by L2EU
Visitor

Sim card activation

Is it possible to activate sim card outside of UK (but within Europe)?

 

If so, does it apply to both the Data packs and Everything packs?

 

Is it possible to make calls including in Switzerland?

6 REPLIES 6
by
EE Community Support Team

Re: Sim card activation

Hi @L2EU.

 

Welcome to the community!

 

The SIM card will need to be activated in the UK so that it connects to the EE network to register.

 

Switzerland is included in the EE Europe zone so calls will be included in your allowance.

 

Find out more about roaming in Switzerland >

 

Jon

by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Sim card activation

A user reports that a PAYG SIM can be actvated anywhere in https://community.ee.co.uk/t5/SIM-cards/Can-I-purchase-and-install-an-EE-sim-card-in-the-USA-before/... .

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by
EE Community Support Team

Re: Sim card activation

Thanks for pointing this out @XRaySpeX.

 

In my experience, SIM's can only be activated in the UK.

 

Perhaps that user's SIM registered before they got there since it wasn't bought directly from EE.

 

Jon

by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Sim card activation

There doesn't seem to be much involved for a PAYG SIM to activate anywhere; a contract SIM I can understand.

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by wonderman Investigator
Investigator

Re: Sim card activation

Thanks for the help!!!Smiley Happy

by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Sim card activation

Thanks! You're welcome :)! Glad I could be of assistance.

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