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Apple SIM Partner GigSky Now Offers Data Plans in Over 40 More Countries

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Apple SIM partner GigSky today announced that its data plans are now available in over 180 countries around the world.


MacRumors obtained a list of the 40 or so new countries and territories that GigSky has expanded into as of this week:
  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Bahamas
  • Bangladesh
  • Belize
  • Bhutan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Chad
  • Colombia
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • French Polynesia
  • Guam
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Macau
  • Madagascar
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Papua New Guinea
  • San Marino
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Tonga
  • Uruguay
  • Vanuatu
  • Zimbabwe
  • Rwanda
A few of the countries listed above appear to have already been supported, but the majority of them are new.

Apple SIM enables iPad users to easily switch between different short-term data plans from select carrier partners without needing multiple SIM cards. Given that GigSky supports more than 180 countries around the world, Apple SIM is particularly convenient for staying connected while traveling.

GigSky data plans start at between one and five cents per MB depending on the country. To purchase an Apple SIM plan, open the Settings app and tap Cellular/Mobile Data > Set Up Cellular/Mobile Data. Data is activated immediately following payment. Plans work in the country in which they are purchased only.

GigSky's announcement also outlined some new deals:
30-day plans in Canada and Mexico now include 5GB for $50, previously 1GB for the same price. Plans in the United States and Puerto Rico include 5GB for $50, up from 3GB for the same price — and most $50 GigSky plans in Europe offer 3GB of data. Customers will receive a minimum of 1GB in all other destinations, with many plans offering 2GB or more.
Apple SIM is embedded in the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and preinstalled in the cellular-enabled new 9.7-inch iPad, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, and 12.9-inch iPad Pro sold in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the UK.

Apple SIM is also available for purchase separately at Apple Store locations in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. Keep in mind that not all carriers support Apple SIM, and it is not available in China.

GigSky's competitors include AlwaysOnline Wireless and Truphone. Visit the Apple SIM website for other partners and countries supported.


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

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

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, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Turks and Caicos, Venezuela, Zambia, and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. Apple has a full list on its website.

GigSky Apple SIM
Apple SIM enables cellular iPad users to easily switch between different short-term data plans from select carrier partners using one built-in SIM card. Apple SIM 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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