Just insert the Global and India SIM card into an Unlocked Handset
Our exclusive India & Global SIM card has several fantastic features and will save you money compared to roaming:
Important Additional Information
Service in this country is currently being tested. The service is operational, but outages due to technical implementation are likely. If reliability of service is required, then we recommend purchasing a local SIM card for this country.
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.
Making a call in the UK or abroad is a simple process and involves a callback step to achieve the maximum savings. When you make an outbound call your handset will instantly ring you back prior to connecting the call and then you're able to talk as normal. Inbound calls are received as normal with a domestic SIM.
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.
However, by using our dialthrough service and 0871 612 0044 access number you can call the '07' global number for just 8p/min.
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;
If you would like to find our more about how our Global SIM card can help you save more money then please take a look at the articles below:
Our Global SIM card VS. Local SIM Cards
Mobile Phone Roaming Advice
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Micro SIM cardNeed a micro or nano SIM card for your iPhone or iPad? To order a Micro or Nano SIM, just add the SIM card you want to the Shopping Basket and then select the SIM size option during the checkout process.
*O2 Mobile NumberOur India SIM has the unique advantage that friends and family can call you for FREE (or standard cross network rate) on the +44 7 O2 UK number by using the inclusive cross network minutes provided by their UK network operator (please check with the UK network first).
Keep Your NumberBecause our SIM has an O2 UK number you can set-up a divert to the SIM from your current UK network. Meaning that anyone calling (SMS will not divert) your current UK number will be able to contact you whilst you are abroad (please check with your UK network first).
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 India. 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 from £0.99, standard international delivery from £3.99 and from £9.99 for express international delivery.