expired USA & Japan Travel SIMs - 25% off Early Bird Sale Starting from $26.25 + Free Shipping @ SimsDirect

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Introduction:

Hi OzBargain,

This is our first post on OzBargain and I would like to introduce our company and our team to you.

Our company is brand spanking new (literally a month old). We have put a lot of time and energy in the past month building our online store and lining up Telco products. We are very excited to open our doors to you all.

We are 3 Aussie guys who have a mission to create a trusted Travel SIM marketplace for Aussie travellers. A marketplace for all destinations far and wide while being as transparent and informative as possible with our Telco products.

We will be posting every month on OzBargain hoping to bring great products at great prices.

Now enough about us. This is our bargain…

The Bargain:

Looking through the forums and past deals by other Travel SIM providers we have seen a consistent demand for USA and Japan.

So we have 2 SIMs for you…

USA - $33.75

The USA Traveller 3GB Data Unlimited Talk/Text SIM ~ 30 Days
(T-Mobile Network)

Data: 3GB @ 4G LTE Speed
Texts: Unlimited National
International: Unlimited International Texts
SIM Size: 3 in 1 (fits all phones)
Hotspot/Tethering: Yes
Lasts 30 days from activation

Japan - $26.25

The Japan Traveller 5GB Data SIM ~ 7 Days
(SoftBank Network)

Data: 5GB @ 4G LTE speed
Calls: Data Only
Texts : Data Only
SIM Size: 3 in 1 (fits all phones)
Hotspot/Tethering: Yes
Lasts 7 Days from activation

Activation

Both SIMs are apart of the China Unicom ‘Traveller SIM’ product range.

The beauty of these products is that they have no Identification/Registration requirements.

Activation is super easy. Just plug and play.

We have tested samples and we give it a thumbs up.

Delivery (13 Business Days):

To be completely transparent. We will be placing an order to China Unicom in 3 days time from this post and are offering this bargain as an early bird special to gauge demand.

It will take us approximately 2 weeks to fulfil orders (7 day delivery from China + 1-4 Business days to dispatch orders).

So please do not order if you leave before March 14th.

Limited Stock Available:

We will be taking no more orders than 50 for each.

MoneyBack Guarantee

We guarantee a full refund if you land and your SIM does not work as intended. Please read our Money Back Guarantee on our website for more info.

We will be available as much as possible over the next few days to answer any questions about the products
Thank you everyone!

P.S Any feedback on the websites look and feel would be highly appreciated :)

*Hey guys, just want to say we're really grateful for everyone that's placed orders! I know it can be daunting to order in a pre-sale, so thank you for those who took a shot with us :)

We'll be running this discount until Monday next week (05/03/18)

Keep an eye for future deals!

-Aidan

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closed Comments

  • -2 votes

    what? is this like a pre-order where you take our money and then spend it?

    • +3 votes

      Hi PissLUR,

      It is essentially a pre-order yes. Taking your money and spending it. Totally tempted but I think that would destroy our new business..

      So I'll probably spend it on buying SIM cards.

      We will be ordering stock regardless, this is an early bird special and we are seeing how it gauges with the OZB community. If it doesn't work that's totally fine :)

      Thankyou
      - Aidan

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    What's the expiry of these sims?

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    Can you guarantee good speeds or provide a refund? I had a horrible experience with roamingabroad where the speeds were beyond slow. Comparable to dial-up.

  • -1 vote

    When I try to buy 2 x usa sims with the discount code it comes to $67.50?

    • +1 vote

      Hi Zappy,

      Our USA SIM cards RRP @ $45 AUD, with a 25% discount it comes down to $33.75/SIM

      Our Japan SIM cards are on sale for $26.25 with the 25% discount

      Sorry for the confusion!

      Cheers,
      - Aidan

  •  

    I can't find a way to link them but there are lots of travel sims on eBay, I see 13 day expiry with unlimited 4g data for example, seems like a better deal. Are they?

    Link: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Japan-Travel-13-days-Prepaid-dat...

    Mod: Fixed & added link above

    •  

      Thanks for the Link,

      I'm not too sure what SIM that is. If it's on SoftBank network its probably decent. However Unlimited never means unlimited. It most likely has a speed cap. I wouldn't know if its a better deal.

