Well this is a different approach I did not think of or expect.
Independent one time use no account or anything needed. Just buy and insert.
I can kinda see the appeal to simple ease of use of that say for a known set trip or event…but it is a limited usage case …imo.
I think it is asking for trouble to have it “activate” / start the clock when it is Delivered.
That puts it on the user to take the precise and conscious thought process as to when to order and mind the shipping time and arrival date. If it arrives too early, they then loose service days that they paid for but never used…sure to see some users come here to question that. And there is no way to extend the service days should they need them, if their trip ends up taking longer or whatever reason. It just dies. And you can’t stack them, since the clock starts at Delivery date.
It would make much more practical sense to have the clock start once the SIM is actually first installed in to the device and first connected to network. That way, user can buy card a head of time, but only start using it when their needed one time use timeframe is needed and also alows stacking, in that u can buy more than one card to use later or to switch to when the first runs out.
Also, what happens if the SIM is misdelivered? How does user get their money back?..or if it delivered to user long before the tracking system is updated to reflect that, while the SIM still work? (I have had USPS tracking system take 4 days to update around this time of year to say an item was delivered.)
And this design also still does not address the more common usage case that many posted they wanted when RW asked about Data SIM only feedback. As alike to what Fi offfers, In that many folks have a tablet or secondary device they use all the time that could use a data only SIM that shares their phone account for connectivity and no longer need to use WiFi teathering on their phone (which eats battery). Not one time use SIMS that have a 30 or 90 day usage limit, then u have to buy a new physical one.
RW sure gets props for creativity and uniqueness here…but failed to address the the majority of what customers wanted and were expecting for regular use, in my opinion. Not to say that this idea wont have its usage case…i am sure some folks out there may find this useful. I would just hope that RW would at some point in the future offer Data only SIM’s to use monthly, like Fi does.