Roaming with Amaysim: What You Need to Know

Are you packing for your upcoming holiday? Planning on taking your phone with your Amaysim SIM card with you? Worry not, I have made this article to cover everything you need to know about international data roaming with Amaysim. Let’s get into it.

Can I roam with Amaysim?

International roaming is possible with Amaysim. However, roaming is disabled by default by Amaysim. Luckily, you can easily enable it when you log into My AmaysimOpens in a new tab. or the Amaysim app (AndroidOpens in a new tab./iOSOpens in a new tab.) and go to the settings page.

No idea how roaming works? I made this comprehensive guide about what roaming is and how it works. It is worth the read – promised!

Once you have enabled data roaming through the app or the website, you have to enable the data roaming setting on your phone. Then, you are ready to roam internationally. Easy, right?

Where Can I Roam with Amaysim?

International roaming with Amaysim is available in 110 destinations. If you are traveling to a destination that is not supported by Amaysim, then you will need to get a local SIM card or an international SIM card like OneSimCard, SimOptions, Surfroam, BNESIM, or SimCorner. Below is a list of the available destinations with their rates.

Amaysim roaming destinations

Notes:
1. Receiving text messages is always free in the listed destinations.
2. Calls – you pay for both incoming and outgoing calls
3. Receiving text messages is free
4. The table is best viewed in landscape mode or desktop view (when on mobile)
5. All prices are in Australian Dollars (AUD)

Amaysim Roaming Destinations A to L

Destination $/MB Calls SMS
Afghanistan $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Albania $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Anguilla $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
Antigua & Barbuda $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
Argentina $1.00 $2.00 $2.00
Armenia $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Aruba $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
Austria $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Azerbaijan $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Bangladesh $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Barados $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
Belgium $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Bermuda $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
Brazil $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
Burkina Faso $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
Cambodia $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Cameroon $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
Canada $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Canary Islands $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Cayman Islands $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
China $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Croatia $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Cyprus $1.00 $4.00 $1.00
Czech Republic $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Denmark $0.50 $1.00 $1.00
Dominica Islands $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
East Timor $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Egypt $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
Estonia $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Fiji $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Finland $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
France $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
French Polynesia $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Germany $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Ghana $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
Greece $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Grenada $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
Haiti $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
Hong Kong $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Hungary $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
India $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Indonesia $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Ireland $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Israel $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
Italy $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Jamaica $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
Japan $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Kazakhstan $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Kenya $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
Latvia $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Lebanon $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
Lithuania $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Luxembourg $0.50 $1.00 $0.50

Amaysim Roaming Destinations M to V

Destination $/MB Calls SMS
Macau $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Malaysia $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Mauritius $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
Mexico $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
Monaco $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Montserrat $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
Morocco $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
Myanmar $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Nauru $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Nepal $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Netherlands $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
New Zealand $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Nigeria $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
North Macedonia $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Norway $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Oman $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
Pakistan $0.50 $1.00 $1.00
Panama $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
Papua New Guinea $0.50 $1.00 $1.00
Peru $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
Philippines $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Poland $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Portugal $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Puerto Rico $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Qatar $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
Russian Federation $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Samoa $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Saudi Arabia $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
Serbia $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Singapore $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Slovakia $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Slovenia $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Solomon Islands $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
South Africa $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
South Korea $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Spain $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Sri Lanka $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
St Kitts & Nevis $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
St Lucia $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
St Vincent & The Grenadines $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Sweden $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Switzerland $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Taiwan $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Tajikistan $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Thailand $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Turkey $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Turks & Caicos Islands $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
Ukraine $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
United Arab Emirates $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
United Kingdom $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
United States $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Uruguay $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
Uzbekistan $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Vanuatu $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Vietnam $0.50 $1.00 $0.50
Virgin Islands (UK) $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
Virgin Islands (US) $0.50 $1.00 $0.50

Amaysim Roaming Zones

Officially, Amaysim does not list its roaming destinations into zones. However, based on the roaming available roaming destinations, you can group them into zones.

Below, I will list the destinations in zones because they share the same cost structure.

Amaysim Zone 1

All the destinations grouped into zone 1 can make and receive phone calls for $1 and send text messages for $0.50 (receiving text messages is free). You pay $0.005 (half a cent, 0.5c) per 10 KB or $0.50 per MB.

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Belgium
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Canary Islands
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • East Timor
  • Estonia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Polynesia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Monaco
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Russian Federation
  • Samoa
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • St Vincent & The Grenadines
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vietnam

Amaysim Zone 2

All the destinations grouped into zone 2 can make and receive phone calls for $2 and send text messages for $1.50 (receiving text messages is free). You pay $0.01 per 10 KB or $1.00 per MB.

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Aruba
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica Islands
  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Haiti
  • Israel
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Lebanon
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa
  • St Kitts & Bevis
  • St Lucia
  • Turks & Caicos Islands
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uruguay
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Amaysim Zone 3

All destinations not listed in zone 1 or 2 can be considered as zone 3. You cannot use your Amaysim SIM card in zone 3 destinations.

