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 is a provider of 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
If you have an unlocked eSIM compatible device – iPhone 11 (Pro & Max), iPhone SE, iPhone XS (Max) or iPhone XR:
1) Download the GigSky app and browse plans
2) Select a plan and create your account
3) Install your eSIM and activate your plan
4) Start using data!
Please note: we no longer support GigSky SIM with this version of our mobile app. However, you can still activate a GigSky SIM and manage your service using the GigSky web app. Login at www.gigsky.com/login.
Wishing you happy travels!
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Ratings and ReviewsSee All
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.
Inadequate setup documentation, weak support
It was extremely easy to purchase a data plan for Latin America. However, determining whether it had been configured properly before departure was much more difficult. The configuration itself was somewhat bewildering because of how fast the information went by. (Also I was unfamiliar with all the choices that need to be made when using an eSim.) As a result, I interrupted the process and then was left confused about whether things were working. I see two distinct signal strengths which suggest things are fine, but the app it’s self reports “Network not connected”.
The support phone line appears completely overburdened with very long wait times for response. I signed up for a call back hours ago.
It’s possible this was money down the tubes, and I won’t know until I reach Chile.
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