Country by country guide to eSIMs sold on Mobimatter eSIM store

Purpose and Methodology - Read this first!

Mobimatter is a marketplace selling products of different telecom operators, which are totally independent from each other. Their performance and value proposition can vary significantly by country, and this guide is intended to help you make a better informed decision for according to your needs.

In this page, we offer you our expert opinion based on the experience we have accumulated over the years. We take into account value for money, the feedback we receive from our customers, ratios of complaints received at our support center, and other industry-specific technical factors, to synthesize an opinion that is easy to understand and useful to you.

This page will be frequently updated to reflect the latest developments, such as performance improvement or degradations, as well as new and discontinued products in our portfolio.


LEGAL: This guide is a collection of subjective and personal opinions. Mobimatter has not conducted a formal performance comparison and makes no claims or guarantees regarding the accuracy and justifiability of the opinions expressed herein.


Albania

(Updated: 19 April 2022)

GlobaleSIM is good option for Albania, and they have large variety of offers. 3HK also works well, if you have an existing eSIM from them you can use it there too. Both providers connect to Vodafone network. Choose the Albania eSIM package that suits you best here.

The ruins of the castle on the Cap of Rodon.
Photo by Danny Froese / Unsplash

Algeria

(Updated: 19 April 2022)

GlobaleSIM works well in Algeria and, and has a good variety of eSIM offers. You can choose one here.

Tassili du Hoggar - Algerian Sahara -
photo made by rouichi / switzerland
Photo by Azzedine Rouichi / Unsplash

Asia (South-East)

(Updated: 12 April 2022)

You can check for individual country recommendations, but as a general advice, choose an local/regional Asian operator for a good and reliable connection in Asia. 3HK, TraveleSIM, AIS all offer great value packages that cover the region and also happen to have the best quality service. See the eSIM offers for Asia here.

Photo by Lisheng Chang / Unsplash

Australia

(Updated: 23 March 2022)

All the operators on our store offer good performance in Australia. Some connect to Vodafone, others to Optus, and some can work on either of the two. Choose based on your data and validity needs. 3HK is our recommended choice because of the excellent value for money it offers. See the wide range of eSIMs we have for Australia here.

Morning Opera
Photo by Photoholgic / Unsplash

Azerbaijan

(Updated: 23 March 2022)

AIS Sim2Fly Global package offers good quality 4G LTE connection in Azerbaijan and is our preferred choice. GlobaleSIM also works, but in Azerbaijan the connection is 3G only, therefore limited in speed. See the eSIM offers for Azerbaijan here.

Baku Cityscape with Flame Towers
Photo by Lloyd Alozie / Unsplash

Bahrain

(Updated 23 March 2022)

AIS Sim2Fly is our preferred choice for Bahrain. If you have a Global package from 3HK, it will also work there, but it is not recommended to buy it for Bahrain only, since its connection in Bahrain is 3G only, therefore limited in speed. See the eSIM offers for Bahrain here.

Photo by Charles-Adrien Fournier / Unsplash

Brazil

(Updated 02 April 2022)

In Brazil both Flexiroam and AIS offer good performance. Both connect to Vivo network. Choose from the eSIM data packages working in Brazil here

Wildest sunset ever
Photo by Agustin Diaz Gargiulo / Unsplash

Cambodia

(Updated: 12 April 2022)

3HK works very well in Cambodia, and offers great value, too. AIS SIM2Fly is a good option, too. See the eSIM ooffers working in Cambodia here.

This was our favorite temple at Angkor Wat.  We went here during our first day visiting the temples and the second day we decided to return at sun up.  We were the only people in the temple for about an hour that morning.  It allowed us to explore and experience the temple without the scores of tourists like the day before.  Definitely the best way to experience this temple.
Photo by James Wheeler / Unsplash

Canada

(Updated: 23 March 2022)

The winner in Canada is GlobaleSIM, being able to connect to Bell, Telus, and Rogers networks, thereby offering best coverage in this vast country.
If you know that Rogers network has good coverage in the area you will be in, you can also choose 3HK and take advantage of their excellent value for money offers. See the eSIM packages working in Canada here.

Photo by Guillaume Jaillet / Unsplash

Caribbean - Barbados, Jamaica...

(Updated: 2 April 2022)

Ubigi and GlobaleSIM both work in Caribbean, with Ubigi offering more affordable smaller packages. You can find the available offers here and search for the particular destination you are planning to visit.

Photo by Tom Jur / Unsplash

China

(Updated: 22 March 2022)

For China, 3HK is the undisputable winner, offering great performance and fantastic value for money. Choose one of their eSIM offers here and look no further.

