Sim Cards for Northern Ireland
Best UK Prepaid SIM Card Options for Travelling the UK in 2022
What is a UK sim card?
A UK SIM card is a local SIM card for the UK that gives you access to the UK’s mobile networks. It’s perfect for short-term or long-term visits, as it comes with a set amount of features that can be used to make calls, send texts, and use data. Once your allowance runs out, you can top up or recharge for another month.
If they're UK-based SIM cards from UK carriers such as ThreeUK or O2 like the ones we sell at SimCorner, they'll get assigned a UK mobile number. If they're not UK-based SIM cards, they might be roaming sim cards.
At Sim Corner, we always recommend customers purchase a UK-based sim. As they provide the best value and include unlimited calls to standard UK landlines and mobiles, unlimited SMS, and data allowance with mobile hotspot, and usually get better coverage and data speeds. It's also important to note that UK SIM cards and roaming SIM cards may look the same, but they work in very different ways. You may have received a roaming SIM free with your travel insurance, however roaming sims will take you onto a partner network while you're overseas, and they may cost more than local sims if they are pay per minute pay as you go plans.
Can I buy a UK SIM card in Australia?
To get a prepaid UK Sim card in Australia, you'll need to buy the sim card online. SIM cards can be bought from various online providers. However, if you're looking for a cheaper deal, fortunately there's an easy way now, buying a UK SIM card from SimCorner. At SimCorner we sell a range of prepaid UK SIM cards for Australian travellers. We offer prepaid sim cards which come with data and unlimited calls and texts - but at a fraction of the cost! We also provide shipping Australia wide!
By purchasing one of our awesome ranges and having it shipped straight to your home address or work address, you can be sorted even before you step on the plane! We offer free shipping Australia-wide with regular mail or express 2-3 business day services if needed for urgent travel plans. Buying UK travel sim cards online has never been easier.
Also all of our UK SIM cards also include EU roaming so they will also work in European countries, so if you’re looking to visit our neighbours across the Channel but don’t want two different SIMs, we’ve got you covered.
Which type of phone is best to use with your new international UK sim card?
To use the new UK SIM card with your Australian mobile phone, you'll need to ensure that your phone is unlocked. If you've previously used your phone abroad and inserted various sim cards, it's likely already unlocked. Also a number of phones already come unlocked in Australia. ie; newer iPhones. But there are some which are locked to specific mobile networks. You can check with your mobile provider or by simply inserting a SIM from another provider into your device. So if you are with Optus or Telstra, you can use a friends sim that maybe on the Vodafone network. Simply put it in your phone and switch it on. It your phone works as per normal
Please note that being on a post-paid plan or contract with your local carrier doesn't mean your phone is locked. If you are unsure, please check with your current service provider.
The Best Prepaid UK Sim Cards
At SimCorner we've got you covered when it comes to different prepaid UK sim cards for your next holiday. Whether you're a budget-conscious traveller or you're looking for extra data, we've got the perfect UK SIM cards for you. We have noted our best prepaid plans for Australian travellers below.
If you’re only looking to use a moderate amount of minutes and data usage, why not check out our O2 UK SIM Card(7GB), which comes with 7GB mobile data, Unlimited Minutes and SMS within the UK. Alternatively, if you know you’ll need lots of data during your short stay, check out our Three UK 12 GB UK SIM Card or if you want even more data, O2 100GB UK SIM Card, which comes with a whopping 100GB data and unlimited minutes. With these prepaid SIMs you’ll be able to work, travel and use your phone in the UK without incurring expensive roaming charges.
If you’re looking for an international sim card for the UK and Europe, look no further than our Multi-Country SIMs. These UK prepaid sim cards allow people to use data, make calls and send messages both in the UK and European union countries, perfect for weekend trips to France and beyond. If you’re planning to regularly stay in touch during your time travelling, take a look at our 12 GB Europe SIMs. If you’re just looking for a travel SIM card to browse the internet or use in your iPad or tablet, look no further than our 12GB Data Only SIM Card which can be used in mobile phones, iPads, tablets and many other products. Click on the link to find out more.
Get prepaid sim card UK that are right for you!
Now that you have the Sim Card for UK options laid in front of you, you would have already made up your mind on the data card that is ideal for you in terms of your travel itinerary. Though all the sim cards are available in three sizes and fit most phones, it’s always good to check the specifications and compatibility before getting one that would be right for you. Why not, check out all the options that we offer at SimCorner and get a UK sim card for your next trip to UK. If you like more information use the contact us link above to get in touch with us, and get your travel SIM today