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.