Woolworths Global Roaming SIM to save travellers

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Woolworths Mobile has launched a new global roaming SIM, claiming to save up to 90 per cent for customers who choose to use the new service, rather than roaming on their standard mobile phone accounts.

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The new SIM costs AU$29 dollars and includes AU$10 credit. The service includes calls, SMS and data, and can be used in 230 countries across the globe. Costs vary significantly from country to country, too. For example, calls from the US cost AU$1.17 per minute and data is AU$11.50 per megabyte, while calls from Singapore are AU$0.46 and data is a far more affordable 90c per megabyte.

The service is completely pre-paid, and Woolworths has set up a website so that customers can top-up online. All credit purchased is valid for 12-months, which is better than the 30-day terms you typically get on regular pre-paid plans.

If you want to check out the full list of included countries and the rates for each, you can find them all on the Woolworths' Mobile site.

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OMG i got ripped off posted a comment   

What a complete waste of time, money, effort. went on 5 week holiday around the world, worked in the US and then a "technical problem" prevented it from working in the other 5 countries. Ditto comments from below. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT!!!!!!


foxyloxyied posted a comment   

absolute pain in the arse, takes the payment via their website, does not apply it to the account, so you end up with an unusable sim card with no way of recharging.
Call back after dialing number is annoying, and having to dial international country codes even for a local number is also annoying.
Do yourself a favour and buy a local sim in a country that you are visting, this is too much hassle to deal with on holiday, too much precious time wasted.


MarnyaG posted a comment   

Well, it sounds good. But no one has received my messages but I have been charged for them. I can´t recharge online. If I could I wouldn´t, because I haven´t been able to make a call successfully. Has anyone else had a better experience or is it just me?


PeterG8 posted a comment   

And what you are not saying - Woolworths sim cards can not be used to tether or setup a wifi hotspot for other devices to sue the data download. The reason I would not ever use a Woolworths sim card of any type at all.


DanW1 posted a reply   

This isn't the same as a normal Woolworth SIM card Peter ... it's a rebrand of a MaxRoam SIM -- totally different backend carrier etc.


agedpom posted a reply   

Dio not follow you.
What is the difference between the two cards, and how would I know which inw to get if I only want to make phone calls?

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