Preloaded with 300 minutes + 3000 texts + 12GB data which lasts for 30 days. Once you have used up your preloaded bundle, top up and Pay As You Go. Just pop this super simple Three data SIM straight into your unlocked 3G or 4G device and that is it.
You can connect your tablet to the internet whether you are at home, at the office, or out and about. Pretty much anywhere you like. Three’s Pay As You Go Trio SIM has all SIM types on one card, so whether you need a standard, micro or nano SIM, you can just pop out the one you need.
We are travelling solely in Germany with 2x SIMs, one with a delayed activation date to cover our 36 days away. It took a day for the sims to be fully activated and we received a number of automatically generated msges from ‘3’ including one that advised that they had topped up our account with 16G of data instead of the expected 8GB.
We are mainly using the sims for local german calls/sms, gmail and whatsapp. Data speed and coverage is consistently good so far. Checking our ‘3’ account on a german laptop didn’t work due to the extra level of security but was easier if you used the MB via google which translated automatically.
I would highly recommend to buy a card before you travel to Europe, it’s just so convenient!! Actually I forgot to the card I bought from Australia when I flew to Paris. The customer service was so kind and gave me partial refund! It’s was unexpected for me! Then I bought another one and delivered to Venice.
I used this SIM card during traveling. It was great! Especially this card can be used in Switzerland because the card bought from European countries usually cannot be used in Switzerland.
Includes 1gb Mobile Data Credit Valid For 1 Year, Quick Data Refill Options With Each Data Refill Validity Is Extended Another Year24/7 Phone, Email And Chat Customer Supportmobile Internet Coverage In 70 Most Traveled Countries (see The Country List Below)activates In Minutes.
Slide It Into Your Phone Or Tablet, Change The Apn Settings (instructions Included) And Start Browsingcomes With A Set Of Sim Adapters. Compatible With Most Unlocked Gsm Mobile Devices, Including Apple, Samsung, Nexus, Htc, Sony, Lg Stay Connected Every Step Of The Way With Keepgo Global Data Sim.
travel The World Without Worrying About Data Roaming Charges, Hunting For Unreliable Hotel Wifi And Swapping Sim Cards Every Time You Cross A Border Coverage In Europe, Asia And The Americas Including: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azores, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Canary Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain Uk, Greece, Guatemala, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Madeira, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Uruguay, Usa, Vatican City, Venezuela.
The Lifetime World SIM Card worked great for my trip through Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Croatia. It worked in every country without fail for a month. I had to refill one time and it was super easy.
I activated my card before leaving the US, so was able to log-in to the Keepgo website to check how much data I had along the way. I highly recommend this SIM card to anyone traveling!.
Ordered the Lifetime World SIM Card from the US for a trip to Amsterdam. Sim card arrived a day earlier than promised and was easy to set up and test in the US. Our unlocked Samsung mobile phone has 2 slots for sim cards so we did not have to remove the US one.
On landing in Amsterdam, we switched to this sim card in slot 2 and it worked immediately. Very pleased to be able to have a Sim card for international travel in the future.
This is the worst service ever. I received a broken SIM. Took screenshot showed the agent on the chat. She said she will take care of it but never got back to me. It has been 3 weeks now. I will never buy anything for keepgo, will tell everyone o know to never buy anything from Keepgo and will make horrible reviews on all social media to discourage anyone to buy any Keepgo products.
I am also going to dispute the charges on my credit card. This is the worst ever service ever.
The test SIM allows you to make a call, send a text, and surf the web-everything you need to make sure Mint works great with your device and location. Once you purchase a kit, download our free Mint Mobile app on iTunes or Google Play.
The app will take you step-by-step through set-up and activation so you’ll be ready to try us, love us and join us for reals, with minimum risk and hassle! Why can’t everything be this way?.
We tried Mint because we were tired of our major cell phone company (begins with an A and ends with two Ts). MINT WAS SO EASY! And we tested the phone lines for clarity and internet speeds. There was no difference between Mint and our (now former) carrier.
Switching fully over to Mint using the trial SIM cards was easy and our phone numbers ported over in less than 30 minutes. I’m SO HAPPY!!! Dealing with the other company was a nightmare. Mint is a much needed and refreshing change for us!.
An update on their original offering, this SIM card from Mint can not only be used for the advertised 7-day trial and/or full new activation, but their limits on the trial have gone UP recently! During the 7-day trial, it used to be 100 units of everything, (call, SMS, 100MB data) but now, after testing it, I found that it has become 250 units of everything! That means: 250 call minutes 250 texts/SMS 250MB of Data usage As such, this is more than just a SIM card for testing; I find it quite useful as a replaceable microchip to create an instant burner phone– one might call this a “burn-SIM” So now it can be used as an easy temporary cell service for personal/business and other needs.
Just slip it into your phone, download the app to activate (or pre-activate online) and you’re good to go! But there is one problem; their website’s account console is hopelessly flawed; if you try to re-activate or change your plan in way way, the site just gives you a big fat ERROR! Customer support is non-existent; they outsource people to automated text agents! I guess the only way to do anything is through the app on your phone– and that’s IF you haven’t accidentally let your plan lapse.
