WorldSIM card makes affordable roaming a reality

WorldSIM claims savings of up to 95% in roaming charges with cheap phone calls in over 150+ countries

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WorldSIM card makes affordable roaming a reality WorldSIM can be used to place cheap mobile phone calls in more than 150 countries.
By  Vineetha Menon Published  February 18, 2010

Global roaming MVNO WorldSIM showcased their prepaid mobile phone service at the recent Mobile World Congress that promises savings of up to 95% in roaming charges.

Customers that purchase WorldSIM get a UK mobile number which can be used to place cheap mobile phone calls in over 150+ countries, with free incoming calls in more than 60 countries including Australia, Egypt, Europe, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates.

Customers don't have to change their existing number and have the option of instead using WorldSIM only when travelling abroad. Alternatively, calls can be forwarded to a WorldSIM number but that could come with service charges from a customer's existing operator.

WorldSIM functions just like a normal SIM card but uses call-back technology to keep rates low. For example, making a call from the UAE to the United Kingdom incurs a cost of £0.41 (AED 2.50) though incoming calls remain free. Etisalat's current roaming tariff for countries outside the GCC is AED 5.50 per minute for Wasel subscribers.

Credit for WorldSIM can be topped up by dialling 154 wherever the service is available, or online through the company's website which is blocked in the United Arab Emirates by Etisalat.

The company has two products, a Single IMSI WorldSIM and a Multi IMSI option which comes with a UK number as standard, and an additional US number for added flexibility in rates. They claim their products save customers up to 95% on their mobile phone bill compared to normal operators.

WorldSIM participated in the GITEX 2008 exhibition in Dubai where Arif Reza, director of the firm, said the product received "brilliant response".

927 days ago
B Ramchandran

Had an issue registering to the network operator in UAE. Contacted the support regarding this. Was followed up by a call from their back end team, did some troubleshoot and the network was up again!

936 days ago
Russell

Had an issue with the SIM card calling out to Saudi Arabia, and suddenly received a call from the WorldSIM support team, informing that I had been under the wrong location, did whatever they had advised and changed my location profile and my calls were connecting back again. Saved the hassle for me!

943 days ago
Rashed

I had been using the data SIM card from WorldSIM for quite some time. Using is easy as I had already set it up reading from the website and also the instruction manual. Used in my recent trip to UAE and the rates are comparatively low compared to my local providers here in the Egypt. DU has a good coverage, but loss at times, but still works out good to check emails and all. Served well in my trip.

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