      Cheers,
      Aidan

      • +1 vote

        It's in the very small print:

        300mb per day high speed data, follows with unlimited data on low speed (128kpbs)

  •  

    Will the US Sim work on an iPhone?

    "We guarantee a full refund if you land and your SIM does not work as intended." This comment lacks confidence. Is there anyway to test the SIM in Aus prior to arrival in USA?

    •  

      Hi mr2ns,

      The SIM cards come as a 3in1, so yes it will work with your iPhone as long as it's unlocked by your telco.

      There's no way of testing the SIM prior, can only be activated in designated country.

      How do you mean the comment lacks confidence? Perhaps I should re-word it? Thanks for the feedback.

      Cheers,
      - Aidan

    • +1 vote

      Can confirm as long as it's an unlocked iphone (i don't know off any that are locked these days) all tmobile sims work fine. Used many times in the better halfs iphone 6 7 and 8.

      Strike this comment .. seems these aren't first party tmobile sims..

  • +1 vote

    Price for Japan sim seems good. Even at full price it's competitive.

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      Cheers Donga! :)

    • +2 votes

      Yes Anpan man in the land of rip-off Japan it is a good deal. They are like a throw-back to the eighties when it comes to telecoms and banks, and the consumer really gets screwed over bad. Not sure why there isn't more competition or possibly some regulation.

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        It seems like too much regulation is the problem. There are a lot of hoops to jump through for a non-citizen to even get a sim/phone capable of making calls.

        •  

          Back when I was staying there Aeon had an alright deal but I'm not sure if it's still going. It's crazy, they get about half our wages yet pay twice as much for phone etc. Even go to Starbucks and price is like 80% of what it is here wtf, should be half imo.

          Oh yeah funny story, upon needing to close my Citibank account I was told that I'm no longer welcome to reopen one in the future with Citibank. I was like WUT, but yeah another weird archaic custom thing where your viewed as severing the bank completely just cause you need to close an account lol. Citibank JP since folded anyway.

          Btw how's Dokin-chan? :)

  • +1 vote

    Will the US Sim roam into Canada?

  • +1 vote

    Aidan,
    So, are these actually T Mobile authentic sims?
    When do we get the phone number, is it activated once inserted on landing or how does it work? Thanks

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      Hi Anna,

      No they just use the T-Mobile network. China Unicom buy data/calls/texts from telcos all over the world to provide their "Travel SIM range"

      To receive your phone number, just pop the SIM into your phone and dial 622, follow the prompts and your mobile number will be provided via SMS :)

      Hope that helps!

      Cheers,
      - Aidan

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    Thanks, am I misreading or is there a difference btw what you offer above and what’s on yr websitea. The website offers unlimited date for the USA.

    •  

      Hi Anna,

      I've fixed it up, the SIM is unlimited but you will only receive 3GB of data at 4G speeds, it then throttles down to 128kbps.

      Thanks for the feedback! :)

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    Do you have any japan sim cards for longer than 7 days available?

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      Hi Selka,

      Not right now - but we will be expanding our Japan SIM range in the future.

      If you're travelling for more than 7 days, we recommend to purchase multiple SIM cards :)

      Cheers,
      -Aidan

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    Have ordered 2. I hope when we land in the US, they will work!

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    If you dont absolutely need your phone the second you get off the plane, just go to a t-mobile store and get their $30 tourist sim. Works out about $41AU after tax. Gives the same deal as above but $4 cheaper. And it activates in minutes whilst in the store so you know you are ready to go.

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      It is a good idea if you don’t have a tight connection nor want to queue up, or need to make calls ASAP.

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    Hi Rep
    Please update your description with prices.
    We like prices.

    •  

      Hey Dasher86,

      Thanks for the comment man, we really appreciate comments like this (we're OZB noobs)

      Just updated the prices now :)

  • +2 votes

    Hi Spidey,

    Appreciate the comment, some people like to organise their SIM cards prior to travelling.

    Luckily our SIM is on sale for $33.75 ;)

  • +1 vote

    Will the USA Sim work in Hawaii? Namely Honolulu and Maui islands?

  •  

    I used an ebay sim last year in Japan and was better value with unlimited data. Used it from Tokyo to Hiroshima to Kyoto and even on the bullet train. No signal issues the whole time.

  •  

    Is the us sim.. unlimited data?

