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Truphone has introduced international data plans for iPad users with an Apple SIM, including 500MB for EUR8, 1GB for EUR11, and 3GB for EUR20. Each plan lasts up to 30 days and can be used in 40 countries, such as the United States, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Poland, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

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For now, iPad users need to be in Spain when purchasing an Apple SIM plan from Truphone for the first time, but the data can then be used in any of the 40 participating countries. Truphone said it plans to roll out its Apple SIM plans for purchase across Europe and beyond in the coming weeks.

Apple SIM enables iPad users to easily switch between different short-term data plans from select carrier partners without needing multiple SIM cards. Apple SIM can be used in more than 140 countries and territories around the world, making it particularly convenient for staying connected while traveling.

Apple SIM is embedded in the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and preinstalled in cellular-enabled iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models sold in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

Apple SIM is also available for purchase separately at Apple Store locations in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. Keep in mind that not all carriers support Apple SIM, and it is not available in China.

Truphone data plans can be purchased or topped up on compatible iPads by tapping Settings > Mobile Data > Set Up Mobile Data. No Wi-Fi connection is needed to purchase a plan. First-time customers can get 100MB for free.

Other Apple SIM partners around the world include AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Three UK, EE, AlwaysOnline Wireless, GigSky, SoftBank, and au by KDDI. As a pricing comparison, rival global network GigSky offers data in over 140 countries for between 1 and 10 cents per MB depending on the region.

Article Link: Apple SIM Can Now Be Used With Truphone in 40 Countries
 
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MH01

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Just another sim, any reason this will not work on any phone? Or just marketing to charge apple users more ?
 
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bluesky77

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Hi Bluesky77!
Not Japan at this time. It is, however, available in Europe, Australia, USA and Hong Kong.

Hmmm I can now see that your website has been updated and support for Japan has been removed. That's a shame :(
 

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Hi Evan,
Yes, it is! All of our plans allow the use of personal hotspot. Find out more about what the Apple SIM can do for you here https://goo.gl/SqApLw
Hello Truphone,

Have you recently changed your MVNO partnerships? I have a Tru SIM is an old unlocked quad-band GSM phone (Motorola) and when I powered up the phone a few days ago (Northern California), the SIM was unable to register to a network. Previously it had been working fine for years.

Curiously, when I stuck the Tru SIM into my iPhone, it was able to register to the network. I'm just puzzled why the other phone doesn't connect. The old GSM handset seems to be fine and definitely not a battery issue.
 

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Hello Truphone,

Have you recently changed your MVNO partnerships? I have a Tru SIM is an old unlocked quad-band GSM phone (Motorola) and when I powered up the phone a few days ago (Northern California), the SIM was unable to register to a network. Previously it had been working fine for years.

Curiously, when I stuck the Tru SIM into my iPhone, it was able to register to the network. I'm just puzzled why the other phone doesn't connect. The old GSM handset seems to be fine and definitely not a battery issue.

Hi Bart,
Very sorry to hear that you're having trouble. A member of our Customer Services team can look into this right away for you. As this is a public forum we cannot take any sensitive data on this platform. So, can I please ask that you email your enquiry to business.help@truphone.com. Our customer services team has been briefed and are waiting for your email. Thank you
 

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Hi Bart,
Very sorry to hear that you're having trouble. A member of our Customer Services team can look into this right away for you. As this is a public forum we cannot take any sensitive data on this platform. So, can I please ask that you email your enquiry to business.help@truphone.com. Our customer services team has been briefed and are waiting for your email. Thank you
Thank you for your reply, I will contact them when I get a chance.
 

Snidely

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Is India included?
India is not available with Truphone, but GigSky provides service there with the Apple SIM.
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Just another sim, any reason this will not work on any phone? Or just marketing to charge apple users more ?
The Apple SIM is a reprogrammable SIM that has multiple operators available. Once you have purchased a plan from one of the operators, you can remove the SIM and use it in another unlocked device. However, you need to have the SIM back in the iPad in order to purchase additional plans.
 
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