Just insert the USA SIM card into an unlocked Tri-Band or Quad-Band handset and avoid all mobile roaming charges, make cheap calls to the UK from just 16p/min and text the UK from just 8p/text. With our USA SIM card you’ll also get your new American mobile number before you travel to the USA and have the added benefit of 4G mobile data too!
Select the USA SIM card with initial starter bundle. For more information on our exclusive USA SIM card and for detailed call, text and data rates, network coverage plus general features please use the summary table and tabs below.
The USA SIM will work in the USA, including Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands. The SIM uses a national US network.
Please check the coverage before you depart as unfortunately we cannot issue a refund for poor reception. Coverage in the USA is generally very good for populated areas and main interstate highways but can be less reliable in remote and rural areas. The USA SIM will not connect in the UK but will automatically locate a signal in the USA on arrival. Please ensure you are using an unlocked tri-band or quad-band handset.
For coverage details please use this link for the network map.
Yes you do need tri-band or quad-band. In the USA, GSM operators use the GSM 850 or 1900 frequency. Therefore you need either a tri-band or a quad-band handset that has GSM 850 or 1900 capability otherwise your mobile handset will not work in the USA. Generally, tri-band handsets (GSM 900/1800/1900) are most suited to Europe with generally good coverage to work across the US. We usually recommend using a quad-band handset if possible (GSM 850/900/1800/1900).The 850/1900 MHz bands are used in the Americas and 900/1800 MHz bands are used in most other parts of the world. Compared to a tri-band phone supporting the 900/1800/1900 bands, a quad-band phone adds support for GSM 850 for full coverage in the Americas. Please enquire if in doubt as unfortunately refunds cannot be provided if your handset is not compatible.
If you provide contacts with your USA +001 number then local US based callers can call you at a low national rate but ask them to check with their provider for specific costs. Callers based in the UK, or outside of the USA, will pay an international rate to call your USA number. You can receive calls and texts for free as long as you have a bundle plan active on your account.
Dialling from the USA is straightforward – you simply dial +44 or 011 44 then drop the first zero of the UK number you are calling. The call will connect directly. Texts are sent in the same way as you do in the UK with a UK SIM, but the pre-fix is still required.
Firstly the SIM will only work in an unlocked handset. It connects to a local national US network and therefore you are able to avoid roaming charges that your normal UK network would apply. For full details please refer to the user guide.
The +1 US number is assigned when you activate the SIM and expires if your plan expires on 14 or 30 days, or if your balance expires. The service and +1 number will expire 14 or 30 days after date of last use (depending on initial bundle expiry). The PAYG credit balance on the USA SIM card will expire 30 days from date of last use. The calls and texts and data bundles will expire 14 or 30 days from date of purchase. The SIM service (ICCID) will fully expire 30 days from last use. Post-expiry, the SIM cannot be revived. The USA SIM is ideal for one off US trips or those who travel regularly to the USA and offers lowest rates possible. For annual trips we’d recommend our Global SIM as an option which has longer validity although rates are higher.
The SIM can be bought including credit for calls/texts (local and international) or with the unlimited (local call/texts/data) bundles. Bundles expire every 14 or 30 days but it’s simple to add credit or further bundles on-line. You may only add call credit if a call/text/data bundle is live on the account. Use your American Express, MasterCard or VISA card to add $30, $50, $100, $150 or $200 to your account via your on-line top up portal.
Top ups can be made in four easy ways:
You can also take advantage of the pre-loaded call, text and data top up bundles which offer great value.
Select the currency you want to show, and the country you want to call - then click 'Get Rates'...
The USA SIM supports 4G data and bundles can be added depending on your voice and data needs. It will automatically connect to 4G (depending on bundle purchased), where available, or will revert to 3G depending on your location. Ideal for accessing the internet, browsing websites, updating social media, using data applications and sending/receiving email. As an example 100MB of mobile data enables you to:
Download 20 songs, or
• Download 15 mobile apps, or
• Watch 10 minutes of video, or
• Listen to 16 hrs on-line radio, or
• View 1000 web pages, or
• Send 200 emails with attachments
Data bundles are available via the 'top-up now tab' above to add as you require them and are valid for 14-30 days from date of purchase.
(Rates and credit top ups are currently only available in $USD but the network plans to introduce £GBP top ups and rates in the near future. Currency calculations reflect the prevailing exchange rate.)
USA Mobile NumberOur exclusive USA SIM card has the added advantage of having a +1USA mobile number. This means that it's cheaper for local US based contacts to call you when you are in the USA.
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.