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40% off - All Travel SIMs from $17.40 + Free Shipping - Stock Clearance/Hibernation Sale @ SimsDirect Sydney

Hi Ozbargain!

I’m Aidan from SimsDirect & wanted to let you know we’re having a 40% off stock clearance sale.
We’ve grown to appreciate the OZB community so much that I wanted to have full transparency about where we’re at, and why this sale is happening.
As you’re all I’m sure aware, the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been sending the world into a bit of a weird time.

Other than the obvious medical impact the virus is having, the travel industry has been decimated, unfortunately taking us along with it.

We’re a small startup, and with the sharp decline in SIM sales since the outbreak, we’ve had to make some really tough decisions and have no choice but to let our amazing team go.

Mac, Supriti and I will be moving out of our office space and trying to stay afloat until the current situation dissipates.

We don’t intend to go out of business; we’re gonna do everything in our power to stick around and keep doing what we’re doing, we are just going to have to bunker down for the next 6-12 months, until things pick up again.

We understand that everyone has had to cancel their travel plans this year (we did too) and it doesn't make sense to buy a travel SIM without flights booked. However, we're hoping that some of you guys are still keen to travel when covid-19 blows over and can help us out by buying your SIM now.

If, for whatever reason you don't travel - you are always welcome to return your SIMs for your money back.

Or - if you guys have been following us for a while, or would like to support us during this tough time, buying a 20% off gift card (that never expires!) would really go a long way in helping us. 👍

[We don’t expect anything guys, but we’re quite frankly in a vulnerable situation and any help is highly appreciated 😊].

Our hearts go out to everyone who’s being impacted by this, because it’s certainly not just us!
Stay healthy, everyone, and look after each other.

Much love ❤,

The Deal

40% off all stock! Until stock lasts.

Discount automatically applied at checkout.

Our Best Sellers
Name Data Calls & Text Discounted Price (AUD) Expiry Date
Europe & UK 30 Day Travel SIM Card (71 Countries) 12GB (4G/3G) Unlimited calls & texts (Europe Only) $26.40 Never expires
USA 30 Day Travel SIM Card 5GB (4G LTE) Unlimited calls & text (Oz Included) $27 06/08/2022
New USA Unlimited 30 Day Travel SIM Card UNLIMITED (4G LTE) Unlimited calls & text (Oz Included) $53.40 06/08/2022
New NZ Unlimited 30 Day Travel SIM Card UNLIMITED (4G LTE) Unlimited calls & text (Oz included) $51 Never Expires
New Zealand 30 Day Travel SIM Card (Big) 10GB (4G LTE) 200 mins calls & text (Oz included) $29.40 Never Expires
New Zealand 30 Day Travel SIM Card (Small) 2.5GB (4G LTE) 200 mins calls & text (Oz included) $17.40 Never Expires
Japan 15 Day Travel SIM 6GB (4G LTE) Data-Only $27 31/03/2021
USA & Canada 30 Day Travel SIM 3GB (4G) Data-Only $27 31/09/2020
China 30 Day Travel SIM 6GB (4G LTE) Data-Only $24 31/03/2021
China 15 Day Travel SIM Card 5GB (4G LTE) Data-Only $21 31/12/2020
Asia 15 Day Travel SIM Card (78 Countries) 6GB (4G LTE) Data-Only $33 31/12/2020
Explorer 365 Day Travel SIM Card (71 Countries) 12GB (4G/3G) Data-Only $51 Never Expires
South East Asia 12 Day Travel SIM (13 countries incl Bali, Thailand) 4GB (4G LTE) Data-Only $ 21 31/03/2021

Free shipping included with all orders
Express & International delivery available

Gift Cards/ Store Credit
Link Discounted Price Expiry Date
$50 Gift Card $40 Never Expires
$100 Gift Card $80 Never Expires
$150 Gift Card $120 Never Expires
$200 Gift Card $160 Never Expires

For gift cards use code 'SUPPORT20' at checkout for 20% off :) And thanks for being a legend!

Benefits of prepaid travel SIMs

Plug-n-Play with no ID registration required, simply insert and off you go! ✅
One-off payment, no extra costs, no roaming fees, get exactly what you pay for. ✅
Great data speeds and coverage on local networks. ✅

What's included with your order
  • SIM Tray Opener Tool
  • Free Standard Shipping
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee (read below)
  • Aussie Live Support via Facebook and Email

Phone compatibility

All SIMs require an unlocked device to work.
For USA SIMs, please check compatibility here.


All SIMs are easy to activate.

