Remember, remember, the 5th of November’, goes the rhyme – though frankly, it’s hard to see how you could possibly forget.

Every year, the entirety of the British Isles commemorates the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 with a week of fireworks and celebration. It’s a story known around the world – Guy Fawkes, along with a dozen other Catholic rebels, conspired to blow up the Houses of Parliament with barrels of gunpowder hidden in the basement.

After Fawkes was captured and executed, King James II ordered a day of national celebration to celebrate his lucky escape, with bonfires lit across the land. The celebrations these days are more about fireworks than bonfires, and some of the more morbid traditions are dying out (such as burning effigies of Fawkes, known as ‘the guy’). But the fireworks displays are still going strong and are not limited to cities and towns – people hold impromptu displays in public parks and their own gardens.

With a +44 UK number, a GO-SIM international prepaid SIM card is one of the best ways to stay in touch on those cold November nights.

With call rates of just A$0.56 per minute to call Australia and just A$0.47 per MB for data, you’ll be able to share photos and experiences with the folks back home as they happen.

You’ll just have to remember to shout over the explosions.

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Last year’s Viennale, Austria’s most important film festival, featuring premieres from world-renowned directors such as Lars Von Trier (Melancholia) and David Cronenburg (A Dangerous Method), and closed with the George Clooney’s Ides Of March.

There were tributes to actor Harry Belafonte and director Soi Cheang as well as short films, documentaries and retrospective screenings. With this year’s line-up still a closely-guarded secret, only one thing is sure – the Viennale Film Festival’s 50th anniversary this year is sure to raise the bar even higher.

Foreign visitors to the Viennale will want to keep in touch with family and friends back home; updating them on the movies they’ve seen, posting snaps of celebrities and posting them to Facebook. Fortunately, there’s no better way to do this than with a prepaid GO-SIM international SIM card. With call rates from $0.49 per minute and both a US and Global phone number, there are no hidden charges, service fees or connection costs.

Just remember to turn your phone off before the film starts!

If you’re flying between Los Angeles and either Sydney or Melbourne with Quantas, you can now get online at 30,000 feet.

Australia’s largest domestic airline is undergoing trials to give passengers in-flight access to the internet during their journey.

And as long as you have a GO-SIM data SIM, with rates starting from just 49c per MB, you can stay online when you’ve landed, and save money too!  The Data SIM is the ideal companion for roaming with the iPad, tablets and laptops.  So next time you’re heading away on holiday – don’t forget to pick one up.  You’ll save up to 90% on your data roaming bill.

GO-SIM have dropped the price of their Starter Pack to just AUD$19 (including estimated GST). Given that your SIM comes with US$10 of free credit pre-loaded already, this is an amazing deal.

With the GO-SIM International SIM card, you can save up to 90% when calling from overseas in 195 countries with roaming rates starting as low as 15c per minute. That’s up to ten times more chat than using your usual service while you travel around the world. You also get FREE incoming calls in over 80 countries, and as your International SIM card is pay as you go, there’s no monthly bill and great call rates are guaranteed.

 

For further details, please visit the website.

If you’ve been following the rumours, you’ll know that Apple have been up to something recently, and yesterday, they revealed a range of new and updated products. As well as announcing new versions of the Macbook and iPad, the iPad Mini was announced.

Created as Apple’s answer to Google’s Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire, the iPad Mini is both thinner and lighter than the others, and features a 7.9 inch screen display. It will be compatible with all current iPad and iPhone apps, and features both 3G and 4G connectivity. The prices are (as is normal with Apple products) at the higher end of the market, starting from A$369 for a 32GB wifi-only iPad Mini, and going up to A$729 for the 64 GB LTE version.

But of course the most important feature (as far as we’re concerned!) is that all these products are compatible with GO-SIM’s nano-SIM cards, so if you want to splash out on some top-of-the-line new tech, that’s okay with us. The question is – will you? Let us know!

One of the least-loved aspects of regular business travel can be the flights.

Even for a short trip, just passing through an airport can be slow and frustrating. It’s worse for long-haul travellers, with jet lag and long waits for connecting flights adding to the tedium. This is why most airlines now offer a business class for these travellers, as a way to make the experience as pleasant as possible. With this in mind, Cathay Pacific, one of the world’s leading airlines, are running a special offer on Business Class flights to Hong Kong.

In many ways, GO-SIM has a similar philosophy. We know that business travellers need to stay in touch and online no matter where they are in the world, and no matter what the cost – and this should be as easy and convenient as possible. It is our goal to make this as achievable (and affordable) as we can, and with our data SIM, it is!

What’s more, the Data SIM is ideal for roaming with an iPad and with rates of just 49c per MB, you can be confident knowing that the data you need to use won’t cost you the world.  And if you’re not sure how much data you may use with your iPad, tablet or smartphone, check out this handy chart to give you an idea when using common apps like Facebook, Twitter and Skype.

We’ve always been keen on travel here at GO-SIM. So we were really excited when we introduced the JT Journey handset because it really does work everywhere!

Much like DVD regions, most cellphones work on different frequencies depending on where you are in the world. For example, phones in the USA tend to work on a different frequency to the rest of the world. The same is true of South Korea and Japan, except their frequency is different again. If you’re truly a global traveller, having to change phones depending on where you are going can be pretty frustrating. The JT Journey handset is the solution to this problem, and comes with a host of features that you’d expect from a quality phone.

The Journey has two SIM slots, so you can keep your regular SIM alongside your GO-SIM prepaid international SIM card. It comes with a 1.3 megapixel camera, video player, FM radio, loudspeaker and MP3 player. It really is the complete package.