Staying connected overseas is more important than ever – from using Google Maps or hailing rideshares in unfamiliar areas to sharing your adventures and staying in touch with friends and family. With the rise of eSIMs, it’s now easier and cheaper to do so, with plans ready to download and activate on the spot.

International roaming fees can quickly add up, too. Even a local phone plan with $5/day roaming will still sting you $150 a month extra while you’re abroad. The right travel SIM could save you more than half of that cost. That’s a lot more sandwiches, onigiri and fried chicken from Japan’s convenience stores!

With local support over live chat and free delivery on all orders, it’s simple to purchase your next travel SIM or eSIM through TravelKon. You can also earn and redeem points for future purchases in the TravelKon Rewards program!

Buy your travel eSIM on the go – even if you’re at the airport.

This guide is produced in partnership with TravelKon.

What is TravelKon?

TravelKon is a Perth-based company that specialises in travel SIM cards and eSIMs. Their range of SIMs covers much of the world, including:

  • UK & Europe
  • USA & Canada
  • South America
  • Oceania
  • South East Asia
  • Asia
  • Middle East
  • Worldwide

What are TravelKon’s best travel SIMs and eSIMs?

Want our picks of the best-value travel SIMs and eSIMs to get? Here are some of their popular choices.

Prices listed are before any applicable discounts. Use the promo code POINTHACKS25 for 25% off!

eSIMs

Physical SIM cards

The versatile ‘Asia Explorer 12’ is available as both a physical SIM and an eSIM.

These are just a handful of examples, but there are hundreds more to choose from on the TravelKon website.

How do I earn and use points with TravelKon Rewards?

Newly launched in 2024, TravelKon Rewards is a simple loyalty program that makes it cheaper for you to buy travel SIMs or eSIMs for subsequent trips!

  • You’ll earn 1 point per A$1 spent storewide, including during sales and with promo codes.
  • Once you’ve earned enough points, you’ll be able to redeem 100 points for $10 off your next order.
  • If you refer a friend with your code and they purchase more than $50 on their first purchase, you both get 50 bonus points (worth $5).

Should I choose a physical SIM or eSIM?

It depends on your devices and personal preference. If you have an older phone that doesn’t support eSIM, be sure to only buy a physical travel SIM from TravelKon. If your phone does support eSIM, then head over to the eSIM section to see the latest products.

One option that works smoothly for us is to have your Australian home SIM as a physical SIM card, leaving the eSIM slot free for travel SIMs. It may be possible to receive calls and SMS overseas on your home SIM while enjoying great-value data from the eSIM!

(Check with your local provider to see what free services they support overseas. Telstra/Boost is confirmed to work.)

One of our writers keeps his local SIM active for incoming SMS and uses the TravelKon eSIM for data while overseas.

Remember, if you’re having any trouble with your purchased physical SIM or eSIM while you’re overseas, connect to a Wi-Fi network and message TravelKon on Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp for quick local support.

Summing up

TravelKon is a locally-owned and operated travel SIM and eSIM marketplace that aims to make it easier to remain connected while overseas. There are lots of products with different inclusions and price points, from ‘Saver Edition’ budget eSIMs to ‘Unlimited Max’ eSIMs and global SIM options.

In almost all cases, you’ll save a lot of money buying a travel SIM card rather than relying on roaming, which racks up hefty fees. With TravelKon, you have certainty on what you’re getting and there’s no chance that you’ll be charged any fees for going over the data limit.


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Ends soon! 25% off all travel SIM cards and eSIMs at TravelKon was last modified: May 28th, 2024 by Point Hacks