  1. Land overseas and insert the SIM into your phone
  2. Turn on 'Data Roaming' in your network settings
  3. Restart your phone
  4. Happy travels!

Some SIMs will require you to dial or text a number to complete activation, all activation information can be found in our Customer Help Articles and SIM Guides.


All orders will be shipped from Sydney via Australia Post.

We ship orders Monday to Friday and offer same day dispatch before 3 PM AEST.

Free Registered Standard Shipping 4-7 Business days
$7.99 for Express Tracked Shipping 1-2 Business days (Free on orders over $100)

Learn more about our shipping here.


You can check out securely with:
PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, Amex, and ZipPay

Money Back Guarantee

We offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee with all products. If you have a technical issue we can’t resolve; we will refund you in full. ✅


If you have any questions, please leave a comment here on OzBargain or live chat with us on Facebook.


Again, a big thank you to everyone! <3


Aidan & the team

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closed Comments

  • +4

    Used this, Europe & UK 30 Day Travel SIM Card (71 Countries), with great success. Trip was shortened due to the virus. Will surely be travelling again, so bought again. Thanks!

    • Thanks for the support Ameowzon! Means a lot :)


  • Great deals here.My family and I have used the NZ card many many times and I can highly recommend them.Aidan is a good guy too he has always looked after me and the family very well

    • +1

      Hey Kiwi!

      Good to see you again and thanks for your comment :) Let me know if you need anything!


  • +2

    These guys have never been short of amazing. Their Sim cards are great value and their customer service are top notch. Unfortunately, I've had to make 2 refunds recently and I was more than happy to accept credit rather than a momentary refund.
    Good luck and I hope you make it through these tough times :)

    • Thanks so much for the support and for being so understanding about the situation, cassiopeia! :)


  • +1

    We got 3 Japan sims for our family trip last month and we've previously bought it on two other trips. It's simple enough to set up and we've never had any issues. Coverage is great even outside of major cities. These are amazing value at 40% off. Hope you guys stick around and continue to supply travel sims for when everyone's travelling again.

    • +1

      Hi bargainjargon!

      Thanks for the upvote and the continued support :)


  • +2

    Thanks guys for being upfront with us. COVID-19 has been tough on all of us. Iam hoping you guys can ride this storm out and survive.

    • +2

      Thanks ciyborg! It honestly feels so surreal what is happening at the moment, hopefully this is an opportunity for people all around the world to come together (well maybe not too close just yet :P)

  • Hi Aidan ,
    Bought another Europe & UK 30 Day Travel SIM Card (71 Countries), still got the one I was going to use in May.
    Hope this helps you out

    • +1

      Hey Chrisie,

      Thanks so much for your support! It really does help <3

      Please reach out if you need anything from me :)


  • Hey Aidan,

    looking at your gift cards but they dont appear to be 20% off at checkout. Could you have a look please.

    • +1

      Hi rickyricardo!

      Sorry about that! We just realised we can't run 2 automatic discount codes at the same time! You'll have to manually apply the code SUPPORT20 - I've just updated the post too :)

      Thanks for your support <3


  • Hey guys please try and stay around. I bought my Japan sim off you and was suppose to go in 3 weeks but not now. I will purchase off you again when i can reschedule.

    I have used you for all my overseas trips and if there were any issues you were to to fix them. I really hope that you can get through it and know i will be supporting you well into the future.

    • Thank you so much rosst! We were supposed to go to Japan in April too and had to cancel!

      We're going to try our best to stick around!


  • +1

    Best of luck weathering this guys.

    • Thanks LXE3! :D

  • I've used SimsDirect for my Hawaiian trip and worked like a charm. And support from the Aiden and team was top notch. An awesome Aussie company which needs our help now. Can't recommend them enough. Hope you guys get back on feet again in no time. Will buy a SIM just to help you guys out even though my travel plans aren't certain.

    • Thank you so much the support npnp - we really appreciate it! <3 <3

  • Is there a date the sims have to be activated by? Was planning to go to Japan at the end of the year but that may be postponed now.

    Edit: nvm just saw, by December

    • +1

      Hi happyangus,

      The current Japan SIMs we have expire on 31/03/2021 :) Those SIMs have the expiration date on the back of the SIM packaging too!


  • Hi Aidan,

    I was looking at your UK and EU sim (the top one in the table) and on your website it says this also works in NZ. Does this mean it'd be better value data-wise for more data for NZ?

    Thanks! I've always used you guys for overseas travel and would hate to see you go!

