United Kingdom SIM Card

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4G/LTE data speeds

Unlimited FREE incoming calls and texts from anywhere

Includes a UK number

Works anywhere in the United Kingdom

Add-on US number - 6 hrs of incoming calls $19

3 in 1 SIM card nano/micro/mini fits all phones!

(Add-ons available upon checkout)
*Plan and add-ons last for 30 days from your arrival in the UK.

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United Kingdom SIM Card

If you are traveling anywhere in the United Kingdom including England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and do not want to pay the exorbitant roaming fees charged by Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and other carriers or you need faster than the "free" but painfully slow 2G speeds T-Mobile boasts, simply replace your current carrier's SIM card with one of our Lebara UK SIM cards. All you need is an unlocked phone. All Verizon smartphones are unlocked and all phones purchased through Apple are unlocked, otherwise, check with your carrier to see if your phone qualifies to be unlocked. Lebara uses Vodafone which has the best cellular coverage in the United Kingdom.

The Plans

We offer two plans for the UK. The Professional Plan offers a hefty 10GB of high speed data plus unlimited calling to the US, Canada and within the UK. The Tourist Plan gives you 1GB of data and 500 minutes of calling within the UK plus 500 to the US/Canada. With both plans, incoming texts and calls are always free but International outgoing text messaging is not included. We highly recommend you use a texting app like iMessage or WhatsApp. Please note that the service is valid for 30 days from the first day you use the SIM card. If you would like to extend the service beyond 30 days, you can do so by adding another 30 day service bundle during check out.

Data

Many travelers rely heavily on mobile data in order to check their emails, browse the web, make calls and use GPS. While both versions include highspeed 4G/LTE data, we recommend the Professional Plan if you intend to rely heavily on data while in the UK. Don't know how much you need? Check the usage with your current carrier back home and see how many GB of data you typically use in a month. In any event, 10GB is considered virtually unlimited and is more than enough for 99% of all travelers.

US 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. 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. You can order multiple bundles of $19 if necessary. 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.

New Data SIM!

Traveling outside of the UK? Our new data plan offers 12GB of high speed 4G/LTE data for the United Kingdom as well as unlimited calling and texting within the UK. Plus, you can also use this SIM card anywhere in the EU. Please note however that in order to call the United States, Canada or any other country that is not in Europe or the EU, you will need to use an app that relies on data, such as Skype. For more information and/or to order, please visit our International Data SIM Card.

Tourist Plan

The Tourist Plan

500 minutes of calling to the US/Canada
500 minutes of calling within UK
1 GB of 4g/LTE data
free incoming calls
UK phone number
US number add-on option

$59.95

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(Express options also available)

Professional Plan

The Professional Plan

Unlimited International calls to USA/Canada
Unlimited calls within the U K
10GB of 4g/LTE data
free incoming calls
UK phone number
US number add-on option

$79.95

Includes FREE Ground shipping
(Express options also available)

4G LTE

4G/LTE
Blazing fast data speeds!
Up to 60Mbps

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Coverage

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US based Support

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UK SIM card FAQs

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 for making and receiving calls with the Lebara UK SIM card. For data capabilities, your device must have the 2100 Mhz frequencies. For an in depth overview of international cellular compatibilities, please visit /blog/3g-4g-and-lte-speeds-while-traveling-outside-of.

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. As a rule of thumb, most newer smartphones from Verizon, such as the iPhone 5, 6, 7, 8 and X are unlocked. Most phones from other carriers are locked but oftentimes, are unlockable. 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. The SIM card is 3-1 meaning it will fit any phone.

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 Vodafone's cellular towers. Vodafone is one of the largest carriers in the UK. Hence, the coverage is very good. However, it is impossible for any carrier to guarantee complete coverage.

Will it work as soon as I land in the UK?

Yes. You will need to power on the phone and send a short text message. This will initiate the service for 30 days. In addition, you will need to change the APN on your handset if you will be using data. The APN settings and the short text information will be provided together with the SIM card.

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.

    United Kingdom SIM Card starstarstarstarstar 4.3

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    Lucky 13 from DFW

    starstarstarstarstar 3 - recommended

    It's a lot cheaper to buy your sim when you arrive in the UK. Before you go look at the websites of the UK carriers. Vodafone and Lebara have great plans for visitors. Three is best for data, they have some great deals on dongles. On my last trip I used a Lebara data package and Skype to call the US for 2 cents a minute with a 10 pound unlimited data plan. I could make calls from my phone, tablet, and computer.

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    In Love with London from Hartford, CT

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    This is the second time I purchased a UK SIM and am generally very enthusiastic about Cellular Abroad and their products. The only drawback I have run into is that it's pricey if you are only on a short term vacation because the SIM is automatically shut off after 3 months of inactivity. This means if you go to the UK once or twice a year, you will have to purchase a new card each time and will lose any unused credit you may have paid for.

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    It's easy to "top up" at any newsagent or grocers around the UK or over the phone with a credit card. The service from Cellular Abroad is good if you ever need assistance.

    All in all, I have recommended them to others and will continue to use them myself and recommend them to others.

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    Mind the Gap from Boston, MA

    starstarstarstarstar 5 - recommended

    I purchase this phone for travel to the UK. Service was great to call to the US and my family back home found it very easy to get a hold of me when needed. Phone was small with just the right amount of features. Better than I expected.

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    tc from glendale

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