New travel eSIM App Is Now Available on Android and iOS!

OneSimCard eSIM App

Just Download and Go! Our eSIM App has been launched and is available in both the App Store and Google Play. With the eSIM app you can:

  • Purchase and install the OneSimCard eSIM
  • Search the enormous list of countries supported
  • Choose the exact data plan that best fits your travel requirements
  • Manage your eSIM and data usage

Download the app from the App Store or Google Play today!

Please Note: At launch, the app will only support new eSIM users who purchased eSIM through the app. We are working on an update to allow existing eSIM customers to take advantage of the App’s functionality.

New Specialty “Asiana” eSIM Now Available

The Asiana eSIM is a specialty eSIM that is focused on 30+ Asia and Oceania countries, with other destinations included as well.

As of July 12, 2021 the list of destinations is:

Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, East Timor, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, New Zealand, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, UAE, USA, & Uzbekistan. Rates in many of these destinations will be significantly less than our current eSIM or other SIM cards.

This card also provides several inexpensive plans (1000mb, 3000mb & 5000mb) for these destinations: Australia, Cambodia, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE, USA, Uzbekistan

This eSIM is a great supplement to our current eSIM offering, and can be used as a second eSIM on your device when traveling to the listed destinations to potentially save on Voice, Data and SMS charges.

Buy Asiana eSIM

Roaming in the Land of Fire and Ice: OneSimCard for Iceland.

The Land of Fire and Ice is anything but ordinary. Technically a volcanic island, Iceland is famous for its unique landscape and stark beauty. Black volcanic rocks, glittering glaciers, erupting lava, bubbling hot springs, explosive geysers and many other natural wonders comprise numerous beautiful vistas.  

You can find something to do there year round, though summer is the most popular time to visit.  Warmer temperatures, less snow, more daylight and seasonal festivals draw the largest crowds. For most people the adventure begins after landing in the capital city of Reykjavík.

Reykjavík has a lot to offer including New Nordic cuisine, various museums and cultural sites.  You can even spot the Northern Lights from the city as well. However, many prefer to go out into more remote areas to enjoy Aurora Borealis without the interference of city lights, as well as explore other natural wonders the island has to offer.

Driving the Golden Circle is a popular day trip, especially for those short on time. The 186-mile route covers many natural landmarks including Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park with its tectonic fissures, Geysir and Strokkur geysers, as well as Gullfoss waterfall.

The Silfra Rift in a crack between the American and the Eurasian continents is one of the greatest dive sites on this planet. It boasts the world’s clearest waters with the visibility of 300+ feet.

For those with more time, the 828-mile Route 1 or the Ring Road around the island connects most of the inhabited parts of the country. Some of the most popular tourist attractions, such as the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon are also on or near the Ring Road.

Stay Connected

No matter how far your adventure takes you, having reliable means of communication is always a good idea. OneSimCard will provide you with all the connectivity you may need including Voice, SMS and Data with multiple Discount data plans in Iceland, throughout Europe and around the world. You can even add a local phone number in Iceland to your SIM card at any time.

See all international SIM cards for Iceland and other countries on our website.

Gleðileg ferðalög! Happy travels!

Roaming in London? Bring OneSimCard.

London, England

Many parts of the U.K. have begun easing lockdown restrictions. Shops, salons, outdoor pubs and restaurants reopened in mid-April across much of the county. More public spaces should open over the next few months.

Country dependent quarantine requirements are still in place, so check government guidelines on what applies in your case. Although discouraged by the officials, traveling to the UK is already possible for many people.

The city of London needs no introduction. The capital city of Great Britain is world famous for its theaters, museums, parks and iconic landmarks including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and St. Paul’s Cathedral.

If visiting each and every venue is not your thing or not possible for other reasons, here is something to consider. London is a fantastic city for walking and cycling. Neighborhoods such as St. James’s, Mayfair, Knightsbridge, Kensington, Notting Hill and Covent Garden surround the visitor with great sights and sounds at every turn and on each corner.

The London weather in May is also quite comfortable with daytime average temperatures in the 50’s and the City will be a little less crowded then during the peak summer travel months.

