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United Kingdom Prepaid SIM Card

On a rainy night in London, you find shelter in a festive little pub and strike up a hardy conversation with a young chap named Henry.

It takes a while, but suddenly you realize you're not just talking to any Henry. This is Prince Henry!

Luckily, you brought your phone so you can get your photo taken with the young prince. And of course you can send it straight back home to show off.

For those times when you just need to get in touch with someone in United Kingdom or back home, prepaid SIM cards offer you the benefits of using your own phone at local rates. Simply replace your SIM card with a prepaid United Kingdom SIM card and you will be set up to make all those important phone calls and send quick messages across the world, without paying excessively high roaming costs.

What our partner Telestial says

A prepaid SIM card for the UK (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland) with a GSM international cell phone is the most convenient and economical solution for staying in touch while you travel in the UK. All incoming calls while your travel the UK are FREE, regardless of where they originate. Pay the local rate for local calls and use a cellular phone like you do at home. And unlike home, your UK SIM card is prepaid so there is no need for a contract.

The SIM Card for United Kingdom includes:

  • A local phone number while in the UK
  • Free incoming calls
  • SMS (text messaging)
  • Comprehensive instruction guide
  • No yearly contract, monthly charges or credit charges

Please Note: Your United Kingdom SIM Card will require a SIM-unlocked GSM 900/1800 compatible international cell phone. If you do not have your own international cell phone, Telestial has several compatible models available for your review and consideration.

Global SIM Cards

Both Telestial and ekit offer a range of region specific and global SIM cards. Starting at just US$ 9 (with credit included!), these cards represent good value for travellers interested in having only one SIM card and phone number to cover multiple countries, whilst keeping roaming charges in check.

United Kingdom Calling Card

For those not interested in travelling with a mobile, calling cards are a great way to call home cheaply. Consider these benefits:

  • Save up to 70% on international calls
  • Make calls from over 150 countries worldwide
  • No sign-up or monthly fees
  • Toll-free access numbers
  • Pay in advance or pay later
  • And much more...

We've compared two popular calling cards to illustrate some benefits. Visit the International Calling Cards page for details. Or visit both providers directly to compare for yourself.

Quick United Kingdom SIM Card Facts

  • Price: USD 29
  • Country Phone Code: +44
  • Network: GSM 900/1800

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