International Roaming

You can travel and roam around the world with your amaysim mobile in over 50 countries. Keep in mind that while your amaysim mobile plan and international phone plan makes it easy to call internationally from Australia, international roaming outside of Australia can be quite costly even though it is easy and convenient.

We recommendGrabbing a local SIM to get the best bang for your buck whilst abroad.

want to roam?

check international roaming rates

You can check the roaming rates for the country you're visiting (search country below).

enable international roaming

Login to My amaysim or the amaysim app to change your roaming settings.

add credit

If you have a prepaid account, you'll need additional credit to roam. If you have a postpaid account, roaming charges will be added to your bill.

track your usage

Keep an eye on your usage with My amaysim or the amaysim app.

roaming help

What is international roaming?

Quick answer

International roaming lets amaysim customer's use their amaysim mobile number and SIM to make/receive calls, send/receive SMS& MMS and access the internet while overseas.

How can I activate international roaming?

Quick answer

You can activate international roaming through My Settings in My amaysim or the Settings tab of the amaysim app. You can switch roaming off at any time in these areas.

How can I avoid expensive roaming costs?

Quick answer

We recommend that you:

  • Grab a local overseas SIM card,
  • Disable Mobile Data, and/or
  • Set up a call diversion (otherwise known as Call Forwarding).

For more on how to avoid bill shock while travelling internationally, check out our detailed recommendations.

Can I use roaming on a cruise ship or plane?

Quick answer

You sure can. Though roaming rates on ships, cruises or aircrafts are limited to calls and texts only- usage of data and MMS is not available. Rates are as follows:

  • Make/receive calls at $4.00/min
  • Check/receive Voicemail at $4.00/min
  • Send SMS for $1.00/each, receive SMS for free

How can I monitor my data usage/credit overseas?

Quick answer

It's smart to be wary of your phone usage habits overseas as the costs for phone calls, text messages and data usage can be expensive depending on the country you're visiting. Be sure to monitor your credit and data through My amaysim or the amaysim app.

Do I have to switch off roaming when I return home?

Quick answer

Once you arrive back in Australia there's no need to turn international roaming off and your regular plan will resume as per normal. Just be cautious the next time you head overseas with your amaysim SIM, as roaming will remain active unless you manually switch it off.

Having issues with international roaming?

Quick answer

For troubleshooting tips and advice on how to connect to overseas networks, be sure to check out our international roaming help guide.