Stay Connected

OneSimCard offers great rates in the UK as well as other European countries, and makes an excellent UK sim card choice. OneSimCard comes with an optional free UK phone number that can be extended or added at any time. Local phone numbers  as well as multiple Discount data plans are available in the UK and many other countries.

Check out all international SIM cards rates and coverage for UK and other countries.

How Does the Shut-Down of 2G & 3G Networks Around the World Affect Me?

Cell Tower. Photo by Vyacheslav Shatskiy

Many cellular networks are beginning to, or have already shut down their 2G and 3G networks. Cellular providers are modernizing their networks to 4G and now 5G, and need to use the radio frequencies used to transmit the slower, older 2G and 3G for these faster, newer networks. You can learn more about why networks shut down the older technologies on our IoT blog.

How does it affect your phone and SIM card connectivity?

As network operators around the globe begin to shut down (or “Sunset”) there 2G and 3G networks, your SIM and/or phone may stop working because they won’t operate on the modern networks.

It’s important to note that both a phone and a SIM card need to support the corrects bands for proper connectivity. For example, a SIM card that supports 4G will not work on a phone that only supports 2G and 3G bands and visa versa.

What does this mean for your service with OneSimCard?

OneSimCard eSIM, Universal, Expedition, or Europe SIM cards support all bands up to 4G LTE. As long as you have a 4G capable phone, they will operate as usual.

If you currently have a “Plus” or “Standard” SIM card, these SIM types can only be used for 2G and 3G service. To continue service, and keep your number, you will need to upgrade your SIM to one of the SIMs we offer, which support 4G and 4G LTE bands.

Upgrade Now and Save

To help with the cost of the upgrade, for a limited time, we are offering extra discounts on the Universal SIM cards and all phones!

Now through July 1, 2021 September 1, 2021 owners of the OneSimCard Standard and Plus SIM Cards can receive 25% off their upgrade to OneSimCard Universal and/or 10% when upgrading their phone.

Simply use the following promo codes during checkout:

25% Off OneSimCard Universal: UPGRADE025

10% Off Any Cell Phone: UPGRADE010 

Start your upgrade now at onesimcard.com.

Croatia: European travel best kept destination secret?

The Cathedral of St. James in Šibenik, Croatia

As Schengen zone countries are still figuring out their border reopening plans for the 2021 summer season, some European destinations are already welcoming qualified travelers.

Croatia is currently open to US leisure travelers with access requirements in place. More entry details at the US Embassy.

Croatia is located at the crossroads of Central Europe, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean. The country is blessed with a beautiful coast, which stretches over 1100 miles on the eastern side of the Adriatic Sea.

Located near the very south of the coast, the city of Dubrovnik is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. For centuries, the city’s prosperity has been attributed to its role as a major seaport in the region. Today Dubrovnik is also one of the most elite destinations in the Mediterranean.

Some 1200 islands are located near the shores of Croatia. In the 19th century dozens of lighthouses were constructed to improve the safety of the waters amid those islands. In recent years, many lighthouses and the apartments that were once home to the lighthouse keepers’ families were converted into inns. Tourists can book those apartments to experience the isolated life of a lighthouse keeper (and enjoy social distancing at an entirely new level).   

Stay Connected

No matter how isolated you are planning to get during your travels, having a reliable means of communication is always a good idea. OneSimCard will provide you with all the connectivity you may need including Voice, SMS and Data with multiple Discount data plans in Croatia, through Europe and around the world. You can even add a local phone number in Croatia to your SIM card at any time.

See all international SIM cards for Croatia and other countries.

Traveling to Sydney, Australia? Check out these attractions.

Circular Quay from the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Sydney, Australia

Visiting Sydney during off-season could be a good way to avoid crowds. Here are some sightseeing ideas for your trip.

Excellent transport system and tailor-made tours make it easy to enjoy Sydney’s natural and man-made assets. Bustling Circular Quay is home to the city’s main ferry terminal and a launching point for popular Harbor cruises.

The Rocks

The nearby Rocks with its cobbled laneways is the place of Australia’s first European settlement. Check out the Rocks Discovery Museum, which traces the area’s transformation from traditional aboriginal lands, to convict slum, to tourist hotspot.

