Get a SIM card in United Kingdom

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Buying a SIM card in United Kingdom

There are no known restrictions on overseas visitors buying a SIM card while travelling to United Kingdom.

We're not sure whether any providers for United Kingdom offer prepaid mobile phone services for overseas visitors. Leave a comment below to let us know your experiences!

Mobile networks in United Kingdom

The following mobile networks operational in United Kingdom. Click through for information on compatibility, coverage, and pricing.

Name GSM UMTS LTE
EE 2G 3G 4G
O2 2G 3G 4G
Vodafone 2G 3G 4G
3 No 3G 4G
UK01 2G No No
Sim4Travel 2G No No

Some virtual network providers may not be listed in this table.

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