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SIMs from Foreign Carriers

Cellular Abroad offers the simple mobile phone solution travellers have been looking for - the ability to purchase and receive your SIM and foreign phone number in the UK before leaving on holiday.

Avoid paying roaming rates of over a Pound a minute while travelling abroad with your mobile phone. A SIM from the local phone company provides the same free incoming calls you enjoy at home and calls back to the UK are usually only fractions of a Euro per minute. Top up easily with top up cards purchased locally.

Cellular Abroad specializes in providing travellers with local service, and thereby local rates, in the countries they visit. Select from dozens of country-specific pay as you go SIM card solutions or see our Talk Abroad International SIM for low rates and one phone number throughout multiple countries. Receive everything you need, SIM, phone number and English operating instructions, to enjoy low cost mobile phone service abroad.

Cellular Abroad has mobile phone solutions whether you need mobile phone service in the French Riviera, Italy, Canary Islands, Lisbon, Portugal, the South Pacific or any other part of the world.

Is Your Mobile Locked or Unlocked?
Before buying a SIM for another country for use with an existing mobile handset, it will need to be determined whether your current handset is "locked". A locked phone will only function with the SIM that came with the phone. Unlocked handsets will function with any SIM card. The best method to determine whether your mobile handset is unlocked, is to insert a SIM from a different carrier.

For example, if the phone was purchased with a Virgin Mobile SIM, insert an Orange (or other non-Virgin) SIM into the phone and turn the phone on. If calls can be made and received, the phone is unlocked. If the phone displays an error message such as , "enter code" or "insert SIM", the phone is locked and an unlocked handset is needed before using a foreign SIM abroad.

Unlocked GSM phones are available for rental or purchase. Click here to rent an unlocked GSM phone and click here to view phone purchase options.

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All orders are shipped from our Turin, Italy office and can usually be sent throughout the EU within 24 hours of ordering.

PLEASE NOTE: Online and phone orders are processed from our California office. Our California office hours are 4 PM to 2 AM GMT, please factor in the time difference when placing orders and calculating shipping time frames.

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