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Apple SIM Now Available in 140+ Countries in Partnership With GigSky

Apple SIM partner GigSky has announced that it has expanded availability of its pay-as-you-go cellular data plans for iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 and 4 to over 140 countries, up from more than 90 countries and territories in June 2015.

The new additions, among others, include Afghanistan, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Argentina, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Dominica, Ecuador, Honduras, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Pakistan, Peru, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Tajikistan, Turks and Caicos, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. Apple has a full list of countries on its website.

GigSky Apple SIM
Apple SIM is embedded in the latest cellular iPads and enables users to easily switch between different short-term data plans from select carrier partners without needing multiple SIM cards. It is particularly useful for traveling abroad, especially now that coverage reaches more than 140 countries and territories through GigSky.

Other Apple SIM partners include AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile in the United States, EE in the United Kingdom, Deutsche Telekom in Germany, Three in Hong Kong, and au by KDDI in Japan. AlwaysOnline Wireless also offers pay-as-you-go LTE data plans in at least 45 countries, with the option to pay by hour, day, or megabyte.



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22 months ago
You know, Apple really doesn't need a dual SIM iPhone. I mean, that would be handy for a small subset of the population, but the vast majority of people would find an Apple SIM for iPhone infinitely more useful.

Imagine having an Apple SIM in your iPhone, landing in another country, turning on your phone, and immediately being given the option to either choose a prepaid plan for that country (that can be paid for with Apple Pay) or stick with your domestic plan. Most people would love that.
Rating: 6 Votes
22 months ago
Looked at the GigSky pricing: unless you can't get a local SIM, which admittedly can be a problem in some countries, it is ridiculous. Example:
In Italy the last couple of times I got a 10GB SIM from TIM for 20€ vs. 3GB for $50 from GigSky. Also the TIM one will work for a whole year. Do some research about offers for the countries you are traveling to.
Rating: 5 Votes
22 months ago
Wow! Huge markup for at least one country I travel to on a regular basis. Convenient yes, but absolutely no value for the money.
Rating: 4 Votes
22 months ago

Maybe it makes sense for a

I have the grandfathered unlimited AT&T iPad plan, got the new iPad Pro from the Apple Store and transferred it the same way I always do: simply moved the SIM from my old iPad to the new one. Nothing else: it doesn't lock anything: the iPad has always been unlocked, and has been the best travel device for that reason. SIM card (which you can temporarily remove whenever you want), in no way should step on the built in Apple SIM. The only warning I've heard of: don't buy the iPad from AT&T, because they will lock it - but there is no conceivable reason to buy it from them (same for iPhone, which I also have the grandfathered unlimited AT&T plan, have only bought the iPhone from Apple, recent ones (like 6S) have been unlocked, All I had to do was switch over the SIM from the old one).


What the other gentleman is referring to -- which is what was reported when the physical Apple SIM first launched (not the embedded Apple SIM that the iPad Pro uses) -- is that when AT&T service is activated on an Apple SIM, AT&T locks the Apple SIM to their network, making it impossible to use that Apple SIM with another provider. The iPad itself is not locked to AT&T's network, but the Apple SIM is. Sleazy move, if you ask me.

If you decide that you want to use another provider, you have two options -- get a SIM card for the provider you want to use or go to the Apple Store and purchase a new Apple SIM card.
Rating: 1 Votes
22 months ago
GigSky ain't worth the time of day when you can walk into any store front cellphone network provider in Europe, or drugstore or grocery store and pick up a SIM with so much more, for so much less, than what GigSky offers.

Here I thought that the embedded SIM could be used to get offers from the cellphone network providers directly, NOT through some 3rd party scam artist like GigSky.
Rating: 1 Votes
22 months ago
T mobile gives me unlimited slow 3g around the world free of charge. As a person who travels allot, it's amazing honestly. Yeah I can't stream 4k video, but it handles all web browsing just fine.
Rating: 1 Votes
22 months ago
So is Sky going to sue GigSky now? lol
Rating: 1 Votes
22 months ago

Looked at the GigSky pricing: unless you can't get a local SIM, which admittedly can be a problem in some countries, it is ridiculous. Example:
In Italy the last couple of times I got a 10GB SIM from TIM for 20€ vs. 3GB for $50 from GigSky. Also the TIM one will work for a whole year. Do some research about offers for the countries you are traveling to.


This was my concern. Premium pricing.
[doublepost=1466522910][/doublepost]These pricing are outrageous!

PHILIPPINES
US$ 15 — 50 MB — 3 Days
US$ 25 — 100 MB — 7 Days
US$ 35 — 150 MB — 14 Days
US$ 50 — 250 MB — 30 Days

Prepaid plans in the country can be had that include 6GB of data for $30. GigSky is a rip-off.
Rating: 1 Votes

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