I bought the International Sim for a recent South-East Asia cruise. I was charged for messages which were never successfully sent. I had so little internet access I could not activate my data package. When I finally got some free wifi, I managed to get the data package activated. We were in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam and Singapore. The data only worked in Singapore. Very dissatisfied with the whole thing. Will never use again.
Works but expensive
Shocked when I found out it cost me 75cUSD /min to call in China (75cUSD to sms). Even charge 9cUSD to receive sms. At least it did work. Less value in using it these days as international roaming on ordinary Sims isn't much dearer (and free to receive sms), also free WiFi available in most places.
Rip off. Don’t waste your money
I bought an international sim from this company valued at $87. It was used up when I basically didn’t make any calls or texts or internet search. I sent several messages of enquiry and never heard a thing back.
Waste Of Money
Used this card whilst travelling around Europe worked ok for data for the first month.
Terrible for phone & message all calls are trunk calls you phone the number then you get a call back to enter the number again.
2 or 3 calls & your phone credit is gone.
Went to recharge after a month paid an additional $50 to reactivate, the message said the phone was already activated after a week they cancelled my sim saying the phone was never reactiveated & you must pay more money.
Tried to resolve this issue with customer service they just kept telling you must pay more money to activate card.
Don’t be caught overseas with this company you will be left with nothing.& held to ramsom on unless you pay more money
We've just returned from a 6 week trip to Scandinavia and used a Go-Sim card in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Greenland. Apart from 2 occasions when the sim took a few minutes to connect it worked perfectly everywhere we went. In fact it was the only pre-paid sim we could find that would actually operate in Greenland and saved us a fortune there alone (wifi is about $11 per hour in Greenland compared to $26 for a 1Gb recharge with the Go-sim card). Download speed was always good and in some cases amazing. There is only one small limitation with this card that we'd like them to address. Once you have an active data plan you can't add more credit until your plan expires, and their site doesn't tell you how much data is remaining. iPhones have a section in settings that tells you how much data has been used and we just used that as a guide so we'd know when a recharge was due. We received a text when the data pack actually expired and that helped too. Overall a very positive experience with this sim.
This is the worst network ever.They said 12$ plan for 15gb and now I had to pay 40$ .Was supposed to
Worst network with fake offers. I purchased a sim plan worth 12$ for 15gb and unlimited calls and texts but now after the payment they are asking 40$ and with no unlimited talks and texts. Better work on it
Travelling in South America
I just came from my three week trip in Chile and Argentina. I used phone service from Go Sim. Best score! I had coverage almost everywhere, signal quality - like at home! I highly recommend this company to all my friends. Very attractive price and excellent quality, my rate is five stars!
Helped save life in Ecuador!
Purchased Data Sim Zone C 500 MB for $65. as I was going for two weeks hiking trip to Ecuador and wanted to stay connected. Right from start, forgot to print my hotel reservation and remembered only the name of the hotel. In Ecuador, not many people speak English and pronouncing hotel name with my accent...No taxi driver could help me get there. Ohhh, I was glad to have my phone with me!
I got into my email to pull my reservation with hotel address and just show it to the driver!
In the hotel itself, NO free WiFi - internet costs $10 per day and if you get it in the evening to send a few emails code is not valid in the morning!
Used my phone and data during my entire trip - No problem all over the country.
Last two days we attempted climbing Chimborazo, stayed in refuge at 4800 meters. Night before accent, serious storm took place. We decided not to clim but there were people who left in the evening to "Castle" camp at 5300 and needed to be evacuated.
I was able to make a call to the park office to request emergency evacuation and ambulance.
One of the guys taken down was already unconscious but still alive!
Slow and no support
I bought the 5GB China pack but when I got there, found myself limited to 2G speeds. I followed GO-SIM’s instructions to no avail. The online help form elicited no response and the IVR hung up on me when I tried calling the support number. On the plus side the rates were pretty good.
SIM expired with no warning
Hi, I used Go SIM for years & have been getting reminder message when it's about to expire. I was trying to use the SIM recently & realised that it has expired & the no. no longer existed. No email was sent advising that. I called customer service & they said it was their error & they would send me a new SIM asap & transfer the balance over. I called the next day to follow up 'cause I need the SIM to arrive in the next few days for my travel. A couple of phone calls in the last couple of days & no one could tell me whether it has been sent or not. I used to recommend GoSIM to my friends & families.. NOT ANYMORE !!!! Still waiting for GoSIM to sort out the mess....
The USA sim is marketed as 'unlimited data' for 4 weeks, but after 1 week I received a text that I was being 'throttled down' - even though I had only used it for web searches and Skype texts - no video or streaming. By the end of 3 weeks the service was down to a virtually unusable crawl. When I rang customer service, I was told that the 'unlimited data at ATT speeds' is subject to their 'Fair Use Policy' - the fine print that completely contradicts their false and misleading advertising.
No problems with us
We had a GoSim card a few years ago it did everything that we expected and never had a problem with it. We would use them again when we travel overseas.
Slowly deteriorating service and escalating payments - find another service
I've had a GoSim/ekit for years now. The reminder email has always been appreciated and I've set a reminder to make sure I make a call every three months. However, this time, somehow, it changed and I never got an email (although I've since gotten one that told me my number will go away). I HAD $75 credit on my account that they will not reinstate w/o buying ANOTHER $30 of credit. And their recharge website keeps refreshing to $50 USD! What kind of scammer have you become, ekit? I called customer service and they wouldn't give me any reinstatement w/o purchase of another $30.