Photo by Hanson Lu / Unsplash

Costa Rica

(Updated: 02 April 2022)

In Costa Rica both Flexiroam and AIS offer good performance. Both connect to Movistar network. Choose from the eSIM data packages working in Costa Rica here

Drake Bay Kayak
Photo by Filip Mroz / Unsplash

Dominican Republic

(Updated: 02 April 2022)

There aren't many eSIM options for Dominican Republic, but luckily GlobaleSIM offers a good selection of eSIM packages that offer good performance. Check out the eSIM deals for Dominican Republic here

Photo by Honey Yanibel Minaya Cruz / Unsplash

Europe - EU Countries

(Updated:  19 April 2022)

EU countries are very popular travel destinations and there are many, many eSIM options from almost all operators you can use there. But there is one that clearly stands out above all others: Ubigi. Ubigi has a very well optimized data network, and often offers better data performance than even the local networks in Europe they connect to. Their Europe eSIM packages and are very competitively priced, too, especially when it comes to single-country packages for France, Spain, Italy, and others. They have recently added more network partners in major European countries, so you won't have to worry about coverage, either. Highly recommended. Find the wide range of eSIMs working in Europe here, and search for a specific country or countries for more relevant results.

Flag of the European Union in front of the EU-Parliament in Brussels, Belgium
Photo by Christian Lue / Unsplash

Europe - Non-EU Countries

(Updated: 28 March 2022)

For non-EU countries like Serbia, Albania, Montenegro, and others, GlobaleSIM is our recommended choice. Their packages usually work across the continent, making it convenient choice also if you are visiting both EU and non-EU destinations in a single trip.
Find the wide range of eSIMs working in Europe here, and search for a specific country or countries for more relevant results.

Vintage globe with Europe in focus
Photo by Christian Lue / Unsplash

Egypt

(Updated: 23 March 2022)

In Egypt, both Flexiroam and AIS perform very well. Flexiroam has a variety of packages and better value for money, so it is our recommended option. Find the available packages for Egypt here

Great Pyramid of Giza, Khufu and Cheops - El Giza, Cairo, Egypt
Photo by Jeremy Bezanger / Unsplash

France

(Updated: 2 April 2022)

Most eSIM operators will give you good performance in France, but if you want the best, go for Ubigi. Their data plans are very reasonably priced, too. Check the eSIM packages to use in France here.

Notre Dame gargoyle sunrise.
Photo by Pedro Lastra / Unsplash

Georgia

(Updated: 19 April 2022)

GlobaleSIM is good option for Georgia, and they have large variety of offers. 3HK also works well, if you have an existing eSIM from them you can use it there too. Both providers connect to Beeline network. Choose the Georgia eSIM package that suits you best here.

Trinity Gergeti Church, Kazbegi, Georgia
This is my favorite photo. If you want to share it on Instagram, I would appreciate if you mention my account @imangm
Photo by Iman Gozal / Unsplash

Hong Kong

(Uodated: 5 April 2022)

In Hong Kong, go local with our partner 3 Hong Kong. You get copious data and voice calling minutes, all at very reasonable price, and top quality local data connection. Moreover, you can use this eSIM in your future travels by easily topping it up with a roaming package of your choice. Highly recommended.
See the offers we have for Hong Kong here.

Crowded Hong Kong
Photo by Edbert Als / Unsplash

Indonesia

(Updated: 12 April 2022)

For Indonesia, TraveleSIM is our recommended option, because it connects to Telkomsel network, which has the by far the best coverage. If your stay will be mostly within popular Java and Bali islands, the 3 (Tri) network is likely to be available, so 3HK can also be a good choice. Check out the eSIM offers we have for Indonesia here

This was a temple in Bali well known for the sunset’s it can produce and trust me I was not the only person snapping this moment on their camera, If anything I wish I could go back to the location and try again but I tried multiple angle’s before getting this shot which I believe to be the best of my capabilities.
Photo by Harry Kessell / Unsplash

Israel

(Updated: 2 April 2022)

All the operators in our store offer good quality performance in Israel. GlobaleSIM, 3HK, AIS,... choose a package that suits your needs and buy with confidence here.

A view over the Bahá'í gardens and the Shrine of the Báb in Haifa, Israel
Photo by Rade Šaptović / Unsplash

Italy

(Updated: 19 April 2022)

For Italy, as for the rest of the EU, Ubigi is our recommended choice. They connect to TIM and Wind networks, so you don't have to worry about coverage. GlobaleSIM is another good choice, and can connect to all three main networks in Italy - TIM, Vodafone, and Wind. Find the eSIM packages for Italy here.

