How to ditch roaming fees on your holiday
So you've been saving up, you've booked an epic holiday, and you're counting down the days til you're outta here.
How good. We're stoked for you!
Now the question is - how will you stay connected on your adventure?
It's awesome to unplug and go off-grid for a bit, but nothing really beats the convenience of having a working phone whilst you travel.
Whether it's using Maps to get around, booking flights, finding hotels, sharing photos, or staying in touch with family and friends, being able to connect when you want to means less time spent organising and more time enjoying your trip!
So what options do you have to stay connected internationally?
If you've been overseas before, the following scenarios might seem all too familiar.
Travel with your usual SIM card, then cop a nasty surprise when you get home and find a giant phone bill waiting for you, full of extra fees. Yum.
Land in a foreign country, probably jet-lagged and tired, and the first thing you have to do is find a store and buy a local SIM so you can figure out where you’re going. A bit of a mission, especially when there’s a language barrier involved!
Spend your entire trip hunting for WiFi to use, awkwardly hanging out in hotel lobbies, being guilted into buying coffees so you can sit in cafés, and just generally being a slave to the WiFi strength bars on your phone.
Opt for the $5 or $10 per day international roaming option your current Telco offers. Spend an honestly rude amount of money, often on top of your usual phone bill back home.
If you’re thinking - hey guys, none of those options sound that great - all we can say is - we totally agree. Sounds like a hassle, and way more money than you actually want to be spending.
Wouldn’t it be nice to just touch down overseas, turn your phone on and go, stress-free?
Well - thankfully, times have changed, my friend. You can actually do exactly that, and that’s where we come in!
We started SimsDirect to help Aussies travel connected.
Our SIM cards are prepaid, easy to use, and run off local networks with 4G speeds, which gives you great coverage in any area with mobile phone service. Amounting to less than $2 a day, it's a solid bang for your buck.
Don't worry - there's no catch or hidden terms and conditions. What you see is what you get. You don't even have to register; just "plug and play".
We just want travellers to be able to use their phones like they do back home.
No hidden fees or roaming costs. No fumbling around trying to sort out your SIM. Just buy before you fly, hit the ground running, and go enjoy your holidays!
See what our customers are saying about us...
Akacia H.Verified Buyer
Simple and convenient
I can’t stress how easy to use this was! I got off the plane in Greece, popped in my sim, no details to enter or setup process, and was connected. I have been spamming family and friends on Instagram and using lots of google maps.
Wayne S.Verified Buyer
Perfect card for my trip
I mainly used it for data so I wouldn’t have to log into free wifi with all the password hassles that go with it. It was fast and trouble free and I wouldn’t hesitate getting the same one again. Recommended 10/10
Tracey S.Verified Buyer
I popped the NZ sim in and by the time I got through customs etc and looked at my phone it was just all working, completely hassle free. Fantastic service and will definitely use again. Thanks SimsDirect 👍
Debra M.Verified Buyer
Best choice ever made
Purchasing my SIM card with SimsDirect was the best decision I made. I would thoroughly recommend using SimsDirect for overseas travel SIM cards as it has been the easiest and cheapest way to stay in contact.
Pierre G.Verified Buyer
Nothing to fault about SimsDirect! I had zero troubles using the sim and saved a significant amount of money compared to if I had purchased my sim overseas. Would definitely recommend this service to anyone 😊
Jennie S.Verified Buyer
So happy we had a SIM
The sim was easy to insert and worked throughout our trip to Japan. We were able to keep in contact with our kids in Australia and up-to-date with our social media accounts. Made travelling so much easier.
Bethany E.Verified Buyer
5 Star Sim
I was able to use Google and Facebook the whole time. It worked perfectly and was very cost effective. Thank you.
Andrew H.Verified Buyer
Holiday in NZ
Easy to order and change over sim card. Plenty of data and calls. Will definitely use Sims Direct again. Thanks again.
Davy B.Verified Buyer
Awesome service and more
SimsDirect bent over backwards for me and made sure that they ship the card on the same day. Best of all the communication was awesome. Everything worked well when we reached the destination. Best value for money hands down.
Megha I.Verified Buyer
Decided pretty much last minute to buy this sim and the team was very helpful in arranging the delivery in time. I can say I had the best network coverage and data 👍 Aidan you were really helpful and thanks for making quick delivery.
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