The sim worked as advertised. Easy and fast setup. Good way to explore Mint Mobile without making a long-term commitment. The call quality with this sim is outstanding (T-Mobile). Mint has very reasonable and flexible plan options should you desire to continue service.
The present promotion (buy 3 months/get 3 months) works great and is by far the best deal I’ve seen.
Use the MetroPCS BYOD SIM Card to easily transfer your trusted device over to the mobile network of your choice. It has everything you need to transfer your phone to a new account in just a few easy steps.
The universal starter SIM kit comes complete with a nano SIM card, a micro SIM card adapter and a standard SIM card adapter. This allows you to easily ensure the MetroPCS SIM card is compatible with your device.
The T-Mobile SIM card starter kit allows you to be free from your current carrier without having to give up the phone you have. While it has become a common practice, not everyone enjoys constantly upgrading to the newest popular phone.
Some people want to stick with the phone they have figured out and come to enjoy. This used to mean that you would also have to be stuck with the company that the phone is currently with. The MetroPCS BYOD SIM Card lets you see what company is best for your needs so you can make that smooth transition.
Hello, I purchased this item and I have to say that the two previous reviews giving this product a poor review are completely wrong. First of all the package has a nano SIM card attached to a cardboard but if you look inside it also contains SIM card adapters in case your device fits a regular size sim or the micro size sim.
You should look inside your package to find these adapters. It is also stated in the direction to use the appropriate adapters to install your SIM card with pictures displayed on the starter guide. MetroPCS allows you to bring your own device (BYOD) and you can do so by calling their activation number or their number portability directly to do so without having to head to a store.
Now if there was a specific issue causing a person to go to the store to activate a device, let’s not forget that these are electronics and computers might fail. Unfortunately that could happen. But there is no way I would value the first review stating that the sim was too small and it forces you to go to the store to pay more in buying another one.
This is a fine working starter kit just as other carriers have nowadays. I would definitely suggest it to friends and family. Walmart has it available online or at specific stores for a bit less than the MetroPCS online website which sells at $10 with free shipping.
Now I am aware that the store itself sells their sim for much more. You be the judge! It worked for me.
I would have given a 5* but had a problem with delivery. I will add not Walmarts fault but problem yet the same. Had to pick-up at UPS location. Still it was worth it. First I went to a satellite location.
I found out this phone I purchased unlocked ATT galaxy s6 active needed a sim card. I was told sim card 20+ in price alone. To swap this phone with my LGMS323 phone and activate all together 40+ bucks.
So went to my trusty Walmart found this sim card 6. 10 after tax. Took 6 days to deliver. Called metro CS. I was up and rolling nothing extra in cost in 30 mins. Worth the wait.
Ultra Mobile offers everything you want in wireless at an amazing value! Bring your unlocked, compatible phone to receive wireless essentials like unlimited talk, text, & data – all on the T-Mobile 5G network.
My experience was far different to my wife’s. I had no issues with all features of the SIM, some minor limited coverage in country areas around mid US. (Samsung Galaxy Note 8). BUT my wife could not use her phone at all expect for some limited data use and in the end she lost this as well.
She had a newer Samsung A32, and was completely unusable. They have issues with Samsung mobiles. Maybe I had no issues, because mine was older. Compatibility of Australian mobiles for US is pot luck.
The card – unlimited talk & texts with 2 GB data – is reasonably priced. Since it uses T-mobile network, I have no doubts it will live up to expectations. The card expires 45 days from purchase date but I want a card with 1 year expiration.
My wife and I were extremely happy with the SIMs supplied for our recent trip to the US. The coverage through LA and Orange County, New York, New Jersey and our drive from Hoboken NJ to Bar Harbour in Maine was generally very good.
A little patchy in some areas of the Maine coast as expected and outlined in the T Mobile network coverage.
Don’t worry anymore about expensive international roaming, and make your trip stress free. It’s prepaid with no annual contract and no overage charges. You’ll enjoy a generous 12GB allowance of high speed 4G LTE data, as well as unlimited minutes and unlimited texts.
You’ll even be able to use your SIM Card in 34 European countries including France, Italy, Ireland and Spain. All iPhones and most other recent model Smartphones are compatible with My UK SIM Card. You’ll just need to make sure your cell phone is network unlocked.
And best of all, you’ll be on the Three UK Nationwide Mobile Network which covers 97% of the UK population. When you choose My UK SIM Card the only thing you’ll have to worry about is what to do with all the money you’ll save.
I would never recommend using these sims again. I bought one, my first $30 lasted less than 24 hours despite very limited use. Topped it up whist overseas £20 again lasted less than 24 hours despite almost no use as I had constant access to wifi.
Threw it away and bought a UK sim. Don’t be tempted by the convenience.
The sim would not allow any calls other than to land lines which are not digital, consequently, I could not use it. Could not get it to work to call mobiles. If this was a fault in my understanding of the instructions, then the instructions were not comprehensible.
I admit I am not very tech savvy, however, you shouldn’t need to be a tech nerd to work out how to use it.
The SIM is a Three SIM so there is access to a good network in the UK. For some reason coverage in Hull, where I was staying with friends, is limited but it was good in other parts of Yorkshire and in the Lake District.
