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International Data Roaming – Truphone eSIM

International Data Roaming – Truphone eSIM

  1. Anonymous

    Hey Ben,

    I know you’ve reviewed T-Mobile’s add-on International Passes before (I have their ONE plan too) but I wanted to ask if you / anyone you know has tried Truphone at all yet? ([URL]https://www.truphone.com/iphone-xs-dual-sim-plan/[/URL]). There’s also a similar service called GigSky ([URL]https://www.gigsky.com/gigsky-iphone-xs-max-xr-cellular-data-only-plans/[/URL]).

    I have an unlocked iPhone XS Max which supports eSIMs (as does the XS and XR), and I understand I can buy a 4G 30 day local data pass from Truphone for my upcoming trip to the U.K. for $7 (1GB) $19 (3GB) or $26 (5GB) without any ongoing commitment (it would also work across Europe too per the EU Roaming regulations).

    According to Apple I can keep my T-Mobile number active as the ‘Primary’ (calls, SMS etc) and just use Truphone for faster roaming data ([URL]https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT209044[/URL])

  2. rickyw

    Hi Luke, I’ve never heard of Truphone. But I googled Truphone Review and this was literally the first link, which isn’t the best sign…

    [URL]https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g1-i12530-k11003343-Warning_do_not_use_Truphone_international_SIM-Travel_Gadgets_and_Gear.html[/URL]

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