eSIM data in 175+ countries

Share family travel data with aloSIM+

  • Get affordable travel data for 175+ countries
  • Invite family members to join your group
  • Everyone can stay connected, without roaming fees
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Save money with downloadable SIM cards

An eSIM is a downloadable SIM card, and your family members probably already have eSIM-compatible devices. When they install an eSIM for a country or region, they can connect to local networks. They’ll have prepaid data without needing Wi-Fi or paying roaming charges.

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What is eSIM, and can my family use it?

eSIM means ’embedded SIM card,’ and they make it easy and affordable to use your phone on vacation. No more roaming charges!

Instead of swapping SIMs on vacation or relying on expensive carrier travel plans, you and your family members can easily switch between SIMs with a few taps, and always connect to a local network.

Most newer phones already support eSIM technology, and it takes less than two minutes to install an eSIM.

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Is aloSIM+ cheaper than using my regular mobile provider?

Arranging for a carrier travel plan means you’ll typically pay $15-$20 per day to use your regular phone number and data plan on vacation.

If you choose to use an eSIM instead, you connect directly to a local network and get prepaid ‘local’ pricing (often $4.50/week). This is helpful if you want to manage your phone costs during a trip.

Once the aloSIM+ account owner has added funds, anyone in the group can use them. Loading $100 is enough for 20 x $5 data packages, which could give 20 people free data for a whole week.

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How much does aloSIM+ cost?

aloSIM+ is completely free to use. There’s no fee for joining aloSIM+, inviting members, or using the service.

We created aloSIM+ to make it easier for families and groups to have access to prepaid data using a single payment method.

aloSIM+ members shop for data using the same aloSIM app you know and love (or but they can ‘charge’ their data packages to the aloSIM+ account and pay nothing out of pocket.

With an aloSIM+ family travel group, who pays?

aloSIM+ can be used for families of all sizes, whether it’s a parent creating an aloSIM+ account and inviting their spouse and children, or a sibling inviting the other siblings so they can all stays connected on a family vacation.

We’ve also seen adult children create aloSIM+ accounts and invite their elderly parents to join, making it easier for their parents to have international data on trips without having to fuss with entering credit card details.

aloSIM+ is also popular when teenage children are travelling or studying abroad. (Mom or Dad create the account and foot the bill, and their child has access to free mobile data anywhere they go.)

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FAQs about aloSIM+ for family travel

  • How do I get an aloSIM+ account?

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

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  • Will eSIM work on my family members' phones or tablets?

    Most newer phones, tablets, and computers are already eSIM-compatible, but your family members 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. (This is a popular feature for families with young children so they can stream kiddie TV shows and movies.)

  • Why can’t my family just use Wi-Fi while traveling?

    Free Wi-Fi is great when it’s available and working well, but some destinations make it just about impossible to get a good connection. And what about when you’re driving and need directions/maps? Or when you’re on the go between different touristy sights?

  • 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 on vacation, 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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