United Kingdom SIM Card
|Information and Talk Rates Chart|
|Key Features||Initial Credit||Standard UK Rates||Standard Int’l Rates||Text Messages (SMS)||Traveler's 5GB Data Bundle|
|The Traveler's Bundle includes 5GB of data, 2000 minutes of calling within the UK, unlimited text messaging within the UK, free Lebara to Lebara calling and 240 MINUTES OF INTERNATIONAL CALLS TO THE US/CANADA.|
Low rates – even for international calls
Free incoming calls
UK phone number plus US number available as an add-on
Great data rates
Extensive coverage, great service
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United Kingdom SIM Card
If you have an unlocked GSM cell phone, you can swap out your current SIM card and put in our UK SIM card in order to get exceptional calling, data and text rates. The service is prepaid and uses the T-Mobile network in the United Kingdom. Whether you need cellular service for the occasional call or lots and lots of call and mobile data power, this is the perfect solution. The UK SIM just by itself with no add-ons offers free incoming calls and text messages and low calling rates internationally and within Great Britain, Scotland and Ireland. Adding the Traveler's Bundle to the SIM card will you enough calling and data for the vast majority of travelers. If you need to keep your usual US phone number, you can add that feature to your SIM card as well. The UK SIM card is available in standard, micro and nano sizes. If you need a micro or nano SIM, we will also include a set of SIM card adapters and a SIM card tool which will help you extract your current SIM from your phone.
UK Traveler’s Bundle
The UK Traveler's Bundle is a great add-on for anyone needing to make more than just a few calls and doesn't want the inconvenience of searching for a free wifi connection during their trip. This add-on includes 2,000 minutes of calling to UK landlines and cell phones, unlimited texting to British cell phones, unlimited calling to other Lebara numbers, a generous 5GB of data at 3G speeds plus 240 minutes of calls to the US or Canada. The Traveler's Bundle can be added simply by selecting the option during check out or when ordering by phone. The bundle is good for 30 days of service and is renewable for an additional $69.
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. Plus, they might not know how to reach you if they don't know your new UK phone number. For just $19. you can add 360 minutes (that's 6 hours) of incoming calls on a US number. Feel free to order multiple bundles of $19 if necessarily. 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(s) simply by forwarding your current number to your new US number. You will still also retain the UK phone number on your SIM card.
|How Do Cellular Abroad Rates For The United Kingdom Compare To Your Current Carrier?|
|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).
The easiest way to purchase more talk time credit is calling Cellular Abroad at +1-310-862-7100 (8am to 4pm PST, Monday through Saturday, English speaking reps), but you can also order online 24/7 through our website, before or during your trip.
The UK Traveler's Bundle is a great deal. While it offers an extremely generous 5GB of mobile data at 3G speeds, it also gives you a whole lot more. The UK Traveler's Bundle also gives you unlimited texting to UK cellular numbers, 2000 calls to UK cell numbers, unlimited calling to other Lebara numbers in the United Kingdom, plus, 240 minutes of calls to the United States or to Canada. Check your emails, stream videos, check your online bank accounts, buy tickets, Skype home, use GPS and do anything else you usually do on the internet. Why search for a slow, risky wifi hotspot when you can get a secure and faster connection anywhere you want.
Will the UK SIM card work with my phone or tablet?
As long as your device supports the 900 and 1800 Mhz GSM networks and is unlocked, it is compatible with the Lebara, UK SIM card. You tablet must have a phone feature and be able to send out text messages in order be able to activate the Traveler's Bundle.
How do I know if my phone is unlocked?
You cannot tell physically if your cell phone is unlocked. If you are with AT&T and you put a different SIM card (such as T-Mobile) in and it picks up a network, it is unlocked. Conversely, if you put another SIM card in and it says, “enter subsidy code” or similar, it is locked. Call your carrier to check to see if your phone is unlocked or if it qualifies for being unlocked.
Do you offer micro and nano SIM cards?
Yes. They are available during checkout.
Why don’t I just purchase a SIM card when I get to the UK?
You can do that. Unlike other countries where language is a barrier, at least in the UK this isn’t an issue. However, this particular SIM card with these great rates is not easy to find. The Lebara SIM is intended specifically for travelers and has better rates than virtually all other providers. In addition, some features, such as the US number add on, are Cellular Abroad exclusive products. Plus, getting set up before you arrive in the UK is certainly a convenience.
How good is the coverage?
Lebara uses T-Mobile towers. T-Mobile is one of the largest carriers in the UK. Hence, the coverage is very good.
Where can I get more talk time?
You can get additional call credit either through Cellular Abroad or through any convenience store in the UK.
Will it work as soon as I land in the UK?
Does it work outside of the UK?
Yes it does but you will be roaming. If you are using it sporadically, then roaming is probably not an issues. If you are traveling to other countries for any considerable length of time, try our National Geographic Travel SIM card.
How much will it cost people in the USA/Canada to call me on my UK number?
That depends on their plan. A great option is to add the “US Number” feature to your service. Each $19 will give you 360 minutes of incoming calls on a US number.
Can I keep my usual number?
Yes you can. Purchase the US Number add on and forward your current number to the new one (ask your carrier what the procedure is). This is ideal for business travelers who need to be reached at all times but is also a double edged sword for travelers going for a bit of rest and relaxation as anyone who calls your usual number will reach you. Another option is just to give a select few your new US number.
Can I use the SIM card next year when I go the UK?
You must use your service at least once every 80 days. Therefore, unless you need to retain the same number, it is probably more convenient just to get a new SIM card next time you travel.