Sydney Airport has joined the international data plan game, partnering with eSim Go to introduce its own travel sim card product designed to help travellers avoid ‘bill shock’ and stay connected while on their travels.
Dubbed ‘tripsim’, the product offers predetermined blocks of data for travellers to use overseas at a preset price using eSim technology, meaning users don’t need to swap out their Australian sim card to draw from their prepaid tripsim data block.
Tripsim features four price bands based on your destination, with products available for Europe, the USA, New Zealand and Indonesia. Each product is geared towards a particular destination, meaning it works in multiple nearby countries.
Sim card can be purchased with data blocks of 1GB, 3GB, 5GB, 10GB and 20GB and each valid for a set time period – 30 days for Europe and USA, 14 for Indonesia and 10 for New Zealand. For those embarking on a world trip, a global product is also available.
Only seven days access is available with a 1GB bundle.
Travellers simply activate their eSim using a QR code before setting off on their journey, with the product ready to go once they’ve landed, turned off flight mode and reactivated global roaming in their phone settings.
Once activated, travellers can also monitor their data usage and purchase top-ups or full extra blocks if needed.
Sydney Airport Head of Commercial Analytics, Michael Brown, said arriving home from an amazing overseas holiday and getting slugged with an eyewatering roaming bill can quickly dull your post-holiday glow, especially for families travelling with multiple devices.
“International data roaming can be expensive, and our research shows many people search online for low-cost alternatives, which is why we’ve launched tripsim,” Brown said.
“Travellers can choose from tripsim data bundles that collectively cover more than 150 countries. Whether you’re headed to popular holiday destinations like New Zealand, Bali, Europe, the U.S. or planning an intrepid journey around the globe, there’s a data bundle to suit.”
Brown added that the product was not just available for travellers passing through Sydney Airport, with those departing from any city able to secure a tripsim.
Tripsim says it uses “tier one” mobile network providers in overseas destinations, meaning travellers should experience high quality coverage within the normal operating parameters of the specific network.
“Tripsim is an innovative and cost-effective alternative, and we hope it’ll shake-up the way Australians roam while overseas,” Brown added.
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