Sydney Opera House

The instantly recognizable Sydney Opera House is one of the city’s busiest music, arts and performance venues. To learn about the inner workings of this icon, you can take a backstage tour which is available in several languages.

Sydney Harbor Bridge

Nicknamed “the coathanger”, the Sydney Harbor Bridge was opened in 1932. It spans across the Sydney Harbor offering some great views. You can walk, cycle, and even climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge.

Royal Botanic Gardens

The beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens is a 30-hectare site located nearby. There are walking paths and scenic train rides for kids, plus special Aboriginal Heritage Tours and sample tasty bush foods.

Beaches and Blue Mountains National Park

When it’s time to cool off, head to any of the world-class beaches just minutes from downtown. If you in the mood for some wildernesses, take a day trip to the Blue Mountains National Park. The UNESCO World Heritage Area of breathtaking beauty is just a few hours away from the city.

Stay Connected

And of course, remember to bring your OneSimCard, which comes with an optional free Australian number that can be extended or added at any time. Multiple Discount data plans are also available in Australia.

See all international SIM cards rates and coverage for Australia and other countries.

Exchange your expiring eKit SIM card for a brand new OneSimCard!

Ekit (https://ekit.com) has announced that they will cease operation on June 30th, 2021. Recharges and top ups will not be available after January 31st, 2021. It means that many ekit customers planning to travel soon or in the future will not be able to use their eKit SIM card and will need a new international SIM card to stay connected.

In light of these events, OneSimCard would like to extend its SIM card exchange program to all affected eKit SIM card users.

For a limited time, you can trade in your expiring eKit SIM card for a brand new OneSimCard for free!

OneSimCard’s international SIM provides reliable and affordable mobile roaming in over 200 countries.  

With OneSimCard you get:

  • Free incoming calls in 160+ countries; Free incoming SMS everywhere
  • Includes an EU number plus a choice of USA, Canada, UK or Australia number
  • An option to add extra local numbers in 60+ countries
  • Discount 4G data and voice plans
  • 24/7 Customer Support
  • Many other features

How to trade in your eKIT SIM

Exchanging your eKit sim card is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Step 1. Register with OneSimCard

Step 2.  Mail us your old eKIT SIM

Step 3.  Activate the newly received OneSimCard card in the account you had registered

It’s that simple! Enjoy wireless freedom without the high cost!

Don’t miss your chance to get a free premium international SIM card. Apply for your free OneSimCard today at onesimcard.com/ekit.

Traveling to see cherry blossoms in Taiwan? Bring OneSimCard to save on Voice, Text and Data.

Photo by Angela Lo on Unsplash

Cherry blossoms start blooming in Taiwan as early as February and last through April. Smaller crowds and lower prices than more popular destinations, like Japan, attract many savvy Sakura viewers.

Enjoy the beautiful view of saved money on mobile roaming by using OneSimCard for Voice, Text and Data. Taiwan is now included in “Zone A” on eSIM and OneSimCard Universal. Get data rates as low as $0.018 per MB in #Taiwan as well as in many other countries around the word!

Zone A on eSIM and Universal includes over 80 countries
Zone B on eSIM and Universal includes over 120 countries

Discount Data plan is an optional service that provides extra savings on high volume data usage. Great for gaming, maps, video, social media and everything in between.

See all rates and coverage for Taiwan here.

Shop all international SIM cards at onesimcard.com

Avoid high roaming rates when traveling to Brazil

Extending your summer in Brazil? Nice!

Many consider the best time to visit Rio is between December and March, when the weather is warm and sunny enough to hit the beaches.  

To avoid being burnt by high roaming rates, use OneSimCard to stay connected.

Enjoy affordable high-speed Data, Voice and Text connectivity.  Save even more money with 12 data plans for Brazil designed to meet any need and budget. The plans cover from 75 to over 125 countries – convenient for multi country trips. You can add data plans to your SIM card including eSIM at any time.

You can even add an optional Brazilian phone number to your SIM and roam like a local. Short and long-term number duration options available in 65+ countries.  

Order or download your OneSimCard today and start enjoying wireless freedom without the high cost.

Buy our international SIM for Brazil and other countries at onesimcard.com