam etc If you have a 28° MC, they give good discounts with Flexiroam plus free 15d/3GB worldwide roaming.

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I found the amaysim blurb a little confusing in that it (to me) implied if you had an account you could get the roaming add-ons. We learn
 
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I found the amaysim blurb a little confusing in that it (to me) implied if you had an account you could get the roaming add-ons. We learn
Yes, the roaming bundle for a phone is good for calls/txt but so so for data. Although there are some data only roaming bundles that probably work well for say an iPad sim. But probably still better value to get a seperate eSIM.

Flexiroam has 20% of 5GB and up Local (Country), Regional and Global Plans at the moment. Ends 01 June but they also have regular promos. If you’re moving around Europe, a regional plan could make sense. Just compare across the usual providers for the best deals.
 
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Any recommendations for other local prepaid (non contract) UK SIMs that support roaming in Europe (or even worldwide!).
We’re still using our 12 year old Tesco prepaid “Triple-credit.”Sims in our phones whilst travelling, Currently travelling in Europe, and combining with an Alosim 5Gb/30 day ESIM (LTE and 5G) which you can top up. The calls I have made from the UK number have used the ESIM data , so haven’t been debited to the Tesco credit.
The 5Gb ESIM arrangement has worked well for our travelling needs. I might add that my second phone has my Boost (non international roaming) that works well for sms and 2FA. I can also make WiFi calls from my Oz number
 
We’re still using our 12 year old Tesco prepaid “Triple-credit.”Sims in our phones whilst travelling,
Thanks. That looks similar to GiffGaff, although GG is possibly better (unlimited calls/txt and a bit more data per month).
Currently travelling in Europe, and combining with an Alosim 5Gb/30 day ESIM (LTE and 5G) which you can top up. The calls I have made from the UK number have used the ESIM data , so haven’t been debited to the Tesco credit.
I’ve been using (and will be on my next trip in a few weeks) Flexiroam eSIM. I’m still getting my head around their new pricing and plans but that’ll be a issue for subsequent trips.
The 5Gb ESIM arrangement has worked well for our travelling needs. I might add that my second phone has my Boost (non international roaming) that works well for sms and 2FA. I can also make WiFi calls from my Oz number
The beauty of amaysim on an eSIM is there no need for a 2nd phone - other roaming services can be on your physical SIM or another eSIM and you can still make/receive calls and texts from your Oz number.
 
The beauty of amaysim on an eSIM is there no need for a 2nd phone - other roaming services can be on your physical SIM or another eSIM and you can still make/receive calls and texts from your Oz number
Fair enough. I could if I wish go to ESIM with Boost, but prefer to have a second phone as a backup, which I leave at my accommodation whilst travelling.
 
Fair enough. I could if I wish go to ESIM with Boost, but prefer to have a second phone as a backup, which I leave at my accommodation whilst travelling.
That’s actually a good reason to shift to eSIM for your Oz telco. If you lose your primary phone, you can reinstall an eSIM on a backup phone within minutes. None of the hassle of replacing a physical SIM when travelling.
 
That’s actually a good reason to shift to eSIM for your Oz telco. If you lose your primary phone, you can reinstall an eSIM on a backup phone within minutes. None of the hassle of replacing a physical SIM when travelling.
Thanks , it’s something worth considering for future travels.
 
I’m planning to resuscitate my GiffGaff SIM when I get to the UK. It still seems to be a decent option for local calls/txt, data and Euro roaming.

Any recommendations for other local prepaid (non contract) UK SIMs that support roaming in Europe (or even worldwide!).
For EU roaming included you can get PAYG with ID Mobile or 1p Mobile, or 1 month contract SIMs on Smarty Mobile.

3 PAYG SIMs include worldwide roaming but they limit data speeds and restrict streaming, file sharing and VPNs - see http://support.three.co.uk/mobiledo...e/our_network/TrafficSense_facts_document.pdf
 
For EU roaming included you can get PAYG with ID Mobile or 1p Mobile, or 1 month contract SIMs on Smarty Mobile.