    • +1

      Hi aussie222,

      Yep, that one works in NZ too and is better value if you're going to multiple countries but if you're only going to NZ, I'd recommend grabbing a NZ specific SIM because it'll be more reliable 4G data as it's a NZ local SIM! Plus it'll give you calls/texts to NZ & Oz


  • +2

    Bought a Japan SIM last time and really eager to go this year if it blows over sooner than expected. Worked out cheaper than what BIC Camera were selling.

  • Bought 3x Japan Sim cards 2 months ago and used them without fault. Hopefully you guys pull through, would be happy to use your sims again in the future.

    • That's awesome to hear, rpalmer! Thanks for the upvote :)

  • | Europe & UK 30 Day Travel SIM Card | 71 Countries.

    I got 2 of these for a 6 week trip to Europe. They were a little bit awkward to enable (had to turn the phone off and on and restart it). Great reception across most of the tourist destinations in Europe and had access to call different places, hotels etc.

    The wife had one and I had the other. We overlapped for about 12 days in the middle. I would have loved to get 2x 45 day sims, but it worked out OK.

    Would be more than happy to support you guys more (we usually travel overseas once a year), but we just had a baby and I can't see us going anywhere for a little while. Especially with COVID-19 hanging about.

    I do hope you guys recover when an vaccine is available and the staff are welcomed back with open arms.

    Good luck.

    • Hi codhopper,

      Glad to hear that the Europe SIMs worked out for you and your wife - hope you enjoyed your trip!

      Congratulations on the new baby :) That's totally understandable and I hope you guys are safe during this time.

      Thanks so much for the support and we'll definitely be working on getting the team back together.

      Reach out if you need help with anything!


  • Have bought a Europe and US Sim card from these guys end of last year I think, really good service with long expiry date, hopefully I still get to use them this year.

    Have just tried to buy a $50 gift card with the SUPPORT20 code but I don't think the code worked?

    Anyway wish you guys the best of luck, hopefully you'll be around later on when I finally get to travel again.

    • Hi doublehelix95,

      That's super strange - I double checked on the website and it worked for me. Can you please try again?

      Thanks for your support! It means so much to us <3


      • I've already bought it, the code didn't work. I've sent an email to your site's support address about it.

  • Hi Aidan,

    Hope it all works out for you.

    I still haven't used the original deal on NZ SIMs :P

    However, since I have been hoarding before hoarding was popular, I'll try to pick up a few more SIMs ;)

    • Hey Stray!

      Hahahaha you might need to check yourself into rehab for SIM addiction.


      • Hi Aidan,

        I ended up buying your Ultra Mobile Unlimited USA SIM. Since I might stay there for more than 30 days, I want to ask what's stopping the SIM from being recharged?

        I see that the Ultra Mobile Tourist-only plan can't be recharged, but you SIM more resembles the unlimited $49 USD plan.

        I have a US debit card and proof of address which most Aussies might not.


  • What's the expiry on NZ Sim? I bought one from you guys last month. Thanks

    • +1

      No expiry on NZ SIMs :)

  • Just bought 2x Japan sims - you guys have been great since Day 1. Really hope you can pull through!

    • Awesome! Thanks Kintsugi! Let me know if you need a hand with anything :)


  • No travel plans (use my local sim when I travel back to visit my parents) but lots of prayers and wishes your way, my friend.

    • Thanks thegamerulez! Appreciate the kind words :)

  • Bought a couple more of the Europe sims, now have 4 with no trip planned lol. Times are tough, hope you guys can make a great comeback when everything breathes new life again!

    • Hahah awesome! Thanks for that Ciciann! Looks like you will have to book some flights to use those SIMs up!

  • Ordered one for Japan. Strongly hoping I can travel there again by the end of this year.

    Stay strong, guys!

    • Thanks dwinarto! Best of luck to you too! Thanks for the support :)

    • Got mine today. Very well packaged as usual.

      Now to wait for the next travel deal.

  • Done. USA here I come.

    • Legend! ty <3

  • Anything for Canada with some real data allowance, ie over 10GB? Or is their telco industry really that bad?

    I was planning for June, but hope to make it before the end of the year (if safe, airlines still in business, etc etc)

    • Hey FatBoyNotSoSlim,

      Data in Canada is expensive but I'm sure you could find some better SIMs when you land. Rogers is usually the most reliable network.

      Good luck 👍


    • it's really that bad.

  • Just heading to bed guys, I'll be up in the morning to answer any questions and reply to comments 😊

    Thanks so much to everyone who's made a purchase and left a kind comment, it really does mean the world to us and we really appreciate it ❤


    • Thanks for the heads-up re refunds, Aiden. Amazing service. Just dropped you guys an email given our UK/EU trip has been cancelled.

