Traveling to London and Liverpool - SIM Options?

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  1. PTVMan macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going to London and Liverpool for four days at the end of this month and have an unlocked iPhone 6s Plus. I looked at AT&T international Passport plans and the rates are insane. I've read that prepaid Vodafone SIMs work very well in both cities. Should I buy the SIM now, if that's even possible, or wait until I get to Liverpool? Any other suggestions for better/cheaper service? I know it's only a 4-day trip but I really want to be reachable from the US by my relatives and pet/house sitter.
     
  2. philstubbington macrumors member

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    You'll be able to pick up a SIM very easily - many shops sell them (assuming your 'phone remains unlocked).

    Take a look at http://www.ofcom.org.uk/mobile-coverage to see what the coverage is like in the areas you're likely to be. A 'pay as you go' SIM would seem the best option - which will set you back 99 pence :) plus the call costs. They'll be dialling internationally of course.
     
  3. PTVMan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! Both mine and my wife's phones were officially unlocked by AT&T.
     
  4. abta1 macrumors 6502

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    Both are major cities so the carrier shouldn't matter. You can grab a pay as you go sim from various stores. Just pick the one with the minutes/sms/data combo you want. Some may even have international minutes options.
     
  5. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    You can get the SIMs before leaving LHR airport.
     
  6. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Any network should be fine really as both London and Liverpool will have good coverage.

    You could try Three's 321 SIM, which gives you 3p/min, 2p/text and 1p/MB - seems to be one of the cheapest PAYG rates.
     
  7. dbagg macrumors member

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    I also recommend Three, very cheap 30day plans with a lot more data than other carriers.
     

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