Coverage in London is superb. I spent a little over two weeks in multiple locations in Europe (Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland and France). The roaming functioned worked smoothly in all of these locations and was a flat, low rate everywhere, MUCH cheaper than the roaming rate of any Australian Telco.
I used the SIM for lots of local calls and texts in the UK, a small number of calls to Australia and moderate data usage. I did not require a top up during the initial 30 day period despite roaming and regular data usage.
Because this SIM gives you one month I did require a top up for the remaining ten days of my trip. I was able to easily purchase a £10 top up (they are available online or in retail outlets) which would have lasted for up to 30 days but was more than adequate and quite good value for the remainder of my time in the UK.
Overall this SIM is good value for the UK and Europe and MUCH better value than using roaming with an Australian Telco.
Not being connected to the internet sucks. So give your tablet or laptop legs and get online wherever you are with a Three Trio Data SIM. Wherever your feet want to go. It’s the internet with legs. Just pop this simple Three SIM straight into your unlocked 3G or 4G device and that’s it.
You can connect your tablet to the internet whether you are at home, at the office or out and about. Pretty much anywhere you like. Three’s Pay As You Go Trio SIM has all SIM types on one card, so whether you need a standard, micro or Nano SIM, you can just pop out the one you need.
Data valid up to 12 months then just top up and Pay As You Go. Use your data abroad at no extra cost. Being charged to use your data abroad isn’t great. With Three you can use it abroad at no extra cost in 42 feel at home destinations while on holiday, including USA, Australia, Germany, Portugal, Greece and many more.
Thats more destinations than any other UK mobile network. For holiday use only, limits apply. Visit manufacturer’s website. 4G at no extra cost, to enjoy 4G network you will need a 4G device and be in an area with 4G coverage.
Best features are the number of different countries where you can roam and the 12 month (maximum) use period. This sim worked for me in USA, Portugal, Spain and France but mostly at 3G and rarely at 4G speed; connections were spotty in rural areas.
Activation of the card with my unlocked Vodafone/Huawei pocket wifi router was difficult. Included instructions were not helpful. When I contacted Three Customer Support for help, the tech only knew how to activate the card on the Three version of the Huawei router so he brushed me off to contact Vodafone.
He did not have knowledge of basic network settings which I finally found by web search to activate my card. This rating of 4 (good) is based mainly on the many countries included for roaming and the long use period.
That flexibility does make it a good value but the network quality/speed connections were only average where I used it.
I had one last year, in my tablet, and it was useful when no hotspot was available. Limitations because of 3’s coverage, but good speed. I actually used it in France, where I spend a lot of time, and although you only get 3g speeds there (and in the other “Feel at home” countries) it was ok for browsing.
Clearly 12GB won’t get you very far in terms of streaming/video/audio downloads, but as a “get out of jail” that lasts up to a year it’s been invaluable. And last year it cost more than double the current price.
Be aware that it auto-registers as soon as you put it in if there is a 3 signal, so that’s when your 12 months start. NB there are rules about using it abroad, not particularly onerous in my view, but check them out just in case they are a stopper for you.
In particular, you do need to use it in the UK as well as overseas,.
I bought this last year for camping. It goes in my mifi and doesnt need setting up at all. Put it in and press connect. Thats it! Obviously it only works where three has a signal so check with an online signal map if you are going to rely on it on hols.
Once or twice we managed to pick up a signal as soon as we got into the car when it couldn’t see one outside. If you have a 4g phone or mifi , it can get 4g where available else its 3g. The sim is multisize so just push out the bit that fits your device.
There does not seem to be any monthly max , you just use it till its all gone. You can then top up for 1p a megabyte but its not worth it, just buy another one.
First steps with the Orange holiday: just insert the SIM card in your phone once in Europe, the SIM will automatically connect to the network. You’re ready to go! Please note your phone will need to be unlocked for the SIM to work.
To unlock your phone, contact your mobile operator. You will also need to activate your data roaming for the SIM card to access the local network in every European country.
The purchase was smooth as was the card installation. I was planning to use it primarily for 20 Gb of data. While advertised for unlimited calls in Europe, none worked. Advertised for 120 minutes of international calls did not work either.
The card came with a French number I gave to a couple of people, and the calls did not get through to me either. WhatsApp and Facetime worked well as did the Google Maps. Because of my inability to call locally (and I needed to make at least one call), I was disappointed.
It was truly plug and play – no setting changes needed. My carrier offers international, but it is considered 2G at their highest speed. Not really knowing if a very outdated 2G speed would be enough to run translator or maps, I bought this as a backup.
The Orange card tested at 3G speeds throughout Northern Italy, which was enough for the programs that I was using. The only negative worth mentioning is that I would not get the card to locate a carrier in Switzerland.
Fantastic! It worked even overseas during my Greece trip while I was island hopping! Easy to use, easy to register, and really fast internet speed. My bf was even jealous because I usually borrow his phone.
This time, he was asking to tether to my data! lol.
Going on a trip to Asia soon? Stay connected on your trip with our Asia Travel Sim Card from SimsDirect! Connect fuss-free as soon as you land. Get high-speed reliable data up to 6GB of data for 15 days.
The best reason to buy this sim card before you travel is privacy. Not many people might know that Thailand is governed by a military dictatorship. If you purchase this same sim card upon landing in Bangkok you are required to register your passport and other details.
