International GPRS and 3G Data Service
The GoSIM international data service, allows you to read and send emails and access the Internet using your phone while traveling in over 150 international destinations.
Data Bill Shock is becoming increasingly common for international travelers. One woman even incurred a bill of over $200,000 from using Data internationally whilst on holiday for two weeks! GoSIM offers a range of International Data SIM card services with rates starting as low as 49c per MB (in over 160 countries). Compared to the standard published International Data rates of the major carriers - which range from $10 to $20 per MB - this is a bargain!
- GPRS data is available in over 160 countries
- 3G data is available in 90 countries
- Competitive rates from 39c per MB
- It is prepaid, so no large unexpected bills when you return home!
- No contracts, no credit checks and no monthly fees
- Works with all handsets, except Blackberry email.
You will need to configure your handset to take advantage of the service by installing settings provided either manually or sent 'Over the Air' (OTA). Learn more
Prepaid GPRS Data is available in over 160 countries.
Prepaid 3G data is available 90 countries. In order to access pre-paid 3G data, you must have a 3G phone and you must select the applicable 3G network operator for the country you are in.
Tip 1: In order to access Prepaid Data you may need to select a different network from the network on which you make and receive calls and in some small countries you may need to enter 2 followed by your PIN when turning your phone on. Please refer to the coverage list for the provider you will need to select, and if you need to enter 2 (when using outside the USA) followed by your PIN.
Tip 2: 3G is a relatively new standard, and in general is only available in major cities.
Tip 3: The majority of GPRS phones can download data at speeds of up to 24kbps (kilobytes per second), and upload data at speeds of up to 14 kbps. 3G speeds are generally significantly faster than GPRS (although they vary by handset model). If you wish to use your phone for accessing the internet and responding to email, we recommend purchasing a 3G phone.
Tip 4: Many smart phone handsets automatically run applications that will use data such as push email, weather applications, location services, etc. We recommend that you disable automatic applications on your Smart phone when roaming.
Rates are quoted in MB (Megabytes) of data used. The minimum charge is for 100KB (100 Kilobytes) and usage is charged in increments of 100KB (100 Kilobytes). A minimum charge of 50c per session applies. Please note that 1 MB is equal to 1024 KB. A minimum airtime balance of $5.00 is required in order to use data services.