Apple SIM now has support for cellular data in more than 140 countries, as announced by GigSky. iPad owners with cellular connectivity will be able to connect to GigSky’s data packages in any of the supported countries.
Apple SIM already had data plans available in more than 90 countries in 2015, and in just a year, they have added a lot more countries and territories, which include places like Jamaica, The Virgin Islands and more.
Apple ships an Apple SIM with iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro cellular models. The 9.7 inch iPad Pro actually has an Apple SIM embedded so you can install your own SIM and use any of the two. Users can go to the Mobile Data section in Settings on their iPad and instantly sign up for a data package which will be charged to their iTunes account. The data plan prices are provided as they are – no hidden charges, fees or taxes.
While Apple SIM provides convenience to frequent travelers who own cellular iPads, the data packages do not come cheap. 100 MB data for 3 days costs up to $15 in some countries, which is more often than not, more expensive than buying a local cellular service and signing up for a data package. To see how much a pay-as-you-go data plan will cost you in your destination country, check out GigSky’s pricing page.
You can also see the complete list of countries where Apple SIM provides coverage on Apple’s website here.