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Data Bundle

The UK Data Bundle includes 5GB of data at 3G speeds. In Great Britain, free Wi-Fi, in addition to being hard to find, is seldom convenient and is never secure. For just $69, you can access up to 5GB of data at 3G speeds on your cell phone or tablet. This is more than enough for 99% of travelers. This will allow you to securely browse the web, check your emails, use Google Maps, stream videos, Skype and more virtually anywhere in the UK.

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Smartphone Rental Phone
3G and Wifi w/ Android phone
  • Unlimited calls to UK numbers
  • Unlimited texts to UK numbers
  • Unlimited free incoming calls and texts from anywhere - UK number
  • 100 minutes back to the US or 15 int. text messages
  • Add-on 5GB of 3GB speed data - $69
  • Add-on US number - 6 hrs of incoming calls $19
Rental Rates*
1 week 2 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks
$48.95 $83.95 $99.95 $129.95 $149.95

*PLUS the price of at least 1 credit voucher for initial talk credit ($29.00 each). This gives you your unlimited local calling plan and int. minutes.


Cellular Abroad is the US distributor for Lebara, a prepaid cellular provider based in the United Kingdom and offering mobile services specifically for travelers going to the UK who need affordable and reliable cellular service. The service is pay-as-you-go and uses the T-Mobile network, which provides coverage across the UK. The base rates, while very affordable and just fractions of what you would pay roaming with a US provider, are best suited for travelers who intend to use their phones primarily for emergencies. Other users will want to add the "UK Traveler's Bundle" to their service. The UK Travelers Bundle, for just an additional $69, offers enough calling, texting and even data power for the vast majority of travelers. Please see below for more information. In addition, you can add a US phone number to your account which will give you a US phone number - or the possibility to keep your current number - on top of the UK number provided with the SIM card.

UK Data Bundle

The UK Data Bundle allows travelers to the United Kingdom to use their phone virtually as much as they want without having to worry about running out of internet connectivity. A generous 5GB of data at 3G speeds. We highly recommend adding the Data Bundle to your rental. The Data Bundle is $69 and can be added simply by selecting the option during check out or when ordering by phone.

US Number Add-on

While incoming calls are always free, callers from the US or Canada would have to dial an international number to reach you, which can be costly. For just $19. you can add 360 minutes of incoming calls on a US number. The US number is in addition to the UK number that comes standard with the SIM card. This option also allows you to retain your current phone number simply by forwarding your current number to your new US number.

Here's how our rentals work; simply rent one of our cell phones for the United Kingdom plus initial talk time and any add-on you may need. If need purchase additional call credit through Cellular Abroad or locally in over 90,000 stores. There is a surcharge for purchasing additional talk time through Cellular Abroad but it is good to know you have this convenient option.

How Do Cellular Abroad Rates For The United Kingdom Compare To Your Current Carrier?
  Cellular Abroad AT&T* Verizon* Sprint* T-Mobile*
Incoming Free $1.29 $1.29 $1.29 $1.49
Outgoing Local 2000 minutes $1.29 $1.29 $1.29 $1.49
Calls to N. America $0.05 $1.29 $1.29 $1.29 $1.49
5 GB Data (3G) $69 $720 $750 $50,000** N/A
* In addition to the low rates, Cellular Abroad's "Traveler's Bundle" also includes unlimited free texting within the UK.

** This is NOT a typo. Sprint's rates are $10 per mb (5GB =5000mb).

Important! If your trip to the United Kingdom is for two or more weeks, please consider purchasing one of our UK packages. Our entry level packages costs about the same as renting a cell phone for two weeks. As our phones are unlocked, they also work with other SIM cards and therefore, you will never have to rent a phone again!

Important FAQs for Rentals

  • When do I order?
    You can order as far in advance as you like - even months prior to your departure. We will ship your rental at the appropriate date in order for you to receive it prior to your departure. Rentals are shipped ground or express service and will arrive 2 business days prior to your set departure date.
  • How many minutes do I have?
    Along with your rental you are purchasing an initial $19 credit voucher which will start you off with about 125 minutes of calls to the US or 100 minutes of calls within the U.K. Additional vouchers may be purchased from Cellular Abroad or from many retailers throughout the U.K. In addition, you can purchase an Unlimited Everything Plan which offers up to 3000 calls and 300 texts within the UK plus 1000 minutes to the US plus 1GB of data and/or the 3G data bundle with 3GB of data.
  • What will this cost me?
    • The applicable rental period fee for the duration of your rental period.
    • $19 for initial talk-time voucher (1 per phone).
    • Round-trip shipping and handling fee (see below).
  • How much is shipping?
    If you order at least 2 weeks in advance, round-trip Ground shipping is only $12.88. If you are leaving soon, we offer round-trip 2-day Express for $29.96, or Overnight Express for $39.96. Rentals will arrive 2 business days prior to your set departure date.
  • What is the latest I can order a rental phone?
    You can order up to one business day prior to your departure as long as you call in before to 1:30pm Pacific Time. Exceptions can be made on a limited basis, even if you are leaving early in the morning - we can usually get your phone to you. Please call our 800 number (rather than order via the web) in order to confirm that we can get you a phone rental on time.
  • When do I get the phone?
    You will receive your cell phone rental two days prior to your departure, unless you require next day delivery.
  • Does the cell phone come charged?
    Yes it does, but itís always best to test the battery and charge phone before your departure.
  • Can I charge this phone on my trip?
    Yes, you will receive an international charger and relevant plug adapters, so you can charge the phone in the U.S. or at your destination.
  • How do I return the phone?
    Round trip shipping is included in your shipping fee. You will be provided with a return sticker label, which you can put on the box the phone arrived in, or your own box. If using your own box please do not use an extremely oversized box. (Canadian rental customers click here)
  • What happens if I cancel?
    If your rental has not shipped, you will only be charged a 5% reserve fee. If your rental has been sent out, you are responsible for the one week rental fee plus the shipping fee.
  • Are there any surcharges or hidden fees?
    Unless you are roaming outside of the country or countries for which your service is offered, the rates are fixed according to our posted rate chart and coverage areas. All rental customers are subject to our Terms & Conditions.
  • What will the rates be for people calling me from the US?
    That depends on the international long distance rates charged by their Long Distance Company or international calling card.
  • Does Cellular Abroad offer insurance against loss or damage?
    Yes, rental insurance is available for $19.50 as an add-on once you add your item to the cart. See what is covered here.

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