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Best Prepaid SIM Card Options for Travelling to the UK
The United Kingdom is one of the world’s most visited countries, drawing tourists far and wide to experience everything from the stunning natural beauty of Scotland to the busy streets of London. The country’s appreciation for art and culture is seen in its many theatres and museums, while its appreciation for diversity and community can be found in the wide range of cuisines available. All of these factors make the UK a must see, and those lucky enough to spend long lengths of time here should visit as much of the country as possible. If you’ve arrived in the UK to visit family or have relocated on a work visa, chances are that you’ll need a new local SIM card. Choosing the best UK prepaid SIM card for your needs is essential in ensuring that you don’t buy a product that isn’t compatible with your needs.
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
- Making calls, sending texts, and data usage
- Recharging for that extra month when required
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 SimCorner, we always recommend customers purchase a UK-based SIM.
- The best value for money with our price beat guarantee
- Unlimited calls to standard UK landlines and mobiles
- Unlimited SMS, and data allowance with mobile hotspot
- The best 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 purchase 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, buy a UK SIM card from SimCorner.
- We sell a range of UK SIM cards for Australian travellers
- We offer prepaid SIM cards
- Our cards include data, unlimited calls and texts
- We provide shipping Australia wide and it can reach your door with 2-3 days for those with urgent travel plans
By purchasing one of our awesome ranges and having it shipped straight to your home or work address, you can be sorted even before you step on the plane! Buying UK travel sim cards online has never been easier.
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:
Check your phone is unlocked
If you've previously used your phone abroad and inserted various SIM cards, it's likely already unlocked.
Check with your mobile provider
Newer phones can be locked to specific mobile networks, always check first or simply insert the SIM for another provider and check yourself.
Insert your SIM
Place the SIM into your phone and switch it on, and it’s ready to go.
Please note that being on a postpaid 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 If you’re:
- A budget-conscious traveller
- Looking for extra data
- An Australian traveller searching for the best prepaid plans around
If you’re only looking to use a moderate amount of minutes and data usage, why not check out our O2UK 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 the UK. If you like more information use the contact us link above to get in touch with us. Get your travel SIM today.