Frequently asked questions by our customers.
Sim4crew is a global mobile operator for seafarers. Sim4crew offers 2 products: Sim4crew Classic Sim4crew Classic is a global SIM card that provides voice, SMS & data in 150+ countries. It’s our flagship product used by 50.000 seafarers worldwide. Sim4crew Data Hungry Sim4crew Data Hungry is a data-only global SIM card that provides huge data packages for up to 100GB in 150+ countries. It’s ideal for users who seek more data and do not need calls & sms.
Sim4crew is a global mobile operator for seafarers. Sim4crew offers 2 products:
Sim4crew Classic is a global SIM card that provides voice, SMS & data in 150+ countries. It’s our flagship product used by 50.000 seafarers worldwide.
Sim4crew Data Hungry
Sim4crew Data Hungry is a data-only global SIM card that provides huge data packages for up to 100GB in 150+ countries. It’s ideal for users who seek more data and do not need calls & sms.
Sim4crew Classic and Sim4crew Data Hungry are physical SIM cards and can be used in all kinds of mobile phones, tablets, USB modems and hotspots.
Sim4crew physical SIM cards come in 3 sizes: Regular, Micro and Nano.
No. Your Sim4crew is already pre-registered which means you can start making calls or surfing the internet right away.
No. You do not need to keep a minimum balance. Sim4crew SIM cards never expire which means you can go back home and use it even after 2 years, when you go back to the sea.
Sim4crew SIMs need to receive a signal from a partner telecom operator to work. If you are close to land, you might still be able to connect. If you are very far from land, such as the middle of the ocean, Sim4crew will not work.
Sim4crew Classic can be topped up with regular pay-as-you-go credits for voice, SMS & data or data-only packages. Sim4crew Data Hungry can be topped up with data packages only.
Pay-as-you-go top ups can be used for up to 2 years after being loaded into your SIM. Data packages can be used for 45 days after activation.
Only one data package can be active and available at any given time. Adding a new data package will remove any previous package on your SIM.
Yes. A user can have a data package and pay-as-you-go credits at the same time. If you are in a package zone, your data package will be deducted for your internet usage. If you are in a non-package zone, your pay-as-you-go credits will be deducted for internet usage.
Sim4crew SIM cards can be purchased via our agents worldwide . You can see our agents here. Top ups can also be purchased via our agent network. You can also top up directly online on our website via credit card, PayPal, Dragonpay.
In this case, please send us an email at email@example.com and kindly share with us your local ship agent details or shipchandler details, if available. We will contact them to arrange your SIM cards and top ups.
Yes. We are always looking for new partners in new regions. Kindly send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will tell you how we can work together.
Yes. Sim4crew is programmed to find the right network and connect automatically.
There may be 2 possible issues: either we have blocked that network due to its high cost in order to protect you from losing money, or you may be in a remote place where the signal cannot reach your SIM card.
If your Sim4crew does not automatically connect to a network, try to connect it manually.
Step 1. Go to Settings
Step 2. Select Carrier
Step 3. Switch Automatic OFF
Step 4. Once the network list is loaded select one of our supported networks
On all other phones:
Step 1. Go to Phone Settings
Step 2. Go to Mobile Networks or More Settings
Step 3. Find Network Operators
Step 4. Search for networks
Step 5. Once the network list is loaded select one of our supported networks
You simply dial the number you wish to call with its country code ending with the hash (#) key.
You simply send an SMS to the number with its country code.
Once you insert your Sim4crew, it should automatically connect to the internet. If it doesn’t connect automatically, you will need to change your APN name in the phone settings. Your APN name must always be: globaldata
They will be charged by their local operator according to the cost of calling to the United Kingdom because your Sim4crew number will be a UK number starting with +44.
Of course. You can use Facebook, Whatsapp, WeChat, YouTube, Skype, etc. You can basically use all your internet applications without any limitations.
Crewmoney is our wallet system. You earn Crewmoney for every purchase you make via credit card, Paypal and Dragonpay. Also you can buy Crewmoney vouchers from our partners worldwide. If you have a Crewmoney voucher, you can apply this voucher to your Sim4crew account and use it to purchase top ups and data packages.
You can use Sim4crew and top up your SIM without creating an account but we strongly suggest signing up so you can see all your SIMs in one place, track your history and also earn free Crewmoney cashback on your top up purchases.
We will be more than happy to answer all your questions. You can reach us by filling out the contact form on our website here or sending us an email at email@example.com. We also have a Facebook page where we update our users regularly. Please like and follow our Facebook Page to be informed about new updates and promotions.