The the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 both have the special Apple SIM card embedded in those tablets. Now a company called GigSky is offering owners of those devices a way to get short-term data plans in over 90 countries. The idea is that users will be able to buy those plans rather than risk paying for huge roaming charges.
"With Apple SIM installed, iPad customers can conveniently view and select these short-term data plans directly on their iPad, avoiding the hassle of buying a local SIM when they travel. US and UK customers have the added benefit of choosing from these short-term data plans at home.
"Now there's no need to pick-up a local SIM, hunt for Wi-Fi, or travel in fear of excessive data roaming charges. iPad users can choose a GigSky data plan upon arrival right from their iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 with Apple SIM installed, and easily connect to family and friends, stay in touch and share their travel."