UK Cell Phone Rentals

Rent a phone for your next trip to UK and get unlimited calls and texts anywhere in Europe and unlimited data.

Standard Features

 Unlimited Mobile Data*

Unlimited Calls and Texts to the USA/Canada with an App**

Unlimited free incoming calls and texts

 Prepaid Service – no bills, extra charges or contracts

Clear dates

Your United Kingdom (UK) cell phone rental features unlimited calls, texts and data anywhere in the UK including England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. To make calls outside of the UK, for example that in order to call or text the USA or Canada, you must use an app. We recommend Talkatone as it is easy to use, free and you can call to landlines. WhatsApp of course is a great app but the limitation is that both users need to have it on their phone. Also, please note that in order to download most apps, you must rent an iPhone 8 or above due the operating system.

While you can make calls in UK and text in UK without an app, many users tend to use their phones for activities involving data more than for calling. You can book hotels, check into your flight, use maps, check emails and more with a cell phone. Again, the iPhone 5, 6  and Android rentals are perfect for calling and texting within the UK and also browsing but not for downloading apps as most apps require a more recent operating system.

Your United Kingdom cell phone rental is ready to go and includes all chargers and plug adapters plus of course the phone and activated SIM card, instructions and a return package. You will be provided with a UK number. If you need a US or Canadian number, an app such as Talkatone will provide your that for free, giving you both numbers on your rental. You will receive the cell phone rental 2-3 days prior to your departure time permitting.


Frequently Asked Questions

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 or more business days prior to your set departure date.

How do I call the US, Canada or outside the EU

To call to the US, Canada or anywhere outside the EU, you will need to use an app that allows you to dial. Skype, WhatsApp, Facetime are a few but we recommend Talkatone as it is free to use and works well.

What will this cost me?

Select your phone option, enter the departure and return dates to calculate costs.

Taxes are applicable only if you are in California.

Round-trip shipping and handling fee.

Can I download apps?

If you log on with your Apple ID, all of your apps will automatically load. Please make sure that the apps you want to download are compatible with the version of the phone you rent. Please make sure to delete your account before returning the phone – otherwise we will have all your contact information, photos, emails and other sensitive information.

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

Does the cell phone come charged?
Yes it does, but it’s always best to test the battery and charge phone before your departure. You can charge the phone in the US or Canada as well as in the UK
How do I return the phone?

Round trip shipping is included in your shipping fee for shipments within the US. You will be provided with a return package. Canadian customers will need to pay for shipping back to our California location.

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 a two week rental fee plus the shipping fee.

Does Cellular Abroad offer insurance against loss or damage?

Yes, rental insurance is available for $24 as an add-on once you add your item to the cart. See what is covered here.

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