Apple SIM is available in 140+ countries via GigSky, but now customers traveling abroad have additional choices when it comes to buying short-term data plans on the go, directly from their cellular-enabled iPad, thanks to a company called AlwaysOnline Wireless which today announced that its 4G LTE roaming network is now available via Apple SIM in the United States and 28 additional countries.
The company also launched new data plans in the United Kingdom via a partnership with British wireless carrier Three: an hourly plan with 100MB of 4G LTE for $0.49 (£0.37), a daily plan with 500MB of 4G LTE for $5.99 (£4.50), a 1GB plan for $10.99 (£8.26), a 3GB plan for $18.99 (£14.28) and a 5GB plan for $29.99 (£22.55).
In the United States, plans start at one hour of 50MB data for 99 cents and go all the way up to $59.99 for 5GB, valid for 15 days.
New AlwaysOn plans available in the United Kingdom.
AlwaysOn is now available in: Albania, Antigua & Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Guam, Iceland, Jersey, Kenya, Kuwait, Macau, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Serbia, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Turkey, Turks & Caicos Islands and the United States.
AlwaysOn Wireless global coverage map.
The plans are available on the iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 or iPad mini 4 with Apple SIM and iOS 9.1 directly in Settings → Cellular Data → Set Up Cellular Data.
In addition to AlwaysOn, other Apple SIM partners include AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile in the United States, EE and Three in the United Kingdom, Deutsche Telekom in Germany, Three in Hong Kong and au by KDDI and SoftBank in Japan.
See the official AlwaysOn Wireless website for more information.
Source: AlwaysOnline Wireless