Today we have an update to our Mobile #travel Data SIMs piece, introducing you to a very interesting looking alternative to dedicated travel SIMs: a travel SIM sticker!
Wait, what? A travel SIM sticker? Yeah, this is a new one to us too, and have we got a deal for you: follow our links here and you’ll get one and 1 GB of data for FREE! just pay the shipping:
1GB DATA IN 53 COUNTRIES Now available for FREE
Just pay for the shipping and try it on your next trip!
DATA ROAMING IN 100+ COUNTRIES
Just attach the Flexiroam X ultra-thin microchip sticker to your current sim card and enjoy data roaming in over 100 countries!
FLEXIROAM X MICROCHIP
an ultra-thin, seamless microchip
With the microchip attached to your sim card, you can connect to the internet whenever and wherever you travel. Forget buying sim cards every single time when you can just use one!
So when we heard about this, we just had to get one of our own to check out, and why yes indeed it’s dead simple. They send a card and SIM tool that looks like the card that any SIM comes in,
but it peels up for you to put your own SIM in there, and apply the sticker to,
and you wind up with your same SIM but ever so slightly thicker with the new sticker on it!
And we put it back in, downloaded the app, and why yes it seems to work exactly as advertised switching between our Thailand True SIM and the new sticker SIM, far as the iPhone can tell. Nifty!
We also asked them for a side by side comparison to GigSky, since they’re by far the most popular among you Dear Readers, and here are their slides for you:
Flexiroam vs GigSky Features
Flexiroam vs GigSky Data
Well, at least for the first gig of data, that’s a rather compelling matchup, isn’t it? Of course, make sure you check the availabilities for the countries you’re planning to visit —
— and of course, for the frequent traveller it’s the top up prices that really matter. We did a couple quick looks and seems like Flexiroam generally has the edge there too, so we’re going to use it as our goto travel SIM from now on, seeing as how it’s already in the phone and all!
So we figure there’s pretty much no downside for you to follow our link — shipping-only is the best deal you’ll find anywhere on your first gig of data, that’s for sure; and if you do try it out, let us know how it goes for you!