- UI improvements and Bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Works well but coverage varies
I have been using Gigsky service for several years and generally I would recommend it over buying a local SIM with a few caveats.
GigSky is preferred if:
- you travel to different countries
- your data usage is moderate
- you check coverage before buying a plan
- you do not use iPhone Wi-Fi hot spot
Not advised if:
- you travel mostly to the same country
- you need over 1GB per week
- you do want want to change SIMs
- you need to use multiple devices
How to check coverage: arrive to the country of your destination and insert GigSky SIM into your phone. Wait a few minutes, you may need to restart the phone or at least enable and then disable airplane mode. Observe the carrier and data signals. If you are happy with signal and data then purchase a plan - typically you do not need Wi-Fi to buy data in the app however you *must have credit card on file* already. Use your card payment - Apple and Google payments work only on Wi-Fi.
GigSky introduced LTE SIMs last year. If you have an old SIM it is worth upgrading.
iPhone disabled Hot Spot feature is my biggest disappointment with this service. GigSky support claims it is controlled by Apple but really GigSky need to take charge to fix this problem. You cannot use USB sharing either.
My results by destination:
- Playa De Carmen, Mexico: no coverage
- Sao Miguel, Portugal: excellent, LTE
- Venice/Bologna, Italy: excellent, LTE
Developer Response ,
This issue has been fixed in version 4.1. Please uninstall your current app and install latest version of app.
App is great; roaming was still patchy
Let me start by saying that this is a wonderful product. I have been using T-Mobile and found their global roaming 15Gb LTE for $50 to be a decent value. Sadly, I travel too frequently for T-Mobile’s taste so I needed to look for something else. I was super happy to find this and took it for a spin in Malaysia and Singapore. Setting it up as eSIM was a breeze (not even T-Mobile can do that!). However, in Malaysia the data didn’t really work and when it did, it wasn’t even 3G, let alone LTE/ 4G. Things were better in Singapore, but still had times when wasn’t connecting. I hope they can continue to improve - would really love to use them every month!
Worked very well in Bahamas
We recently vacationed in a part of the Bahamas where local SIM cards are not readily available. I used this app to purchase a 15 day plan a couple of days before we left. I did not need to have the SIM card installed at the time I made the purchase. I installed the SIM card during the flight over and the service worked very well the whole time we were there. I was even able to use it for data while we were in the Miami airport on the way back before I had a chance to change the Sim card again. The app is not completely self-explanatory, but it was certainly usable. I’ll certainly be using it again.
- GigSky, Inc.
- 71.5 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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