GYM SIM, call me up in Liechtenstein

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

6 Responses

  1. Russ says:

    The “Free” incoming calls is very attractive, but read the fine print. Incoming calls if you’re in the US, Mexico or Bermuda will cost you $1/min.
    But there are lots of areas that are free. Obviously this transfers the cost to the caller, but calls to a cellular number in Liechtenstein are about $.14/min from AT&T and only $.11/min if you use 3U Telecom. So a quick call to the person you want to speak with back home, who calls you back while you’re in Antigua is going to make for a fairly cheap call.
    The outgoing calls are not so attractively priced, a call from Mexico to the US will cost a little more than $2.00/min, that’s more than an Iridium call. But a call from Australia back to the US will be only $.50 / min.
    So if you’re calling your kids and they’ll call you back, it may be cheap. If you’re calling for support on your watermaker, be careful.
    It might argue for having one of these in a phone dedicated to receiving calls, and another to use for country by country sim’s for outgoing calls.
    It’s still the SIM game as played by global travelers today, have the right sim for any given call.

  2. David R says:

    Ben, it is a good idea for those who travel a lot or roam around Europe. Not a big deal for US travel.

  3. David R says:

    The rates are not a bargain at all

  4. Curt says:

    I have been using United Mobile for about a year for worldwide roaming with pretty good luck. It is also a Liechtenstein based number. My service was orginally from an offshoot of their company called “Riiing” – but they gave up on that and its just United Mobile now. I have found Telestial to be a pretty reference and retailer of worldwide SIM cards from several suppliers as well: Just my two cents – I am no expert. Curt

  5. Anonymous says:

    I notice that there is no data capability, a major limitation.

  6. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    I spoke with Sean at GYM the other day; they are working on a SIM that does data. But it’s hard to do.

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