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Hi, I will be travelling to the UK this month from Canada and will arrive at Gatwick airport.

Where exactly can I purchase a prepaid sim card that would give me some minutes, outgoing international texts and free incoming calls? Would Lyca or Lebara be available at Gatwick? How much do they cost and what do they provide?

Also what form of ID would I need to purchase the sim card

thanks!!

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    There are 6 mobile phone providers in the UK, 02, Orange, 3, Virgin Mobile, T-mobile and Vodaphone, each offering a variety of plans and pricing structures.
    There are vending machines in all arrivals halls at Heathrow (as well as newsagents, W.H. Smith in terminals 1, 4 and 5 arrivals), you can even buy a pre-paid SIM cards in Tesco supermarkets. You’ll need to top-up with extra credit to make calls to Canada but they’re pretty cheap.
    have your passport ready (just in case) and expect to pay about 20 pounds to get a usable voice/text/data package. over 5 years ago

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    Thanks Phil! Thats very helpful! :) Hopefully they have same sort of stores vending machines at Gatwick as well otherwise i'll just wait to get to central london and purchase from a tesco. over 5 years ago

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    We provide a bespoke advisory servuce and prepaid SIM cards to business travellers to uk
    1500 minutes
    100 mins calls back to USA
    Free uk texts
    Free unlimited data
    And advice as to whether a cheaper option would suit you better
    £90
    Less minutes £50
    Would that help?
    Sonia uk 02081234028 over 5 years ago

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    will my samsung 2 accept scottish 02 sim and avoid roaming charges to call Australia and is it cheapest method about 3 years ago

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