As a regular traveller to Thailand (3-4) times a year i certainly don’t want to be tracked when visiting the country Great product. Inserted the sim card into my phone while in transit in Singapore and it immediately worked.
Internet speeds were fine for what I needed. I definitely will buy another one before my next trip in late October.
No problems at all using the Asia travel SIM card in Bali. Worked everywhere we went including Gili islands as well as hilly areas of Bali and various beaches & towns. Only suggestion would be to allow flexibility in the number of days available for use.
Our stay was 18 days but the SIM was only good for 15 days. With wifi so widely available where we went this wasn’t too much of an issue though.
Reviewing this from South Africa where I am using my Sim. The installation process was seamless and I was immediately hooked to fast 4G even in a remote game park in the Limpopo. It is much faster than the Wifi in the lodge or the roaming data on my phone.
It has enabled me to do my work even in this remote locatation.
Asia Sim Card with 6GB of 4G Data to use 8 Days in 10 Asian countries including China, Hong Kong, Singapore and more! Great Travel data sim for Asia Trip! Buy Now from SimCorner, the trusted authority in travel sims.
I travelled to China in August 2019. I was looking for a VPN when I came across SimCorner, and after reading some reviews, decided to purchase the 8 day 4GB Asia SIM. My trip was 14 days, so I decided to purchase 2 of the same card in case I used more than the 4GB.
I was so happy with each element of the process, and the product!! Purchasing online was easy and straightforward, the SIM cards arrived very quickly. They come in a small ziplock bag with the SIM card and instruction booklet held together with a paperclip.
A great little pack, and very thoughtful to have a paperclip, as I had packed my iPhone pin (for opening the SIM holder) in my luggage! The instructions were easy to follow and in a few short steps, I was able to activate my card successfully! You receive a few text messages initially from the countries you’re in offering you deals on phone plans just as you arrive into the country, but you just disregard these if they’re irrelevant.
I had complete access to all social media applications I needed in China. Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Google, apps, internet – I never had a moment without internet access! Great service and a great product! I travel regularly, and I will absolutely be purchasing SIM cards from SimCorner for future travel! So happy!.
This is a great way to have a mobile phone connection while travelling. The SIM comes with a plastic sleeve where you can store you own SIM while using this one, which helps to ensure you don’t lose it! With my iPhone, I was able to keep my own number, and apps like WhatsApp continued to work fine.
Firstly, I was surprised that it was a Thai sim. When I first inserted the sim, I was unable to use data. A quick call to the sim provider was able to resolve the issue, they ‘restarted’ my network and it worked straight away.
Secondly, I had issues making calls and sending messages to any China numbers. I tried a few ways and adding the international code but still no luck. I was able to use data to make calls and send messages instead so it didn’t bother me too much.
But FYI if you are going somewhere remote without internet reception, you might have an issue. What I loved about the sim was that I could use all the social media (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube etc etc) without any issues, nor did I even need a VPN! So this was very convenient.
Ting takes a different approach to the cell service. By paying only for what you use and never being locked into a plan or contract, you’ll save big and have the freedom to make the best choice for you.
Taking this SIM kit is the first step to experiencing Ting’s multi network, coast-to-coast LTE coverage. The included standard, micro, and nano SIM cards further ensure compatibility.
Pros: It comes with 2 SIM cards (a T-mobile and a Verizon), and both have the $30 credit attached, so long as you sign up for a new account (use a different email) for each SIM. Ting is known for their Customer Service.
It’s pretty good when you need it. Ting used to be one of the most expensive MVNOs. They’ve finally overhauled their old pricing and come up with new plans that are a bit more competitive. Cons: The packaging shows, in fine print on the back, that the $30 credit is applied to the 2nd month’s billing.
This seemed misleading because it doesn’t say that on the front where the big orange banner states “$30 credit”. However, when I signed up, the $30 credit was applied immediately. Overall kind of confusing.
My T-mobile SIM had an expiration date just days from when I bought it. It’s not really Ting’s fault. T-mobile places expiration dates on all their SIMs. But it would help if Ting printed the expiration date somewhere on the outside of the packaging so you know what you’re getting into.
No problem with the card itself. I was looking for a basic plan, just calls and texts, and at $0. 99 for the SIM card + $30 worth of plan credit, I figured I didn’t have much to lose. What they don’t tell you is you need some data on, or your calls don’t come through, then they charge you for data “overage”.
It’s come out to about $15/month (instead of $10), which isn’t hateful, but I’m not thrilled with the lack of transparency there. In terms of service coverage, I haven’t traveled with it yet, but have had the same quality as with AT&T so far.
there are several versions of this sim card (x1 sim card etc). You may need to contact customer service to get a replacement sim card. Also some sim card may not have credit for the first month. Customer service will tell you the credit applies to the second month even though most sim cards have credit for the first month.
If you’ve ever tried to get cellular service in Japan, you’ll know that it’s really difficult. You need to have a Japanese credit card and Residents’ Visa. You need to fill complex forms in Japanese, plus long contracts and big termination fees.
All our plans come with Unlimited data, Unlimited free incoming calls & texts, Low cost outgoing calls & texts, Japanese phone number and English language support.
