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Ultimate Geek

#302347 16-Nov-2022 13:41
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Hi all.


Anyone done this and is there a better option than Ubigi? 


Looks to be a fair saving there and appeals to me as a tinkerer.


I have an iPhone 11...





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Uber Geek


  #2997139 16-Nov-2022 15:44
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Not sure about Ubigi, but I used Airalo recently in the US, worked fine and paid for itself when I ordered an Uber instead of catching the shuttle bus.
USD 4 / per week for 1Gb, there is a monthly option, but we were only there two weeks ,I topped up again after one week


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Master Geek

  #2997439 17-Nov-2022 13:02
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  #2998276 19-Nov-2022 05:40
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I have a couple of eSIMs from, as mentioned in another thread on here. We started yesterday, they stopped working today (!) - just emailing them to find out what the problem is. Other than this hiccup they have been competitively priced and activation was easy enough.



From the Antarctic Riviera

  #3000066 22-Nov-2022 23:31
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Update: eSIM all working again; not clear what the hiccup was. Will find out how good it is for roaming n Europe in a couple of weeks time, but seems fine so far. 





From the Antarctic Riviera

  #3006615 7-Dec-2022 04:33
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Further update:

Depends on if you have a UK bank account or not. I do, so I was ok, but ordering a sim on an NZ card for Mrs B produced this message:

“It would appear that your attempted purchase of our UK eSIM was blocked by our payment processor. The reason is that our O2 service is a local domestic UK service and the Operator has strict rules in place where we can only sell these to people who are UK residents and pass specific credit checks.

We are sorry for that but we do however have a great alternative Orange service available through our Travel Store. If you are traveling to Europe or USA you can choose from three great data plans. All the popular Apps such as WhatsApp, Messenger, Telegram, etc are fully supported enabling you to keep in touch with family and friends on your travels. Another great thing is that these plans do not begin until you arrive at your destination and connect to a local network. This means that you can purchase and install the service before you leave.”

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