The Vatican City at the Heart of Rome
Photo by Christopher Czermak / Unsplash

Kuwait

(Updated: 17 April 2022)

3HK connects to the best network in Kuwait, and works well, so it is our recommended choice. The alternative is AIS SIM2FLy, which also works, though not as well. Explore the eSIM offers we have for Kuwait here.

Kuwait City in cloudy day.
Photo by Ahmad Mohammed / Unsplash

Latin America - Argentina, Colombia, Chile...

(Updated: 2 April 2022)

You may think that there isn't much choice in our eSIM store for Latin America, but this is only because we no longer show products that are supposed to work there, but have left many of our customers disappointed with their (lack of) performance.
Flexiroam has proven to have consistently reliable performance in Latin America, and offers good value for money, too. It is our recommended option. Explore their packages here.

Photo by Saul Mercado / Unsplash

Japan

(Updated: 22 March 2022)

Local MVNO IIJ offers the best performance, with the advantage of being a true domestic operator. Ubigi connection in Japan also excellent. Both connect to NTT Docomo network and you are unlikely to notice much difference in day to day use.
Asian operators like 3 Hong Kong and AIS also perform very well, so if you already have a package from them that works in Japan, you can use it with confidence. Check out the eSIM offers for Japan here.

Famous Fuji
Photo by David Edelstein / Unsplash

Jordan

(Updated: 5 April 2022)

AIS and GlobaleSIM both are good options for Jordan. AIS connects to Zain and GlobaleSIM connects to Orange, and both networks have good coverage across the country. See the eSIM offers we have for Jordan here.

Both Lost- we found each other.
Photo by J Basiga / Unsplash

Maldives

(Updated: 19 April 2022)

Ooredoo is a local network in Maldives and offers an excellent tourist eSIM with plenty of data and minutes. Check it out here.

Blue vibes
Photo by Husen Siraaj / Unsplash

Mexico

(Updated: 2 April 2022)

For Mexico, Flexiroam is our recommended choice. It connects to Movistar network, and is a reliable choice. 3HK Global package also works in Mexico, but it connects to AT&T network and we have received received complaints about the consistency and reliability of the connection. Explore the eSIMs that work in Mexico here.

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Photo by fer gomez / Unsplash

Norway

(Updated: 21 April 2022)

GlobaleSIM is our recommended choice for Norway, since it can work on either Telenor or Telia networks. Explore their eSIM offers here.

Amazing light display from Mother Nature, very humbled and in awe to capture a multi-hued color Aurora at Tromso, Norway.
Photo by Lightscape / Unsplash

Oman

(Updated: 23 march 2022)

There isn't much eSIM choice when it comes to Oman, but AIS Sim2Fly works well in Oman, you can buy with confidence. See the eSIM offers for Oman here.

Photo by Muhammad Shoaib / Unsplash

Qatar

(Updated: 5 April 2022)

AIS SIM2Fly eSIMs work well in Qatar, connecting to the incumbent Ooredoo network. Flexiroam is another good option, but works on Vodafone network, which can be weaker outside the populated areas. See the eSIM offers we have for Qatar here.

Skyline of Doha, Qatar during blue hour
Photo by Florian Wehde / Unsplash

Serbia

(Updated: 21 April 2022)

GlobaleSIM (connects to A1/VIP network) and 3HK (connects to Telenor network) both work well in Serbia. You can choose the eSIM data package based on your needs here.

Serbian Orthodox monastery of Gradac (13th century), Serbia
Photo by Rade Šaptović / Unsplash

Singapore

(Updated: 12 April 2022)

For Singapore go with one of our Asian eSIMs providers, TraveleSIM, 3HK, or AIS. All work great, connecting to either Starhub or Singtel, and there are a plenty of packages to choose from. See our eSIM offers for Singapore here.

Lights shone on the Merlion as it overlooks Singapore's iconic Marina Bay Sands. During the Formula 1 Grand Prix night race, lights were projected onto the Merlion and the 'boat' of Marina Bay Sands.
Photo by Joshua Ang / Unsplash

South Africa

(Updated: 2 April 2022)

GlobaleSIM and 3HK work well in South Africa. They both connect to Vodacom network, and both offer very good value for money. Choose a package you like offered by one of these two operators. Explore the eSIM offers for South Africa here.

