TravelSIM, global sim cards, international roaming

Global telecommunications firm Top Connect has recently launched a new service that’s a part of its popular TravelSim product, which has over 4 million users and currently ranks as the world’s leading international prepaid communications service. The new service, TravelSim UK, is aimed specifically at the UK market and is part of Top Connect’s global strategy of providing local number services in all tier one countries. TravelSim USA with +1 numbers is already available.

TravelSim UK will appeal to people coming to the UK on business, holidays, students taking short term language courses, and anyone needing a low-cost, pre-paid SIM card without a mobile contract. TravelSim UK SIM cards are offered through Top Connect’s distributors worldwide.

devices fitted with a TravelSim UK card will automatically connect to Britain’s mobile networks

Thanks to Top Connect’s agreements with GSM operators around the world, devices fitted with a TravelSim UK card will automatically connect you to the networks of any of Britain’s mobile operators, including Vodafone and EE. Should you travel abroad, the +44 number can still be used in 200 other countries.

TravelSim UK comes with no connection fee and a unique TravelSim number that begins with +44 77XXXXXXX. Incoming calls from 66 countries are also free, as are incoming SMS messages. If outgoing calls are what you’ll be using a lot of, you’ll be able to take advantage of TravelSim’s regular, low-cost rates that can be enjoyed in 190 countries.

Fans of Skype have something to cheer about too. Thanks to Top Connect’s unique agreement with Skype, families can call football fans with a TravelSim UK number at the World Cup in Brazil using Skype again for free.

Top Connect expects to see its local number business strategy drive its user base to 5 million by end 2014 and is on target to meet this goal. The company will continue to meet with prospective distributors, essentially mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), at key B2B and B2C events and exhibitions throughout the year. The next major show that Top Connect will exhibit at is ITW Chicago, which takes plays from May 11 -14.

Earlier this year, Top Connect announced that the TravelSim service had saved its user base a collective $200 million in roaming charges in 2013. The firm expects to increase this increase to $300 million by end 2014 and supplying “local” numbers from power up is seen by Top Connect’s management as a key driver.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at