Toggle SIM Card – Free Incoming Calls Abroad
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How does it work?
The Toggle SIM card is one of the new breed of roaming SIM cards which makes it cheaper to make and receive calls while abroad. You get a regular UK mobile phone number for your friends and relatives to call and you are able to receive those calls free of charge in 20 countries. You can also make cheap calls when abroad too, from just 3p per minute back to the UK.
SIM Card Sizes
The toggle SIM is only produced in Full Size, but we can cut it down to become a Micro SIM or a Nano SIM on request. Please choose the correct SIM size at checkout – if you are unsure, please contact us.
Making Calls While Abroad
Toggle’s standard call rate for making calls from Europe back to the UK is 28p per minute – but it can be as little as 3p per minute. Toggle has 11 European countries plus Australia and America where you can benefit from the 3p per minute rate. You do this by registering for a local number for your time in that country, meaning it’s cheaper for locals to call you also. This process is managed by logging into your Toggle account on www.togglemobile.com
Local numbers are free for 30 day periods (after which you can re-register for another) or can be added to your account for 365 days for just £5. You can have up to 9 different local numbers registered to your Toggle SIM at any one time so there are no problems if you visit two countries in a week.
The Toggle countries are: Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, The Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerlan, United Kingdom and United States – which means you could use Toggle as your regular UK phone.
Receiving Calls When Abroad
Because you have a UK mobile phone number, your friends and relatives will only pay the price of a regular mobile call. That means if they have inclusive minutes which include calls to mobiles and you are in a country where you are eligible for free incoming calls, the conversation could well be free! This is the same if you register for a local number (eg France) – all incoming calls are the same no matter which number is dialled.
Free incoming calls are available in: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States.
Free incoming calls, with a 16p connection fee in: Cambodia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Hungary, Indonesia, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Romania, Slovenia, Thailand, Vietnam. Countries not listed above are charged per minute – please refer to the toggle website.
In addition to cheaper calls, you are also able to access cheaper data at 15p per Mb in the Toggle countries. If you think you are going to use more than 20Mb in a day you may be better off considering a EuropaSIM for data use which costs just €3 (about £2.50) for 500Mb per day. Click here for more information.
If you are in the UK only, you can buy data packages which are very good value. These are £5 for 500Mb, £7.50 for 1Gb or £10 for 2Gb. You simply send a text message to 3536 with the correct code (see Toggles website) to purchase this bolt on – valid for 30 days. In the UK, Toggle uses the O2 network.
How do I top up?
You top-up manually online via www.togglemobile.com. There is currently a promotion to get you extra credit when you top up online. Toggle is completely ‘Pay as You Go’ – so you have no worry about racking up a huge bill.
No credit is included (top up online) and activation is via Toggle on their website – no identification needed.