On our recent trip to Taiwan, one thing that I am most concerned about is our connection to the online world. Being a blogger and a digital nomad, I need to be connected all the time so I could check my emails and post on our social media accounts. It isn’t really a high requirement but this is something I need to do as I am purely dependent on the internet in order to get work done.
We will be in Taiwan for nine (9) full days so I have to think of a cheaper way to access everything online. Luckily, I found the page Pinoy Traveler’s Unlimited Data SIM Card that offers a sim card who promises unlimited usage of data for a fixed time (5 days, 7 days) and got one. Here’s our review.
After contacting Benjie Pineda, he sent two (2) pieces of five (5) days unlimited data sim card good for use in Taiwan. It only took about two days via JRS Express so I must say that was an excellent service (and LEGIT too!). It comes with instructions on how to use and what you should do when it won’t connect to the data service the moment you plug it in your phone.
What’s in the package?
It’s a sim card with three (3) cuts (they call it TRIO SIM, regular sim, micro sim, and nano sim) to fit with your gadget. It also comes with a sim eject tool and instructions on how to use the sim card.
Sim Card Usage and Experience
We arrived at the Taoyuan International Airport on a Thursday morning, so immediately put the sim card to use in my phone. I have a Xiaomi Mi A1 android mobile phone (specs) so I know that the reception will be good. Upon inserting the sim card on the phone’s sim tray, it displayed a 4G signal on the notification area after reading the sim. Taiwan Unlimited Data Sim Card
Note: Your phone must not be network locked. It should be “open-line” so it will accept any sim cards you put to it.
Being a techie myself and always checking on network speed, I have a Speedtest app installed on my phone. Speedtest is used to check the network’s speed by connecting to a server providing download and upload results. Here’s the first screenshot of 4G network speed results in Taoyuan International Airport area.
First test: 48 Mbps, wow! This is so good! This LTE data connection is more than enough for my needs! My heart is so excited about using this product. It’s actually better than the internet services in the Philippines, lol!
That’s just for the first day – and for five whole days, I have not lost connection. Even in the subways, the 4G signal is fast – unlike with the 4G signal in the Philippines.
For example, if you have experienced riding the MRT approaching the Ayala and Buendia station, your signal will be lost the moment you go down the tracks. In Taipei, there’s SIGNAL ALMOST EVERYWHERE, even in the mountains! Taiwan Unlimited Data Sim
I’m sorry, I can’t help but compare. Even within the city of Manila, you won’t get a decent signal. The telecoms in the Philippines are truly left behind.
Back to Taiwan, we already went to a lot of places including a place that’s two hours away from Taipei to experience the hot springs, Wulai District, also a mountain area, but the 4G signal was still as good as Taipei.
We also went to Maokong to experience the Maokong Gondola, also a mountainous part of Taipei, but the signal was still 4G.
We went to Elephant Mountain as well for a short hike but the signal in the area was still 4G. This sim card lived up to its promises. Taiwan Unlimited Data Sim Card
After exactly 5 days, my sim card lost its connection. When it starts to change the 4G icon on the phone to another network name, then the sim card is already used up or has reached the 5 days usage.
Second Sim Card
I then inserted the next sim card and tested it the next afternoon. Here’s the result. I was in Taipei.
The 4G signal in Taipei was even better. If you have this sim card, you need not WiFi connections. You can download and upload files, photos, and other things on the internet and it will not back down, (yes, it really was unlimited!).
I highly recommend that you avail this sim card when you’re going to Taiwan. It’s also cheaper compared to renting a WiFi device.
I was using my phone’s hotspot capability so I could share my internet connection with my girlfriend, Jane.
NOTE: 1. If you have your own WiFi device, you can use this sim card so you can share the data connection with your friends. Taiwan Unlimited Data Sim
2. They also offer sim cards for other countries such as Hong Kong, Macau, China, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Europe, UK, Australia, US, Mexico, and Canada.
How to avail Taiwan Unlimited Data Sim Card
1. Send a message to Pinoy Traveler’s Unlimited Data Sim Card Facebook page and let them know you will be availing a sim card for Taiwan. Taiwan Unlimited Data Sim Card
2. There only are 5 days and 7 days option so pick the best for you.
3. Pay the amount and shipping fee (depending on your location).
4. You order will be shipped within 2-5 days.
If you are an online shopper, here’s an option where you can buy at Lazada.
Just click the desired product you want to avail below or search by using the search bar.
If you are still hesitant, you may send us a message or email us and we’ll be happy to answer your concern.
Alternatively, you may opt to choose a WiFi device rental via Klook or KKday.
WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO VISIT IN TAIWAN
For hassle free tours and packages, we highly recommend booking with KKday and Klook. The list below is highly advisable to be experienced by first-time visitors in Taiwan.
1. KKday: Taipei City Sightseeing Bus Tour (₱ 472) (☆☆☆)
2. KKday: KKday Express Shuttle Bus: Taipei 101 Observation Deck – National Palace Museum (₱ 175) (☆☆☆☆)
3. KKday: Taiwan Northeast Coast Day Tour (₱ 1,690) (☆☆☆☆☆)
4. KKday: Day Tour from Taipei: Jiufen Old Street, Golden Waterfall, and Bitou Cape (☆☆☆☆☆)
5. KKday: Day Tour from Taipei: Jiufen, Yehliu, and Shifen (₱ 1,749) (☆☆☆☆☆)
6. KKday: Taipei Night Market Walking Tour (₱ 874) (☆☆☆)
7. Klook: National Palace & Shung Ye Museum (₱ 673) (☆☆☆☆)
8. Klook: TaipeiEYE Tickets (₱ 822) (☆☆☆)
9. Klook: Yehliu Geopark Shuttle Bus from Ximen (₱ 1,189) (☆☆☆☆)
10. Klook: Jiufen, Shifen and Keelung Miaokow Night Market Shuttle Bus from Ximen (₱ 1,154) (☆☆☆☆)
11. Klook: Shifen Half-Day Guided Tour with Pingxi Sky Lantern Experience (₱ 2,535) (☆☆☆☆☆)
12. Klook: Yangmingshan National Park & Hot Springs Tour (₱ 2,412) (☆☆☆☆☆)
Check out other KKday and Klook offerings for Taiwan by clicking the banner below.
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