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temporary cell phone

Ontario
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temporary cell phone

We will be arriving at London/Gatwick on July 12 and would like to have a cell phone for use in England, Wales and Scotland until our departure on August 7. I can bring an unlocked Blackberry from Canada or rent/buy a phone in the UK. I've heard that buying a SIM card in the airport can be more expensive than elsewhere but would like to have the phone available as soon as possible. Any suggestions?

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1. Re: temporary cell phone

Every High Street is full of shops selling cheap SIMs and phones. Where are you staying? We can point you to nearest shopping area.

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We just got back from england - on advice from many on these forums (tripadvisor forums were a godsend!), we took an old LG flip phone with us (made sure it was unlocked before we left). We walked into a CarPhone Warehouse shop on the High Street in Beckenham, told them what we needed, and they had a SIM card loaded and working within moments. Card was free with 10 pounds loaded on it for local calls and texts. We were in and out of the store within 10 minutes! Couldn't have been happier - worked great everywhere and made it easy to call restaurants, etc with a local number, also friends we were visiting could reach us without having to dial our US cell phone number (had it on for emergencies, but mainly just used its wifi). We were there 3 weeks, and didn't run out of minutes until almost the end of our trip - and we used the phone briefly almost every day! The CarPhone Warehouse store was seen in almost every village we went to - no matter how small - they are everywhere!

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Staying near Earl's Court tube station

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