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Macau: Best Tourist eSIMs Reviewed (2024)

Are you thinking of traveling to Macau soon and looking for the best travel eSIM?

Many eSIM providers are available nowadays, but not all are equal or good.

Some offer unlimited data, while others include a phone number for local, regional, or global use.

Some have blazing-fast speeds, while others have extended validity.

Whatever you need, there will be an eSIM for your liking.

In the case of Macau, I recommend one of these eSIM providers, which I have tested in numerous countries on multiple continents:

  • Airalo
  • Alosim
  • Holafly
  • Nomad
Airalo, Alosim, Holafly & Nomad Logos for eSIM Guides

What do they offer?

eSIMPackagesPricesDataPhone Number?5G NR?Discount Code(s)
Airalo64.50 USD – 26 USD1 GB for 7 days – 20 GB for 30 daysNoNoAIRALOMAY10 (10%) & NEWMAY15 (15%) 2
Alosim44.50 USD – 20 USD1 GB for 7 days – 10 GB for 30 daysYes (CA/US number) 1YesPTW (5%)
Holafly819 USD – 99 USDUnlimited for 5 days – unlimited for 90 daysNoNoPHONETRAVELWIZ (5%)
Nomad74 USD – 30 USD1 GB for 7 days – 20 GB for 45 daysNoYesADU123 (3 USD) 3

1 Alosim allows you to pick a Canadian (CA) or American (US) phone number through its sister app Hushed, giving you credits worth 30 minutes (within Macau or from Macau to anywhere else) or 50 texts (same conditions as calling)
2 if you have never purchased an Airalo eSIM, use code NEWMAY15 for 15% off. You can still get 10% off using code AIRALOMAY10 if you are an existing customer. Note each code has a redemption limit of 3000 (while the codes of Alosim and Holafly have no redemption limit)
3 if you have never purchased a Nomad eSIM, use code ADU123 for 3 USD off. On Tuesdays, use NOMADTUE for 10% off on plans of 10 GB or higher

Macau Macao Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
Alosim Taiwan eSIM
© Alosim

Do any of these providers offer regional, Asian, or even APAC (Asia-Pacific) eSIMs? Yes!

eSIMRegional eSIMs?CountriesPhone Number?
AlosimYes (Asia and a sub-regional one)Up to 13Yes (CA/US number)
NomadYes (Asia, APAC & a sub-regional one)Up to 21No
Alosim Asia eSIM
© Alosim

What about eSIMs global eSIMs exist? Of course!

eSIMGlobal eSIMs?CountriesPhone Number?
AiraloYes (Discover(+))120+Yes (Discover+ only)
AlosimNoN/AN/A
HolaflyNoN/AN/A
NomadYes (Global 109/136)109 & 136No

The discount codes I highlighted earlier can also be redeemed for any regional or global eSIM.

Airalo Discover eSIM
© Airalo
Airalo Discover+ eSIM
© Airalo

Now that we have an overview of our options let's go through each and find out about their benefits.

But if you already have an eSIM provider in mind, just click on the links next to jump to the respective sections: Airalo, Alosim, Holafly & Nomad.

Buying an eSIM for Macau Guide (logos of SimOptions, Nomad, Asialink, Discover+, Macao Mobile, Holafly, Alosim & Airalo)

Original publication: 25th of August 2022. Last updated: 6th of May 2024.


Table of Contents

Airalo Macau eSIM

Airalo Logo
© Airalo

Alosim has only one eSIM that can be used in Macau: Macau Mobile.

Below is a quick overview:

eSIMCoveragePackagesPricesData5G NR in Macau?
Macau Mobile
Macau only64.50 USD – 26 USD1 GB for 7 days – 20 GB for 30 daysNo
Airalo eSIMs for Macau Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

Remember to use code NEWMAY15 for 15% off if you have never purchased an Airalo eSIM before OR code AIRALOMAY10 for 10% off if you are an existing Airalo user (valid until the 31st of March – only the first 3000 users can redeem either discount code).

Macau Macao Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Airalo was the first eSIM store launched in 2019.

It is also the largest eSIM provider, covering more than 200 countries and territories.

Airalo All Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version)
2023 version

The first eSIM I ever tested was one from Airalo (in the Netherlands).

This is why I have tested Airalo eSIMs in more countries than other providers.

Airalo gives each country's eSIM a unique name that is often related to said nation.

Airalo Macau Mobile (Macau) eSIM

Airalo's Macau eSIM is called Macau Mobile.

