Recommendations on international roaming SIM cards

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pearsonlive

Member since 10 Jul 2015

Total posts 9

Does anyone have experience with international roaming sims such as KeepGo or GoSim?

I've got a dual sim mobile so have been looking at options for a second sim that can be used in multiple countries, mainly USA, Singapore and Hong Kong and the occasional trip home to Europe. I'm looking for data only when away from whatever free wifi I can find and would still have my home sim in the phone so having an Estonian number (or what they allocate) is not a concern.

Stuart Jackson

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Member since 15 Mar 2015

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henrus

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Member since 23 Oct 2013

Total posts 768

if passing through Singapore then pick up a StarHub happy roam prepaid sim.


$5 for 1GB (valid for 3 days) (extra $1 to extend for another 7 days)
or
$10 for 1GB (valid for 30 days).

Provided you add another pack before the expiry date then your existing data just rolls over (up to 30 days at a time). Credit top up can be done via Card online or through the app and is valid for 180 days per recharge (but again rolls over).

Whilst it won't cover Europe (except the UK), StarHub has roaming agreements in Australia, NZ, USA (AT&T and T-Mobile), Hong Kong, China, Japan ... and the list goes on.

I had limited luck with roaming sims but now it's all good and another benefit is the cheap data (at a fraction of the price compared to other roaming sims)

moa999

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Member since 02 Jul 2011

Total posts 835

I use Flexiroam which is data only, and works well

Dredgy

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Member since 02 Apr 2017

Total posts 167

FlexiroamX for data only is next to unbeatable. Used it everywhere from Chad to Kazakhstan to Suriname with no issues. Has local data plans for popular countries so relatively cheap - including all the countries you listed. Has more expensive global data that works in most countries outside of Africa. Is just a sticker that goes on your normal sim so if you are putting it in a dual sim phone you’ll have to have a SIM card (doesn’t have to be active) to put the sticker on.

pearsonlive

Member since 10 Jul 2015

Total posts 9

I bought the keepgo sim and so far have had no issues . Some countries (as detailed in their coverage page) only access the 3G network but in both Hong Kong and Thailand, the 3G speeds seemed much better than I get from local carriers when outside 4G coverage and was more than acceptable for basic email/browsing whilst away from wifi hotspots.

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