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worldwide sim card or wifi

Hi
I'm wanting to know if there are any worldwide sim/wifi codes/cards that can be used anywhere in the world.
I'm undertaking a trip, UK to NZ, overland, and if there is a sim/wifi that 'goes anywhere, please can you let me know.
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The only thing like that that exists would be a satellite phone. Most people just buy a prepaid sim card as needed
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Checkout Airalo. It's a little more expensive than buying local SIMs in each country but it does allow you to download a virtual SIM via wifi so you have data in each country and avoid heavy roaming fees.
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The only thing like that that exists would be a satellite phone. Most people just buy a prepaid sim card as needed
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Check this out, I am not sure the full details as I have only looked at using it in the UK later this year. But you could email them and see how you stand with multi country hopping
https://esim.holafly.com/

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Thank you for your reply
This is very helpful
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Hi

I'm wanting to know if there are any worldwide sim/wifi codes/cards that can be used anywhere in the world.

I'm undertaking a trip, UK to NZ, overland, and if there is a sim/wifi that 'goes anywhere, please can you let me know.

Thanks

Pete
Where are you at? US phone providers (T-Mobile, Verizon, etc) offer unlimited plans with worldwide coverage for ~$60/mo, but they do cut bandwidth to 256k. Enough for maps and WhatsApp and low quality YouTube videos, but not much over it. Card worked pretty much everywhere I have been: Canada, Mexico, Europe, Turkey, Caucas, Qatar, Dubai, Russia, the Stans, Mongolia, India, China.
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thanks

Thank you for your reply. I'll check this out over the weekend.
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Holafly does seem like a good option to consider for your trip. Being able to download an eSIM in different countries would make things more convenient than buying separate SIMs each time.
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Holafly does seem like a good option to consider for your trip. Being able to download an eSIM in different countries would make things more convenient than buying separate SIMs each time.
Thanks for this. I'll check out Holafly
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I've switched to a dual-SIM phone. My permanent phone number is with T-Mobile. I can also buy local SIMs to get cheaper calls if I'll be in a country long enough. Friends can all contact my T-Mobile number but I give them the cheaper numbers to use if they want. Online accounts with 2FA have only my permanent number.
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I've switched to a dual-SIM phone. My permanent phone number is with T-Mobile. I can also buy local SIMs to get cheaper calls if I'll be in a country long enough. Friends can all contact my T-Mobile number but I give them the cheaper numbers to use if they want. Online accounts with 2FA have only my permanent number.
Thats a great thought - thanks - I'll check it out

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