Chris in Makati
I’ve tried a number of these global SIMs and haven’t found a single one that works the way I want. Either the rates are too high, or the credit expires too fast, or it doesn’t work in some of the countries I visit. In the end I normally have to fall back on buying local SIM cards in each country when I arrive. That works in most cases, but it can still be a hassle getting each one set up and making sure the right data/text/voice package has been chosen.
There’s a real opportunity in the market for some enterprising individual or organisation to come up with a roaming data SIM that works reliably almost anywhere and has reasonable charges. I’d be quite happy to pay 10% or 20% more than I would with a local SIM just for the convenience of a no-hassle SIM that I could simply drop in a spare phone and use whenever I travel.