Very good sim for using abroad
Used Travelsim when I was in Japan on a business trip and had no issues whatsoever. Had to keep in touch with my dad who was sick at the time and despite his bad hearing he could hear me without issues (something I've got a lot of problems with with other providers). Rates are reasonable for international calls and the calls go through every time. Cheers!
Complicated and expensive
We had some surplus funds left on the cards after traveling in Europe and wanted to use this for email contacts when travelling in Australia.
First of all, 25 c per MB is very expensive.
Second, when trying to use a phone to connect the computer to internet it failed to activate hotspot, responding that if you need a hotspot contact vf.nl. The site vf.nl is actually listed for sale, obviously not vodafone. In the end, we could not send email messages.
The cards worked in Europe, but again to use them is complicated and expensive.
Buying a local SIM is way cheaper and simpler.
Clarify all Before you go
We investigated several Travel Sim Cards before settling on Travel Sim. I checked, confirmed by phone and email that we could port our existing number across, so to allow continuity of contact. We supplied all of our contacts, both local/emergency and accommodation with our existing number. When we got the airport on the evening of our departure we proceeded with contacting Travel Sim support department, as advised by email and phone call, to port the number, only to be promptly advised that "you must contact your service provider to do this". We were now left with a new number, which none of our emergency, local, overseas and accommodation had, and our flight was nearing departure. We managed to contact all of the peoples whom had our existing number with our new number. When we were overseas, Europe, in Netherlands, Germany, Italy, we required to restart the App several times, as it would not update our balances of calls/data. At one stage, and this was a good/prompt support effort, the card had to be reset by Travel Sim direct, for the phone to work. We had several data connection issues in Germany and Italy. Also the phone did not work at all in Switzerland, however this was our issue, as we did not read the supported countries page correctly. When it did work, albeit inconsistently, it worked fine, however the initial advise, and the sole reason why we chose Travel Sim in the first place, of not being able port the number, left a sour taste.
Great sim to have in your phone when going overseas
The sim actually worked on a cruise ship on my way from Sydney to Noumea. This saved me money having to buy internet from the ship and kept me in touch with my loved ones back in Australia.
Simple great coverage and excellent customer service
Easy to set up , always someone on hand to help via the app or email for those just in cases! Great coverage. Highly recommend when travelling overseas. We used in Fiji and USA. I sometimes had trouble seeing my balance on the app. Apparently this has been updated. We had the double pack sim, which was a free way to communicate within our travel group.
Purchased for $30.00.
Unused credit will NOT be refunded.
Bought a twin pack of TravelSims to use on a cruise around NZ. Data and text worked fine. Used my card and recharged several times but didn’t use my wife’s card and now find that the unused credit is totally withheld by TravelSIM. I am not planning on using it again for overseas travel. This withholding of surplus credit is not reasonable behaviour. Also watch out If you use the TravelSIM app on the iPhone. It has a suggested recharge amount of $200 rather than a more reasonable lower level which you need to toggle to achieve. On what basis does TravelSIM need to withhold all surplus credit on these cards. The relevant clauses in the Terms Of Service are 11.4 and 12 (d) which are not reasonable. How many other folk are not happy about surplus credit being withheld by this company? I will be challenging this through the ACCC unless I get a reasonable refund.
Great value. Great way to stay in touch.
My wife and I and our 4 teenage sons travelled to Japan and Singapore. We all purchased Travel Sims. The free texts between family members was an invaluable way to keep in touch. And the voice rate was low enough for my wife to call her father back in Aus regularly to say hello. Great product. Easiest way to use voice and text while overseas.
Second time we have used Travelsim and second time we have had problems. Travelling in South America we were unable to make calls. Contacted Travelsim and operator was unable to assist so said she would elevate the issue and an "engineer" would ring us back. Heard nothing (but did receive a survey form) until the day before we were due to return to Australia. Would not recommend Travelsim based on our experience.
Great when overseas
Had to go to England for a funeral just before Christmas was fantastic to keep in contact with family at home
Great business tool
I use my travel Sim when travelling and at home as a back-up. A great easy to use service with fast balance check and recharge.
Many thanks, Bill
A boon overseas
A real saver overseas. Helps in keeping in touch with home at a very nominal rate. Prefer this phone than taking your Optus or telegraph on roa
An easy alternative
Travel Sim allowed for easy and convenient phone and message access to home while traveling without the worry of international roaming fees from my provider in Australia.
TravelSim - so simple and easy!
So easy to set up, check your balance and recharge - have used it in New Zealand and the USA mainly to send text messages.
Will definitely consider using it again overseas. Easy to use, great service, low credit prompt alerts that maintain connections. Good data packages.
Don’t believe the Travelsim hype !
We are two weeks into a 5 week European tour and put our faith in TravelSim. Total fail. Despite putting our devices on Aeroplane Mode at every opportunity and switching Mobile Data on only when needed, we have spent several hundreds AUD $ already and now opting to put our original Vodafone sims back in and pay the $5.00 a day charge. Travelsim is a disappointment, expensive, many Central European countries we have had trouble with slow or no service whilst be continue to receive Recharge reminder sms’s from Travelsim - cost us a fortune already despite (I repeat) despite doing everything right - using wifi at hotels and switching off mobile data and switching to aeroplane mode for most of the time. Avoid this company and make a better choice.
Amazing customer service so easy to use!
This was our first trip overseas and the customer service team were incredibly friendly and helpful setting everything up. Would definitely recommend TravelSim to friends and family as super easy to use!!!
GIRT Noela Cullum
Perfect for me. Simply to use.
It's easy for me to use. Adding value back onto the TravelSim is so easy and checking the Balance is fantastic and doesn't cost anything to check. Will continue to use it when I travel. I have rang from overseas and the person on the phone was very helpful and solved my issue straight away as I'm not that text savvy. Thank you.
Thanks for the heads up
Thank you for the heads up. I was about to activate two TravelSim cards which I received complimentary when I bought travel insurance for my partner and myself. I've read enough bad reviews here to deter me from bothering with activating them. I like the idea, the packaging and website look nice and slick too, but if it's cheaper and less hassle just buying a local sim card I'm not going to risk paying extra or having issues with my iPhone when I need to switch back to my Telstra sim service.
Easy and cheap
Travel sim is great way to make and receive calls overseas without breaking the bank. It also means that you have an Australian mobile number for your friends and relatives to easily use to contact you when you are overseas
Big Boy Parker
When we needed it , it was there and we used tt to full effect.
When we first started traveling there were No GPS or Mobile Phones. TravelSim now keeps us in touch with family and friends. Many institutions such as those doing Transfers, also require a mobile [Cell ] phone to contact clients .
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