Just insert the USA SIM card into an Unlocked Tri-Band Handset and avoid all mobile roaming charges, make calls from 6p/min and call the UK from just 6p/min. You will also get your new American mobile number before travel.
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.
Yes you do. In Canada and the USA, GSM operators use GSM 850 or 1900 frequency. Therefore you need either a tri-band or a dual-band handset that has GSM 850 or 1900 capability; otherwise your mobile handset will not work in Canada or the USA.
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. However, 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.
Firstly the SIM will only work in an unlocked handset. Once used in an unlocked handset it allows you to avoid roaming charges throughout US, Canada and Mexico.
This is made possible by providing you with 2 mobile numbers; a +44 79 number and a +1 USA number. The +44 79 number (Jersey Telecom) is printed on the SIM card holder, whilst both the USA and the +44 79 number can be accessed via your Ekit online top-up account once created or via Ekit customer service.
To keep the SIM active you must either use a charged service once every 6 months or top it up. If the balance expires after 6 months of inactivity you are given a further 9 months to add a minimum of USD $30 to not only restore service but also have any unexpired balance reinstated. If you were to go 15 months of total inactivity, the SIM would be void. Unused credit rolls forward and is added to the new amount when a top up is made.
The +1 US number option is valid for 2 months from last use. The ability to make outbound calls in the US and Canada is temporarily suspended 7 days after the last use in those countries. However, the US number remains active and can receive calls and text messages for up to 2 months after suspension and existing credit is also maintained. If the US number is not used for 2 months the US calling option can easily be re-activated by calling customer services or by dialing 870, although a new US number may be issued. To maintain your existing US number annually you may opt to pay a fee of 31p per month and this can be activated and cancelled via your web based account.
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;
Please check the coverage before you depart unfortunately we cannot issue a refund for poor coverage. The USA SIM will not connect in the UK but will automatically locate a signal in the USA, Mexico and Canada. Please ensure you are using an unlocked tri-band handset in these countries
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Rates are based on kilobytes of data used, and are charged at 49c per MB when connected to T-Mobile or $1.99 per MB when connected to AT&T in the USA . The minimum charge is for 100KB and further usage is charged in increments of 100KB. A minimum charge of 50c per session applies.
*UK & USA Mobile NumberOur exclusive USA SIM card has the added advantage of also having a UK mobile number . Not only does this mean you can provide your contacts with a UK number but you can also receive calls for FREE using the UK number in the USA!
Travel JournalA FREE online service that automatically creates a trip journal based on your location in USA. 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.