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Can't purchase a SIM-only plan without a UK number at checkout?

  • 30 December 2019
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Hi, 

I am moving from germany to London. 

I’m only looking for a SIM plan which includes a UK phone number.

What do I need to do for this?

Thanks.

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Best answer by Mohammed 31 December 2019, 13:13

Thanks for the information @Gregor 

I tried to buy it via the ID mobile website but it doesnt allow me to proceed without entering a valid UK telephone number.

Seems I cant do it online and will have to go to a physical store.
#FirstWorldProblems

 

Hello @sublime,

You’ll still need 3 years of UK address history in order to make a purchase for a contract so even if you’re able to purchase a PAYG SIM for a UK number, you’ll still be unable to purchase a contract due to the credit check.

 

You can use the PAYG SIM as a Pay&Go type which would cost 3p per minute, 2p per text and 1p per MB of data, or, you can purchase bundles each month.

These would be:

 

£5.00 - 500MB Data, 150 Minutes, Unlimited Texts

£10.00 - 4GB Data, 500 Minutes, Unlimited Texts

£15.00  - 8GB Data, 1000 Minutes, Unlimited Texts

 

PAYG SIMs do not require a credit check so can be purchased without this.

You can then purchase a contract SIM-only once you’re eligible with 3 years of UK address history.

 

Mohammed

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Hey @sublime 

 

To be honest the only option for you is to get Pay as You Go SIM Card as Pay Monthly Deals require 3 years of a valid UK address for credit check purposes. You can buy pay as you go SIM Card in any Carphone Warehouse store or order online on iD Mobile website.

 

You can find out more about pay s you go Here

 

Kind Regards

Gregor

Thanks for the information @Gregor 

I tried to buy it via the ID mobile website but it doesnt allow me to proceed without entering a valid UK telephone number.

Seems I cant do it online and will have to go to a physical store.
#FirstWorldProblems

 

Userlevel 7
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Thanks for the information @Gregor 

I tried to buy it via the ID mobile website but it doesnt allow me to proceed without entering a valid UK telephone number.

Seems I cant do it online and will have to go to a physical store.
#FirstWorldProblems

 

Hello @sublime,

You’ll still need 3 years of UK address history in order to make a purchase for a contract so even if you’re able to purchase a PAYG SIM for a UK number, you’ll still be unable to purchase a contract due to the credit check.

 

You can use the PAYG SIM as a Pay&Go type which would cost 3p per minute, 2p per text and 1p per MB of data, or, you can purchase bundles each month.

These would be:

 

£5.00 - 500MB Data, 150 Minutes, Unlimited Texts

£10.00 - 4GB Data, 500 Minutes, Unlimited Texts

£15.00  - 8GB Data, 1000 Minutes, Unlimited Texts

 

PAYG SIMs do not require a credit check so can be purchased without this.

You can then purchase a contract SIM-only once you’re eligible with 3 years of UK address history.

 

Mohammed

Thanks Mohammed.
Can I purchase PAYG SIM as a Pay&Go online? 

Else, where can I do it?
 

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Hi @sublime 

This would be best if you visited a Carphone Warehouse store in person to get the PAYG SIM.

Phil 

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