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The United Kingdom is known as one of the best tourist destinations in the world. Whether you are a history nerd or a nature lover, it has something very special in store for you! If you are hoping to connect to nature, there are beautiful lakes, mountains and ranges of charming hills, and heavenly valleys and streams to leave you stunned. If it is a modern adventure you are looking for, the urban centres of London, Manchester, and Birmingham will give you everything you have ever dreamed of. If history and culture meets your fancy, you must already be aware that the Romans, Normans, Gaels, the prehistoric Britons, Norms, and numerous other migrants have left plenty of captivating traces behind for you to explore.
There is a lot to look out for, whether it is in the cities, or all the way in the mesmerizing countryside. However, the diverse landscape can make network connection a challenge. It is important to stay connected while on holiday as in a foreign land, you never know where you might get lost or stuck. Thus, here we are providing a list of the options you can consider to ensure the best network coverage for your travels!
Best network providers in the United Kingdom
The UK has four main network providers: EE, O2, Three and Vodafone. When it comes to coverage, EE is the best there is. It offers both high speeds and wide 4G coverage. Its geographic coverage is the highest out of all the networks available in the UK. Vodafone is considered as the strongest network to use indoors, and in comparison to O2 and Three, it has more towns and cities covered.
On the other hand, when it comes to basic coverage for texts and calls, O2 has the widest coverage out there. Thus, if you find yourself stranded in the middle of nowhere, O2 might be the safest option to have. Three is generally considered to be a better option for use in urban areas, as it doesn’t have significant coverage in the rural landscapes of the UK.
Our data plans
|Carrier||Small plan||Medium plan||Large plan|
|Three||1 GB – £5.00||4 GB – £9.00||8 GB – £10.00|
|Vodafone||2 GB – £11||6 GB – £17||24 GB – £22|
|EE||1 GB – £7.99||5 GB – £12.99||10 GB – £19.99|
|O2||1 GB – £10|
How do I get these local plans?
In case you hope to be connected before making your way to the city, you can do that. At Heathrow, Gatwick and other airports, you will find kiosks and vending machines with UK SIM cards from all the main network providers.
However, if you wish to explore your options, we would suggest waiting till you make it to the main city. This might be better, as if you have any questions you can always consult the shopkeeper. Unlike most countries, the UK doesn’t have a requirement for you to show your passport or any other identification. The process is generally very hassle-free, making it really easy for you to get connected after landing!
Benefits of using an eSIM/devices that support eSIMs
An eSIM is a great option for you to consider if you are travelling to the UK. It is extremely easy to use, and you don’t need to go through the frustration of switching SIMs either. With an eSIM, you don’t need to worry about the time spent setting it up, all it takes is a minute! Adding data is very convenient too, as all you need to do is send an email, and then poof! You get more data.
eSIMS are a more affordable option, and since we provide them for you – they are from someone that is reliable, and someone you can trust. Also, airport kiosks are a hit or miss option. You never know if they might be open, or they could turn out to be shady looking. So, why not stick to a safe option instead?
As easy as it gets!
All it takes to get an eSIM with US Mobile is:
1. Check if your device is eSIM compatible.
2. Sign up and sign in to your dashboard.
3. “Add a line” and choose your plan.
4. Install your digital eSIM and you’re good to go!
US Mobile Plans
OR you can get an US Mobile international plan. If you have an eSIM enabled phone you can get one of these plans. We provide smart coverage on our eSIMs, thus, you will be able to connect to all of the networks available. With our smart coverage, our eSIMs switches to the carrier that has the best network in a given area. You can check the plans out in more detail here.
Here are the plans available in the UK:
1 GB – $55 GB – $15
If you are travelling, look no further!
If you plan on travelling to the UK soon and are looking for a network, your search ends here. All you need is an eSIM compatible phone, and then US Mobile will provide you with a hassle-free, easy to use, and highly affordable data plan. We are right here, trying our best to make sure that you have the vacation of a lifetime!