Macau Macao Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

As highlighted in the table earlier, there are six Macau Macau Mobile eSIM variants:

  1. Macau/Macao Mobile 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 4.50 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  2. Macau/Macao Mobile 2 GB eSIM for 15 days, costing 6.50 USD
  3. Macau/Macao Mobile 3 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 8.50 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  4. Macau/Macao Mobile 5 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 11.50 USD
  5. Macau/Macao Mobile 10 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 18 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  6. Macau/Macao Mobile 20 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 26 USD

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only). The (promotional) prices were updated on the 21st of April.

Airalo Macau Macao Mobile eSIM Price & Data Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

With the Airalo Macau Mobile eSIM, you can use the CTM Macau network.

Airalo Macau Macao Mobile eSIM Supported Networks in Macau Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

In my Macau SIM card buying guide, I tell you more about which Macanese mobile operator is/are the best in coverage or speed so you can manually select the network that would suit your needs.

Buying a SIM Card in Macau Guide (logos of SmarTone, CTM & Three (3))

Airalo eSIM for Macau Summarized

To summarize, these are the characteristics of each Airalo eSIM covered in this section:

  • Macau Mobile:
    • can be used in Macau only
    • is priced between 4.50 USD and 26 USD
    • has six variants (1 GB for 7 days – 20 GB for 30 days)
    • has no 5G NR access
    • has no phone number
Airalo eSIMs for Macau Summary Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

Alosim Macau eSIMs

Alosim Logo
© Alosim

Airalo has two kinds of eSIMs that can be used in Macau: Macau and Asia.

Below is a quick overview:

eSIMCoveragePackagesPrices5G NR in Macau?Phone Number?
MacauMacau only44.50 USD – 20 USDYesYes
Asia (new)Macau & 12 Asian countries75 USD – 185 USDYesYes

Note: it is often cheaper or more convenient to buy the Asia eSIM instead of the Asia Five Pack one, so I will not cover it in this section. However, I did want to mention/highlight it in case you are interested. The links above will bring you to the product page of the Asia Five Pack eSIM.

Remember that you can use code PTW for 5% off any Alosim purchase (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want).

If you already have an eSIM variant in mind, click on the links next to jump to the respective sections: Macau and Asia.

Alosim Taiwan eSIM
© Alosim
Alosim Asia eSIM
© Alosim

Alosim is backed by AffinityClick, which is known for the Hushed app.

AffinityClick Logo
© AffinityClick

That app with the tagline “Temporary & Second Phone Number App for Wifi, Data Calling & Texting” has over 8 million downloads.

Hushed Screenshot

It took a while, but AffinityClick finally bundled its product, which is a big deal.

Why? With any Alosim eSIM purchase, you will get a Hushed redemption code, giving you up to 30 international minutes or 50 international SMS.

You get a free +1 (American or Canadian) phone number from one of the more than 300 supported area codes.

While it would be fantastic to get a Macanese phone number instead, it is impossible to get one for the time being due to local regulations.

Either way, Alosim is the only eSIM provider that gives you a phone number for each eSIM purchase.

And it has eSIMs for over 170 countries, including Macau.

Alosim All Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version)
2023 version

Alosim Macau eSIM

For Macau, you have the following four choices:

Alosim Taiwan eSIM
© Alosim
  1. Macau 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 4.50 USD
  2. Macau 3 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 9.50 USD
  3. Macau 5 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 13 USD
  4. Macau 10 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 20 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only). The (promotional) prices were updated on the 21st of April.

Alosim Macau eSIM Price & Data Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

Alosim's Macau eSIM gives you access to the CTM Macau (5G) network.

Alosim Macau eSIM Supported Networks in Macau Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

For more information on how Macanese mobile operator perform, check out my Macau SIM card buying guide, where I discuss the performance of each SIM card (in terms of coverage and speed).

Buying a SIM Card in Macau Guide (logos of SmarTone, CTM & Three (3))

Alosim Asia eSIM

Next and finally, we have Alosim's Asia eSIM to be used in Macau and 12 other Asian countries.

Alosim Asia eSIM
© Alosim

For the longest time, Alosim did not have a proper Asia eSIM.

Instead, it had, and still has, the Asia Five Pack eSIM for five Asian countries (Hong Kong, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan & Thailand).

It took some convincing (more than half a year), but it finally introduced a proper Asia eSIM in December 2023.

Well, the word proper is doing some heavy lifting because mostly East- and Southeast Asian countries are covered + Bangladesh.

