Asialink offers a low-cost eSIM that works in 13 countries across Asia. Asialink plans start from US$5 and are available from Airalo.
If you're planning a trip to Asia, one of the easiest ways to use your cellphone whilst you're there is with a Asialink eSIM.
You can get a Asialink eSIM from US$5 at Airalo. This will allow you to use your cellphone in Asia for up to 7 days. The Asialink eSIM is available on a pre-paid basis for visitors to Asia and can be used in a total of 13 countries.
In this article, we'll look at the Asialink service in Asia, including how you're able to get it and the best Asialink eSIM deals. We'll also look at the coverage available on a Asialink eSIM, and the other ways of using your mobile phone in Asia (e.g. through international roaming).
|Plans From:||US$5 for 7 days|
|Coverage:||13 countries across Asia|
|Voucher Code:||Save 5% on all Asialink eSIMs using KEN5 voucher code|
If you're looking for an affordable way to use your cellphone when travelling in Asia, you can get a Asialink eSIM from only US$5 for 7 days usage.
To get a Asialink eSIM, you'll need to have an eSIM-compatible device such as the iPhone 11, Galaxy S20, Pixel 3 or later devices. You can then order your Asialink eSIM through the Airalo app with instant delivery direct to your phone. There's no need to queue at the airport or to register the Asialink eSIM with your ID, saving you lots of time.
The following table shows the eSIM plans that are currently available from Asialink in Asia:
valid for 7 days
valid for 30 days
valid for 30 days
valid for 30 days
valid for 90 days
valid for 180 days
As a special offer for June 2023, you can get a 5% discount on all Asialink eSIMs when you enter the KEN5 voucher code at checkout.
Once you've ordered your Asialink eSIM, it will only activate when your cellphone actually connects to a supported network in Asia. This means the validity period will only begin when you actually land in Asia and turn your cellphone on.
Your Asialink eSIM works with the dual-SIM function on most modern smartphones. This means you can use your regular SIM card alongside the Asialink eSIM (e.g. to receive incoming phone calls and text messages on your normal phone number).
Asialink eSIM Destinations
Your Asialink eSIM from Airalo can be used in the following 13 countries:
- Hong Kong
- South Korea
Alternatives to Asialink
The main disadvantage of Asialink is the fact you're getting a data-only service on the eSIM. You will not get a local phone number in Asia when you're using the Asialink eSIM in your phone.
If you'd like to call or text whilst you're travelling in Asia, you'll need to use your normal SIM card instead (on which international roaming fees may apply). Alternatively, you can side-step these charges by making your calls through WhatsApp or other similar apps.
If you're looking for a more fully featured SIM card with a local phone number in Asia, you could consider getting a regular prepaid SIM card upon arrival instead. This will involve some additional hassle (e.g. queuing up at the airport to get your SIM card, a registration process for the SIM card, etc) but it can be preferable and better suited for longer-term use in Asia.
If you're using a Asialink eSIM, you'll have access to coverage from the partner mobile networks from across Asia:
|Country||Coverage Provider||Network Type|
|South Korea||KT Corp||4G|
If you're only planning to visit one country on your trip, it may be cheaper to get a country-specific eSIM instead. This will normally be available at a slightly lower price than the Asialink eSIM.
Other Airalo eSIMs
Airalo's Asialink eSIM can only be used in Asia.
The following regional eSIMs are also available from Airalo, covering other parts of the world:
- Hello Africa (Africa)
- Island Hopper (Caribbean Islands)
- Eurolink (Europe)
- Latamlink (Latin America)
- Menalink (Middle East and North Africa)
Country Specific eSIMs
You can also buy country-specific eSIMs from Airalo, including the following:
- Yes! Go! (Australia)
- Joia (Brazil)
- Tuque Mobile (Canada)
- Chinacom (China)
- Bonbon Mobile (France)
- Hallo! Mobil (Germany)
- Hkmobile (Hong Kong)
- Indicomm (India)
- Indotel (Indonesia)
- Mamma Mia (Italy)
- Moshi Moshi (Japan)
- Chorro Fon (Mexico)
- Choukran (Morocco)
- Fofo Mobil (Portugal)
- CellSA (South Africa)
- Guay Mobile (Spain)
- Merhaba (Turkey)
- Burj Mobile (United Arab Emirates)
- Uki Mobile (United Kingdom)
- Change Mobile (United States)
- Cu Chi (Vietnam)
For more information, read our Airalo review.
For more information about Asialink, please see the Airalo website.
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