An exception is Cyprus. Although you are unable to roam in Cyprus with your Amaysim SIM card, you can, however, call and receive calls for $4 per minute.

Cyprus is the most expensive destination you can call from while traveling abroad with Amaysim.

Can I Roam on Planes with Amaysim?

In-flight roaming is not possible with Amaysim.

Can I Roam on Cruise Ships with Amaysim?

Maritime roaming is not available with Amaysim.

Can I Call, Text, and Roam for Free with My Amaysim plan?

None of Amaysim’s plans include free international roaming to selected destinations. However, three of SIM-only mobile plans include unlimited calls to selected destinations, while two of them add another 300 international minutes to 22 other destinations.

None of these benefits apply to the As you go plan or the Data-only plans.

1. Price – Prices are in Australian Dollars (AUD) per 28 days
2. Talk&Text – To standard numbers
3. Unl. stands for Unlimited
4. Unl. Int. Call stands for Unlimited International Calls
5. 300 Int. Min stands for 300 International Minutes
6. Des. stands for Destinations
7. The table is best viewed in landscape mode or desktop view (when on mobile)

1 GB 5 GB30 GB45 GB60 GB
Price$10$20$30$40$50
Data1 GB5 GB30 GB45 GB60 GB
Talk&textUnl.Unl.Unl.Unl.Unl.
Unl. Int. callsXX10 Des.10 Des.10 Des.
300 Int. minXXX22 Des.22 Des.

Amaysim Unlimited International Talk & Text Destination

In the previous section, we learned that we have unlimited minutes and texts with the 30 GB, 45 GB, and 60 GB Amaysim plans, meaning there are no restrictions regarding calling and texting to standard mobiles and landlines to the following 10 destinations:

  • China (+86)
  • India (+91)
  • Hong Kong (+852)
  • Japan (+81)
  • Malaysia (+60)
  • New Zealand (+64)
  • Singapore (+65)
  • South Korea (+82)
  • United Kingdom (+44)
  • United States (+1)

Do note that unlimited calls and text applies to calls to these destinations, not on calls from these destinations. International roaming charges apply to calls and texts done out of Australia.

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Amaysim 300 International Talk & Text Destinations

The 45 GB and 60 GB Amaysim plans allow you to call to 22 destinations around the world, although these minutes are restricted to 300 minutes per 28 days. These 22 destinations are:

  • Austria (+61)
  • Bangladesh (+880)
  • Cambodia (+855)
  • Canada (+1)
  • Chile (+56)
  • Croatia (+385)
  • France (+33)
  • Germany (+49)
  • Greece (+30)
  • Hungary (+36)
  • Indonesia (+62)
  • Ireland (+353)
  • Italy (+39)
  • Netherlands (+31)
  • Pakistan (+92)
  • Philippines (+63)
  • Poland (+48)
  • South Africa (+27)
  • Taiwan (+886)
  • Thailand (+66)
  • Turkey (+90)
  • Vietnam (+84)

Amaysim International talk & text As You Go

Unlike with Amaysim’s SIM-only plans, you will be charged per minute or text when you call or text internationally with an As You Go Plan. Prices start from 6c/min per standard call and 25c per standard SMS.

Is Roaming Worth It with Amaysim?

Amaysim actively discourages its customers to roam abroad and to opt-in for a local SIM card instead. I would agree with their opinion, especially after analyzing the roaming charges per destination.

Downloading a 1 MB file in Estonia (zone 1) would cost you a whopping $5. The same file would cost you $10 in Ghana (zone 2).

In short, I would not roam with my Amaysim phone and would get a local SIM instead because Amaysim’s roaming rates are simply too high. You can also consider getting an international SIM like OneSimCard, SimOptions, Surfroam, BNESIM, or SimCorner (I made an international SIM card comparison post a while ago – check it out). Using a mobile hotspot could be useful too. Else, using WIFI hotspots is another alternative to consider to save on some cash.

Roaming with Amaysim may be convenient and easy, but it is also costly. Proceed with caution and avoid high roaming bills when you are back from your holiday.

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Book Your Flight

It is time to book your flight. Find cheap flights with AirWander so that you can add free or cheap stopovers in destinations you have not considered yet. If you are not ready to take off yet, set up flight alerts with Airfarewatchdog, and they will notify you once ticket prices for your preferred destination drops.

Book Your Accommodation

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Enjoy your trip!


Sources:

https://www.amaysim.com.au/help/mobile/manage-account/international-roaming
https://www.amaysim.com.au/plans/mobile-plans/international/roaming
https://www.amaysim.com.au/plans/mobile-plans/international/roaming#check-roaming-rates

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Ernest Adu

Ernest Adu, going by just Adu, is the founder and editor at Phone Travel Wiz. He has been a traveler for 6 years. Although from Europe, the Netherlands, Adu's favorite region is Asia. In particular, East and Southeast Asia. He currently lives in Tainan, Taiwan.

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