Explorer SIM Card

71 Countries | Data-Only | 12GB | 365 Days

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  • Connect fuss-free as soon as you land

  • Data speeds for all your travel needs

  • Prepaid with no hidden roaming costs

What's included?

  • 12GB of data
  • 4G & 3G data speeds
  • Hotspot/tethering enabled in Europe only
  • 365 days of usage once activated
  • 3 in 1 SIM size (nano, micro & standard)
  • Coverage on the Three UK network
  • Roams freely in 71 countries (see 'Where it works' below)
  • Comes with a SIM tray opener & a PDF SIM Guide
  • Download your PDF Guide here

Things to know

  • No expiry - can be held inactive as long as needed
  • Simple plug & play activation
  • No ID registration needed
  • Can receive international calls for free
  • Works in all unlocked devices (mobile, tablet & wifi) 
  • Wifi devices only work in Europe
  • No recharges available - this is a one-time use SIM
  • If you need multiple SIMs - Save 10% with code MULTISIM10 at checkout
How it works
Order your travel SIM
Find a SIM that suits your travel needs.
Receive and Fly
Receive your SIM and download your SIM PDF Guide!
Land and Activate
Just insert the SIM into your device and activate. You're all set!
Where it works
 Europe More Europe Other South America
England  Hungary Australia Brazil
Ireland Iceland Hong Kong Chile
Northern Ireland Isle of Man Indonesia Colombia
Wales Italy Israel Costa Rica
Scotland Jersey Macau El Salvador
Aland Islands Latvia Madeira French West Indies
Austria Liechtenstein New Zealand French Guiana
Azores Lithuania Reunion Guadeloupe
Balearic Islands Luxembourg Saint Barthelemy Guatemala
Belgium Malta Saint Martin Nicaragua
Bulgaria Martinique Singapore Panama
Canary Islands Netherlands Sri Lanka Peru
Croatia Norway United States Puerto Rico
Cyprus Poland US Virgin Islands Uruguay
The Czech Republic Portugal Vietnam
Denmark Romania
Estonia San Marino
Finland Slovakia
France Slovenia
Gibraltar Spain
Germany Sweden
Greece Switzerland
Guernsey Vatican City


Domestic Shipping Australia
Shipping is calculated in business days (Monday - Friday).
Shipping Method NSW VIC QLD SA WA & TAS
Standard - Free 4 4 5 5 7
Express - $7.99 1 1-2 1-2 2 2

How fast can you deliver?
If you are apart of the Australia Post Express Network we can get your order to you the next business day if you order before 12PM AEST with express postage.

Where is it sent from?
Orders are shipped from Sydney via Australia Post.

How do I track my order?
You will receive a tracking number via email after we have dispatched your order from our office, you can track online with Australia Post.

When do you dispatch orders?
Same day dispatch before 12PM AEST, every day of the working week.

How much is delivery?
Standard - Free
Express - $7.99
How do I activate?

Step 1. Land in one of the countries listed
Step 2. Insert SIM card
Step 3. Turn on 'Data Roaming' in your mobile/network settings
Step 4. Restart your device
You should connect within 5 minutes and you are all set. Happy travels!

What if I need help?

Our SIMs generally have no issues, however, nothing is a guarantee. Sometimes SIMs have technical issues that need troubleshooting.
If you land and your SIM does not work as expected then you need to follow these steps:
Step 1. Ensure you have followed all steps in your SIMs digital PDF guide.
Step 2. Reach out to us for support via Facebook live chat or email us at hello@simsdirect.com.au. We are active between 10am - 6pm AEDT
Step 3. If our technical support cannot resolve your issue you will be entitled to our Money Back Guarantee and we will help you find a local option for the rest of your trip

How can I make calls & texts?

This SIM does not come with calls or texts. However, you can use your data to make calls and texts.

We highly recommend using data applications as a smart alternative.

If you are wanting to call internationally:

We recommend using Skype. You can purchase credit and use it to make international calls to any number in the world at very affordable rates that are much cheaper than international call rates. $10 will get you roughly 250 minutes worth of international calls. It's just like using your mobile but it uses internet data to make the call. Very handy! Works for landlines and mobile numbers.

If you are wanting to call and text mobile numbers internationally for free:

We recommend using any of the following free apps:

All of these apps are handy to use while travelling.

How do I check my balance?

You can keep track of your usage by registering a ‘My3’ account with ThreeUK.
Instructions are included in your PDF guide.

No recharges?

This SIM can only be recharged in the UK or with a UK credit card.

If you need more data or a longer duration you will need to purchase multiple SIM cards and swap them out as you go.

If you want more than 1 SIM card, you can checkout with the code: MULTISIM10 for 10% off your order.

How do I find my new number?

Your new UK mobile number is printed on the back of the SIM packaging.

Is this enough data for me?

12GB of data over 365 days is suitable for Google maps and general web browsing.

If you are planning on streaming videos or downloading large files then you may want to grab a second SIM card for more data.


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jane r.
I recommend this product

Easy and value

This is the second time I have used Sims Direct on my travels and am very happy with the product . Easy to use especially for a non techno understanding senior . Popped sim in and had connection with minimum of fuss and can still use all apps etc from old sim .

Ross S.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Brilliant way to travel seamlessly

We are so dependent on our devices these days. It is so relaxing to be able to get off the plane and hit the ground running. We activated our sim and travelled stress free across England, Scotland, France, Germany, Spain and Portugal. with credit remaining we also then reused Sim to visit California and Indonesia and New Zealand. So wonderful to have and great service from Simsdirect team with the few questions we had.

Monica C.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Uk experience

Not good really as I thought I had ordered a SIM card with calls and texts included but seems not so had to but new sim while in UK to cover that, then of course another unexpected expense.

Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Convenient and good coverage

A brilliant product. On the plus side you get 1 year to use your data once you activate, and the list of countries is quite comprehensive (several exceptions though, so check the coverage list before you go). I keep the sim in my suitcase between trips and use it each trip during the year, with this year covering New Zealand, Indonesia, UK, France & Germany. Not worrying about data/access, or the need to pay our home carriers roaming costs makes this sim all the better. Minor inconveniences were easy to sort out with local support and on the my3 website.

  • Age 50+
  • What was the highlight of your trip? Paris
  • What's your device model? (Eg. iPhone 7 ) iPhone 12
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Great product - exactly as described

I I first bought a Sim when we were going to Sri Lanka and it was fabulous and because it was a travelling man I can use it in other places and it was great value. I also went to Japan recently and my partner and I could not exhausted five gigs in 15 days – fabulous product. The Sims are exactly what they held out to be and we loaded them up on the plane and as soon as it landed we were on! Fabulous as we were navigating our way out of airports in parts of the world with never seen

  • Age 50+
  • What was the highlight of your trip? Immediately in contact with Home
  • What's your device model? (Eg. iPhone 7+) iPhone 11
SimsDirect Explorer Travel SIM Card | 71 Countries | Data-Only | 12GB | 365 Days Review

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