3 PAYG SIMs include worldwide roaming but they limit data speeds and restrict streaming, file sharing and VPNs - see http://support.three.co.uk/mobiledo...e/our_network/TrafficSense_facts_document.pdf
My understanding is GiffGaff provides free EU roaming if you have an active plan. There’s a 5GB cap on data (per month I think). They also has a PAYG option (you need loaded credit).
 
My understanding is GiffGaff provides free EU roaming if you have an active plan. There’s a 5GB cap on data (per month I think). They also has a PAYG option (you need loaded credit).
Reading some of the rules concerning roaming, I would be concerned with using Giffgaff if you’re not a UK resident or can demonstrate usage in UK , prior to roaming in the EU. It would appear that if they suspect your not a UK resident, they can give you notice and turn your roaming off,

I actually have an unused Giffgaff sim that I bought previously , but reading some of the rules, I would be unlikely to activate it.
 
Reading some of the rules concerning roaming, I would be concerned with using Giffgaff if you’re not a UK resident or can demonstrate usage in UK , prior to roaming in the EU. It would appear that if they suspect your not a UK resident, they can give you notice and turn your roaming off,

I actually have an unused Giffgaff sim that I bought previously , but reading some of the rules, I would be unlikely to activate it.
Probably better to discuss here:

But so long as you’re in the UK for a period, you can then use free roaming in Europe. If you don’t return to the UK after a certain amount of time, it shuts off again. The service itself is still active as PAYG. In fact, I can receive SMS here in Oz just turning that SIM on in my phone.

I’ll be testing this in a few months. I’ll be in London and then Amsterdam at the back end of my next trip in July/August and then return to Europe Christmas / New Year (and back to the UK). Hopefully GiffGaff will still have roaming active when I hit the ground in MUC in December and should be a complimentary service alongside amaysim. If not, I’ll just grab the best available eSIM for data.
 
Coming back to the main topic of this thread, I’m pondering what is the Goldilocks option(s) in the roaming packs?
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I switched over almost two months ago and quite happy so far. SYD+1 switched slightly earlier and is already OS with the basic $20 calls/txt 365 days pack and using a 3rd party Flexiroam eSIM and wifi for data. All good.

I head OS next month and my current thinking is to do the same - amaysim for calls/txt and seperate eSIM for data. The $20 “Smalltalk” pack for a years roaming calls/ texts (within the 100/100 limit), is an excellent deal and a no brainer as a starting point. If you happen to burn through minutes or txt, you can just renew for a further $20 and unused credits rollover.

However, having some included “Global” roaming data - for the convenience factor - would be nice eg the $25 “The Works” pack.

A$5 extra for 2 GB of “Global” data for 1yr, is actually quite cheap compared to the 3rd party roaming eSIM providers. Whilst 2GBs doesn’t sound like much, it can provide that connectivity while transiting somewhere and then rely on Country and Regional plans for the bulk of one’s travels at your destination(s).

But, you lose out on half the talk time and 70% of the texts. Probably manageable but seems a backward step?

My understanding (and discussed briefly earlier) is you can stack roaming packs and rollover unused allowances. So I guess you could buy a $20 pack plus the $25 pack to get even more call time and text but still only 2GB of data…

Or the $20 pack plus the $50 “Just Gigs” 5GB data only pack but the $70 “The Epic” pack comes with 9GB of data - same number of minutes as the $20 plan but only 60% of the text….

They do seem to have made this more difficult than it ought to be!

For A$50 extra for 9GB of “Global” data compared to 3rd party providers also isn’t too bad. The usuals (Flexiroam, Airalo etc outside of promos/sales) would be close to US$50.

So the $70 “The Epic” could seem the way to go?

But “Global” data roaming, whilst terribly convenient cost significantly more than one or more stacked “Country” and “Regional” eSIM plans.

So slightly annoying that they don’t just have a pack that is the $20 bundle plus some Gigs for say $25 or $30! That would probably be Goldilocks for me….
 

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