I had to return to New Zealand 8 days after beginning the Shikoku 88 Temple pilgrimage because of Covid-19 and therefore leaving more than 50 days of my 60 day SIM card unused. Moving to this option will allow me to acces the unused portion in a year’s time as I intend to return to the trail in March 2021.
If you’re going to Japan and have an unlocked international version phone that works on Softbank frequencies, this is possibly the best choice to continue using your phone in Japan, with a Japanese number.
With Mint Mobile, you’ll be able to choose the plan that’s right for you. Why pay for data you don’t need? Our bring your own phone program means you can get service on your current device. In just a few easy steps, you’re ready to play on your new service.
Mint Mobile runs on the GSM network. This means your phone must be compatible with the GSM network to get Mint service. And don’t worry installing your SIM card is easy.
If you have the ability to figure out how to get your number ported over from your phone company, get Mint’s SIM card to work and get yourself set up on the mint Network without help from Mint’s tech support, I highly recommend switching to Mint because the savings are tremendous and their connectivity is awesome.
It’s too bad that their technical support is so inept. Very friendly and polite but inept. I was told my phone was locked when it was an unlocked phone straight from the Samsung factory. I was told my phone number was locked when AT&T had unlocked my numbers.
I was told my brand new phone was bad and that I needed to send it back for a replacement. Total BS. Then I was told my phone was not reading the SIM card when it absolutely was. The problem was that no wireless bandwidths were showing up and I had to do my own research online to figure out how to access the SIM card through my Samsung Galaxy and set the bandwidth.
As soon as I did that everything work great! It’s too bad that I had to miss an entire day of work with the down time I experienced from trying to get Mint Mobile technical support to help get my phone working.
It was literally a 1-minute fix that they did not even think about trying. Wish I could give an overall five star review, the connectivity really is superb. But their technical support needs serious training and should not be so cavalierly telling customers to return perfectly good expensive phones just because they don’t have the basic troubleshooting skills needed to get those phones working on their Network.
I should not have had to spend the ridiculous amount of time with tech support that I did, I should not have lost an entire day of work, and I should not have had to give myself a crash course in cell phone IT to do it myself when Mint Mobile makes such a big deal about their over-55 customer support plan which is what hooked me in the first place.
I’m really impressed with the entire service from soup to nuts. My first experience back in 2001 was with a non-major MVNO cell provider (Tracfone). I live rural so service was so spotty and the towers were owned by different carriers, even smaller companies, because the big boys didn’t want to set up antennas in this area unless it was along the Interstate.
The Tracfone roaming was able to use them all and I thought Tracfone did a great job to give me communication for this area. Around 2004, Verizon began buying up the smaller providers with existing Towers, plus setting up new ones to where they were the only 1000 lb.
Gorilla around. I switched over to have a regular cellphone with great service and to this day. Also, I’ve kept my landline during this time as cell service was fringe at my house. Fast forward – my landline (Frontier Communications) has annoyingly been getting more and more expensive, especially with taxes and fees they keep dreaming up.
I had enough but still wanted my old number with a 2nd phone at a cheaper price than the lowest $35/mo. my Verizon multi-line plan offered. I began searching and found out that T-Mobile had actually placed antennas on a communications tower right here in my Town so that became a good option as well.
I was never a fan of T-Mobile since they didn’t have presence in areas like mine. In my search of MVNO’s, I came across Mint Mobile being a T-Mobile friendly service and when I saw their $15 all inclusive price I decided to give it a try.
Mint Mobile did a fast job porting my number but I had a glitch with my phone not wanting to communicate with only one bar. I called Tech Support and we tried a few different settings to where the Tech pinpointed the problem was.
He said they would work on it from their end and within 3 hours I should have good signal. In an hour I had 5 bars and the service has been outstanding for the month I’ve had it. I know my 4Gb data is low but I don’t use this phone to surf the net.
It’s just for calls so you can’t beat the price for being able to have a spare phone for cheap. Way to go Mint Mobile!.
For years I had a prepaid Straight Talk phone and plan. Here, those work well with Verizon towers and Verizon is the primary provider in my area. I rarely had problems with my service but the awkward renewal dates and ever more pricey plan and compatible phone costs kept me looking for better options.
Mint mobile offered me the same amount of data for half the price, which made it more affordable to pay for longer time up front. I wouldn’t have to keep dealing with the fact that there are more than 30 days in a month for SEVEN months of the year and I wouldn’t have to take out a loan to prepay for longer plans.
So I checked the coverage maps and reviews, bought a reasonably priced unlocked phone, and made the switch. Thought I hit the jackpot when I found the Black Friday deal that gave me 6 months of 10 GB for about $70.
Then I took my new phone in to work with me and. nothing. My service worked fine until I got inside the building and I lost everything. All around me, people with Verizon phones had no trouble with data or calling etc.
but my phone was off the grid. Uuuugh. On the TMobile coverage map the service availability at my building shows Ultra 5G, the highest quality available in 2021. A local tower search shows a TMobile tower right next to the nearest Verizon tower.
But, in practice I have absolute zero service inside that building. Then I noticed that I have the exact same problem at home. My phone is constantly notifying me that my phone is only able to make internet calls and I pray my internet service doesn’t go out while I have an emergency.
