Our Global SIM card can save you 80% versus roaming. Offering the ability to switch between Global & US mobile numbers it provides incredible savings and the best of both worlds.
Just insert the SIM card into an Unlocked Handset and take advantage of several unique features that help save you a fortune compared to roaming:
For specific tariff information please refer to our rates calculator.
For a list of our most popular questions please see below or visit our online community. Alternatively you can download the download the International SIM User Guide for the current version of the SIM.
Firstly the SIM will only work in an unlocked handset. Once used in an unlocked handset it allows you to avoid roaming charges throughout the world.
This is made possible by providing you with 2 mobile numbers; a +44 79 number and a +1 USA number. The +44 79 number is printed on the SIM card holder, whilst the USA and the +44 79 number can be accessed via your Ekit online top-up account once created or via Ekit customer service.
Unlike other global SIM cards you do not need to use Callback (see below) to make a call in the UK, you simply dial as normal. Only when you want to avoid roaming charges whilst abroad do you need to use Callback.
PLEASE NOTE: It is important that you choose the correct profile, depending on the country you want to use the SIM Card in. Otherwise high costs may be incurred for improper use. For example you may accidentally use the UK profile to make calls in the USA when the USA profile would be far cheaper. However changing the profile is an extremely simple process and just involves entering a 4 digit PIN number. Full instructions can be found in our user guide.
Callback is simply a different dialing experience to a normal mobile phone call and helps avoid roaming charges:
If you choose to provide contacts with the +44 79 Jersey mobile number when you travel, people in the UK can call you for the price of calling a Jersey mobile, no matter where you are in the world. UK landline providers charge from 10p/min and UK mobile providers charge from 20p/min to call Jersey numbers. Callers should verify this with their own network first to establish whether calls and texts are part of their plan or charged at national or international rates.
The SIM card has 2 number options (+1 USA and +44 79 Global) which provide great flexibility and savings. Please check our rates calculator and coverage table for more information. We recommend primarily using the +44 79 number in the UK and abroad and the +1 US number in the USA. Calls are not free to receive on the USA number.
Your service will remain active indefinitely if you:
Network coverage is concentrated on major towns and cities and this often means that large rural areas receive minimal coverage, if any. We'd recommend that you check prior to your departure. The Ekit SIM will find the strongest signal automatically ensuring you receive continuous coverage across several networks. You can also search for a specific network manually and the costs remain at the flat rate advertised!
Adding credit is simple. Use your American Express, Mastercard or VISA card to add £20, £30, £50, £100, £150 or £200 to your account.
Top-ups can be made in four easy ways;
From your mobile phone (no charge applies in the United Kingdom):
Prepaid Data is a brand new feature, designed for those who wish to use Instant Messaging, read and send emails and access WAP or the internet using their mobile phone whilst they travel. Prepaid Data uses the GPRS and 3G standard. (Data currently not available via Blackberry devices.)
The SIM card will work in most handsets just as long as they are unlocked. However, the calling procedure may differ depending on your handset. This makes no difference to the call quality but it means you may need to dial using a short prefix number. You are also able to test the SIM before you leave. In general;
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Micro SIM cardNeed a micro or nano SIM card for your iPhone or iPad? To order a Micro SIM just add the SIM card you want to the Shopping Basket and then select the "Micro SIM" option before you Check Out. If you require a Nano SIM please just email after placing your order
UK & USA Mobile NumberOur exclusive SIM card combines all the benefits of a Global (Jersey) and US mobile number . Please be aware for the SIM card to work in the USA or Canada you must use it in an unlocked Tri-Band (or Quad-band) mobile handset.
Travel JournalA FREE online service that automatically creates a trip journal based on your location in Global. It's a brilliant way to stay in touch and is used by thousands of travellers worldwide! You can also upload notes and images for everyone to view.
DeliveryWe know how important it is to get set-up before you travel. That is why we offer Same Day Dispatch on all orders placed before 1pm (mon-fri). UK delivery for £0.99, standard international delivery for £3.99 and £9.99 for express international delivery.