The standard SIM is the most common SIM card used in mobile phones today. It is the largest of the three SIM cards.
About half the size of the Standard SIM. It works in lots of phones including Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, S5 and Apple iPhone 4, 4S.
About 40% smaller than the Micro SIM. It works in many phones including iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 6, 6 Plus and iPad Mini.
Never worry about expensive global data roaming bills, high overage charges or “bill shock” again with data from only 1.9c per MB - no overage. The European data SIM card is now available for all of your devices for a flat fee in bundles of 100MB up to 5GB.
Our European MiFi is great for sharing one Internet connection between up to 10 WiFi enabled devices. This European data device offers complete freedom to browse the Internet, post photos and check your email, wherever you are in the world with easy online recharge. How does it work? - Watch our video.
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Q. How does it work?
Q. What is a data increment?
Q. Do I need to register or to activate my prepaid data SIM?
Q. Device unlocking
Q. What type of devices can the data SIM card be used with ?
Q. Should data roaming be turned on or off ?
Q. Can I use the data SIM for calls and SMS ?
Q. Do I need to change any settings?
Q. Can I buy Micro or Nano sized SIM cards?
Q. Can I use the SIM in a BlackBerry?
Q. Does the SIM card expire?
Q. Does the data bundle expire?
Q. How do I top up?
Q. How do I check my usage?
Q. Can I change my bundle?
Q. I want to change my Zone before my bundle has been used up/expires. What can I do?
We provide you with a SIM card which works in any unlocked data only device around the world to access the Internet. Simply top it up here on the portal with a prepaid data bundle of your choosing, then select the zone you will use it in and the size of the bundle you require. This bundle will last for 30 days, and then you are free to top it up again as many times as you wish.
A data increment describes how much your data usage is "rounded up" every time you use your data SIM. The Cellhire Prepaid Data SIM rounds in tiny 1KB sessions – which means almost no rounding at all. Other products can apply rounding increments as large as 1MB – which is over 1000 times bigger. With a 1MB increment, downloading a single 10KB email would take 1MB from your data balance.
No registration or activation is required with this SIM. Just purchase a data bundle of your choice on this portal, and then insert the SIM into your device to start using the Internet.
Please check that your device is not locked to your current provider. If you aren't sure if it is then the simplest way to check this is to put a SIM card from a different operator into your device and see if it still works. If this works your device is not locked. If your device is locked you can get it unlocked by your network provider.
Please ensure that your device is unlocked and not tied to a network. There are no restrictions on what device it can be used in. The SIM works with all data devices and tablets - if inserted to a USB dongle or MiFi mobile hotspot device you can connect your laptop computer to receive data.
Data roaming must be turned on in the device that is being used with the Cellhire SIM.
If you are going to connect to the device with your smartphone, laptop or tablet, then turn data roaming off on these devices so they connect to the external MIFI or USB device containing the Cellhire SIM and do not connect to the roaming network.
No this SIM card is only enabled for data
In most countries no APN (Access Point Name) settings are required for this SIM, however if you have any issues connecting to the Internet then try changing the APN name to "fast.m2m” and leave the username and password blank. The settings are likely to be in the Cellular Data section of your device.
Yes the data SIM is available in any size to fit all devices. Please read your operator's manual if you are unsure which size you need.
Everything will work as normal, except for using BIS which is not currently supported. There is a workaround however - we would recommend that you use a MiFi to tether the signal to your BlackBerry as you will then have full functionality.
The SIM card will only expire if it is not used for a one year period.
Yes, the data bundle is valid for 30 days from when you receive your SIM card. If you run out of data or the bundle expires, you can top-up through My Account or by going directly to http://prepaiddata.cellhire.com.
You can top up by visiting http://prepaiddata.cellhire.com This is also accessible from the My Account section of this site.
Live usage information is available in our top-up site http://prepaiddata.cellhire.com which you can also access through My Account. You will first need to create a prepaid data account on this site but once you have done so, you will also be able to set up usage alerts.
If your bundle has expired or all of the data allowance has been used up, you are free to buy any new bundle for any zone. If you wish to change your bundle mid-term, please see the below question.
You will be able to upgrade the remaining data allowance in your bundle to be usable in the new zone. The top up portal will make it clear how much data you have left and how much this will cost, and you can pay by any of the approved payment methods.