  • I'll just chime in with the others here to say that I've had great experiences with Aidan & his company. My first contact a few years ago was to buy some SIM cards the day before a sale, contacting Aidan & having the difference refunded to bring it down to the sale price. Bought more with them since then & currently hanging onto some for a Costa Rica/USA trip later this year that may or may not go ahead.

    Sad to hear of staff being let go. Best wishes weathering the storm.

    • Thanks for chiming in bcarp! Appreciate the support :)

  • I bought one earlier this year that I hope to use next year (2021)- how long do they stay valid for? If I buy another, will it be usable in 2022?

    • What SIM are you referring to tassyk?

      The expiry dates are listed on the ozbargain post next to the prices :)

  • Keen on Japan cards but the dates are confusing, the post says expiry 31/03/2021 but the page says needs to be activated by 31/12/20, with the 15 days starting from activation date.

    • Following
      , also is there a limit on how many can be purchased?

      • You can buy as many as you like as long as we have stock.


    • The website is outdated, the current stock we have is for 31/03/2021 :)

      • Thought so, bought! Hopefully i can get a chance to go before then!

  • Our Best Selling SIMs

  • can vouch for these guys. sad times and but best of luck

    • Thanks twig :)

  • wish you guys luck. I would buy if i was still in the country…

    • Cheers freestyle <3

  • Can’t speak highly enough of these guys. Best wishes..

    • Thanks for commenting Sterio!


  • just bought another EU sim, had one already from few weeks ago. The trip is not cancelled only postponed indefinitely. Good luck to you all!

    • Thanks heaps Peanut!!


  • If I buy a sim now, how long before it expires?

    • +1

      The expiry dates have been listed in the OP.

      Also, I can highly recommend Sims Direct. I've used their cards in Japan and Korea 3 times no problem.

      • Thanks ozbargainer88! <3

  • +1

    Just bought 2x Explorer sims (and a few for Asia earlier this morning). Best of luck to you.
    Lets hope this whole COVID-19 thing ends soon!

    • +1

      Thanks so much for your support one2three!

      Praying that it's over soon <3

  • Just bought 2 x Europe & UK Sims.

    Good luck with everything Aidan.

    • +1

      Thank TomKazansky - we really appreciate it!


  • +1

    Best of luck to you guys and hope you and the travel industry bounce back fast. I had to cancel 3 holidays this year, and I hope flights don't get jacked up in price when they take off again.

    Looking to buy the Europe sim. So you just pop it in and that's it? It activates the moment you insert it?

    • Thanks Lostn!

      Sucks you had to cancel your holidays :( I hope you get to go soon!

      RE: Activation - Just pop it in, and turn on 'data roaming' in your settings, that's all!


  • Already have a NZ sim (luckily won't expire) for my now postponed April trip (hopefully will get to use it at Xmas). Just purchased a gift card for future use. Good luck Aidan.

    • I hope you do too!

      Thanks a million for buying a gift card, it seriously helps out :)


  • Going to Alaska and Canada in November for 20 days. Any recommendation?

    • Hey Cheesecactus,

      Unfortunately we don't have anything for Alaska. It might be best to get something locally when you land :)

      We do have a 3GB Data SIM for Canada listed above if you need some data.


  • Hi OP,

    Can you elaborate a little on your returns policy?

    Had to cancel our Japan trip and the SIM card I purchased from you says "Activate by 31/12/2020". It is highly unlikely I will be travelling to Japan this year :(


    • Hey dajackal,

      We offer full money back on any faulty SIMs.

      In your case, you can return the SIM cards for store credit to use at any time you need for future travels.

      Let me know if you have any further questions :)


  • +3

    Upped you OP just because you sound like a really nice genuine humble guy. I have worked in many big companies and am used to people spinning crap. Thankyou for saying it like it is. I wish you and your team all the best. Like you I also had to cancel our family trip to Japan in April

    Good luck and god speed to you (and to the rest of you Ozb out there that are doing it tough!).

    • Thansk SillySorjai!

      Means alot for you to come in and leave these kind words :)


  • Bought SE Asia, Europe, China and Japan in the past few years. Great product and great service with ZERO issue.

    • Thanks for commenting :)

  • +1

    which service provider is your SIM card under for the New Zealand service?

    Thank you!

  • Good luck and all the best in surviving this downturn. Just purchased 4 UK/Europe SIMs to help out.

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