International texting is free. In order to send an international text, dial 011 and the country code. For example, to send a text message to a mobile phone in China, dial 011 86 (country code) and then the phone number. International calling must be added to your wireless plan before you are able to place outgoing phone calls. The international calling plan is available for an additional $10 per month and can be purchased by logging into your account.
campusSIMs is a no-contract phone service that is specially designed for international students. There are no background checks or passport check requirements, and we do not require you to purchase a phone through us.
Most carriers (T-mobile, AT&T) are operating on a GSM network. Unlocked means the phone can accept various SIM cards from different providers and will work on their network. Most cellphones outside the United States are unlocked GSM phones, which are compatible with our service.
Yes, you can call your current carrier to request a number transfer. The change usually takes 1-2 days to process. Then you can create your campusSIMs account online and pick your plan.
At this time, you may send and receive international texts, which will count as 1 text each way. Coming in the fall of 2015 you will have the option to add international calling minutes for a low monthly cost.
Yes, login to your account and go to “Manage Plan.” Then you can click “change service plan” to make any possible changes.
Yes, you can freeze your service for up to 120 days (a suspension fee may apply), which reserves your number. Then, when you arrive back in the United States, you simply unfreeze your service and your phone is active again.
With campusSIMs, what you see is what you pay. The only fees that you pay are a $9.99 activation fee and taxes that are required by law for 911, FCC, state sales tax and other mandatory taxes.
Our plan choices are designed for you to make your plan fit your lifestyle. We know that your needs change throughout the year. You choose the base amount of each feature for texting, talking and data that you want, then add on additional amounts of each feature on an individual basis as needed or on a recurring monthly basis.
Please visit the campusSIMs FAQ.