SIM card provider ChatSim on Thursday announced the launch of its latest ChatSim 2 SIM card in Milan, Italy. The second generation of the company's proprietary SIM card now claims to offer Internet surfing with "free and unlimited data traffic." The SIM card can provide data access without limitations, roaming charges, or Wi-Fi connectivity. The annual plan also lets you send text messages across 165 countries. ChatSim 2 will have its world premiere at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona from February 26-March 1, and more details (including the fine print) about the SIM card can be expected from there.
ChatSim 2 employs the 'zero rating' concept for its unlimited packs. The first-gen ChatSim had limitations wherein users had to purchase multimedia credits in order to send photos, videos, and make voice calls. With ChatSim 2, however, the company claims to offer access to surf the Internet and access all mobile apps as part of its core plans.
"ChatSim 2 is a completely new and different version of ChatSim, born from the need expressed in these 3 years by our customers to have Internet as well as unlimited chat apps. With ChatSim 1, with compatible apps (WhatsApp, Messenger, WeChat, etc.), you can send unlimited text messages and emoji in over 165 countries with the annual plan. If you also want to send photos, videos and make voice calls, you can buy multimedia credits. You [cannot] surf the Internet and use other apps. ChatSim 2, instead, lets you surf the Internet and use any application WITHOUT ANY LIMITATION at unbeatable rates anywhere in the world. The messaging applications included (WhatsApp, Messenger etc. the same as ChatSim 1 plus others that will soon be enabled) can be used for free and unlimited, without consuming the gigabytes included in your purchased plan. The traffic is unlimited for everything: text, emoji, photos, videos, calls, etc.," said Manuel Zanella, founder and CEO of ChatSim.
The company says that ChatSim 2 works with over 250 telecom operators globally across more than 165 countries. All plans offered with the SIM card provide unlimited chat access on apps including WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, WeChat, Telegram, Line, Hike among others. The SIM is compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows Phone mobiles and tablets. It is available in an All-In-One size and can be used with Micro, Mini, and Nano SIM slots. Pricing details for ChatSim 2 in India are not yet available on the company's site, and we can expect further details once the product is showcased at MWC 2018.