UK & Europe Phone Sim Card

 
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Data & texts in 34 countries at no extra cost
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Our UK Prepaid SIM Card

$35.95

A MULTI-FIT UK EUROPE PREPAID SIM CARD FOR YOUR PHONE. CAN BE USED AS A NANO, MICRO OR STANDARD SIM


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Product description: The UK Phone SIM Card comes with 12GB of high speed data, 40,000 minutes of calls to UK numbers and 40,000 texts to UK mobiles. All to use for 30 days from activation.

Uk Prepaid	SIM Card

What's Included in your UK SIM Card

  • It's simple! Just take out your Australian SIM Card and put our SIM Card into your mobile phone. You'll then enjoy the freedom to use your phone in the UK & Europe, just like you do at home. No roaming fees! Here's a summary of what's included:
    • Multi-fit SIM Card fits all phones (use as a nano, micro or standard). Just pop out the right size for your phone
    • 12GB of 4G data + calls + texts
    • Compatible with almost all network unlocked phones (iPhone, Samsung, Huawei, Google, LG + others)
    • Easy activation in the UK or Europe! SIM Card activates itself in your phone within minutes of arrival (you can activate in any of the included European countries)
    • 24 Hour Support via phone, email, live chat, Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp
  • 12GB of 4G data
  • 40,000 minutes to use in the UK and Europe
  • 40,000 texts to use in the UK and Europe
  • On the Three UK mobile network and roaming partners throughout Europe
  • Not affected by Brexit
  • 30+ European countries included for free! Use your data, minutes and texts in the UK and in more than 30 European countries.
  • Incoming calls and texts are FREE in the UK and Europe
  • Free unlimited Wi-Fi usage on the London Underground
  • Use your phone as a hotspot in the UK and Europe.
  • Lasts for 30 days from activation. Easy activation! SIM Card activates itself in your phone within minutes of arrival in the UK or Europe.
  • Staying longer than 30 days? Recharge on our website with your Australian credit card and get another 30 days (keep the same SIM Card and same mobile number).
  • Your purchase helps the Village Enterprise Charity

What's Not Included in your UK SIM Card

  • Calls and texts to Australian numbers costs extra: just buy a recharge voucher on our website with your Australian credit card or just use apps like Whatsapp or Facebook Messenger.
  • Calls and texts from the UK to Europe numbers costs extra: just buy a recharge voucher on our website with your Australian credit card, or just use apps like Whatsapp or Facebook Messenger.
  • Once you use up your 12GB data allowance you can't add more data until the end of 30 days from activation. Need more than 12GB data? Buy two UK SIM Cards from us and activate one when you use up your 12GB on your first SIM Card.
  • You can't use the UK & Europe Phone SIM Card in an iPad, Tablet or Hotspot device. Need a SIM Card for your iPad, Tablet or Hotspot device? Check out our Data SIM Card.

CAN I USE THE UK SIM CARD IN ANY OTHER COUNTRIES?

Yes! You can use all the inclusions that come with your UK & Europe Phone SIM Card in more than 30 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands (Guernsey and Jersey), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

IMPORTANT! 60 day Europe use restriction! You can only use My UK SIM Card in Europe for a maximum period of 60 days. After 60 days, My UK SIM Card will stop working unless you use it in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland). That's because My UK SIM Card is a UK SIM Card that roams in Europe (long term use in Europe is not allowed by the network provider). Staying in Europe for longer than 60 days? The solution is to buy two (2) or multiple SIM Cards.

Click here to read the full details about using your SIM Card in Europe.

DO I NEED TO GET MY PHONE UNLOCKED? IS MY PHONE TECHNICALLY COMPATIBLE?

Your mobile phone must be network unlocked and technically compatible to use the UK & Europe Phone SIM Card. If your phone isn't network unlocked and/or isn't technically compatible then the UK & Europe Phone SIM Card won't work and you won't be entitled to a refund. "Network unlocked" means that your normal network provider (eg Telstra, Optus) has unlocked your phone to allow it to use a different SIM Card. "Technically compatible" means that your phone operates on the correct network frequencies used in the UK (all iPhones and most other recent model smartphones are technically compatible).

Click here to read the full details about network unlocking and technical compatibility.

WHY BUY YOUR UK & EUROPE SIM CARD FROM UKPREPAIDSIMCARD.COM.AU?

We're proud to offer value and convenience to savvy travelers like you heading off for a holiday to the UK and Europe. We've done the research and can bring to you the best value and most convenient SIM Card that works in the UK and in more than 30 European countries.

