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Pay as you go

Activating PAYG sim outside of UK.

1: Seeker

Hello .

Ive been visiting london for new years eve and bought 2 payg sim cards , ive activated only one of them.

In about 30 days im going to visit paris .

Will i be able to activate the sim there and use the data on it? ( im from asia so im unable to activate the sim card in the uk)

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17: Community Champion

Hi @Deegee23

 

In order to fully activate a payg SIM card it has to connect to the local network and it is advisable to make the first chargeable connection and activate the SIM in the UK.

 

If everything is working correctly before leaving the UK and you have added credit  you won't have any problems when abroad and will find roaming already enabled on the SIM cards. 

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17: Community Champion

Hi @Deegee23

 

The Payg Sim card is usually already activated and just needs a chargeable call to be made as per Getting Started.

Just give it a go is my advice.

If not then you'll just need to use a local sim  card instead.

Vodafone UK Payg and Vodafone Pay Monthly are just for short term usage in regards to roaming and a person needs to ensure the roaming bar has been lifted.

 

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Moderator

Hey @Deegee23, thanks for getting in touch. As previously advised by @AnnS and @BandOfBrothers, you'd need to activate the SIM whilst in the UK. The best thing you can do from here would be to buy a local SIM when you arrive in France 👍

If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to get back in touch and enjoy your trip! 

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