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Get this if you need sim data in China
Personally, this sim was great. I used it on our regular trip to Guangzhou and Hong Kong and it ticks all the boxes bar one (but get back to that later) As we spent the majority of time in China, it worked perfectly with an inbuilt vpn that allowed you to get basic proper coverage. You will need a specialised VPN to get into Optus or Netflix. Connection was strong and I could even set up a hotspot through which my wife could also access Whatsapp immediately. Easy to set up and cheaper and simpler than getting a data card in China.Only con? maybe have a bigger and longer plan
Purchased in December 2019 for A$35.00.
Amazing experience first time using SimsDirect. I purchased 10 GB for 30 days in New Zealand and it worked flawlessly. I must say the staff is very friendly and always willing to help. The SIM card arrived at home quick and at the moment I landed it was literally plug and play!
Purchased in December 2019.
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy
The folks at SimsDirect make it too easy to stay connected while travelling. They made sure that the SIM arrived in time, particularly considering in the middle of the crazy period between christmas and new years. As always, the SIM worked perfectly from the moment I swapped it into my phone. I can't imagine getting my travel SIMs anywhere else.
Purchased in December 2019 for A$49.00.
Made the very late decision to purchase the UK & Europe Travel Sim, but it arrived with a couple of days to spare! Was a godsend to keep in contact with teenage children, search for places or using maps whilst away. Was also able to keep in contact with relatives without incurring expensive phone bills and a dream to use-automatically updated to what ever countey we were in. Defintely recommend to others travelling
Purchased in December 2019.
This was the best option for data on the go overseas!
It was seamless to the use. I put the SIM in before I landed, turned the phone on in Barcelona, followed the instructions and I was away. It was great to keep my phone number for Whatsapp communication back home. It was very handy having google maps/ internet on the go and at such a cheap price. I was with others in the travel party who were paying excessive daily data rates through their Australian service provider! They were super jealous!
Purchased in December 2019 for A$45.00.
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From start to finish everything worked smoothly and efficiently. The SIM arrived the morning after ordering, the setup was easy and straight forward and the roaming worked seamlessly going from country to country. I wish everything was as easy and slick as using SimDirect...
Purchased in November 2019.
Easy to use sim cards
I found using these sim cards better than looking for a sim card on arrival as we were able to swap out our cards while we were in the air. Upon arrival, the network did not work straight away and we did have to restart the phones for them to automatically get the right settings to connect. Other than that they were great for our trip and we would definitely purchase again for our next trip.
Purchased in November 2019.
Absolutely fabulous service and product
After purchasing my data only sim to install in my mini wifi modem, I was having trouble getting it to work in my device and called Sims Direct. One of their staff members was unbelievably helpful trying all sorts of things to get it to work, I cannot praise him enough. He was so patient and helpful and we were messaging for about an hour and a half. We were not able to sort it out so I went to visit my IT friend who connected it via usb to his laptop, pushed a few keys and bingo!! Turned out that the APN was incorrect. The sim worked fault...lessly from Venice to the Swiss Alps, Germany, France, Ireland, the wilds of Scotland, London and the U.K., Spain, Sri Lanka. We boarded a ship for 37 nights and everytime we got off the ship, the modem would go on. The only place it didn't work was Gibraltar, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Jordan (my modem was 3G and evidently they work on 4G). The Explorer Sim was fantastic and such good value for 12gigs for 12 months. Thankyou Sims Direct. I will definitely purchase a sim from you next time we travel.
Purchased in August 2019.
Plug and play SIM card, very easy to install and use. Works great!
This was easily the 10th SIM card I have purchased from SIMSDIRECT. I have traveled to the US, China, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Korea, and Japan. Always plug and play, never had a problem with it in any of the countries we visited. Handy to have a data connection as soon as your plane landed!
Purchased in November 2019 for A$45.00.
A user-friendly, no fuss sim. We literally stepped off our flight, inserted the sim and were up and running within a few minutes. Absolutely beats standing in a queue at a local phone shop to purchase a sim which costs at least twice as much!
Worked perfectly and so easy
The SIM worked perfectly in Rome, Sicily and the UK. We are oldies and had the instructions in case something didn't work but we just put in the SIM at the airport and all was good. I had downloaded maps for Sicily and Rome to my phone in case I didn't have coverage as we had read Sicily had dead spots but we never had any trouble. We used Google Maps all the way around Sicily which was a must with all the one way systems and there was only one time when the arrow on the phone didn't keep up with the car and we missed a turn. So no complaints from us. We mainly had the card for data. We have already bought another SIM for the next trip.
Sim Card for NZ.
I was very happy with the SIM Card. The only problem I had was a couple of days into the trip when I had No Service. I went into a 2Degrees shop and the woman briefly put the phone onto Flight Mode, once she turned off Flight Mode it was perfect. She said it was not uncommon for iPhones to do that. Good to know!
The only other thing to be aware of in NZ is that there are some long drives between towns and over mountains where there is no reception. Not the Sim Card's fault, just not enough towers in remote areas.
Purchased in October 2019.
The 2degree network was available in all the towns we visited. The SIM had enough data and calls for the period of our visit. Excellent product. Faultless performance. Well priced. Highly recommended.
Purchased in June 2019 at Sims Direct for A$29.00.
China Tour made easy with Sims Direct
Fantastic experience using Sims direct, definitely very valuable extra during our recent trip to China, would of been very difficult without it. A must for China
Thank you Sims Direct
Purchased in September 2019 for A$35.00.
Questions & Answers
We are heading to Russia, Baltic’s and down through Vienna Dubrovnik and Turkey in late April. Do these work there? If I purchase now can I wait to activate them when we leave Sydney on 21/4/2020?
I will be travelling in the UK and Europe for two months starting in late May. For my phone I will need two 30 day SIM cards. From the information I assume this means I will be using two separate phone numbers. Is there any way of simplifying this process? Thanks, Viki
Hi, I can see the issue that you may be facing but I'm not sure of the answer. Best to contact Vanessa or Supriti who are the owners of this company. They were terrific when I first purchased the sim cards and again when I had a question while on holiday in NZ. I'm sure they will answer your question asap when you send an email to them. I found the following info in an email they sent to me:
How do I top-up if I run out of data or days?
Most of our SIMs cannot be topped up or extended. We'd recommend grabbing an extra SIM to make sure you're covered for your full trip!
Happy and safe travels!
I am travelling through Spain doing the Camino. What will the coverage be like with htis SIM in the small villages throughout Spain?
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