Sunset tree in Kenya Safari, Africa
Photo by Damian Patkowski / Unsplash

South Korea

(Updated: 13 May 2022)

South Kore mobile networks are very good in general, and among them SK Telecom network is considered the best. TraveleSIM, Ubigi and AIS connect to SK network. 3HK offers the best value, and works on KT (Olleh) network - which is also good and has tens of millions customers. GlobaleSIM is also an option, but its performance may not be as reliable as the ones listed above. Explore the wide selection of eSIM packages we have for South Korea here.

nights of rage
Photo by Sava Bobov / Unsplash

Spain

(Updated: 2 April 2022)

There is a wide choice of offers for Spain which work well. If you have network preference, Ubigi connect to Orange, 3HK connects to Movistar (Telefonica) and GlobaleSIM works best on Vodafone. If you are not sure, choose Ubigi. Explore the eSIM plans for Spain here.

Photo by Sam Williams / Unsplash

Switzerland

(Updated: 19 April 2022)

Ubigi is the winner in Switzerland. Their eSIMs can connect to Swisscom, Sunrise, and Salt networks, so no worries about coverage, and the data packages are very well priced, too.
Alternatively, GlobaleSIM (connects to Salt network) and 3HK (connects to Swisscom) are also good options. You can find the packages we have for Switzerland here.

Wonderful spring in the Alps
Photo by Ricardo Gomez Angel / Unsplash

Taiwan

(Updated: 17 April 2022)

3HK is our recommended choice for use in Taiwan, although if you need smaller data packages or shorter validity, you can also choose from TraveleSIM, AIS, Simtex, or GlobaleSIM - all work well and will give you reliable performance. See the offers we have for Taiwan here.

Photo by Kaizer Bienes / Unsplash

Tanzania - Zanzibar

(Updated: 2 April 2022)

Like for South Africa, GlobaleSIM and 3HK work well in Tanzania. They both connect to Vodacom network, and both offer very good value for money. Choose a package you like offered by one of these two operators. Explore the eSIM offers for Tanzania here.

Roof Of Africa
Photo by Harshil Gudka / Unsplash

Thailand

(Updated: 22 March 2022)

For visitors to Thailand, no eSIM comes close to the Happy Tourist eSIM from local operator dtac. Large data and calls allowance, perfect local network connectivity, and unbelievably low price.
Other operators' roaming offers that cover Thailand also perform very well, so if you already have a package from them that works in Thailand, you can use it with confidence. Check out our offers for Thailand here.

We hiked to the viewpoint at sunrise on Phi Phi Island to catch this marvelous dream of a sight.
Photo by Evan Krause / Unsplash

Turkey

(Updated: 23 March 2022)

A wide range of packages are available for Turkey, and both GlobaleSIM and Flexiroam have very good performance.
3HK also works well in Turkey, and while GlobaleSIM and Flexiroam are better choice for Turkey-focused purchase, if you happen to have a Global package from 3HK, you can use it in Turkey with confidence. See all the available eSIM packages for Turkey here.

Hot air ballooning
Photo by Mar Cerdeira / Unsplash

United Arab Emirates - Dubai, Abu Dhabi

(Updated: 29 March 2022)

For use in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and other Emirates of the UAE, all operators in our store offer excellent performance, you can confidently choose any of them. 3HK and AIS connect to Etisalat network, while others connect to Du. Both of these networks comfortably cover pretty much everywhere you are likely to visit, though if you plan to venture far from the cities and popular tourist destinations, you should opt for offers from 3HK or AIS. Choose the eSIM plan to use during your visit to UAE here

Sunrise shot of Downtown Dubai and Burj Khalifa.
Photo by David Rodrigo / Unsplash

United Kingdom

(Updated: 23 March 2022)

Ubigi offers excellent quality connection in UK and connects to the EE network. 3HK gives you the best value, and works well, but 3 network coverage may be spotty. GlobaleSIM has solid performance and offers the best coverage, being able to connect to either Vodafone, O2 or 3 networks.
You can make your choice among these three providers based on the information above. If you are not sure, go with Ubigi.
Find the wide range of eSIMs working in UK here.

Parliament and Big Ben
Photo by Marcin Nowak / Unsplash

United States

(Updated: 29 April 2022)

For USA, Simtex (connects to AT&T network), 3HK (connects to T-Mobile network), and GlobaleSIM (connects to both AT&T and T-Mobile networks) all offer excellent performance. You can choose among them according to your network preference and based on the data packages that suit your needs. If you choose GlobaleSIM, prefer the eSIMs that are specifically designed for USA (and/or Canada), you will get a more stable and reliable connection in USA compared to their multi-country eSIMs. Click here to explore the wide range of eSIMs for USA.

Photo by Maarten van den Heuvel / Unsplash

Vietnam

(Updated: 12 April 2022)

TraveleSIM and AIS Sim2Fly are the best options for Vietnam, connecting to Mobifone or Viettel, or both. 3HK is good too, but connects to a lesser network there. Seethe eSIM options we have for Vietnam here.

Photo by Silver Ringvee / Unsplash