The Asia eSIM has 5G NR access in most countries it can be used in, which is a central selling point too.

This also means you can experience 5G NR speeds in Macau on CTM Macau with this eSIM.

Let's see how much each of the seven Alosim Asia eSIMs cost:

  1. Asia 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 5 USD
  2. Asia 2 GB eSIM for 15 days, costing 9.50 USD
  3. Asia 3 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 15 USD
  4. Asia 5 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 20 USD
  5. Asia 10 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 37 USD
  6. Asia 50 GB eSIM for 90 days, costing 100 USD
  7. Asia 100 GB eSIM for 180 days, costing 185 USD

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only). The (promotional) prices were updated on the 21st of April.

Alosim Asia eSIM Price & Data Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

The Asia eSIM has access to the same one network as the Macau eSIM.

As mentioned, you will also get a Hushed phone number with any Alosim Asia eSIM purchase.

The Asia eSIM can be used in the following 13 countries:

  • Bangladesh
  • China (5G)
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia (5G)
  • Japan (5G)
  • Macau (5G)
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines (5G)
  • Singapore (5G)
  • South Korea (5G)
  • Taiwan (5G)
  • Thailand (5G)
  • Vietnam
Alosim Asia eSIM Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (December 2023 Version)
2023 version

Alosim eSIMs for Macau Summarized

To summarize, these are the characteristics of each Alosim eSIM covered in this section:

  • Macau:
    • is priced between 4.50 USD and 20 USD
    • has four variants (1 GB for 7 days – 10 GB for 30 days)
    • has 5G NR access
    • includes a free +1 (American or Canadian) phone number through Hushed
      • allows for up to 30 international calls and/or 30 international SMS (within Macau or from Macau to any other country)
  • Asia (new):
    • can be used in Macau and 12 other Asian countries
    • is priced between 5 USD and 185 USD
    • has seven variants (1 GB for 7 days – 100 GB for 180 days)
    • has 5G NR access in Macau (and numerous other countries)
    • includes a free +1 (American or Canadian) phone number through Hushed
      • allows for up to 30 international calls and/or 30 international SMS (within Macau or from Macau to any other country)
Alosim eSIMs for Macau Summary Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

Holafly Macau eSIM

Holafly Logo
© Holafly

Holafly has only one eSIM that can be used in Macau: Macau.

Below is a quick overview:

eSIMCoveragePackagesPrices5G NR in Macau?Phone Number?
MacauMacau only819 USD – 99 USDNoNo
Holafly eSIMs for Macau Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

Remember that you can use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for 5% off any Holafly purchase (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want).

Holafly made a name for itself by introducing unlimited data plans in June 2022, which was uncommon back then.

Now, it has eSIMs for more than 160 countries.

Holafly All Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version)
2023 version

And more than 100 of them have unlimited data plans.

Holafly Unlimited Data eSIM Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version)
2023 version

Holafly Macau eSIM

Macau is lucky enough to have unlimited data eSIMs, and you have eight options:

  1. Macau unlimited data eSIM for 5 days, costing 19 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  2. Macau unlimited data eSIM for 7 days, costing 27 USD
  3. Macau unlimited data eSIM for 10 days, costing 34 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  4. Macau unlimited data eSIM for 15 days, costing 47 USD
  5. Macau unlimited data eSIM for 20 days, costing 54 USD
  6. Macau unlimited data eSIM for 30 days, costing 64 USD
  7. Macau unlimited data eSIM for 60 days, costing 84 USD
  8. Macau unlimited data eSIM for 90 days, costing 99 USD

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only). The (promotional) prices were updated on the 21st of April.

Holafly Macau eSIM Price & Data Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

Be aware that as of mid-2023, Holafly eSIMs with unlimited data plans (excluding European ones) are speed-restricted to 18 Mbps (the speeds are even slower in some countries).

While 18 Mbps is not exactly a snail's speed, much faster speeds are available for lower prices with other eSIM providers mentioned in this guide.

Anyway, with this eSIM, you can use the 3 Macau network.

Holafly eSIMs for Macau Summarized

To summarize, these are the characteristics of each Holafly eSIM covered in this section:

  • Macau:
    • is priced between 19 USD and 99 USD
    • has eight variants (unlimited for 5 days – unlimited for 90 days)
    • has no 5G NR access
    • has no phone number
Holafly eSIMs for Macau Summary Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

Nomad Macau eSIMs

Nomad eSIMs Logo
© Nomad

Nomad has four kinds of eSIMs that can be used in Macau: Macau, APAC (Asia-Pacific), SEA (Southeast Asia)-Plus & Global.

