Chinese messaging app WeChat has reached an agreement with European (Dutch) operator KPN to launch a new European countries roaming SIM card for Chinese tourists travelling to Europe. “WeChat GO SIM card” is the first 4G prepaid SIM for tourists officially launched in cooperation with a European operator which has exclusive privilege for WeChat users.
“WeChat GO” is an outbound tourism project of WeChat – a product of Tencent, China’s largest internet services provider and one of the most popular apps worldwide. WeChat hopes they can enhance cooperation with overseas partners, jointly to provide services to more than 120 million Chinese outbound tourists and improve their travel experience.
There are two packages that tourists can choose from as part of “WeChat Go”. The first package includes 15 days validity and contains 1GB 4G data, 30min for calling in EU and towards China, free receiving calls and SMS in EU. Package 2 includes 28 days validity and contains 4GB 4G data, 60min for calling in EU and towards China, and free receiving calls and SMS in EU.
The “WeChat GO SIM card” will be available in China’s well-known e-commerce platforms, European international airports and most convenience stores soon, according to KPN.