Frustratingly slow at timesI bought a Europe eSIM with maximum data and duration. The main issue with the sim appears to be that after you use a particular amount of data in each country the speed gets severely throttled. I know it is not the network as my wife had the same sim in her phone, but as we used my for google maps which used more data, her phone was not speed throttled. Once we moved countries the pattern repeated - fast at first then snow again. Very frustrating.
Another issue is that when you got to extend the plan by a week (as it was a 30d max plan) you loose all your previous data - so it’s not really a top up as per the website description, more of a reset.
Would not use next time.
Shakey start, but Tripsim Helpdesk are trying to assistDownloaded my Tripsim in Europe ok, but trying to browse websites is hopeless. I’ve contacted Tripsim for help. They advised me someone will “take a look at it” as soon as my ticket is reviewed? Now been half a day & still no assistance. Not a happy Tripsim customer so far. Come on Tripsim, I need your help !!
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Help-desk from Tripsim have now contacted me & asked for my setting screenshots & provided me with some suggestions to improve the functionality. Manual network select rather than automatic. Hopefully this may improve my i… Read more · 1nternet accessibility. They do seem genuinely trying to help, which is much appreciated. When you’re not technically brilliant, getting advice from the organisation really reduces my stress levels. Thanks Tripsime
ExcellentLast minute purchase whilst waiting to board at Sydney airport .
A month in Europe, originally planning on buying a sim once there …. This e sim was amazing , working in the most remote locations, I was a little skeptical at first , but I received my Telstra bill yesterday and my OS data usage was $1.25 ….
Fkn Awesome, highest recommendation…
Good value, without needing physical simUsed TripSim for European travel and was great from beginning to end. Much easier than having to get a local physical sim (although perhaps slightly more expensive).
Just note the TripSim doesn’t have a phone number - it’s just data. You can make calls but only using data eg WhatsApp. So if you need a traditional phone number, you can keep your physical SIM for your Australian number going at the same time on the same phone (but of course then you have to pay their roaming charges). Or you’ll need a physical sim from overseas instead.
Only ... Read morething that makes TripSim slightly more expensive is the packages only cover regions eg Europe. So if you’re wanting multiple regions, you need multiple packs. Whereas if you got a eg Three UK physical sim (which most Aussie travel sim providers white label), that covers most of the world in their roaming. The other quirk is you need to scan a QR code on the phone you’re setting up. So basically set it up at home using another phone or computer before you leave the house. (You don’t need to set it up form overseas).
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