*** deep sigh *** Everything works great up and down the interstate and even out in the winding backroads of WNC and upstate SC. But the places where I spend 80% of my time I have to connect to the internet or do without.
Get unlimited talk and text with this Mint Mobile three-month 5GB plan. National coverage ensures you’re always connected to friends and family, while the 5GB of data per month lets you keep on top of social media posts and your favorite videos.
This Mint Mobile three-month 5GB plan comes with a free SIM card for convenient storage.
So yes, they have very cheap prepaid service, amazing customer service, and a great activation process which is very simple and straightforward. But there is definitely a catch, regardless of what their marketing says.
The catch is that Mint has the WORST coverage and data de-prioritization I have experienced on any carrier, even T-Mobiles own prepaid service and other T-Mobiles MVNOs. The map said that the entire area I’m in has both indoor & outdoor 4G LTE coverage, but that is not the case.
Tried several different LTE phones I had laying around, from a Droid 4 to a Moto X 2014 to an iPhone SE to an iPhone 5 to a Moto G7 to an Alcatel GoFlip, all of which were confirmed to be compatible, and NONE had consistent coverage anywhere near me up until I entered the bigger-city area 45 minutes away from me.
The map on the site claimed that I should’ve had coverage everywhere. Entered my exact address and everything and it claimed there was strong coverage but I never saw a single bar of signal and customer service told me to enable WiFi calling instead of addressing my complaint about their own map and representatives claiming that I should’ve had coverage even though I had to drive 20 miles north to get any signal.
So I mean, year, if you live in the middle of a big city, never plan on leaving the greater parts of your metro area and never plan on traveling, it’s great. Otherwise you’re out of luck.
I was gifted an old iPhone 6S Plus, So, I purchased this item online at Best Buy. I sked a store Pickup. Next day, in Best Buy Parking Lot Pick-Up booth. The item was ready. In and out in 3-minutes. Followed instructions in packaging.
Removed old SIM and replaced with Mint SIM. Activation was very easy. I opted for a new number. No Problem! Everything Worked just like normal iphone. Of course I burnt up my data allotment within an hour.
The phone worked for full Trial period. Mint Mobile service has been fantastic on an existing 1-year plan. So, I plan on activating this iPhone on a 1-year plan for my spouse.
One caution to give is that Mint mobile wouldn’t activate this chip on an existing permanent line. My daughter damaged her other SIM card and we’ve had Mint mobile for years. I bought this thinking we could have an instant transfer of SIM cards and not have a disruption of service while waiting for a new card to come in the mail.
Mint couldn’t activate this SIM card on the line, saying this is just a trial card and would give her a whole new phone number. Otherwise, can’t complain because this used to be $5 and is now $2 so that’s a good deal for someone who’s a new customer wanting to try out the service to see how coverage is.
H2O Wireless 3-in-1 (Triple) SIM Card is an All-in-One solution for your no contract wireless service needs. This can be used as a standard-sized SIM, a Micro-sized SIM or a Nano-sized SIM card. Compatible with all smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy series, HTC, LG, and all Apple iPhones.
Smart Technology – automatically configures H2O data settings once plugged into your phone. Direct Dialing – unlimited international calling comes with many of H2O Wireless’ plans and direct dialing feature eliminates you from memorizing your H2O international calling access number and then its PIN number as all of that is already pre-programmed on the SIM.
Competitive plans – unlimited data plans starting at $35/month.
I needed a cellphone service provider that used ATT’s towers. H2O fit the bill. My plan is to eventually phase out this number, but until then I needed an inexpensive service option. No other ATT mvno beats H2O in price.
The closest that I know of is Red Pocket ($10/mo. for unlimited minutes/text and 1GB of data). RP is also good imho, but why pay more for the same quality service if you don’t need/use the extra mins/txt/data.
Overall, I’ve found that H2O’s Pay-As-You-Go service is superior compared to other ATT mvno’s for my purposes. Currently they offer a plan priced at $10 for 3 months. At less than $4/mo (the cost of a vending machine snack + drink), this is totally worth it.
I highly recommend H2O. After making your first payment, you can setup autopay so you don’t have to worry about getting dropped if life gets busy and you forget to manually pay your bill. Also, once you setup your account online you can track your balance using their website, however every time you send a text or talk on the phone, H2O will send you a txt msg alerting you to your new balance.
Very handy. Each txt or 1min of call time is $0. 05. 1MB of data or MMS is $0. 10.
l’m not sure what exactly this is supposed to be reviewing, but here goes. The SIM card worked as expected; it fit my iPhone and I was able to activate service. Porting in my number took less than an hour despite a small (self-imposed) problem.
I accidentally provided the wrong account PIN for my old carrier. That can’t be corrected online, so I had to call customer service. The rep was polite and quickly fixed the problem. H2O’s service has been fine.
My previous carrier was also AT&T-based and I’ve not noticed any difference in the service I’ve gotten so far. The biggest difference has been in the cost vs the previous carrier. I’m paying less than half what I was paying and the experience has stayed the same.
Overall, I’d recommend H2O if you use wifi the majority of the time but still need to stay on the AT&T network for data and phone calls.
No WiFi Calling. No GSM service. It was a poor decision when getting these sims and signing up with H2O and customer service did not care. After one week, I switched to USMobile because they had GSM T-mobile and Wifi Calling.
