If you are going on vacation or holiday overseas and need access to the web, emails or your social networks then the Data Only service is for you.
This service works in over 160 countries. What's more you can avoid the excessive rates your home provider will try and charge you, with data rates from as little as 29c per MB - saving you up to 98% on international data roaming costs!
The Data Only service is great for those looking for excellent value data while away. So, whether you want to use your smartphone as a WiFi hotspot, or simply want web access on your iPad 3G, a different tablet or a dongle for your laptop the Data Only Service is the perfect international travel solution.
Got an iPad or iPhone? Need a Micro or Nano SIM?
Standard, Micro and Nano SIM cards are available for purchase.
Many new phones such as the iPhone 4 and the iPad require Micro SIM cards, the iPhone 5 and iPad mini require Nano SIM cards.
There is an option to select your SIM card type during Step 1 of the purchase process (learn more)
Below are some of our most popular data destinations, use the Rate finder for rates of all the countries where coverage is provided.
|Key Countries||Zone||Data Rate($ per MB)|
|Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom||A||39c|
|Australia, Belgium, France||B||99c|
|Plus over 110 more countries|
All rates are quoted in MB (megabytes) of data used, unless otherwise specified.
You need a minimum balance of $5 in order to use data.
Rates are based on kilobytes of data used, and start from $0.29 per MB. THe minimum charge is for 100KB and further usage is charged in icrements of 100KB.
A minimum charge of 50c per session applies.
Not all networks support GPRS and 3G data - you may need to change networks to pick up a GPRS or 3G network. We recommend that you disable automatic applications on your Smart phone when roaming. Data does not work with BlackBerry email.
Example: A 2MB photo upload would cost around 58c in the USA
Example: A 1.5MB photo upload would cost around 59c in Germany, South Africa, Sweden, The UK and other countries listed in Zone A
Example: A 1.5MB photo upload would cost around $1.49 in Australia, France, Poland, and Switzerland (Zone B)
All our products come with standard data rates and purchasing a Data Bundle (valid for 30 days) is a great way to get the best value mobile internet while you’re away in any of the countries listed below.
What are Data Bundles?
Data Bundles provide you with a separate credit balance which is used for surfing the web, emailing, streaming music and videos and all other kinds of data usage on your smartphone, tablet or laptop.
What’s more, because you’re buying more credit upfront our Data Bundles provide you with up to 200% additional bonus credit for use with data.
Please note: Data bundle credit cannot be used for Calls and Texting. See the table below for details.
|Bundle name||You Pay||You Get||Bonus Value|
|Lite Data Bundle||$50||$65||30% extra credit|
|Medium Data Bundle||$70||$140||100% extra credit|
|Heavy Data Bundle||$120||$360||200% extra credit|
Data bundles can only be used in any of the following countries:
Albania, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belgium, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Cyprus (North), Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Isle Of Man, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Montserrat, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidada & Tobago, Turkey, Turks & Caicos, United Kingdom, United States
Data bundles expire 30 days from activation. See activation details below.
Activating your bundle
You will need to activate the bundle shortly before you depart for your trip, or upon arrival. If you do not activate the bundle, it will not work and any data usage will utlise your standard credit balance.
To Activate your bundle, simply sign in to your account at rechargeminutes.com and click “Activate Data Bundle” on your account details page. Alternatively, you can dial 177 from your mobile when using our mobile service.
If using a smartphone you can dial 187 and press the call, send or OK key (ignoring any messages on the screen). The account balance will be sent in a text message. No charge applies.
If you are using a tablet or laptop you will need to log in to your account to check your balance. Visit www.rechargeminutes.com
Recharge your credit
If using a smartphone you can dial 181 and press the call, send or OK key (ignoring any messages on the screen).You will be connected to the Self service recharge menu. Have your credit card handy. No charge applies If you are using a tablet or laptop you will need to log in to your account to check your balance. Visit www.rechargeminutes.com
If using a smartphone you can dial 154 and press the call, send or OK key (ignoring any messages on the screen). You will be connected to 24/7 Customer Service. Charges apply.
If you are using a tablet or laptop you will need to use a landline or cellphone to call customer service, see Access Numbers for a full list of toll-free and local numbers.
Auto-recharge automatically recharges your account with USD$30 when your balance falls below USD$5. The automatic recharge is instantaneous and if using a smartphone you receive a text message when it occurs. If you are using a tablet or laptop you will need to log in to your account to enable Auto-recharge. Visit www.rechargeminutes.com. Enable or disable Auto-recharge at any time by signing into your account online or by calling Customer service. You can also change the minimum balance and the charge amount. If you are using a smartphone, follow the steps below: To enable, dial 171 and press the call, send or OK key (ignoring any messages on the screen). To disable, dial 393 and press the call, send or OK key (ignoring any messages on the screen). Please note a call is not made. You will receive a message saying Auto Recharge is either enabled or disabled.
Your Device must be configured to work with our Prepaid Data service.
If the automatic device configuration process does not show your model of device, please click here for instructions on how to manually configure your device. View user guide to configure your iPad (426KB PDF)
Please note: WAP and Internet access, email, instant messaging, and MMS are features of many devices, but not all. Prepaid data is required to enable these features if they are available on your device. Please check which features are supported by your device.
You can enable or disable a data connection to your SIM card. To enable data dial 313. To disable data dial 312.
Buying more calling time is simple. Use your American Express, Mastercard or VISA card to recharge to your account.
There are many easy ways to recharge your account.
If you're visiting the USA, you can purchase recharge vouchers from many of the largest and most well-known retailers, as well as thousands of independent locations across the country.
To ensure the retail location nearest you offers recharge vouchers, please use the following store locator.
What voucher should I ask for?
When in store ask the retailer for an ekit - Passport recharge voucher. $20, $30, $50 & $100 vouchers are available to purchase.
Using a landline, hotel or payphone (toll free call)
Note: a per minute rate applies to call a toll-free access number from your mobile phone.
Auto-recharge automatically recharges your account with USD $30 when your balance falls below USD $5.
Enable or disable Auto-recharge at any time by signing into your account online, by calling Customer Service or by dialing a short number on your phone (refer to Features). You can also change the minimum balance and the charge amount.
The automatic recharge is instantaneous and you receive a text message when it occurs.
Using the JT TravelApp, Avaliable for iPhone and Android, you can recharge, check your account balance, and account history while you are on the move. The TravelApp also features handy TravelTools including World Time, Weather and Currencies.
From landlines, hotels and payphones:
Download a print-friendly version of the user guide.
User guide (60KB PDF file)
Your Service will remain active indefinitely if you use a charged service (such as viewing a webpage or anything which entails downloading/uploading data using the service) within any six month period.
We will send you an email notification one week in advance of your Service becoming inactive. If you Service does become inactive, all your remaining credit (including the credit that comes included with the SIM) will expire. However, we will automatically re-instate your full expired credit balance (including any remaining initial included call credit) if you recharge your account with $30 or more via Customer Service within twelve (12) months of last use.
After twelve (12) months of inactivity your SIM card will be permanently deactivated. However, we will provide you with full credit for your expired credit balance (including any remaining initial included call credit) if you purchase a new SIM card via Customer Service.
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