The UK prepaid SIM card for The UK (England,
Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland) with a cell phone is the most
convenient and economical solution for staying in touch while in The
UK. All incoming calls, while your travel within the UK are FREE,
regardless of where they originate.
This Orange SIM Card
For The UK Includes:
FREE Incoming Calls
Airtime to get you started
UK domestic calls are US $0.38/min.
Calls to the US are only 21 cents / minute
No yearly contract, monthly charges or credit check
Data capabilities with WAP and SMS (text Messaging)
Domestic rates are per minute for outgoing
calls within UK while you are in UK. All incoming calls regardless of
where they originate and the tariff plan you choose are free with the
Orange UK SIM card.
Call Rate (per min.)
Orange to Orange 25p
Other Mobile Phones 40p
SMS (text messaging) 10p /msg
*Now you can get the most out of Orange
pay-as-you-go. Pay 25p for first three standard minutes every day,
then a flat rate of just .5p per minute to call fixed line or other
Orange phones. Standard calls are to fixed line telephones.
The UK SIM card supports 2 domestic tariff
rates; however, we recommend staying with the default plan, "Just
Talk Plus," which is quoted above. The other rate plan options may be
reviewed by calling 450 from your cell phone in the UK.
International rates are per minute for
international outgoing calls within UK from your UK SIM card while
you are in UK. All incoming calls, regardless of where they
originate, are free with your Orange UK SIM card.
Czech Republic $0.28
New Zealand $0.42
As long as you maintain a balance on your
prepaid account your SIM card will never expire and you will always
have a UK phone number (and voicemail).
Using your pay as you go phone abroad is as
easy as using it in the UK. You can do all the things with your phone
abroad as you do at home. Please call for details.
All incoming calls 60p
Outgoing calls within Europe 120p
All other outgoing calls 200p
Text messaging (per message) 40p
For extended calling we recommend the purchase of
a local prepaid SIM card.
Please note: If your talk time runs out while
you're abroad, the only numbers you can call are 450 free, to top up
and emergency services on 112. Be sure to call us for an instant
Useful UK numbers that are also
International roaming with a UK SIM card is not
the cheapest alternative, but it can be convenient if say you cross
into Switzerland or Germany for a weekend. This way you don't have to
buy a new SIM card if you plan to just 2 days in a new country. If
you have any questions about using this SIM or would like more
information please call (800)872-7626 x110, or +1-703-222-7161 x110
450 when you want to top-up your talk time
453 to check your talk time (received as a text
451 Customer Services 120p
123 Voicemail 120p
With GPRS you pay for the amount of information
you receive and send, at a cost of £4 ($6) per megabyte. The
following guide shows what this roughly equates to:
One megabyte =
1200 WAP pages or 20 web pages or
100 emails without attachments or
10 emails with a one page attachment or
1 email with a PowerPoint presentation
You will be charged for the size of email or
web page you download or send as well as the additional data required
to control the sending and receiving of information. GPRS is not
recommended for web-based email systems. For billing purposes, a
megabyte is 1,048,573 bytes.
Dial (toll free) 0800 079 0006 from any UK
Receive your UK mobile phone number
Insert the Orange SIM card into the mobile
Be sure the battery is charged
Turn on your phone and start calling**
* Customer service for your UK prepaid SIM card
is available 24 hr./day by dialing 451 at any time from your UK
* You will need to snap out the thumbnail sized
UK SIM card along the perforated edge of its holder and then insert
the UK SIM card into your international cell phone with the gold
contacts of the UK SIM card facing the metal contacts of your
international cellular phone.
** When calling overseas from the United States
to your UK cellular phone number callers will need to dial 011
followed by the country code 44 and then your UK cell phone number.
To call abroad from your UK cell phone simply dial 00 followed by the
country code and phone number.
** Your phone may or may not prompt you for a
PIN code (there is no predefined PIN with the UK SIM card). The PUK
is only required to unblock you phone if you enter in a PIN code
incorrectly 3x. Follow your cell phone manual instructions to
correctly use the PUK to unblock your phone along with PIN2.
From time to time, your prepaid UK SIM card may
need to be recharged with airtime credit. The 2 easiest ways to add
(or Top-up as the local say) airtime are:
1) Purchase of recharge cards (also called
airtime vouchers), which are available at most convenience stores,
tabac shops and petrol stations throughout UK. They may be purchased
in denominations of £20 or £50 and you receive the
equivalent in airtime.
To charge The UK (England, Scotland, Wales,
Northern Ireland) SIM with a recharge card proceed as follows:
Open up the packaging of the recharge card.
Rub off the gray protective layer,
Follow the voice prompts to load your voucher
2) Register your credit card with Orange
customer service by dialing 450
Note: Due to supply constraints beyond our control we ocassionally may need to substitute another carrier's SIM in place of Orange. If you need a specific carriers SIM that you do not see listed on our site, be sure to call us for availability.
If you will also be travelling to other countries besides the UK and are looking for global SIM cards that have world-wide
coverage, you can choose between our Monaco
Plus and United
WorldWide Prepaid GSM SIM cards that work in over 80 countries.
Wondering if you can use your Quadband Tmobile or AT&T phone on your trip to The UK?
Watch this quick video to learn how to have your GSM Phone unlocked.