What is a prepaid SIM card?
A prepaid SIM card, to put it simply, is a chip that you insert in your phone to enable calling, texting and data services from the carrier of your choice. With a prepaid SIM, you do not need to sign any contracts forcing you into year-long commitments, so you can enjoy more flexibility to change and choose any network service provider whenever you want. Buying a prepaid SIM card is a low-cost way of keeping in touch with your loved ones, especially when travelling abroad.
When you buy a prepaid SIM card, you need to pay up front for the services it provides, which can include minutes to call local mobiles/landlines, international minutes, texts, data and other value-added services. With a prepaid SIM card, you have the flexibility to choose SIM only bundles that fit your needs and pocket. You can also easily change from one SIM plan to another when you use all your available allowance.
SIM only deals are essentially bundles of minutes, texts and data, and they can come with special offers such as extra minutes, texts or bonus data. When you choose a prepaid SIM card from Lycamobile, you get to choose from our wide range of SIM plans offering national minutes, international minutes, texts, data & more. The bundles come with one-month validity so you are free to choose any other plan (as per your needs) after you have used all your current SIM only plan’s allowance.
The best thing about SIM only deals from Lycamobile is that they are available for as low as €2,50! So, whether you need to get in touch with your loved ones overseas or locally, need data as low as 500MB or as high as 15GB (at 4G speed), we help you enjoy the power of true flexibility – while staying within your budget. Don’t forget to check our offers to find amazing call rates and new SIM only deals and data plans.
What is roaming? What are the charges for it?
Roaming is when you take the SIM you bought at home to another country and use it to make calls, send texts or use data. Lycamobile provides excellent EU and EEA roaming data allowances with our regular SIM only bundles so you don’t have to buy additional roaming data. Our roaming rates for using your phone abroad are very reasonable, so you can explore the world without the worry of running up expensive bills while keeping in touch with your loved ones back home.
When you join the Lycamobile family, you get to enjoy international roaming at local rates in X countries. You can easily check the roaming rates in the country you are planning to visit by clicking here - roaming rates
What is a Pay As You Go SIM?
A Pay As You Go SIM is the same as a prepaid SIM card. A Pay As You Go SIM is not locked into any contract; so you don’t need to stick to one SIM plan for long. You are also free to buy and use as many bundles as you need to if you use all your current allowance, which is not possible with contract-locked SIM plans. You can easily buy a Pay As You Go SIM and add credit to start making calls and sending texts, or buy a SIM only deal to start get all that and more as part of a bundle. In addition to that, you also have the option to buy stand-alone data plans, plans with only local minutes or plans with only international minutes to a specific country. Therefore, having a Pay As You Go SIM gets you access to all that a network has to offer, making it one of the most popular deals on the market!