Below is a quick overview:

eSIMCoveragePackagesPrices5G NR in Macau?
MacauMacau only74 USD – 30 USDYes 3
APACMacau & 19/20 Asia-Pacific countries12 (6 for 20 countries & 6 for 21 countries)8 USD/7 USD – 65/48 USD 1Yes 4
SEA-PlusMacau & 13 Asian and Oceanian countries146 USD – 39 USDNo
GlobalMacau & 108/135 other countries6 (3 for 109 countries & 3 for 136 countries)25/19 USD – 45/57 USD 2Yes 5

1 8 USD and 65 USD apply to the 20 Countries Plan. 21 Countries Plan eSIMs costs between 7 USD and 48 USD
2 25 USD and 45 USD apply to the 109 Countries Plan. 136 Countries Plan eSIMs costs between 19 USD and 57 USD
3 5G NR access for most eSIM options (except for 1 GB for 7 days (4 USD variant))
4 5G NR access is available for the 20 Countries Plan eSIMs only
5 5G NR access is available for the 136 Countries Plan eSIMs only

Nomad is an eSIM provider covering over 160 countries.

Nomad All Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version)
2023 version

It also has the strongest presence in Asia in terms of number of packages for country-specific countries and (sub-)regional eSIMs.

And very generous data plans are available (up to 50 GB).

Unlike many eSIM providers that refer to Asia as several East- and Southeast Asian countries, Nomad has eSIMs covering those regions + Oceania and South Asia.

Nomad Macau eSIM

For Macau, you have these seven choices:

  1. Macau 1 GB eSIM for 3 days (JoyTelecom), costing 4 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  2. Macau 1 GB eSIM for 3 days (Singtel), costing 6 USD
  3. Macau 3 GB eSIM for 30 days (Singtel), costing 10 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  4. Macau 5 GB eSIM for 30 days (Singtel), costing 13 USD
  5. Macau 10 GB eSIM for 30 days (Singtel), costing 19 USD
  6. Macau 15 GB eSIM for 30 days (Singtel), costing 22 USD
  7. Macau 20 GB eSIM for 45 days (Singtel), costing 30 USD

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only). The (promotional) prices were updated on the 21st of April.

If an eSIM is powered by JoyTelecom, you can use 5G NR or some or all supported Macanese mobile networks. If the eSIM is powered by Global1SIM, Nomad Black (Tele2 Sweden), Singtel, or Truphone (rebranded to 1Global) instead, you will be restricted to 4G/LTE.

Because these providers are different, you can access different Macanese mobile networks depending on who powers them.

The best way to find out is by pressing See Details on the Nomad Macau eSIM product page.

Nomad Macau eSIM Price & Data Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

My Macau SIM card buying guide will inform you which network(s) is/are the best regarding coverage and speed.

Buying a SIM Card in Macau Guide (logos of SmarTone, CTM & Three (3))

Nomad APAC eSIM

The Nomad APAC eSIM can be used in 20 or 21 countries in the Asia-Pacific (Oceania) region, depending on the variant.

The APAC eSIM has the 20 Countries Plan (JoyTelecom) and the 21 Countries Plan (Singtel).

JoyTelecom-powered eSIMs have up to 5G NR access in all supported countries (except for Laos, where you are restricted to 3G) and have a maximum validity of 60 days (30 GB).

Meanwhile, Singtel-powered eSIMs (previously Truphone) have 4G/LTE access in all supported countries (even Laos), and they have a maximum validity of 45 days (20 GB).

Because of the partner switch, most eSIMs under the 21 Countries Plan have seen price reductions.

Below is a price list of all the Nomad APAC eSIMs:

  1. APAC 1 GB eSIM for 7 days (20 Countries Plan), costing 8 USD
  2. APAC 1 GB eSIM for 7 days (21 Countries Plan), costing 10 7 USD (price dropped)
  3. APAC 3 GB eSIM for 15 days (20 Countries Plan), costing 13 USD
  4. APAC 3 GB eSIM for 30 days (21 Countries Plan), costing 17 14 USD (price dropped)
  5. APAC 5 GB eSIM for 30 days (20 Countries Plan), costing 23 17 USD (price dropped) – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  6. APAC 5 GB eSIM for 30 days (21 Countries Plan), costing 19 USD
  7. APAC 10 GB eSIM for 30 days (20 Countries Plan), costing 28 23 USD (on sale) – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  8. APAC 10 GB eSIM for 30 days (21 Countries Plan), costing 37 31 USD (price dropped)
  9. APAC 15 GB eSIM for 30 days (21 Countries Plan), costing 37 USD
  10. APAC 20 GB eSIM for 45 days (20 Countries Plan), costing 38 29 USD (on sale) – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  11. APAC 20 GB eSIM for 45 days (21 Countries Plan), costing 62 48 USD (price dropped)
  12. APAC 30 GB eSIM for 60 days (20 Countries Plan), costing 65 USD

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only). The (promotional) prices were updated on the 21st of April.

