Mobile phone tips for travelling in England

by Angela
(United States)

Just wanted to pass on some useful information to those going to the UK. (I came back a couple of weeks ago.)

If you have TMobile as your cell carrier, take your phone to the UK with you. When you get there, go to the nearest TMobile store -- they're all over London and in most busy towns -- and get a UK SIM with UK phone number and unlock your phone for free. You can prepay for your calls and texts.

As I have family in the UK, I could keep in touch on the road. When I returned to the USA, I simply replaced the USA SIM card in my phone. As my USA contacts needed an emergency number, they could call me using a dial-around service in the USA. I emailed my UK phone number to them. The cell phone in the UK was most handy when my laptop failed.

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