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Can you get SIM only without contract?

Can you get SIM only without contract?

Why choose a SIM only deal? A SIM only deal is a great choice if you’re happy with your phone, or want to buy yourself a new one, without signing up to a long mobile phone contract.

How do I get a contract from SIM only?

Moving to SIM only after your contract ends is simple. All you’ll need to do is choose a package, wait for your new SIM to arrive and then pop it into your handset to start using it. You can even keep your old number when you move simply by asking for your PAC code when you switch providers.

How do I get a SIM card in the UK?

Prepaid SIM cards in the UK Getting a SIM card is quick and painless. You can buy one online or in a mobile phone shop. Bear in mind, however, that you’ll need a UK address to receive the SIM card should you order it online. You can also pick up a prepaid SIM in some supermarkets and most convenience stores.

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Can I buy a SIM without ID?

You don’t even need a credit card. You don’t need ID when purchasing a SIM card in the UK. In fact there is a self service kiosk in London’s Oxford Circus (ICE Bureau-de-change) that sell a preloaded SIM card with calls.

Can you buy SIM cards in supermarkets?

You can buy sim cards almost anywhere in UK, from supermarkets to corner shops etc. Just make sure you have an unlocked mobile with you.

How does no contract SIM-only work?

Generally, you are not tied into a contract for 12 or 24 months like you would be if you chose a deal with a handset. With SIM-only deals you pay a monthly amount and receive the allowance you have chosen consisting of minutes, texts, and data that you can use over this period. Every month this allowance resets.

Can I upgrade a SIM only contract?

Can I upgrade from a SIM only plan to a phone plan? Yes. If you decide you want a new phone and you are a new customer, you can upgrade once you’ve been on a SIM only plan for six months.

Can you put a SIM only contract in any phone?

If it is SIM free and unlocked then you can use any PAYG, contract or pay monthly SIM from any network provider in it provided that the SIM card is the correct size. Already got a SIM card from a previous phone? You can use it in a SIM free and unlocked handset.

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Do SIM cards have to be registered UK?

You have never been required to register SIM cards in the UK. There is a trend towards this measure in other European countries, but there is no EU legislation on the matter.

Can I just buy a SIM card?

If your existing phone uses GSM technology, there’s a good chance you can purchase a new SIM card for it. You just need to make sure it’s “unlocked” first. Some carriers include software that links the SIM card to the phone’s serial number. If the two don’t match, the phone won’t work.

How much does a SIM card cost UK?

SIM cards are free if you buy them online and get them sent out, assuming you have a UK address to use. There may be a small charge for the card if you buy in person, which can be done at any convenience store or supermarket showing a Lebara logo. In most towns and cities, you won’t have to walk far to find one.

What is a SIM-only plan and how does it work?

A SIM-only plan, on the other hand, only covers your mobile service. You’re just paying for the use of the SIM, as the name suggests. Lots of people choose to buy their phone outright, then sign up to a SIM-only plan to get a mobile tariff. It’s a lot less to pay per month, but a lot more to pay initially.

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Can I upgrade my phone if I’m on a SIM only plan?

Yes. If you decide you want a shiny new phone, you can upgrade once you’ve been on a SIM only plan for three months. And here’s the best part – if you’ve been on your plan for six months or more, we’ll give you £20 off the price of the phone!

Should you switch to a SIM-only phone contract?

One of the most popular ways to save money on a phone contract is to switch to a SIM-only package. Without paying extra for the phone itself, SIM-only can be a heck of a lot cheaper in the long run. Question is, how do you go about switching from a monthly contract to SIM-only?

Can I re-use my SIM card when I travel to the UK?

At the end of your trip to the UK, it’s worth holding on to your SIM card. Typically, your prepaid SIM card will remain active for another 6 months after the last chargeable usage on your SIM card. Therefore, if you’re planning to visit the UK again on a future trip, it might be possible to re-use your SIM card.