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An international SIM card is a handy addition to any frequent flyer's arsenal, but it can get a little annoying having to swap out SIM cards every time you leave and return to your home country.
That's where Flexiroam X comes in. The flagship product of the international telco, Flexiroam X is a small adhesive microchip that you stick onto your existing SIM card to enable international data roaming when travelling the world. This effectively turns your regular SIM card into an international SIM card without affecting your standard mobile service when you're back home.
Attach the Flexiroam X ultra-thin microchip sticker to your current SIM card to access data roaming in over 140 countries.
- No more swapping SIM cards
- Dashboard for tracking data usage
- eSIM support for compatible phones
How does Flexiroam work?
After attaching the Flexiroam X microchip to your SIM card, it's a simple matter of downloading the app and activating your service from within it. Once activated, your regular mobile service will be turned off and all network traffic will be routed through your Flexiroam connection. This is to prevent you from inadvertently racking up global roaming charges from your home telco.
Can I make and receive calls with Flexiroam?
Flexiroam is strictly a data-only service. As soon as you activate it through the app, you will no longer be able to make or receive traditional phone calls, even if you're still in your home country. By deactivating your regular mobile service, Flexiroam ensures you won't incur unwanted global roaming charges from your telco back home.
Should you need to make calls while using Flexiroam, you have two options. You can either temporarily deactivate the microchip via the app and accept whatever global roaming rates your regular telco charges or you can use an Internet calling service like Skype or Google Hangouts to make calls with your data connection.
How much does a Flexiroam X cost?
Because Flexiroam X is a data-only service, you don't have to worry about call rates changing from country to country – you pay a single price for data access across the 140+ countries covered by the service.
To get started, you can choose from a variety of data packs that range in size from 1GB up to 7GB. Expiry periods vary from just 15 days up to a full 360 days, with pricing starting at US$49.99. You'll also need to pay shipping costs for the SIM which can differ considerably depending on where you live.
There are also plenty of top-up options once you exhaust the data included with your starter pack. These start from as low as 100MB with a 10-day expiry for US$7.99 and go all the way up to 11GB with a 390-day expiry.
If you plan on spending the majority of your time overseas in a single country, you may want to consider Flexiroam's local data packs. These packs operate on shorter expiries than the standard packs and only provide data access in the country they're purchased for, but they're significantly cheaper than their worldwide counterparts. They also benefit from further discounts if you purchase them well ahead of your trip, with up to 70% off when you order more than 90 days in advance.
Local data packs are available for the following countries:
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- Russian Federation
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka
- United Kingdom
- United States
How do I recharge?
Recharging your service is handled through the Flexiroam X app. If you need to purchase a new starter pack with a fresh SIM, you can do this either through the app or from the Flexiroam website.
Which forms of payment does Flexiroam accept?
You can make payments via Visa and Mastercard.
How do I check my Flexiroam balance?
You can check your current data usage via the Flexiroam X app.
Which countries does Flexiroam work in?