As an exclusive service to our customers you can buy a recharge voucher on our website using your Australian credit card. If you're staying longer than 30 days or want to add some extra credit to call or text Australia you'll need to recharge: only if you buy your SIM Card from us you can recharge online on our website using your Australian credit card. You can't do this if you buy your SIM Card from elsewhere: the Three UK network provider only accepts UK credit cards when recharging online.

We offer high touch customer support. Got a question before you leave? What about if you have an issue when you land in London after a 24 hour flight? Need to make an urgent call to Australia when you're in Paris and need to recharge? We have a 24/7 local UK support phone number that you can call, email our 24/7 support help desk, Live Chat with us on our website, and you can also chat to us through Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Our SIM Card comes pre-loaded with 12GB of high speed data, 40,000 minutes of calls and 40,000 texts, and lasts for 30 days from activation. Simply take out your normal Australian SIM Card and insert our SIM Card into your phone on arrival in the UK or Europe. Within minutes the SIM Card will self activate and your phone will be ready with data, calling and texting.
  • When you're in the UK you can (i) use your 12GB data for all your favourite apps such as (but not limited to) Whatsapp, Google Maps, Facebook, Instagram, Email + all your other apps, (ii) use your 40,000 minutes to call UK landlines, UK mobiles and other people using our SIM Card and (iii) use your 40,000 texts to text UK mobiles and other people using our SIM Card.
  • Here's what happens when you're in the European countries: (i) you can use your included 12GB data and (ii) you can hotspot your phone and share the data and (iii) you can call and text other people using our SIM Card from your included 40,000 minutes and 40,000 texts and (iv) you can call and text UK landlines and UK mobiles from your included 40,000 minutes and 40,000 texts and (v) you can call and text numbers in the same country you're in (for example if you're in France you can call and text French numbers) from your included 40,000 minutes and 40,000 texts and (vi) you can call and text numbers in other European countries (for example if you're in France you can call and text German numbers) from your included 40,000 minutes and 40,000 texts. For example, you're using the SIM Card in France so you can use the data for Google Maps, Facebook etc., you can call someone else who is using our SIM Card, you can text your friend in London, you can call a Paris restaurant to make a reservation and you can call ahead to your Berlin Airbnb to confirm your stay.
  • The SIM Card is posted to you from Sydney and you can choose Registered Post (5-10 business days) or you can choose Express Post if you need your SIM Card urgently. There are no pick up options and we don't sell our SIM Card in any shops.
  • Your mobile phone must be network unlocked to use the SIM Card.
  • Most mobile phones are compatible with the SIM Card including all iPhones (including iPhone XS and XR) and most other recent model Smartphones.
  • Keep reading the FAQs below for answers to more frequently asked questions.
  • To keep it simple we only sell the one (1) SIM Card that you see on our website. We don't sell any other SIM Cards - there are no unadvertised deals. For example, we don't sell a SIM Card with unlimited data, or less data etc.
  • If you think you'll use more than 12GB within 30 days then the solution is to buy two (2) or multiple SIM Cards and use them when you run out of data (you cannot add more data during the 30 days duration of your SIM Card) - but if you're staying longer than 30 days you can recharge and get another 30 days of the same plan/inclusions but this only starts when the initial 30 days ends.
  • You can activate the SIM Card in any of the included European countries. You do not have to activate it in the UK.
  • IMPORTANT! 60 day Europe use restriction! You can only use the SIM Card in Europe for a maximum period of 60 days. After 60 days, the SIM Card will stop working unless you use it in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland). That's because the SIM Card is a UK SIM Card that roams in Europe (long term use in Europe is not allowed by the network provider). Staying in Europe for longer than 60 days? The solution is to buy two (2) or multiple SIM Cards.
  • Yes - it's ok to buy the SIM Card up to six (6) months prior to when you'll activate it in the UK/Europe. For example, if you were traveling in May, it's ok to buy the SIM Card in January.
  • The 30 days of your plan starts (only) when you insert the SIM Card into your phone.
  • Almost all network unlocked phones are compatible with our SIM Card.
  • All models of iPhone are compatible (including the most recent models XS and XR).
  • Most other Smartphones are also compatible such as, but not limited to, Samsung, Huawei, Google, HTC and LG. We can't list every single make and model of phone so check that your phone uses 3G 2100MHz, or 4G/LTE Band 3 and Band 20. You can use the search feature at the Will My Phone Work website - select the BRAND then the MODEL then the SUB-MODEL then UNITED KINGDOM as the country then 3 as the carrier.
  • Yes you can hotspot your phone and share the data with your other devices (eg laptop, iPad, tablet) when you're in the UK or Europe.
  • Your UK SIM Card can be used across the UK. The UK comprises England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (but not the Republic of Ireland).  So this means when you are in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland you can use your 12GB data, 40,000 minutes of calls to UK landlines and UK mobiles (including other people using our SIM Card) and 40,000 texts to UK mobiles (including other people using our SIM Card).
  • When you're in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) please remember this is not part of the UK. Here's what happens when you're in ROI: (i) you can use your included 12GB data and (ii) you can hotspot your phone and share the data and (iii) you can call and text other people using our SIM Card from your included 40,000 minutes and 40,000 texts and (iv) you can call and text UK landlines and UK mobiles from your included 40,000 minutes and 40,000 texts and (v) you can call and text numbers in ROI from your included 40,000 minutes and 40,000 texts and (vi) you can call and text numbers in other European countries (for example you can call and text German numbers) from your included 40,000 minutes and 40,000 texts. For example, you're using the SIM Card in Dublin so you can use the data for Google Maps, Facebook etc., you can call someone else who is using our SIM Card, you can text your friend in London, you can call a Dublin restaurant to make a reservation and you can call ahead to your Berlin Airbnb to confirm your stay.
  • When you're in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) please remember this is not part of the UK. Here's what happens when you're in ROI: (i) you can use your included 12GB data and (ii) you can hotspot your phone and share the data and (iii) you can call and text other people using our SIM Card from your included 40,000 minutes and 40,000 texts and (iv) you can call and text UK landlines and UK mobiles from your included 40,000 minutes and 40,000 texts and (v) you can call and text numbers in ROI from your included 40,000 minutes and 40,000 texts and (vi) you can call and text numbers in other European countries (for example you can call and text German numbers) from your included 40,000 minutes and 40,000 texts. For example, you're using the SIM Card in Dublin so you can use the data for Google Maps, Facebook etc., you can call someone else who is using our SIM Card, you can text your friend in London, you can call a Dublin restaurant to make a reservation and you can call ahead to your Berlin Airbnb to confirm your stay.
  • Your SIM Card can be used in the following European countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands (Guernsey and Jersey), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
  • Here's what happens when you're in the European countries: (i) you can use your included 12GB data and (ii) you can hotspot your phone and share the data and (iii) you can call and text other people using our SIM Card from your included 40,000 minutes and 40,000 texts and (iv) you can call and text UK landlines and UK mobiles from your included 40,000 minutes and 40,000 texts and (v) you can call and text numbers in the same country you're in (for example if you're in France you can call and text French numbers) from your included 40,000 minutes and 40,000 texts and (vi) you can call and text numbers in other European countries (for example if you're in France you can call and text German numbers) from your included 40,000 minutes and 40,000 texts. For example, you're using the SIM Card in France so you can use the data for Google Maps, Facebook etc., you can call someone else who is using our SIM Card, you can text your friend in London, you can call a Paris restaurant to make a reservation and you can call ahead to your Berlin Airbnb to confirm your stay.
  • IMPORTANT! 60 day Europe use restriction! You can only use the UK SIM Card in Europe for a maximum period of 60 days. After 60 days, the UK SIM Card will stop working unless you use it in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland). That's because the UK SIM Card is a UK SIM Card that roams in Europe (long term use in Europe is not allowed by the network provider). Staying in Europe for longer than 60 days? The solution is to buy two (2) or multiple SIM Cards.
  • Brexit does not impact the use of our SIM Card.
  • Your SIM Card can be used in the following European countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands (Guernsey and Jersey), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
  • Here's what happens when you're in the European countries: (i) you can use your included 12GB data and (ii) you can hotspot your phone and share the data and (iii) you can call and text other people using our SIM Card from your included 40,000 minutes and 40,000 texts and (iv) you can call and text UK landlines and UK mobiles from your included 40,000 minutes and 40,000 texts and (v) you can call and text numbers in the same country you're in (for example if you're in France you can call and text French numbers) from your included 40,000 minutes and 40,000 texts and (vi) you can call and text numbers in other European countries (for example if you're in France you can call and text German numbers) from your included 40,000 minutes and 40,000 texts. For example, you're using the SIM Card in France so you can use the data for Google Maps, Facebook etc., you can call someone else who is using our SIM Card, you can text your friend in London, you can call a Paris restaurant to make a reservation and you can call ahead to your Berlin Airbnb to confirm your stay.
  • IMPORTANT! 60 day Europe use restriction! You can only use the UK SIM Card in Europe for a maximum period of 60 days. After 60 days, the UK SIM Card will stop working unless you use it in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland). That's because the UK SIM Card is a UK SIM Card that roams in Europe (long term use in Europe is not allowed by the network provider). Staying in Europe for longer than 60 days? The solution is to buy two (2) or multiple SIM Cards.
  • You can also use your SIM Card in Israel as follows: (i) calls and text to landline and mobile numbers in Israel cost £1.40/minute and 2p/text and (ii) you can use all of your 12GB data allowance and (iii) hotspot on your phone will not work and (iv) calls and texts to other people using our SIM Card come from your included 40,000 minutes and 40,000 texts and (v) calls and texts to UK landlines and UK mobiles come from your included 40,000 minutes and 40,000 texts.
  • As a general rule the SIM Card won't work when you're on a cruise ship.
  • There are hundreds of different cruise ships operating throughout Europe, by many different cruise companies. It's impossible to know for sure whether the SIM Card will work when you're on a cruise ship, so the general rule is that it will NOT work.
  • When the cruise ship is docked at shore, or is cruising very close to shore, you should expect the SIM Card to work. But when the cruise ship is cruising away from the coast or land, the SIM Card will NOT work.
  • Yes you can hotspot your phone and share the data with your other devices (eg laptop, iPad, tablet).
  • Calling and texting to Australian landline and mobile numbers is not included and costs extra: you can add extra credit on you UK SIM Card by purchasing a recharge voucher on our website. You can buy the voucher with your Australian credit card or with Paypal (wait until you receive your SIM Card then buy the voucher).
  • Australian mobile roaming in the UK or Europe? It still costs extra to call or text an Australian mobile number that's roaming in the UK or Europe. It's still an Australian number even though it's currently being used in the UK or Europe.
  • When you're in the UK and you call or text an Australian number this is what it costs: £0.03/minute (3p/minute) to call, £0.252 (25.2p) to text and £0.40 (40p) to MMS picture message.
  • When you're in the included 34 European countries and you call or text an number this is what it costs: £1.40/minute to call, £0.016 (1.6p) to text and £0.40 (40p) to MMS picture message.
  • Use free apps like Viber and WhatApp: any of our customers choose to use free apps like Viber and WhatsApp to call or text back to home (these apps will use your 12GB data).
  • Calls and text to landline and mobile numbers when you're in the 34 European countries comes from your included 40,000 minutes and 40,000 texts. For example, if you were in Paris, and called your local Paris hotel, the call minutes would come from your included 40,000 minutes.
  • If you use up all of the included 40,000 minutes and/or 40,000 texts, then it costs £0.03/min (3p/min) to call a UK landline or UK mobile, and £0.02 (2p) to text a UK mobile and you'll need to add extra credit.
  • To add extra credit to your UK Phone Sim, wait until you receive it from us, then purchase a recharge voucher on our website with your Australian credit card. Full details will come with your sim card about how to do this but you can also read more about how to add extra credit on your UK SIM Card.
  • The UK Phone SIM Card is posted to you from Sydney and comes with a local UK mobile number that you'll know before you leave Australia.
  • You cannot add more data if you use the included 12GB within 30 days. If you think you'll use more than 12GB within 30 days then just buy two (2) or multiple SIM Cards to use when your data runs out.
  • The UK Phone SIM Card self-activates in your phone within minutes of arrival in the UK or Europe and you don't need access to a computer to activate it.
  • Full instructions come with the sim card about how to activate it and use it.
  • Using our SIM Card doesn't change your apps, contacts, emails or any other settings on your phone because they are all stored on your phone, and not on your SIM Card.
  • We use the Three UK mobile network - which covers 98% of the UK population: to check coverage in a specific area, enter the address into the Three UK Coverage Checker. When in Europe, the UK SIM card will roam onto different local networks.
  • Yes - if you're staying longer than 30 days just recharge on our website with £20 and get another 30 days of 12GB data, 40,000 minutes and 40,000 texts. You keep the same SIM Card and same mobile number. You can use your Australian credit card to recharge. You can keep recharging again every 30 days if you're staying even longer (you can keep recharging forever if you want). Unused data, minutes and texts do not rollover.
  • No. We do not currently support eSIM. Our SIM Card is a physical SIM Card that we send to you and which you insert into your phone.
  • If you buy our UK Phone SIM Card (for your phone), your prepaid plan lasts for 30 days. If you’re staying longer, just recharge on our website for another 30 days. You can re-use the UK Phone SIM Card again within 6 months of its last recharge (the initial activation of the SIM Card is the first recharge). After 6 months without a recharge the SIM Card is permanently and forever cancelled, cannot be re-used and the UK mobile number cannot be retrieved for further use.
  • If you buy our UK Data SIM Card (for your iPad, Tablet or Mobile Hotspot), your prepaid plan lasts for 90 days. If you’re staying longer or run out of data, just recharge on our website to get more data. You can re-use the UK Data SIM Card again within 6 months of its last recharge (the initial activation of the SIM Card is the first recharge). After 6 months without a recharge the SIM Card is permanently and forever cancelled and cannot be re-used.
  • Your SIM card is posted from Sydney on the next business day after you order (we don't post on the same day). We use Australia Post.
  • You can choose Regular Post with tracking (for $2.85) or Express Post with tracking (for $6.00). If you urgently need a SIM card please choose Express Post.
  • Regular Post with tracking takes 5-10 business days (after we post it) to be delivered (signature is not required).
  • Express Post takes 1 business day (after we post it) only if you're in the Australia Post Express Post Network (which includes the metropolitan areas of most major cities). To find out if you're in the Express Post network, please visit the Australia Post website and check if your post code is in the "Express Post delivery postcodes" list. If you're in Perth please note that the only post codes included are 6000-6005 and 6800-6899.
  • You can re-use your SIM Card within six (6) months of the last recharge. For most customers the "last recharge" will be the date you initially activated the SIM Card in your phone.
  • After six months without a recharge your SIM Card is considered inactive by the Three UK and it is permanently and forever cancelled, cannot be re-used or recharged and the mobile number cannot be retrieved for future use. To confirm, this means that if it has been more than six months since you last recharged your SIM Card cannot be re-used.

Europe Data Coverage with the UK Phone SIM Card

Your new UK Phone SIM Card works right across Europe^. But what does Europe- wide mobile data really mean? It means you can check the football scores when you’re on the beach in Malta. It means when you take a photo of a moose in Finland, or the Eiffel Tower in France, or the sunset from over the Greek islands you can send it for all your friends to see.

It means you can use your phone to book your flight from the mountains of Switzerland to the glaciers of Iceland and know that you’ll automatically have data at both ends.

Poland to Portugal, Ireland to Italy, Bulgaria to Belgium – your UK Phone SIM Card will give your phone full 3G data speeds.

When travelling outside of the UK, you can use your UK Phone SIM in the following 34 European countries:

Austria France Switzerland Poland
Belgium Germany Italy Portugal
Bulgaria Gibraltar Latvia Republic of Ireland
Croatia Greece Lithuania Romania
Cyprus Hungary Luxembourg Slovakia
Czech Republic Iceland Liechtenstein Slovenia
Denmark Isle of Man Malta Spain
Estonia Guernsey – Channel Island Netherlands Sweden
Finland Jersey – Channel Island Norway

Maximise Your Data Usage When in Europe

Your UK Phone SIM Card comes with a lot of data – a full 12GB. That’s easily enough to see you through the 30 days your SIM card is valid for. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pay attention to how much data you are using. There are certain settings your phone may have, some apps you use and some websites you visit that can quickly drain a lot of your data.

While the amount of data certain operations use depends on many factors, here’s a rough guide to what 12GB of data means. You could

  • Send and receive 240,000 emails, or
  • Instant message chat with your friends for 8 full days, or
  • Spend 4 full days on Facebook or web surfing, or
  • Upload 4000 photos, or
  • Watch YouTube on standard-quality for 36 hours, or
  • Call home with 32 hours of video chat, or
  • Play online games for anything between 32 and 320 hours (it varies wildly), or
  • Watch two movies streaming in HD.

There are other factors to consider rather than overall time. One of the most unexpected ways your mobile device can use up a lot of data without you knowing is automatic app updates. On some devices, apps are set to automatically download large updates regardless of what sort of connection you have. You might not even get a notification that an app you’ve never even used is silently getting a 200MB update. So, go into your mobile device settings and change them so apps can only update if you give permission. There are different ways to do it for iOS and Android. Once you’ve done that hold off on updating until you have a good signal on an unlimited connection.

Keep an eye on your phone SIM balance:

  1. Switch on the device that has your phone SIM installed
  2. Turn OFF Wi-Fi
  3. Go to https://www.three.co.uk/New_My3/My3_Home
  4. Click "Check your balance"

Your remaining balance will be shown - remember you started with 40,000 minutes, 40,000 texts and 12,000MB of data.