“GigSky makes signing up for iPhone Dual-SIM plans really easy”
– Sascha Segan, PC Magazine
Staying connected while traveling has never been easier! No more relying on Wi-Fi or hunting down local SIM cards. Just download the GigSky app, pick a data plan and connect on your eSIM as soon as you land!
GigSky provides affordable, short-term data plans in over 190 countries, available straight from your iPhone using its eSIM. Choose from 1-day, 15-day or 30-day data plans. With a selection of country-specific, regional and global plans – there’s a data plan for every type of traveler. Plus, earn $5 of free data for every friend you refer!
Why Choose GigSky?
- Zero hardware, easy set-up – you’ll be up and running in minutes
- Top-up on the fly – no need to wait for Wi-Fi to add more data
- Global availability – no more swapping SIMs in every country you visit
- Affordable rates, quality service – eliminate roaming bill shock without compromising LTE speeds
How It Works
1) Download the GigSky app to one of the following unlocked, eSIM-compatible devices:
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11
- iPhone XR
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XS
2) Open the app and browse plans
3) Select a plan and create your account
4) Install your eSIM and activate your plan
5) Start using data!
Please note: we no longer support GigSky SIM with this version of our mobile app. However, you can activate and manage a GigSky SIM using the web app. Login at www.gigsky.com/login.
Wishing you happy travels!
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Support for Apple Watch to track active plan status
Ratings and Reviews
The good and the bad of it...
Excellent implementation with ease of adding data via esim in quick manner. Easy to use interface is awesome. Unfortunately the plans are quite expensive. I get that its a convenience but If you have the time you can get physical travel sim with twice or three times the data for the same cost or less that these guys are charging. Plus physical Sims can provide phone numbers too , which helps. , these guys do not. I am sure more apps will be providing the same service soon and maybe a cheaper cost, hope these guys don’t get swept away....
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.
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.
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