International Travel

Keeping you connected worldwide

Are you ready to embark on international adventures without the worry of staying connected? Appalachian Wireless offers you the key to seamless global communication with our International Travel options.

Experience the freedom of global connectivity.

Partnership with Sim Local is an affordable and easy option for International Travelers

Say goodbye to connectivity woes and hello to boundless adventures. With Appalachian Wireless and Sim Local, you can focus on exploring new horizons while staying effortlessly connected. It's time to embark on your journey with the peace of mind that comes from knowing your communication needs are covered.

Ready to explore the world without boundaries? Select a destination below to learn more about how we can keep you connected with Sim Local:

Sim Local plans are very diverse and have options for those who may need an international phone number, or data only plans. Many travelers do not have a need for their current phone number and are able to use apps like WhatsApp, Facetime Audio, and Apple iMessage for their communication needs. Sim Local, is a much more affordable option and very easy to use.

Domestic rate plans do not apply when utilizing Sim Local for international travel. As long as you are on your International eSIM, all international usage charges will come out of this package.

This option is purchased prior to travel and will have no additional charges on your Appalachian Wireless bill.

Questions & Answers

How can I check if my device works for international travel?

An eSIM capable device will be required to utilize Sim Local’s international travel plans. The following devices can have eSIM:

Apple iPhone:
​iPhone 15, 15 Plus, 15 Pro, 15 Pro Max - eSIM only
iPhone 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro, 14 Pro Max - eSIM only
iPhone 13, 13 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 13 Mini
iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 12 Mini
iPhone SE (2020), SE (2022)
iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max
iPhone XS, XS Max
iPhone XR

​Galaxy S23, S23+, S23 Ultra - eSIM only
Galaxy S22, S22+, S22 Ultra
Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra
Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra
Galaxy Z Flip 3, Flip 4, Flip 5
Galaxy Z Fold 3, Fold 4, Fold 5
Galaxy Note 20, Note 20+, Note 20 Ultra

What if I need help while traveling internationally?

If you have any issues with your phone while traveling internationally, you can contact Appalachian Wireless Customer Care at 1-800-438-2355 or by e-mailing us. If you are using Sim Local’s prepaid international package, their global service team is also available to help.

Helpful Tips:

  • To make a call back to the U.S., dial +1 area code and phone number.
  • Picture messaging may not work when traveling internationally.
  • If you have an iPhone, iMessage and Facetime Audio will work on WiFi

Will Wi-Fi work when traveling?

Most smartphone models are capable of Wi-Fi and should work on Wi-Fi networks even when traveling internationally. If your device is capable of using Wi-Fi, it should work on a Wi-Fi signal even if data is disabled.

Please see the following links from Sim Local for more information: