UK & Europe Phone Sim Card

 
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Our UK Prepaid SIM Card

$49.95

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, 300 minutes of calls to UK numbers and 3,000 texts to UK mobiles. All to use for 30 days from activation.

Uk Prepaid	SIM Card

What's Included in your UK SIM Card

  • SUMMARY: A Multi-Fit SIM Card (can be used as a nano, micro or standard), with data, calls and texts to use in the UK + 34 European countries.
  • 12GB of high speed data (and use up to 9GB of this in Europe): 4G speeds in the UK and 3G speeds in Europe. Use the data for your favourite apps like Whatsapp, Google Maps, Facebook, Viber, Email etc
  • 300 minutes of calls: when you're in the UK you can use these minutes to call UK landlines and mobiles and call other people using our SIM Card. When you're in Europe you can use these minutes to call UK landlines and mobiles, call other people using our SIM Card, call local landlines and mobiles in the same country and call landlines and mobiles from other European countries.
  • 3,000 texts: when you're in the UK you can use these texts to text UK mobiles and text other people using our SIM Card. When you're in Europe you can use these texts to text UK mobiles, text other people using our SIM Card, text local mobiles in the same country and text mobile numbers from other European countries.
  • Incoming calls and texts are FREE: It's always free for you to receive calls and texts from anywhere when you’re in the UK or in the 34 European countries. People back home will pay the cost of an international call or text to you.
  • Free unlimited Wi-Fi usage on the London Underground.
  • Use your phone as a hotspot when you are in the UK.
  • All to use for 30 days from activation (activation takes just a few minutes after placing the SIM Card in your phone on arrival in the UK or Europe). Staying longer? Recharge for another 30 days.

What's Not Included in your UK SIM Card

  • Calling and texting to Australia is not included: you will need to add extra credit on you UK SIM Card.
  • Using your phone as a hotspot in the 34 European countries won’t work.
  • 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?

Your SIM Card can be used in these 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 up to 9GB* of your 12GB data allowance (at speeds up to 3G) and (ii) hotspot on your phone will not work and (iii) calls and texts to other people using our SIM Card come from your included 300 minutes and 3,000 texts and (iv) calls and texts to UK landlines and UK mobiles come from your included 300 minutes and 3,000 texts and (v) calls and texts to local numbers in the same country come from your included 300 minutes and 3,000 texts and (vi) calls and texts to numbers from any of the other European countries come from your included 300 minutes and 3,000 texts. For example, when you're in Paris, you can check Google Maps, call someone else using our SIM Card, call a UK phone number, call a local French restaurant and text your friend who lives in Germany.

* If you use up all 9GB of the 12GB data allowance in the European countries, then data will stop working. If you want to continue using data, you have two options: (1) recharge your SIM Card on our website and continue using data at a cost of 0.78p/MB (ie £7.80/GB), or (2) wait until the end of your 30 day plan and recharge your SIM Card for another 30 days (and get a fresh allotment of 12GB of data, of which you can use 9GB in the European countries).

You cannot use the SIM Card exclusively in the European countries for two or more consecutive months because the UK network provider may permanently cancel your SIM Card without refund: the SIM Card is intended for primary use in the UK.

Are you traveling with people using their Australian mobile on roaming? An Australian mobile on roaming in the UK or Europe is not a local number and it is not a UK or European number -- it is, and always will be, an Australian mobile number. For example, if you're in Germany, and your friend is using their Telstra mobile on roaming, and you want to call or text them, you'll need to add extra credit as it is an Australian mobile number (read more below in the FAQs). Alternatively just use your data to call and text them using apps such as Whatsapp, Viber, FaceTime etc.

Are you traveling to Israel? You can use your SIM Card in Israel as follows: (i) calls and texts to local numbers in Israel cost £1.40/minute and 2p/text and (ii) you can use all of your 12GB data allowance (at speeds up to 3G) 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 300 minutes and 3,000 texts and (v) calls and texts to UK landlines and UK mobiles come from your included 300 minutes and 3,000 texts.

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

Your phone must be both network unlocked and technically compatible to use the UK & Europe Phone SIM Card. If your phone is not network unlocked and/or not technically compatible then the SIM Card won't work at all, and you won't get a refund.

"Network unlocked" means that you can use your phone with a different network SIM Card. Please contact your network provider for further details about unlocking your phone. An easy way to test if your phone is network unlocked is to insert into it a different network SIM Card and confirm that it connects to the different network. If you have an iPhone then the official Apple website instructions explain more about how to unlock an iPhone. We're unable to unlock your phone, nor can we tell you if your phone is unlocked: it is entirely your responsibility to check and make sure that your phone is network unlocked.

"Technically compatible" means that your phone must operate on either or both the following frequencies: 4G (800MHz and/or 4G 1800MHz) or 3G (2100MHz). All models of iPhone (including the most recent model) are technically compatible and most other recent model Smartphones are also compatible. For an easy way to find if your phone is technically compatible, use the search feature at the Will My Phone Work website: select "United Kingdom" as the country, then select "3" from the carrier list. If you're still not sure just drop us an email at info@ukprepaidsimcard.com.au with the full details of your phone make and model.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes, you can hotspot your phone when you're in the UK and share the data with your laptop, iPad, Tablet or other device.
  • 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, 300 minutes of calls to UK landlines and UK mobiles (including other people using our SIM Card) and 3,000 texts to UK mobiles (including other people using our SIM Card).
  • If you are traveling to the Republic of Ireland (eg Dublin) please note that this is not part of the UK. When you're in the Republic of Ireland (i) you can use up to 9GB of your data allowance (at speeds up to 3G) and (ii) calls and texts to other people using our SIM Card come from your included 300 minutes and 3,000 texts and (iii) calls and texts to UK landlines and UK mobiles come from your included 300 minutes and 3,000 texts and (iv) calls and texts to local numbers in the same country come from your included 300 minutes and 3,000 texts and and (vi) Hotspot will not work on your phone (you won't be able to connect your Tablet, iPad or Laptop to your phone).
  • If you are traveling to the Republic of Ireland (eg Dublin) please note that this is not part of the UK. When you're in the Republic of Ireland (i) you can use up to 9GB of your data allowance (at speeds up to 3G) and (ii) calls and texts to other people using our SIM Card come from your included 300 minutes and 3,000 texts and (iii) calls and texts to UK landlines and UK mobiles come from your included 300 minutes and 3,000 texts and (iv) calls and texts to local numbers in the same country come from your included 300 minutes and 3,000 texts and and (vi) Hotspot will not work on your phone (you won't be able to connect your Tablet, iPad or Laptop to your phone).
  • 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.
  • When you're in these European countries (i) you can use up to 9GB of your data allowance (at speeds up to 3G) and (ii) calls and texts to other people using our SIM Card come from your included 300 minutes and 3,000 texts and (iii) calls and texts to UK landlines and UK mobiles come from your included 300 minutes and 3,000 texts and (iv) calls and texts to local numbers in the same country come from your included 300 minutes and 3,000 texts.
  • For example, if you're in Paris, you can check Google Maps, call someone else using our SIM Card, call a UK phone number, and call a local French number.
  • Hotspot will not work on your phone in Europe (you won't be able to connect your Tablet, iPad or Laptop to your phone).
  • 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.
  • When you're in these European countries (i) you can use up to 9GB of your data allowance (at speeds up to 3G) and (ii) calls and texts to other people using our SIM Card come from your included 300 minutes and 3,000 texts and (iii) calls and texts to UK landlines and UK mobiles come from your included 300 minutes and 3,000 texts and (iv) calls and texts to ocal numbers in the same country come from your included 300 minutes and 3,000 texts.
  • For example, if you're in Paris, you can check Google Maps, call someone else using our SIM Card, call a UK phone number, and call a local French number.
  • Hotspot will not work on your phone in Europe (you won't be able to connect your Tablet, iPad or Laptop to your phone).
  • WWhen you're in the UK, it costs £0.03/min (3p/min) to call an Australian landline number or an Australian mobile numbers and £0.252 (25.2p) to text an Australian mobile number.
  • When you're in the included 34 European countries, it costs £1.40/min to call an Australian landline or Australian mobile and £0.016 (1.6p) to text an Australian mobile.
  • You can also use your SIM Card in Israel as follows: (i) calls and texts to local numbers in Israel cost £1.40/minute and 2p/text and (ii) you can use all of your 12GB data allowance (at speeds up to 3G) 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 300 minutes and 3,000 texts and (v) calls and texts to UK landlines and UK mobiles come from your included 300 minutes and 3,000 texts.
  • When you're in the 34 European countries you won't be able to use hotspot on your phone, and data speeds will be 3G.
  • You can't use the UK Phone SIM Card in an iPad, Tablet or Hotspot. Doing so will cause the UK Phone SIM Card to be permanently and forever cancelled without refund. Need a data sim card for your iPad, Tablet or Hotspot? Check out our UK Data SIM Card Plans.
  • Calling and texting to Australia is not included when you’re in the UK or in Europe: you'll need to add extra credit once you receive your UK Phone SIM Card.
  • When you're in the UK, it costs £0.03/min (3p/min) to call an Australian landline or an Australian mobile and £0.252 (25.2p) to text an Australian mobile.
  • When you're in the included 34 European countries, it costs £1.40/min to call an Australian landline or Australian mobile and £0.016 (1.6p) to text an Australian mobile.
  • We recommend that customers use apps like Viber and WhatsApp to call or text Australia (because apps only use data).
  • Calling and texting to local numbers when you're in the 34 European countries comes from your included 300 minutes and 3,000 texts. For example, if you were in Paris, and called your local Paris hotel, the call minutes would come from your included 300 minutes.
  • If you use up all of the included 300 minutes and/or 3,000 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • Recharge on our website with £20 and get another 30 days of 12GB data, 300 UK minutes and 3000 UK texts. Unused data, minutes and texts do not rollover. You can keep recharging again every 30 days if you're staying even longer (you can keep recharging forever if you want).
  • 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 Registered Post (for $4.50) or Express Post (for $7.50). If you urgently need a SIM card please choose Express Post.
  • Registered Post takes a full 5-10 business days to be delivered and requires a signature on delivery. If you're not at home to sign for it, you'll have to collect it from your local post office.
  • 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.

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, and you can use 9GB of this in the included European countries. 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 9GB 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 300 minutes, 3,000 texts and 12,000MB of data.


 



^ IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT USING YOUR SIM CARD IN THE INCLUDED 34 EUROPEAN COUNTRIES: If you use the UK SIM Card exclusively in any of the included 34 European countries for two or more consecutive months, then Three UK may permanently cancel your sim card without refund: the UK Phone SIM Card is intended for primary use in the UK. Data speeds when roaming in the included 34 European countries will be limited to 3G only, and hotspot will not work.