With no plans to travel out of the country in the near future, I don't see what skin off their nose it would take to let me try one my time to get to my $75 of credit and let me make a call every month. Instead, they offer to yank my service.
I suppose if you travel a lot and make regular calls you could use them, but, say goodbye to any of your money left behind - they will gladly lighten your wallet over and over again (and I haven't even spoken about the outrageous charges I got while in Indonesia - somehow the data roamed away all my credit and I spent $100 just to make a phone call). No, find someone else.
Thank heaven for the "Product Review" site - spent forever trying to get resolution direct - resolve
You have to use your service every three months so that your balance does not expire. Which I did. But on the day before I am due to travel, I find my balance has been expired. I contact them and get not much help. Various responses such as "they did not charge me" (!) for the text and phone call that I made to preserve my balance until my next overseas trip. "I did not make" the call/send the text. I have to "call back 10 hours later "(after I have left on my travels) USA time to speak to a supervisor. No they can not escalate my concern more quickly. I send them photos of the records on my other mobile to show the time and dates of the call and text received from my Gosim number. Then - I write a bad review on this site - and they re-instate my balance immediately. Thank you product review. Thank you Gosim.
A Rip Off
GOSIM website displays data bundles that can be purchased with the option to ADD TO CART.
Nowhere in the box that describes the 250 Megabyte Data bundle including MIFI Hotspot does it clearly state that the 250MB expires in 14 days. You have to scroll down further to discover this fact. So guess who got a real bad surprise to discover having ADDED TO CART and completed my purchase that when my device and SIM card arrived at my home in Australia I had only 13 days remaining in which to use my 250 MB.
I chose GOSIM in order to travel overseas. Now I have to recharge before I even get to the airport.
I feel totally RIPPED OFF and should have purchased TravelSIM.
Doesn't work in Thailand
I bought a data plan the day before leaving for Thailand. Tested it on my phone in my home town and it worked fine but could not get it to work in Thailand and all the while the credit wittled down to nothing as I kept trying with the roaming on. Don't buy this for Thailand
Don't waste your money
This is absolutely the worst company I have ever dealt with. I recently moved over seas and have been applying for numerous jobs and housing. When companies have tried to reach out and call me they have been unable to get through, sending me emails confirming this. I tried to call out and after googling numerous times how to do so I was only able to call back to the US, not local. I called the company just asking to discontinue service and refund the remainder of my $100 usd airtime credit. They refuse. I have since called back 7 times asking to speak with the manager in charge, and he refuses to speak with me or return my calls. Out of the $320 usd I have invested with this company they sent me an email saying they would refund $45 and that was the end. Case closed. I still have $65 airtime credit and less than 30% data usage used. This company is an absolute scam. Look elsewhere.
Functions well, but value not compelling
I used a Euro SIM card on a two-week trip to France, Switzerland and Italy. On the plus side, coverage was fine, and the smartphone app was very helpful in tracking usage. Basically, the product worked just as promised on the box. Trouble is, the value just is not that compelling. I do not think I used my card very intensively - a 5-minute call to Australia every day or two, plus the odd photo uploaded to social media and a bit of Google Maps occasionally when I got lost (admittedly, that's a bandwidth-hungry app) - but I found my credit balance shrinking very rapidly. A Skype call using mobile data will really drain your credit quickly. The main lesson here is that it's not always easy to appreciate how much data you're consuming, especially when travelling, and before you know it you have chewed through a lot more than you expected. I had to recharge two or three times during the fortnight, and by the end of it I wished I had paid my telco in Australia the $200 they wanted for a two-week Travel Pass, which would have allowed me to use my usual phone number and given me unlimited talk and SMS. So yes, the GO-SIM worked well in Europe but the seemingly steep prices demanded by your telco for an overseas roaming package might not actually be that excessive once you've recharged your GO-SIM card a few times.
The ad says works on Cruise Ships and in the USA - well it didn't work properly. The cost when "At Sea" is $49.99 per Mb (yes..per Mb!!) and it seems to deduct from your Telephone voice account instead of from your Data account - I topped up the Data account and it didn't help when "at Sea" and then when I topped up the telephone plan it did work but one Whats App and the allowance vaporised.; can't figure that out! Also I was told that Seward, Alaska is considered a 'remote" area which it is not...I couldn't message the hotel staff while I was standing at the reception desk (I was told to try prefix with +1 etc which I had already used (duh).
It did work seamlessly in Canada though which is a plus because from previous trips I know it can be difficult connecting in Canada.
Summary: Use it on a cruise ship or in Alaska and you either won't connect or you will pay an exorbitant amount.
Go Sim Update
I have had a GOSIM card now for 3 years. It's worked well in a very cheap Windows based phone in Equador, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Sicily, France, Italy, as well as the US and Canada and I've been reasonably happy with it. I just use it for phone calls and texts and tend to use free WiFi in hotels for data.
However, on our recent trip to Africa, I upgraded my mobile phone to an iPhone 6 (unlocked) and ordered a new Nano-sim from Go Sim for travelling. What an absolute pain the GoSim now is - it turns on the iPhone literally every 2 to 3 mins asking where you are 'rest or the world' or 'north America'. This drains the battery so quickly and is just plain annoying. I contacted GO sim service and their advice was to a. update the IOS (this did nothing), or b. change to a GOSim European card (which does not work at all in Africa) or, c. use a non-Apple device. Not helpful at all - when they finally work out how to make this sim work on an Apple device properly, I expect I may again become an advocate. Until then, no would not recommend it if you have an iPhone.
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