Is Internet something you can’t leave without when you are aboard? Recently, I discovered Starhub’s Happy Roam Prepaid SIM. I bought it for my last trip and I find it really useful!
Happy Roam Prepaid SIM
Happy Roam Prepaid SIM allows you to surf the Internet with Singapore data rates. You can treat this like a roaming card. Whatever data you have paid for can be used across different countries. For example, if you purchase the data to use for your China trip, you can come back and use the leftover data in Singapore. You can also use the data when you visit Malaysia before the expiring date. Currently, this prepaid card supports the following destinations:
- Hong Kong
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
- Japan *NEW*
- New Zealand *NEW*
- Philippines *NEW*
Yes, it does not support all countries. But it has almost all the popular destinations that a Singaporean would go. I really love how it can be used in South Korea. Side note: In the past, it is really very difficult to buy a travel SIM card in Korea. But of course as their tourism continues to rise, prepaid SIM card is quite common in Korea now.
Flexible Data Plans
One thing I really like about this prepaid SIM is the variety of their Data Plans. Their plans are also reasonably priced. For instance, if you decide to go for a short trip to Malaysia, you don’t have to force yourself to get 30-Day plan. You can get a 3-Day plan at a cheaper price ($5 only!).
How to Buy and Use?
You can purchase online and collect at airport terminals. Otherwise you can go to convenience store to get it. Convenient right?!
As per like any prepaid card, you will have to activate the card before usage. The lady at the counter mentioned that you have to activate the card before traveling aboard. I activated the card while I was waiting for my flight. Just follow the instructions on the prepaid card to activate your data before you fly!
Oh you have to download their Starhub App on your phone too. You might want to do it at home before you get the card.
Sharing My Personal Experience…
Using Happy Roam in South Korea
I bought a 30-day 1.2GB plan for my 8-days trip to South Korea. Unfortunately, the data was insufficient as I used too much Instagram (opps) and Google Maps.
But since I have $8 left in the prepaid card, there is no problem purchasing another data plan on-the-go (through the app) while I was still in overseas.
The connection was good in both Seoul and Busan.
Using Happy Roam in Johor Bahru
Now that we discovered we can take Grab easily in Johor Bahru… we have been getting 3-days 1GB (S$ 5) for our past few trips.
We have nothing much to comment about it.
It does what it does and the connection is great.
That’s about it. If you need Internet overseas, Happy Roam provides a cheaper alternative to some overseas SIMS card.
This is not a sponsored post.