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#371900 - 28/04/2019 19:49 Scotland travel
jmwking
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Registered: 27/02/2003
Posts: 703
Loc: Washington, DC metro
I'm headed to Scotland in July, and hiring a car. While I've driven in the UK several times, I haven't traveled overseas recently.

I have an iPhone XR; my kid has a 6s. (The one uses an eSIM, the other a physical one.)

Can any of you direct me to a reputable source on how to get reasonably priced data there?

thanks!

-jk

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#371901 - 29/04/2019 18:27 Re: Scotland travel [Re: jmwking]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14130
Loc: Canada


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#371902 - 30/04/2019 19:03 Re: Scotland travel [Re: jmwking]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14130
Loc: Canada
Note that eSIM appears to be a no-go on the O2/GiffGaff network (and possibly others as well). But you could perhaps work out some kind of family arrangement for the XR to simply leech WiFi from (mobile hotspot, iPhones have those too, right?) one of the other SIM-capable phones. smile


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#371903 - 30/04/2019 20:35 Re: Scotland travel [Re: jmwking]
andy
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Registered: 10/06/1999
Posts: 5799
Loc: Wivenhoe, Essex, UK
Yeah, I think the only network in the UK that supports eSIM is EE.

And yes, iPhones have mobile hotspots too. Though some carriers restrict what you can do via your hotspot (separate data charges etc).
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#371904 - 01/05/2019 14:02 Re: Scotland travel [Re: jmwking]
robricc
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Registered: 30/10/2000
Posts: 4912
Loc: Orange County, NY USA
You should check out Three HK's unlimited roaming eSIM.

$138 HKD is about $17.50 USD at the moment. That will get you 10 days of unlimited data roaming in any of the supported countries (UK is one of them). 500MB per day is at full LTE speeds and then throttled until the next day if you go over. The 10 days don't have to be used consecutively. So, you can buy this and set it up at home to test before buying more than one eSIM account. You will blow one of your 10 days, however.

Here is a first-hand account of someone using this eSIM plan on a Google Pixel 3.
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#371905 - 02/05/2019 00:54 Re: Scotland travel [Re: jmwking]
jmwking
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Registered: 27/02/2003
Posts: 703
Loc: Washington, DC metro
Thanks!, everyone. If I'm successful, I'll post results...

-jk

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#372043 - 07/06/2019 18:52 Re: Scotland travel [Re: jmwking]
frog51
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Registered: 09/08/2000
Posts: 2091
Loc: Edinburgh, Scotland
EE is far and away the best in Scotland, and we even have 5G in some areas. You can pick up a sim at any phone shop.

But I do like Rob R's way :-)

More importantly, when you are going to be near Edinburgh or West Lothian, let me know. Drinks, food, chat - even accommodation if you are desperate
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#372044 - 07/06/2019 19:46 Re: Scotland travel [Re: jmwking]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14130
Loc: Canada
Hey Rory,

Are you coming to Cambridge this weekend?
I just finished a mostly soggy week in Edinburgh and vicinity!

Cheers!

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