Yes. You need to dial your local number (with country prefix) and include the code required by your home network provider.
The easiest way to do this is to go to your address book on your phone and follow the instructions allowing you to copy the numbers from your current SIM card to your mobile phone memory. All contacts will then be accessible from your phone regardless of the SIM in use. You can copy all [...]
You can purchase a top up outside of the UK however this can only be done by using a UK registered bank card and calling the network provider customer service team directly.
Mobile phone call credit, also known as top-up or re-fill, can be purchased over the counter in all newsagents, petrol stations and post offices. Credit can also be purchased from each local network provider and in selected Sim Local Airport retail stores.
This can be done simply by texting the relevant code assigned by each network provider. These codes are included in your SIM card pack. You can also obtain them from each network provider’s website.
The SIM activation is immediate. Once you have popped the SIM into your device and connected to the local network your SIM bundle should be available for use immediately.
The SIM card installation can take up to a maximum of 2 minutes depending on the mobile handset itself.
Remove your current SIM and store safely. Open the SIM Local packaging and insert the new SIM card exactly as the previous SIM was positioned. If prompted by your phone, enter the relevant codes, usually a PIN number. The activation codes will be printed on the accompanying packaging. Your phone is now immediately operational with [...]
To check if your phone is locked, simply contact your network provider. Networks can unlock phones on request, subject to the terms and conditions of your network agreement.
Other companies use low cost call cards. These cards are still based on roaming charges but are attempting to offer reduced roaming charges. Sim Local are offering a solution which completely avoids roaming charges. We work with all local networks to achieve the best international and domestic rates available for you.
Once you swap the SIM cards, you will be contactable on your new local network phone number. This number will be written on the SIM Card packaging. Your existing number is not transferable between international networks. But don't worry, all you need to do is put your new number on your voice mail and share [...]
All of our voice / SMS / data sims include calling minutes, UK texting and data allowances unless you purchase a data sim which would include internet data allowances, no calls or SMS.
To use one of our SIM bundles in a tablet you must ensure the SIM card does not include voice and messaging services, therefore you can only use a data SIM for this type of device.
This depends on the individual network and SIM card.
You may browse our available products to pick which SIM care best suits your needs where our experienced staff can also assist with the SIM bundle and network selection. Depending on where you are travelling to you can purchase a SIM card for the UK, Ireland or EU in general.
Unfortunately, no. Every UK SIM comes with a unique mobile number, the customer can have their existing number to the new SIM however this would have to be done in the customers own time by contacting the network provider directly.
It starts as soon as you put the SIM card into your phone and follow the steps to activate your credit. If you have requested that someone in our store activates the SIM card before we post it, please be aware that the card is active before it's in your possession. This would have an [...]
SIM cards are typically valid for a period of 6 months from the last call/text made. Some variations may apply per network. Full details will be provided to you at point of purchase.
SIM is short for Subscriber Identity Module. A SIM card is a portable memory chip (like a mini hard disk) that automatically activates the cellular/mobile phone into which it is inserted. They are used with carriers that operate on the Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) network. Typical international frequencies for GSM cell phones operate [...]