I think H2O is just too new of a service and in no hurry to be one of the top services. I wanted Mint Mobile but they go in three months instead of monthly. So Mint is a whopping $45 at once. Too expensive for low income.
The new Japan Tourist SIM lets you navigate Japan’s busy streets, master the transport system, find the best sushi restaurants and bars, and translate menus like a pro! Plus, having data at your fingertips means that you can keep everyone at home fully up to date with your adventures on social media – sharing, posting and tweeting about just how amazing Japan is!.
Great product. Arrived at my home in the US a few days after i placed my order. Was easy to set up while on the plane to Osaka. Works as advertised. So far i am in Japan 5 days, and have been enjoying LTE cellular data every day moving around here in Kyoto.
Will travel around the country in the nearest couple of days, hope the mobile data connectivity will continue at this excellent level.
Very easy to select a SIM package that died my needs. The instructions to pick up my purchase and start using the SIM card were ready to follow and so convenient! Using the SIM throughout my Japan visit was simple and seamless.
The Verizon 4G LTE 4FF Nano SIM Card from Apple is required to use certain iPhone or iPad models on the Verizon 4G LTE wireless network. It is compatible with the iPad mini, mini 2, and mini 3. It can also work with the iPad Air and Air 2.
The iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, and 6 Plus are also supported. FeaturesThe Verizon 4G LTE 4FF Nano SIM Card from Apple is required to use certain iPhone or iPad models on the Verizon 4G LTE wireless network.
It is compatible with the iPad mini, mini 2, and mini 3. It can also work with the iPad Air and Air 2. The iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, and 6 Plus are also supported.
In 2010, the best and probably most underrated smartphone of its day, the Samsung Epic 4G debuted as the 2nd ever “4G” phone on Sprint’s Wimax network. The phone had it all: fast processor, amazing screen, 4G, and the best slideout QWERTY keyboard yet seen.
A year or so later, the clone of the Epic 4G, the Stratosphere, arrived on Verizon as the first ever LTE slider, predating the Droid 4 by months. The phone in 2011 was somewhat outdated as the only physical changes from the Epic were a slightly reworked keyboard and slightly better front camera.
Still single core and 512mb ram. However the Strat was still a contender because of the Super AMOLED screen, blazing fast Verizon LTE and a keyboard that was and arguably still is the best ever on a smartphone along with its older Sprint cousin.
Now, even in late 2012 this over 2 year old phone is STILL relevant because of price, the fact that is has LTE and the biggest thing, IMO, is that those of us on Verizon grandfathered unlimited data are no longer able to upgrade at subsidized prices without losing our unlimited data.
I don’t know about you but I personally can NOT justify paying $600-$700 for a phone not to mention that now that I’m off contract VZW can take away the grandfathered unlimited data at any time (which they WILL do at some point).
I don’t feel like $700 on an iphone or a Note II would be very prudent when I plan to leave in a year anyway for Sprint. In the meantime what is someone like me to do who is fed up with their junk Motorola product that does not have LTE, is grandfathered into unlimited data and has to wait a year for the wife and kid’s contracts to be up to jump ship? Get a Stratosphere.
These phones in good shape or new are around $150, shipping included if you look. The screen is great, the phone runs just about any app still, there is aftermarket support in the form of roms and kernels, it has LTE capability and it has what is STILL probably the best keyboard out there after all this time.
I’ve used the Droid 4 and I have a Droid 3 right now, the keyboards do not compare trust me. Sure, no dual or quad core (Note II drool. ), screen resolution is 800×400 and battery life isn’t the greatest but I will get to keep my unlimited data for the time being till VZW decides to pull the plug on all off-contract grandfathered users and go as fast as possible while doing it for a bargain basement price.
I had an Epic 4G for about a year flashed to boost mobile before my better half decided she wanted an iphone and Sprint didn’t have them yet so we went back to Verizon. That was the BEST phone I ever used and I’m glad to be getting a Stratosphere to get back to that feeling of actually enjoying using my phone.
Every Motorola product except the original Droid I’ve wanted to throw against a wall and my Droid 3 is no exception. Samsung truly does it better and the Epic/Stratosphere is a testament to that after all this time.
I mean look at the Galaxy S3 and the Note II right now. I mean seriously they blow EVERYTHING else including the new iphone out of the water.
Unlike most for the network vendors, I could not find just the Straight Talk sim in any of the stores. So I bought this one on line for a few dollars. I needed a different sided sim that my old phone used.
Works fine. I don’t know why they they don’t sell them in stores like most of the other wireless vendors. Yes, I know it says Total Wireless but they are Straight Talk.
While I got the stratosphere as a free phone with contract (which was a pretty damn good deal), it really hasn’t measured up to the expectations. I didn’t want an all touch phone because I text way more than i talk on it and i find the touch keyboards frustrating to use.
The phone itself has some great features and was pretty awesome for the first couple months. I’d say probably 6 months in or so, I started to have trouble with it running slower and slower. 10 months in, the internet was running terribly slow and I was having problems checking facebook even with a full wifi connection at home.
1 year in, the phone decided to start resetting itself randomly (usually right in the middle of texts or while i was using the phone, a couple times it reset right when my alarm was supposed to go off and thus it did not go off and i was late to work).
