Whenever I travel, I find it difficult to handle all the sim cards for my phone and remembering which is for which country, especially when numerous countries around the world use big name brands like Vodafone for their mobile phone and internet. I can’t remember exactly how many Vodafone sim cards I have kicking around, but it’s easily over ten, and it’s basically impossible to know which is for which country. Not only this, but if you are in a country where English isn’t the first language, you get the warning texts in the language of the country, something you won’t necessarily be able to read. It’s not useful running out of credit when you’re in the middle of nowhere because you haven’t been able to read the text telling you that you’d better top up soon.
Enter Travel Sim. This handy little card has saved me in so many ways – as well as saving me a bundle of money. Not only that, but some countries still need you to pay a large amount to add calls, texts and internet to a sim card, so Travel Sim can really save you cash when comparing $25 per week or $40 per month kind of thing.
The advantages of the Travel Sim card are numerous. Not only can you keep your sim card and just reload it with credit and packages for whatever country you’re going to next, but the credit stays valid on your sim for 18 months from the date of purchase so if you don’t use the whole amount in one visit and you’re going again within 18 months, you don’t need to worry about topping up.
The Travel Sim can be used in over 200 countries, with over 100 of those supporting data on the sim meaning you can be assured of having access to texts, calls and internet almost anywhere in the world. Not only that, but incoming calls and texts are free, which is not the case on many local sim cards from major providers in country.
The Travel Sim is easy to use, easy to buy and easy to load. You just have to go on their website, pick the countries and plans you want and add to basket and then pay with either credit card or PayPal. The shipping is quick and easy and they can deliver to most places within a few days.
The only real disadvantages of Travel Sim surrounded the inability to keep my old number. This meant I had to backup all my contacts so I didn’t lose access which was a bit of a pain but not the end of the world. Likewise I had to inform all my friends and family of my new number while abroad so they could keep in contact with me by call or text.
The only other disadvantage with Travel Sim is that while data is supported in over 100 countries, it’s not supported in others, meaning you need to pay per use of data which sometimes can add a large amount of money to your travel costs.
So in all, I’d say that the Travel Sim is a massively convenient choice for anyone planning to travel that wants to stay connected anytime, any place. With its fair rates and easy access, it allows people to save money on roaming and data charges, making it easier than ever to keep in contact from around the world.