Nomad APAC eSIM Price & Data Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

Below is a country overview of the 20 Countries Plan and 21 Countries Plan eSIMs:

20 Countries (JoyTelecom/5G):

  • Australia
  • Bangladesh (new)
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • India (new)
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos (3G only)
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan (new)
  • Philippines
  • Singapore (unique)
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka (new)
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

21 Countries (Singtel/4G):

  • Australia
  • Bangladesh (new)
  • Brunei (unique)
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • India (new)
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Nepal (unique)
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan (new)
  • Philippines
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka (new)
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

I have tested the Nomad APAC eSIM in various countries already (even when it was powered by providers that are not used anymore).

You can learn about my experiences in my ongoing Nomad APAC eSIM review.

Nomad APAC eSIM Review by Phone Travel Wiz

Nomad SEA-Plus eSIM

The Nomad SEA-Plus eSIM can be used in 14 countries in Southeast Asia (SEA), Oceania & South Asia.

This is Nomad's newest regional eSIM covering Asian Pacific countries (late 2023 – powered by Singtel).

The main selling point was that this eSIM could also be used in two South Asian countries (Bangladesh and Sri Lanka).

However, the APAC eSIMs now cover these two countries too (+India and Pakistan).

But the SEA-Plus eSIM is cheaper than most APAC eSIMs.

Unfortunately, you will be restricted to 4G/LTE with the SEA-Plus eSIM.

Below is a price list of all the Nomad SEA-Plus eSIMs:

  1. SEA-Plus 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 6 USD
  2. SEA-Plus 3 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 12 USD
  3. SEA-Plus 5 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 16 USD
  4. SEA-Plus 10 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 23 USD
  5. SEA-Plus 15 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 35 USD
  6. SEA-Plus 20 GB eSIM for 45 days, costing 39 USD

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only). The (promotional) prices were updated on the 21st of April.

Nomad SEA-Plus eSIM Price & Data Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

Below is a country overview of the Nomad SEA-Plus eSIM:

  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

At the moment, I have no ongoing SEA-Oceania review because (1) the eSIM is new and (2) it is too similar to the APAC and Nomad SEA-Oceania eSIMs (especially if I try the ones powered by Singtel).

This may change in the (near) future, so stay tuned!

Nomad Global eSIM

At last, we have the Nomad Global eSIM.

Depending on your chosen variant, the eSIM can be used in 109 or 136 countries.

Truphone (rebranded to 1Global) powers the 109 Countries Plan, giving you up to 4G/LTE access.

Meanwhile, the 136 Countries Plan is powered by eSIM Go, giving you 5G NR access in about half of the supported countries.

Each plan has three eSIMs: 1 GB for 7 days, 3 GB for 30 days & 5 GB for 30 days.

Below is a price list of all the Nomad Global eSIMs:

  1. Global 1 GB eSIM for 7 days (109 Countries), costing 25 USD
  2. Global 1 GB eSIM for 7 days (136 Countries), costing 19 USD
  3. Global 3 GB eSIM for 30 days (109 Countries), costing 40 USD
  4. Global 3 GB eSIM for 30 days (136 Countries), costing 40 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  5. Global 5 GB eSIM for 30 days (109 Countries), costing 45 USD
  6. Global 5 GB eSIM for 30 days (136 Countries), costing 57 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only). The (promotional) prices were updated on the 21st of April.

Nomad Global eSIM Price & Data Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in these images may be outdated.

Because I have no ongoing review for this eSIM (its short validity makes it challenging to be a proper global eSIM), you can use the Nomad Global product page or the map below to find all supported countries.

