GigSky Travel SIM Reduces Pricing, Becomes An OK Alternative


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A few years ago I reviewed the GigSky travel SIM. The idea is great: a single SIM card that gives you access to data all over the world at set rates. No concerns for exorbitant roaming charges, you’ll know going in what you’re paying and for how much data.

In my review I noted a few things, most notably that GigSky’s pricing was higher than just buying a local SIM in whatever country you’re visiting. This aspect, at least, has improved. The others… well we’ll talk about those at the end.

Price drops

Here’s how the new pricing for Europe and Asia shakes out:

North America and Europe:

300MB – $10 – 1 Day

500MB – $15 – 15 Days

1GB – $20 – 15 Days

2GB – $30 – 15 Days

5GB – $50 – 30 Days

The price drop for this area is $5 for the 1GB and 2GB plans. $10 for one day is roughly the same rate as a data pass from AT&T or Verizon. The only plan here that’s reasonable is the 2GB plan. That’s not a bad price, though only for 15 days. Many local SIMs would be for a month with that much or more data, for less money. It’s not too different though, so we’ll call that one “reasonable.”

Asia:

300MB – $10 – 1 Day

500MB – $15 – 15 Days

1GB – $20 – 15 Days

2GB – $30 – 15 Days

5GB – $50 – 30 Days

Same general thoughts here. Still a bit expensive. If I saw a local SIM for 2GB for one month for $20, that’d be OK. The best option here is for half that time for 50% more money. Still, not outrageous.

They changed their plans for the rest of the world too, but those are all higher than these, so they’re less enticing.

Alternatives

Even with the better pricing, I’m having difficulty figuring out who this is for. If someone is a frequent international traveler, they should just switch to T-Mobile, Sprint, or even better, Google Project Fi. These include international data as part of their plans, and in the case of Google, that’s included 4G data.

If someone doesn’t want to switch providers, but their phone is unlocked (it has to be, to use GigSky), then buying local SIMs is going to be way cheaper.

So I guess it’s the person with an unlocked phone, that doesn’t want to switch providers, and also doesn’t want to take 30 minutes out of their trip to find and buy a local SIM? If that is your niche, at least the pricing for GigSky has dropped to being in the ballpark of local SIMs, as long as you don’t use too much data.

If you want more info, check out their website: GigSky.com.

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