    •  

      Hey ynot1985,

      You will receive 3GB of data @ 4G speeds, after the 3GB is used your speeds will be capped at 128kbps.

      Cheers,
      -Aidan

  • +1 vote

    Bought two. Will see how it goes when I go USA end of March

  •  

    Nice, giving you guys a shot since the prices are good and expiry is long. Bought two for Japan since I visit semi-regularly. Keep up the good deals and customer service and you'll get a regular customer ;)

  •  

    Can you top up the data on these US sims like you can with the standard T-Mobile sims by contacting T-Mobile?

    •  

      Hi Martino,

      No you cannot do that, the SIM is a traveller SIM manufactured by China Unicom. It just uses the T-Mobile Network for calls/data/texts.

      Hope that helps.
      -Aidan

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    If I order today a few USA sims today will I receive it before the 20th of March?

    I leave on the 21st of March.

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      Hi Onion,

      I should be able to manage it. I'll have it express posted to you as soon as we get stock from China (ETA 7 biz days).

      Go ahead and place the order, if worst case scenario happens and a cyclone takes down our plane with your SIM cards in it.

      I'll guarantee a refund.

      Cheers,
      Aidan

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    Will these really work in "unlocked" phones ? Or just "sim-free" phones ?
    (yes, there is a difference)

    •  

      Hi FlyGuy,

      They will work in unlocked phones.

      I am not sure about 'SIM-Free' phones. Just had a quick look online and it says that SIM-Free phones potentially have restrictions but most likely don't. Below for referral.

      Network Restrictions on Unlocked Mobiles and Smartphones

      The major point about unlocked phones is that they can be used on any network. They have had all restrictions tying them to a particular network removed – or those restrictions were never in place in the first instance. For example, an O2 handset originally tied to having an O2 SIM card will have been modified so that it can take any SIM card. This applies to both contract and pay-as-you-go SIM cards.

      Network Restrictions on SIM Free Mobiles and Smartphones

      Unlike unlocked phones that can be used on any network, SIM free phones may still be tied to a particular network. This is a vital point, and one that sometimes needs reiterating, as many customers believe that SIM free automatically means the phone can be used on any network. It is important to read the small print and check that using the phone is not dependent upon using a specific SIM card, even when the card is not included. Often this is not the case, though, and the phone can be used on any network and with various types of SIM card, including both contract and pay-as-you-go SIM cards. Indeed, it is becoming more common for networks to offer SIM card only contracts, in which only the SIM card and the contract is provided by the network, while the customer provides their own handset. The attraction here, possibly besides price, is that there are fewer restrictions on the way in which the phone is used. There are some instances when a SIM free phone will not be compatible with any SIM card.

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    For anyone going to the USA I would avoid T Mobile like the plague, their network is horrendous the second you step out any major city.

    Spend a bit extra and get a PAYG with AT&T

    • +1 vote

      I've used T-Mobile in the USA, it depends where you are going. That's what the coverage map is for.
      I also wasted an hour of my life in an AT&T store in Honolulu trying to get a sim card sorted. There's something to be said for having it sorted when you land.
      I'm gonna get one, I don't leave till Sept, so if there are dramas I will know beforehand.

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    If I place order today, will i recieve it by the 21st? Fly on 22nd

  •  

    Thank you. Just purchased 2 for the USA. Now hoping they arrive by the 16th. Fly out to the US on the 19th. :)

    • +1 vote

      Hey Bigpun,

      Appreciate the support! :)

      What's your order number so I can pop down express shipping for you.

      Cheers
      -Aidan

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        Hey Aidan,

        Thanks mate. My order number is #1081.
        Much appreciated and will definately let others know about your site.

        Cheers,
        Darren

  •  

    Awesome deal! Grabbed one just in time for my Japan trip!

  •  

    My sim has just arrived. Just to confirm is I've got this right:

    In the USA, Insert sim
    Dial 622
    Input PUK - does it say specifically where to enter the PUK?
    What is ICCID? Does it say specifically where to enter ICCID?
    When does it tell me my phone number?

    Cheers

    •  

      Hi Anna,

      I’ve sent you a message on Facebook messenger. I’ll get a sim guide to you as soon as I can.

      Chat to me over on Facebook if you ya e any further questions :)

      -Aidan

  •  

    Hi,

    Can you bring back this deal please? :)

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