Flexiroam's starter packs can be used in more than 140 countries. You can check which countries are covered as well as the local networks Flexiroam uses in the table below.
|Algeria||Mobilis 3G | Ooredoo 3G|
|Anguilla||Cable & Wireless 3G/4G|
|Antigua & Barbuda||Cable & Wireless 3G/4G | Digicel 3G/4G|
|Barbados||Cable & Wireless 3G|
|Belarus||MTS 3G/4G | Velcom 3G|
|Belgium||BASE 3G/4G | Orange 3G/4G|
|Bolivia||Tigo 3G | Viva 3G/4G|
|Burkina Faso||Orange 3G|
|Canada||Bell 3G/4G | SaskTel 3G | Telus Mobility 3G/4G | Videotron 3G|
|Cayman Islands||Cable & Wireless 3G|
|Chile||Entel 3G | Movistar 3G/4G|
|China||China Mobile 3G | China Unicom 3G/4G|
|Congo Dem Rep||Airtel 3G|
|Costa Rica||Movistar 3G/4G|
|Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)||MTN 3G|
|Cyprus||CyTa 3G | PrimeTel 3G/4G|
|Czech Republic||Vodafone 3G/4G|
|Dominica||Cable and Wireless 3G|
|Ecuador||CNT 3G | Movistar 3G|
|Egypt||Orange 3G | Vodafone 3G|
|El Salvador||Tigo 3G|
|Estonia||Elisa 3G/4G | Tele2 3G/4G | Telia 4G|
|Faroe Islands||Faroese Telecom 3G/4G | Hey 3G|
|Finland||Elisa 3G/4G | Sonera 3G/4G|
|France||Free Mobile 3G | Orange 3G/4G|
|French Guiana||Digicel 3G|
|Georgia||Geocell 3G | Mobitel 3G|
|Germany||O2 3G/4G | Vodafone 3G/4G|
|Gibraltar||Gibtel GSM 3G/4G|
|Greece||Vodafone 3G/4G | Wind Hellas 3G|
|Greenland||Tele Greenland A/S 3G|
|Grenada||Cable and Wireless 3G|
|Hong Kong||CSL 3G | SmarTone-Vodafone 3G|
|Hungary||Telenor 3G/4G | Vodafone 3G/4G|
|Iceland||Landssimmin 3G | NOVA 3G/4G | Vodafone 3G|
|India||Airtel 3GJio 4G|
|Indonesia||Telkomsel 3G/4G | XL Axiata 3G/4G|
|Iran||IranCell 3G/4G | MCI 3G|
|Italy||Iliad 3G | Vodafone 3G/4G|
|Jamaica||Cable and Wireless 3G/4G|
|Japan||KDDI 4G | NTT Docomo 3G/4G|
|Jersey Island||Jersey Telecom 3G|
|Kazakhstan||KCell 3G | Tele2 3G|
|Kenya||Airtel 3G | SafaricomLtd 3G | Zain 3G|
|Kuwait||Viva 3G | Zain 3G|
|Latvia||Latvian Mobile Phone 3G/4G | Tele2 3G/4G|
|Liechtenstein||Telecom FL1 AG 3G|
|Lithuania||Omnitel 3G/4G | Tele2 3G/4G|
|Luxembourg||Orange 3G | Tango 3G/4G|
|Macau||3 3G/4G | CTM 3G/4G|
|Monaco||Monaco Telecom 3G|
|Montserrat||Cable and Wireless 3G|
|Morocco||Maroc Telecom 3G|
|Nepal||Nepal telecom / NTC 3G|
|Netherlands||KPN Telecom 4G | Vodafone 3G/4G|
|Netherlands Antilles||Digicel 3G|
|New Zealand||Spark NZ 3G/4G | Two Degrees 3G | Vodafone 3G/4G|
|Nigeria||Airtel 3G | MTN 3G | Ntel 3G|
|Norway||Sonera 3G/4G | TDC 3G | Telenor 3G/4G|
|Oman||Oman Mobile 3G|
|Pakistan||Mobilink 3G | Telenor 3G | Warid 3G|
|Panama||Digicel 3G | Movistar 3G|
|Papua New Guinea||Digicel 3G|
|Peru||Movistar 3G | Viettel 3G|
|Philippines||Globe 3G | Smart 3G|
|Poland||Orange 3G/4G | Play 3G/4G | Plus 3G|
|Romania||Orange 3G/4G | Vodafone 3G/4G|
|Russian Federation||Beeline 3G/4G | MTS 3G/4G|
|Saint Kitts & Nevis||Cable and Wireless 3G|
|Saudi Arabia||STC 3G|
|Serbia||Telenor Mobtel 3G|
|Singapore||M1 3G/4G | Starhub 3G|
|South Africa||Cell C 3G | MTN 3G | Vodacom 3G/4G|
|South Korea||LG Telecom 4G | Olleh / KT 3G/4G|
|South Sudan||MTN 3G|
|Spain||Movistar 3G/4G | Vodafone 3G/4G | Yoigo 3G/4G|
|Sri Lanka||3 3G | Dialog 3G/4G | Mobitel 3G|
|St Barthelemy||Digicel 3G|
|St Lucia||Cable and Wireless 3G|
|St Maarten||Digicel 3G|
|St. Vincent & the Grenadines||Cable and Wireless 3G|
|Suriname||Digicel 3G | Telesur 3G|
|Sweden||Tele2 3G/4G | Telenor 3G/4G | Telia Mobile 3G/4G|
|Taiwan||Chunghwa Telecom 3G/4G | Far EasTone 3G/4G | T Star 4G | Taiwan Mobile 3G/4G|
|Thailand||AIS 3G/4G | DTAC 3G/4G | TrueMove 3G/4G|
|Trinidad & Tobago||Digicel 3G|
|Turkey||Avea 3G | Aycell 3G | Vodafone 3G/4G|
|Turks & Caicos Islands||Cable and Wireless 3G/4G|
|United Kingdom||EE Limited 3G/4G | O2 4G | Vodafone 3G/4G|
|United States||AT&T 3G/4G | Sprint 4G | Verizon 4G|
|Virgin Islands British||Cable and Wireless 3G | CCT BVI 3G|
|Virgin Islands U.S.||AT&T 4G|
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