Mobile SIM Card
Obtaining a mobile SIM card is relatively straightforward. I’d suggest picking up a prepay sim on arrival, SIMS can either be ordered online or bought in store.
The main mobile providers in the UK are Vodafone, O2, T-Mobile, Orange & 3. There are also a number of other providers such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Virgin & many more who on-sell the services of a larger company in their own bundles.
A quick scan online will allow you to find a deal that is best suited to you. Don’t stress too much over which provider you go with as phone numbers can be ported relatively easily and if you’re on a pre-paid plan you’re not tied into any contracts. The important thing is to get yourself a number so you can be contacted!!
After you’ve started a job & have an address you may consider signing up to a contract so you’re able to upgrade to a new phone. Contracts normally range between 18 – 24 months depending on the provider.
It’s also advisable to take out insurance to cover theft, damage or loss of a new phone.