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Default 3UK activation in USA? - 20-05-2017, 08:10

Now that I have ordered three 3UK SIM cards off eBay:
Will I be able to activate them in the USA?
   
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Default 20-05-2017, 20:19

Yes, you can topup and activate here in the USA. See this post by JEFFJAGUAR.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/trave...l#post27535007


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Default 20-05-2017, 21:15

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Yes, you can topup and activate here in the USA. See this post by JEFFJAGUAR.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/trave...l#post27535007
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Default 01-06-2017, 07:54

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Yes, you can topup and activate here in the USA. See this post by JEFFJAGUAR.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/trave...l#post27535007
Thanks again. Successfully activated in California.
   
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Default 01-06-2017, 09:20

Sure. Good to know. I'll be doing the same for my 3-UK sim as well, when it's time for me to head to the UK around August.

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Default How I activated/started 3 SIM card. - 01-06-2017, 20:33

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Sure. Good to know. I'll be doing the same for my 3-UK sim as well, when it's time for me to head to the UK around August.
On the web site it was saying it could be up to two hours to activate.

I was receiving textmessages in about a minute after it connected to AT&T.
It also use T-Mobile. [One thing you will not want to do is call a USA number. GBP1.40 to do that. Calling UK number, texts to US and UK cheap. Read up on "Add-Ons" .]
Order I did things.
1. Stuck SIM in phone.
2. Registered with MY3.
3. Paid GBP10 via https://www.mobiletopup.co.uk/ Service charge of 1.49 GBP.
4. Started testing.

For everyone, here is a good link to start to familiarize yourself with this plan/offer.
http://www.three.co.uk/Store/SIM/Pay_As_You_Go

Since Three will not mail you a SIM, ebay is a good place to look for
inexpensive Three SIMs.

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Default And this is the be all and end all of info on Three PAYGO: - 01-06-2017, 22:12

And this is the be all and end all of info on Three PAYGO:

http://www.three.co.uk/termspdf/PAYG...ide_310517.pdf

This PDF file will give you the ability to print out the relevant pages for you use.

It is brand new-----dated May 31, 2017.

This is very good.
   
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Default Found another option for buying UK topup outside of UK - 24-06-2017, 03:48

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3. Paid GBP10 via https://www.mobiletopup.co.uk/ Service charge of 1.49 GBP.
Found another option for buying UK topup outside of UK.

With all the turmoil of EU roaming starting June 15th, I was doing some research.
I stumbled across another option in buying UK top-ups.
They also ship SIM cards.

They take PayPal and charge only 10% for top-ups.

http://www.uksims.eu/

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At present, all UK network operators insist on you having a UK debit / credit card before you can use their service to top up. Not with us, you can pay for an e-voucher using PayPal which offers full protection for you as a buyer.

You seem to be able to order two of the same SIM at a time.

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Customers outside the UK = 3.00 (anywhere in the world)
   
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Default 21-08-2017, 15:22

I was reading I think on Flyer Talk that you can't roam more than 60 days in a year without returning to the UK. Is that still true? @rfanzq On the T&C that you posted it stated that the sim had to be activated in the UK. Will activating it here in the US nullify the sim?


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Default Well, 60 days was the start of August.......... - 21-08-2017, 20:20

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I was reading I think on Flyer Talk that you can't roam more than 60 days in a year without returning to the UK.
Is that still true? @rfanzq On the T&C that you posted it stated that the sim had to be activated in the UK.
Will activating it here in the US nullify the sim?
The SIM was activated in California on May 31.
82 days since activation. I have not left California.
I have sent a lot of SMS to UK and USA [& a few to a Philippine]SIMs.
I have not used data. I think I made some calls to UK SIMs that I have.
I think I might have made 1 call unintentionally to a USA phone number--
--a mistake on my part- since they charge 1.40 for that.

I don't think I am abusing the SIM.
I bought it mainly for testing.
I think if one were traveling to the UK or Europe it is a viable choice.
   
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