Nomad Global eSIM Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version).png
2023 version

Nomad eSIMs for Macau Summarized

To summarize, these are the characteristics of each Nomad eSIM covered in this section:

  • Macau:
    • is priced between 4 USD and 30 USD
    • has seven variants (1 GB for 7 days – 20 GB for 45 days)
    • has 5G NR access on select supported networks
    • has no phone number
  • APAC:
    • can be used in Macau and 19/20 other Asia-Pacific countries
      • 20 Countries Plan (powered by JoyTelecom/CSL Mobile Hong Kong)
      • 21 Countries Plan (powered by Singtel Singapore)
    • is priced between 7 USD and 65 USD
      • 20 Countries Plan: 8 USD – 65 USD
      • 21 Countries Plan: 7 USD – 48 USD
    • has 12 variants (1 GB for 7 days – 30 GB for 30 days)
      • 20 Countries Plan: six options between 1 GB for 7 days and 30 GB for 60 days
      • 21 Countries Plan: six options between 1 GB for 7 days and 20 GB for 45 days
    • has 5G NR access on select supported networks in Macau (and numerous other countries)
      • 20 Countries Plan: 5G NR access on select supported networks in Macau (and numerous other countries)
      • 21 Countries Plan: no 5G NR access
    • has no phone number
  • SEA-Plus:
    • can be used in Macau and 13 other Asian and Oceanian countries
    • is priced between 6 USD and 39 USD
    • has six variants (1 GB for 7 days – 20 GB for 45 days)
    • has no 5G NR access in Macau (or any other country)
    • has no phone number
  • Global:
    • can be used in Macau and 108/135 other countries globally
      • 109 Countries Plan (powered by Truephone/1Global)
      • 136 Countries Plan (powered by eSIM Go)
    • is priced between 19 USD and 57 USD
      • 109 Countries Plan: 25 USD – 45 USD
      • 136 Countries Plan: 19 USD – 57 USD
    • has six variants (1 GB for 7 days – 5 GB for 30 days)
      • 109 Countries Plan: 1 GB for 7 days, 3 GB for 30 days & 5 GB for 30 days
      • 136 Countries Plan: 1 GB for 7 days, 3 GB for 30 days & 5 GB for 30 days
    • has 5G NR access in Macau (and numerous other countries)
      • 109 Countries Plan: 5G NR access
      • 136 Countries Plan: no 5G NR access
    • has no phone number
Nomad eSIMs for Macau Summary Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

Overview of the Best eSIMs for Macau

That was a lot of info we went over, so let's try to summarize everything.

Macau-only eSIMs:

  • Cheapest 3 GB Macau eSIM: Airalo (8.50 USD)
  • Cheapest 5 GB Macau eSIM: Airalo (11.50 USD)
  • Cheapest 10 GB Macau eSIM: Airalo (18 USD)
  • Provider with unlimited data plans for Macau: Holafly
  • Macau eSIM with the longest validity: Holafly (90 days)
  • Macau eSIM with 5G NR: Alosim & Nomad
  • Macau eSIM with phone numbers: Alosim (American/Canadian)

Asia/APAC eSIMs covering Macau:

  • Cheapest 3 GB Asia/APAC eSIM: Nomad (12 USD (SEA-Plus))
  • Cheapest 5 GB Asia/APAC eSIM: Nomad (16 USD (SEA-Plus))
  • Cheapest 10 GB Asia/APAC eSIM: Nomad (23 USD (SEA-Plus))
  • Provider with unlimited data plans for Macau and Asia: N/A
  • Asia/APAC eSIM with the longest validity: Alosim (180 days)
  • Asia/APAC eSIM with 5G NR in Macau: Alosim, & Nomad (APAC 20 Countries Plan)
  • Asia/APAC eSIM with phone numbers: Alosim (American/Canadian)

Regarding global eSIMs, Airalo's Discover(+) eSIM is cheaper, has more generous data allowances & longer validity than Nomad's Global eSIM (and includes a phone number for the + variant).

However, Nomad's eSIM has better coverage (135+ instead of 120+ countries).

Do not forget to use one of these discount codes for extra savings:

  • Airalo: NEWMAY15 for 15% off if you have never purchased an Airalo eSIM. If you have, use AIRALOMAY10 for 10% off (each code can be used 3000 times among all Airalo customers, so better redeem it quickly!
  • Alosim: PTW for 5% off (the code can be used by anyone, including existing customers, as many times as you wish – no redemption limit)
  • Holafly: PHONETRAVELWIZ for 5% off (the code can be used by anyone, including existing customers, as many times as you wish – no redemption limit)
  • Nomad: ADU123 for 3 USD (or your currency's equivalent) if you have never purchased a Nomad eSIM

Enjoy Macau (and neighboring countries)!