Today, TELUS launched a partnership with Tencent to give Chinese tourists an exciting new option when they travel to Canada and the United States.
The new WeChatGo Go Travellers SIM card will provide seamless 4G LTE coverage on TELUS for travellers when they come to North America. The card works with the WeChat Go Mini Program and lets users top-up their data allowance and view their billing options.
All users of WeChat Go will also have complimentary access to China’s premiere streaming service Lingcod TV. In a statement, Global VP of Business Development for TELUS Partner Solutions Fawad Shaikh said:
“We are excited to work with Tencent to develop a solution that will enable Chinese travellers with access to a mobility solution across North America using TELUS’ global connectivity capabilities. This partnership allows us to tap into Tencent’s leading ‘WeChat’ communications and e-commerce platform that has grown to approximately one billion users. Bringing new services to market with innovative partners like Tencent demonstrates our commitment to bring the best of TELUS to the rest of the world.”
WeChat Go Travellers SIM cards are available directly through the WeChat app and at many retailers in China. The cards come in two options: WeChat Go North America and WeChat Go Canada.
The prior is available now and works while travelling anywhere in Canada or the United States and comes with 5GB of data, in addition to unlimited access to the WeChat Go Mini Program. The latter will be released in November 2018 and will come with 3GB of data, unlimited access to WeChat Go Mini Program, 100 minutes of Canadian voice, 50 Mins of China voice and unlimited SMS.
Using the travellers SIM card to avoid roaming fees and receive continued support in Mandarin directly from WeChat.