Our exclusive UK SIM Card has the unique advantage that you can act as a local O2 network user in the UK and avoid roaming charges whilst abroad!
Just insert the UK SIM card into an Unlocked Handset and take advantage of the following:
Read more about our exclusive UK SIM card. For detailed call, text and data rates, network coverage and general information please use the summary table and tabs below.
For specific tariff information please refer to our rates calculator.
Firstly the UK SIM will only work in an unlocked handset. Once used in an unlocked handset it allows you to avoid roaming charges in the UK and throughout the world.
This is made possible by providing you with 3 mobile numbers; a O2 +44 7 number, a +44 7 Isle of Man number and a +1 USA number. The UK number is printed on the SIM card holder, whilst the USA and the I.O.M number can be accessed via your Ekit online top-up account once created or via Ekit customer service.
Whilst 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 dialling experience to a normal mobile phone call and helps avoid roaming charges:
If you choose to provide contacts with the O2 mobile number when you travel, people in the UK can use their inclusive mobile minutes and texts to call or text you for FREE or pay the standard rate. No other SIM card offers this benefit! Callers should verify this with their network first to establish whether calls and texts are included or are charged at a local rate.
Therefore it doesn't matter if you are anywhere in the world, people in the UK have the ability to call you for FREE or the price of a local mobile call. Please use our rates calculator to check rates and confirm any incoming call charges that may apply to you for the country you are in.
The UK SIM card has 3 number options (+44 O2, +1 USA and +44 I.O.M) which provides greater flexibility and savings plus receiving calls can be absolutely free! Please check our rates calculator and coverage table for more information. We recommend primarily using the O2 network 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 and credit remains valid if you use a charged service (such as making a call, or sending a text message) within any three month period.
The network will send you an email and text message notification one week in advance of your Service becoming inactive (3 months after last use). If your Service does become inactive, all your remaining credit (including the credit that comes included with the SIM) will expire. However, the network will automatically re-instate your full expired credit balance (including any remaining initial included call credit) if you recharge your account with $30 or more via Customer Service within three (3) months of last use, or purchase a new SIM three (3) months after the original expires. If you do neither then the SIM and number will permanently expire six (6) months after last use.
After two (2) months of inactivity your US number may be changed when you go to use it again. If it has changed you will receive the new US number via text message. You can ensure that you retain your US number indefinitely by paying USD $0.50 per month for each number. Simply visit www.rechargeminutes.com, click on the 'Get number' menu option, enter your number and PIN, and click on the 'Keep Number' button (in the Account status section).
Electing to keep the US number active at the nominal monthly rate will also ensure that your UK number, the SIM and credit remains active ongoing.
The UK SIM Card will pick up O2 Network coverage in the UK. O2 currently cover 98% of the UK population.
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):
Data access is available in the UK for £0.50/MB. Prepaid Data uses the GPRS and 3G standard. (Data currently not available via Blackberry devices.)
The UK 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 pre-fix number. You are also able to test the SIM before you leave. In general;
Our UK SIM card pack is perfect if you want a hassle free trip to the UK (England, Wales, Scotland or N. Ireland). All you need to do is make sure that your handset is GSM and operates at 900 Mhz. Once you have inserted the UK SIM card into your handset all incoming calls are free and international calls are the cheapest available. In fact international calls with this UK SIM card are 70% cheaper than with any other UK SIM card or England SIM card.
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O2 Mobile NumberOur UK SIM card has an O2 network number. O2 is one of the UK/s leading networks. Offering fantastic coverage and reliability. In addition to this, unlike other O2 SIM cards, ours can be used abroad without roaming charges!
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 UK. 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.