It’s now 16 months in and I am currently staring at a black screen that is flashing white “Samsung” letters at me for about 3 or 4 seconds until it goes black and repeats the same thing. This is after I just factory reset the thing too.
In all fairness, I have dropped the thing (who doesnt?) a few times and as far as the durability of the case, it took it like a champ. All in all, if you’re looking for a cheap cheap phone for a short period of time, you will probably get lucky with this one.
If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t get a new phone til you get your free upgrade, don’t get this phone.
Bring you own device ($40 for 2nd line unlimited talk an text 5gb of data) has allowed me to have two mobile lines on my phone. Now I can have service wherever I go and on different mobile networks. I did this due to problems with my primary service connection issues (Sprint/T-Mobile unlimited everything connections since the merger).
Adding Verizon has really been great! Verizon signal strength is strong and is literally everywhere. This is great for people that carry two phones as it would allow for you to carry one phone (your personal line and a business line).
You choose what is best for your needs $40-$150 and it drops $10-$25 with auto pay. Loving it!.
I needed the Verizon nano sim card for my unlocked Moto G7 smartphone because the Verizon micro sim I bought a long time ago wouldn’t fit. This sim kit was pretty quick and easy to activate service. I called the number and registered my device so I could get a new Verizon phone number and applied my minutes (the $50 Verizon prepaid card) because the online activation was too complicated for me since I hadn’t had service for a long time.
If you’re only using WiFi and don’t already have phone service you’ll probably find it easier to call and activate by typing your information in the keypad as the automated voice guides you through the steps.
I had some difficulties with online activation so I went with the quick easy option of calling. The instructions on the packaging are pretty straight forward. I’m happy with this purchase because now I have very fast connection at home and away from home.
Check the Verizon coverage map to see if you’ll have connection where you live and work before going through with the purchase though. It’s very high speed in my area.
no different than straight talk, same slow garbage data speed as straight talk and all the other prepaid plans. switched from straight talk because of the painfully slow data only to find out Verizon snubs their own prepaid customers the same way they do straight talk customers.
good data speeds are reserved for post paid customers, prepaid get throttled on Verizon just like straight talk during peak hours. if you just need prepaid service taking and text is just as good as anyone else’s, if you’re trying to switch because you think it will have faster data than cricket or straight talk don’t do it, you’ll have the same speed.
fortunately I’m always near wifi but wanted faster data when I wasn’t, this will barely load apps it’s so slow, you’ll literally spend 5 minutes waiting to login to your banking app to check a balance, it’s pathetic.
Experience using the card has been great! Just insert in the phone and its up and running. Thats the good news – there is bad news – it took hours to register with 3 including mauch of that time on the phone with them.
(the only reason to register is to access usage stats) The other poor experience with the card – and this was shown in documentation – that the hot-spot capability is restricted to a very small area despite the sim claiming to work in 71 countries – and this is in my opinion an essential facility with a travel sim (of course it may help your marketing because if we NEED 2 phone access we would have to buy 2 sims) There is no good technical reason for not allowing – and will certainly must weigh my decisions on future sims.
I bought 2 sims (one for the wife)for data only in preparation for a number of trips I had planned just before covid hit. I dug them out recently for my first OS trip for a while. They had no expiry and worked fine after sitting there for over 2 years.
I bought another one just before this last trip, but that’s OK it also has no expiry so I have confidence I can just use that one when the 12 months is up on this one. I have used them before – easier to use the same one everywhere I travel for the year than to get a new sim in each different country – especially when going to the USA for more than 30 days.
I brought this card for use in predominantly in Asia thinking I could use any unused data when I returned to Australia. I enquired via email if this sim card would be appropriate for this and was advised that it would work fine and I would be able to hotspot from it.
Unable to use it for tethering and hotspot applications and constantly lost connection when I was away. When it did have connection it was never at a suitable speed to view any website or view small videos through facebook etc.
I have looked at this site for my initial review but it seems to have been deleted it as it stated the above. I did in that review say it worked fine in Australia but I now need to revise that as I have tried to use it in a spare phone for internet access and again the speed is just not acceptable for any typical use.
If you are going to buy a travel sim buy sim a card for the particular area that you are going to, that are issued by the phone companies in those jurisdictions don’t try this one it is just plain awful.
Complete waste of money. Note: Sim direct do have card from various phone companies they just need to do a little more research into there products before offering blanket advice/recommendations on the way they will work.
I also purchase a specific Hong Kong / China card and this worked perfectly but had limited data capacity. I wish I had purchased additional ones rather than this card which is useless and expensive.
Going to the Middle East soon? Stay connected wherever you are with a Middle East Travel Sim Card from SimsDirect! Connect fuss-free as soon as you land. Get high-speed reliable data up to 6GB of data for 15 days.
Got the SIM card after seeing it on the internet. Worked like a charm in Singapore and South Africa. Was handy for WhatsApp and face book messenger. Had connectivity straight away. Will use again and get one for each device too.
The best SIM card for Europe with data is the Orange Holiday SIM card. It offers great value for money, with 5GB of data for just €19. 99. The SIM card also comes with free EU roaming, so you can use it in any EU country without paying any extra charges.
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