O2 Pay & Go UK sim card

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Description

An O2 Pay & Go UK sim card in your phone gives you good value calls in the UK, but its main advantage are the excellent bolt-ons that give you internet access, cheap international calls and cheap European roaming.

Call charges are as follows:

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  • Calls to UK landlines and UK mobiles 30p per minute, but really cheap international calls when you use this sim card in the UK
  • Calls to 0500, 0505, 055, 056, 080 and 082 numbers 15p per minute
  • Calls to 07744 and 07755 numbers 25p per minute
  • Calls to 0844, 0845 and 0870 numbers 25p per minute (45p/minute from 17 August)
  • Calls to 0871 numbers 35p per minute
  • UK Text message 14p
  • International text message 14p
  • Picture message 35p

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With an O2 UK International SIM in your mobile, there are no connection charges or expiring minutes.

[box type=”tick” border=”full”]It is FREE to receive a call, while using this sim card in the United Kingdom.[/box]

Cheaper international calls with the O2 International SIM

The O2 UK SIM cards that we sell are already set up to give you much better value international calls than a regular O2 SIM. International calling rates are:

CountryCall a landline phoneCall a mobile phone
Australia3p per minute12p per minute
Canada2p per minute2p per minute
France2p per minute5p per minute
Ireland1p per minute5p per minute
New Zealand2p per minute10p per minute
Singapore1p per minute1p per minute
South Africa3p per minute10p per minute
Spain2p per minute9p per minute
United State of America
(excluding Alaska & Hawaii)
2p per minute2p per minute

International SMS text messages cost 14p per message.

Free calls and text messages to other O2 mobiles

When you top up more than £15, you get 300 minutes of calls and 3000 text messages to other O2 UK mobiles for one month.

Top up valueBonus
£10–14 top up3000 text messages to other O2 UK mobile phones plus 50MB bonus data
£15+ top up3000 text messages and 3000 minutes of phone calls to other O2 UK mobile phones plus 100MB bonus data

Roaming in Europe

The O2 UK SIM is a great option for use throughout Europe as roaming rates are very reasonable in the following countries: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Monaco, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Vatican, San Marino, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

The cost of using your mobile with an O2 SIM in these countries is:

Call a mobile phone or landline in the country you are visiting16p per minute
Call a mobile phone or landline in the United Kingdom16p per minute
Call a mobile phone or landline in another EU country16p per minute
Receive a call4p per minute
Send a text message5p per minute
Receive a text messageFree
Access data£1.99 per day (up to 50MB)

[box type=”info” border=”full”]Please note that this is a UK SIM card. You can only buy credit at shops in the UK, although you can also top up online. You can buy credit online directly from O2 if you have a UK credit card (a credit card issued by a UK bank with a UK billing address). If you don’t have a UK credit card you can top up online at mobiletopup.co.uk or tapupmobile.com.[/box]

Bolt Ons

The Bolt Ons are the best bit about O2’s Pay & Go plans. These let you pay a bit more in exchange for lower call charges or extra features like cheaper internet access.

The most popular bolt ons are:

Web Bolt Ons

O2’s Web bolt ons let you access the internet from your phone.

The Basics Web bolt on gives you access to 100MB of 3G data for £3 per month. This bolt on is ideal if you only need a little bit of data or if you will only be in the UK for around one week..

The All Rounder Web bolt on gives you access to 500MB of 3G data plus unlimited Wi-Fi access at thousands of BT Openzone and the Cloud Wi-Fi hotspots in the UK on your phone plus 20 MMS picture messages for £6 per month. This includes both 3G data and Wi-Fi access at 7500 BT Openzone and the Cloud Wi-Fi hotspots. This is the most popular Web bolt on and is ideal if you’re travelling with a smartphone like the Apple iPhone.

The Works Web bolt on gives you access to 1GB of 3G data plus unlimited Wi-Fi access at thousands of BT Openzone and the Cloud Wi-Fi hotspots on your phone plus 50 MMS picture messages for £10 per month. This includes both 3G data and Wi-Fi access at 7500 BT Openzone and the Cloud Wi-Fi hotspots. This bolt on is ideal if you’re travelling with a smartphone like the Apple iPhone and need more data.

To set up O2 Web bolt ons call 2425 free of charge from your Pay & Go mobile phone.

Data is only included with O2’s Web bolt-ons in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. No data is included when roaming outside the UK.

You are charged £1 per day for data if you don’t have a web bolt-on or if you have used all your web bolt-on allowance.

Blackberry bolt-on

This bolt on gives you 500MB data and Blackberry email for one month for £5 per month.

O2 Travel

O2 Travel is a new bolt-on that gives you cheaper data while roaming in many European countries. O2 Travel costs £1.99 for 50MB data during one day while travelling in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Monaco, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Vatican, San Marino, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

When you have used your 50MB daily allowance you can add an additional 50MB by texting MORETRAVEL to 21300.

Additional information

Sim card size

Micro sim, Nano sim, Regular (mini) sim