eSIM data in 175+ countries

School trips made easier with aloSIM+

  • Keep students, teachers, and chaperones connected
  • Set up an aloSIM+ group before international travel
  • Everyone gets affordable data, without roaming fees
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eSIMs are great for school trips

Travelling internationally on a school trip? Encourage everyone to stay connected affordably using eSIMs (downloadable SIM cards). Students, teachers, and chaperones with eSIM-compatible devices can install local SIMs for 175+ countries for instant prepaid data without roaming charges.

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What is eSIM? Can our students, teachers, and chaperones use it?

An eSIM is an embedded SIM card. Instead of a traditional plastic SIM card that can be added or removed, an eSIM is installed right on your phone or tablet and never expires.

Coordinating international travel for a school trip? Encourage everyone to install an eSIM for your destination, since most newer phones already support this technology.

If the school is going to fund data for all students, teachers, and chaperones as part of the school trip fee, create an aloSIM+ group so everyone can enjoy free internet with no roaming charges!

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Who is using aloSIM+ for school trips?

• High school trips

• College/university trips

Families visiting potential new schools

• School sports team trips

• Exchange programs

• Study abroad programs

• Spring Break trips

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Is aloSIM+ cheaper than using our regular mobile providers?

It’s often $15-$20 per day to use your regular phone number and data using a carrier roaming plan.

If you use a local eSIM for your destination, you’ll connect directly to a local network in the country you’re visiting and get prepaid ‘local’ pricing for as low as 65 cents a day or $4.50 per week.

We encourage school trips to sign up for a free aloSIM+ account. The principal, teacher in charge, or head chaperone can load it with credit, and all invited students will have access to free data packages for the school trip.

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Why can't our students just use Wi-Fi when we travel?

When you’re travelling internationally on a school trip, cost may be a factor for many of the students involved.

Some students may plan on leaving their phone on Airplane Mode, which disables all SIM usage. But this means they won’t be able to use their phones anywhere without Wi-Fi access.

Many teachers and chaperones prefer to know they can reach their students anytime, anywhere, while they have them in their care. Using aloSIM+ will give every student access to free data.

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How much does aloSIM+ cost?

aloSIM+ is free to use. Your school won’t pay a fee to use the platform, but the account owner (typically a principal, teacher, or a parent chaperone) will need to load the account with credit for students to use.

Streamlining everything to a single payment method means participating students simply accept their invitation to join the school trip aloSIM+ group, use the aloSIM app to pick out a data package, and ‘charge’ it to the aloSIM+ account.

Many schools allocate a budget for international data and tell each student they are allowed to use a specific number of GBs during the trip.

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Why do school trip organizers love using aloSIM+?

Connection: Everyone can have internet access in 175+ countries

Affordability: Data starts at 65 cents a day or $4.50/week

Communication: Keep students connected via messaging or free international phone numbers

Fair access: aloSIM+ lets the account owner load data credit for all students to use, and no one is left out

Safety: Students always have data to call for rides, check emailed info, or reach out if they need help

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FAQs about aloSIM+ for school trips

  • How do I get an aloSIM+ account?

    It takes less than a minute to sign up for aloSIM+ and invite students, teachers, and chaperones to join your group. Then you’ll be able to load your account with aloSIM credit, and your invited members can use the credit whenever they need prepaid data.

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  • Will eSIM work on everyone's phones or tablets?

    Most newer phones, tablets, and computers are already eSIM-compatible, but your students, teachers, and chaperones can use our eSIM device checker to make sure they have a device that can accept an eSIM.

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  • Can we hotspot computers and other devices?

    Absolutely! Once you’re connected to a network with your eSIM, you can use the data connection however you’d like, including creating a hotspot for a laptop, tablet, or secondary phone.

  • Is setting up an eSIM complicated?

    We have detailed eSIM installation instructions for all compatible devices, so whether you’re looking to add eSIM data to an iPhone or iPad, Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, or something else, we’ll be able to walk you through the eSIM set-up process easily.

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  • Can we still use our regular cell phone numbers?

    Yes, you can remain reachable on your regular phone number as long as your phone supports using two SIMs at once (primary SIM + travel eSIM). However, this can get expensive if you’re making a lot of phone calls or sending a lot of texts, and sometimes calls and texts trigger a daily $15-$20 carrier plan. We recommend checking with your carrier first to understand how you’ll be charged.

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  • Is there a cheaper way to call and text with eSIM?

    If you don’t *need* to use your regular phone number when you’re on an international school trip, there’s a much cheaper way to call and text. Most aloSIM data packages come with a free international phone number you can use instead.

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How do I use an eSIM?

Shop for an eSIM data package

Choose a data package

Shop in the free aloSIM app and choose from 175+ countries regions. Decide how much data you’d like for your trip.

Install the eSIM on any compatible device

Install the eSIM

Your aloSIM data purchase comes with a free SIM (downloadable SIM). Follow the instructions to install it on your device.

Activate your data package to connect to a network

Activate your package

Once you’re ready to use your data, follow the instructions to activate your package for an instant internet connection.

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