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Roaming

You can now use your United Kingdom SIM card almost anywhere else in Europe without incurring roaming charges. As long as you activate your UK SIM in the UK, you can travel to anywhere in the EU and benefit from the same calling and data plan

Unlimited minutes to US/Canadian numbers

Unlimited minutes to UK numbers

1GB of high speed data (w/ the option of adding more data)

Unlimited FREE incoming calls and texts from anywhere

Unlimited Lebara to Lebara calls

Need more data? Add-on an additional 4GB data - $10

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 are tired of paying the exorbitant voice and data roaming fees through Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and other carriers, simply replace your current carrier's SIM card with our Lebara UK SIM card into your unlocked phone and start saving. Lebara uses Vodafone so you can rest assured the coverage is virtually throughout the United Kingdom. The UK SIM card features 1GB of data plus unlimited calling to the USA, Canada and UK numbers and free incoming calls from anywhere. International text messaging is not included unless you use a texting app like iMessage or WhatsApp. You do have 1000 "regular" texts messages within the UK.. While the SIM does include 1GB of data, If you need more data, you can purchase another 4GB of data for an additional $10 (available when you add to cart). 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 their web or use their mobile apps. While the initial SIM card includes 1GB of data at 3G speeds, some travelers simply need more. You can add an additional 4GB of data to your service for an extra $10. This will give you a total of 5GB of data usage for 30 days. Please note that you can only have a total of 5GB of data per 30 day period.

New! Not enough data for your UK trip? As we rely more and more on data for data heavy applications such as GPS and streaming, we need more than just a few GB of data. Please see below for our new high speed data offering for the UK and beyond!

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!

Need more data? You certainly are not alone. 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. 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 company 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.

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 500 minutes $1.29 $1.29 $1.29 $1.49
Calls to N. America 500 minutes $1.29 $1.29 $1.29 $1.49
3 GB Data (3G) $49 $720 $750 $50,000** N/A
** This is NOT a typo. Sprint's rates are $10 per mb (5GB =5000mb).
 

Recharges

If your trip is longer than 30 days, you can add additional 30 day bundles of service. Each bundle will renew your plan, which includes 500 North American and 500 UK minutes of calling and 1GB of data.

UK 30 Day Service Bundle
only $49.00

Each bundle will extend your plan an additional 30 days.


Data Plans

The UK SIM comes with 1GB of data. If you need more, an additional 4GB data bundle add on is available upon checkout for a total of 5GB of data. This gives data at 3G speed and lasts for 30 days from your arrival in the UK. 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 Wi Fi hotspot when you can get a secure and faster connection anywhere you want.

United Kingdom SIM Card starstarstarstarstar 4.3

Inexpensive ways to call from the UK

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.

Cons

  • Pricey / Poor Value

Pros

  • Easy To Refill
  • Easy to use

Best Uses

  • Cities
  • Personal Phone
  • Travel
  • Work Phone
  • Works Well On Uk Trains

Describe Yourself

  • Business Professional
  • Million Miles Flyer

UK SIM Card

Parent from St. Marys, Georgia

starstarstarstarstar 4 - recommended

Did not work at first. Had to call to get it to function properly.

Pros

  • Good Value

Best Uses

  • Rural Areas

Describe Yourself

  • Parent

Excellent

Chuck from Portland, ME

starstarstarstarstar 5 - recommended

Loved it!

Cons

  • None

Pros

  • Good Value
  • Great Coverage
  • Lots Of Options
  • Worked like a charm

Best Uses

  • Cities
  • Personal Phone
  • Travel

Describe Yourself

  • Practical

Uk SIM Card

In Love with London from Hartford, CT

starstarstarstarstar 4 - recommended

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.

The calling plan to the US is a good value and we found the service to be generally excellent around the UK with the exception of a few spots in Scotland all of the Isle of Man.

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.

Cons

  • Inactive shut off

Pros

  • Great Coverage

Best Uses

  • Personal Phone
  • Travel

Describe Yourself

  • Business Professional
  • Practical

Nice way to travel

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.

Pros

  • Good Value
  • Great Coverage

Best Uses

  • Travel

Describe Yourself

  • Business Professional

Worked fine

tc from glendale

starstarstarstarstar 5 - recommended

Was advised that it would be easier and cheaper to buy extra minutes in grocery store in England and it was

Best Uses

  • Cities

Describe Yourself

  • Practical

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 or 6 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. They are available during checkout.

How do I know I should order a standard, micro or nano UK SIM card?

The easiest way to check to see what size SIM card your device needs is to do a search for, "sim card size" and the make and model of your device.

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's cellular towers. T-Mobile 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.

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?

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.

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