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How Do I Top-Up My Mobile Phone?

What is a Mobile Phone Top-Up?

A mobile phone top-up happens when you add credit to your mobile so you can call or text messages, as well as access the internet.

What is a Pay-As You-Go [PAYG]] Mobile Phone?

A phone with a PAYG tariff implies that you’re not tied into a monthly contract with your service provider. Once you’ve exhausted all your call minutes and texts, or data you are able to top-up at any time you’d like to.

How do I top up a mobile phone that is a PAYG Phone?

You can top up a PAYG mobile with an E-voucher to top up your mobile or an E-top-up card over the counter at the nearest Payzone location, Post Office branch, via phone, online, or via text message.

To top up over the phone, online , or via text message, dial the number that is specific to your network provider:

O2- 4444
Vodafone- 2345
EE- 150
Virgin Mobile- 789
GiffGaff- 43430
Lebara- 5588

You can top-up at the nearest Payzone location or Post Office Branch using an E-voucher or an E-top-up card.

An E-voucher is a card or receipt that’s issued with a unique 16-digit number. It can be activated and used to top-up your mobile phone. You must enter the 16-digit number in order to activate the top-up.

The E-top up card is issued by your mobile network and is linked with your phone. It is possible to top up the card in any Payzone retailer as well as a Post Office branch to access credit immediately. If you do not possess an E-top-up card, please contact to your service providers.

How Do I Recharge My Mobile Phone?

According to your service provider, you can top-up your mobile phone at many Post Offices, Payzone stores and the major grocery chains. You can also top up at most ATMs.

To top up at Post Office, Payzone store or a supermarket it is necessary to purchase an E-voucher and swipe your Ecredit card to top up your account. This is done to you by the mobile Network. This can be done by cash or card payment.

To top-up an ATM, look at a machine that displays an orange ‘top-up’ sign.

How Can I Top-Up My Mobile Phone on the internet?

To top up your mobile online, visit the website of your provider’s website and follow the directions displayed on screen. To top-up online, you’ll require a credit or debit card to pay.

Can I recharge someone else’s Mobile Phone?

There are a number of ways to recharge someone else’s mobile phone.

Many major network providers allow you to top-up another person’s phone on their websites. You’ll need their mobile number and debit or credit card to make the payment.

You may also top-up another person’s phone when they give you their E-top up card. Credit can be put on an e-top-up card at any Payzone retailer and Post Office branch.

If you do not have access to an E-top-up credit card, you can buy an E-voucher in every Payzone retailer or Post Office branch. The person who you are topping up for can activate credits by entering the 16-digit code that appears in the coupon or by visiting a recharge card printing service.

How Do I Activate a SIM Card?

In order to activate the new SIM card, go to the site of your network provider. Here you are likely to find step by step instructions for the particular provider. Typically activating the SIM card requires you to insert your SIM card into your phone . Then, enter your phone’s or SIM card’s number.

Here’s a brief overview of how you can activate the SIM card with popular network providers.


For activation of your Paid As You Go SIM with O2, just insert the new SIM card in your phone and switch on. Go to this link at the O2 website, and type in your mobile number and click sign in. The mobile number in your SIM packs of your cards. Once you’ve entered your number, follow the steps on the screen and then reboot your phone.


In order to activate the Pay As You Go SIM with Vodafone Insert the new SIM card into your phone on. If your SIM card is activated successfully, look for that full-signal icon as well as Vodafone symbol. This should appear on the monitor within the next 24 hours but typically it shows earlier. For more details, visit Vodafone’s website. Vodafone website.


For activation of your Pay As You Go SIM with EE simply insert the new SIM card and turn your phone to. When your SIM card has been activated successfully, look for that full-signal icon and an EE symbol. This should appear upon your monitor within 24 hours but typically it shows earlier. For more information , go to this website. EE website.

Virgin Mobile

In order to activate the Paid As You Go SIM through Virgin Mobile, insert the new SIM card and switch your phone on. There may be a prompt to enter a PIN. If so, enter 7890. When you receive a text or call from Virgin Mobile, your SIM card is activated. For more information visit the Virgin Mobile website.


To activate your Pay As You Go SIM with giffgaff visit and enter your activation code. You can find the activation code on your SIM card , and it will be either six or 13 digits. Once you’ve entered your activation code, insert the SIM card inside your phone and top it up using a credit/debit card or voucher.

If you want to enable your Lebara Pay As You Go SIM, insert the new SIM card into your phone to. Then, dial 5588 and expect an SMS that confirms your SIM card is activated successfully. For more information , visit the Lebara website.

What is SIM Card Stand For?

An SIM card is an abbreviation for Subscriber Identity Modul.

What is a SIM Card?

A Subscriber Identity Modulus, also known as SIM card. SIM card is a small plastic chip that slots into any mobile. A SIM card holds unique information and ID , which allows devices to connect to the specific mobile phone network. This allows the mobile phone user to receive calls as well as send SMS messages or connect to internet-connected mobile phones.

What is an SIM Card do?

The Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) is an extremely small card that fits into the GMS (Global Mobile Services) phone. The SIM card holds important information including its International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI). The IMSI is recognised by the network provider through its authentication keythat allows the user to join the network. The information stored on a SIM card decides which network to connect to. It also functions as the “login credentials” that allow phones to connect to the network it wants to.

What is the cost of a SIM Card?

The cost of the SIM card will depend on the amount of call minutes, text messages and internet data it has as well as the mobile phone provider. In the UK you can buy an entry-level Pay As You Go SIM card for as little as 99p.

How Do I Open SIM Card Slot?

When you purchase a new phone, it typically comes with an SIMtool to eject it.

If you’ve lost the SIM-eject tool, there are other tools you could try instead for example:

A paperclip
A safety pin

Insert the SIM-eject tool or the replacement tool into the small hole that the SIM card will go. Use a tiny amount of pressure to free the slot.

How Do I Put In a SIM Card?

Inserting the SIM card will depend on the kind of phone you own.

If you have a brand newer iPhone or Android phone There is a small tray that is located on the right side of the phone with a small opening. The phone should be turned off. using a SIM-eject tool, release the tray and lift it out. Insert your SIM card in it, using either the logo or the gold chip size up. The front of the phone to face you and pull the SIM tray back into the phone. Make sure that the tray slots in one way, so don’t try to force it. After you’ve inserted your SIM tray and card onto the side of your phone, switch it back on.

If you own an older model of mobile phone, you’ll likely need remove the back cover for access to the SIM slots for cards.

Start by switching your phone off and then removing the cover on the back. Next, you’ll need to remove the battery from your phone and locate the SIM card slot. If you have an existing SIM card inside the slot, take it out gently from it, pushing the card upwards with your fingertips. Then, slide the latest SIM card into the slot with the gold chip facing downwards. Finally, put the cover back on. Then, turn off the phone.

What is the best way to remove a SIM Card?

Removing a SIM card is dependent on the type of phone you own. No matter what type of phone you own, you should first of all turn off the power.

If you have a brand newer iPhone or Android model, you will need a SIM-eject tool to remove the tray located on the side the phone. The end of the tool inside the small hole and apply a tiny amount of pressure to open it. Slide the tray gently out and take off the SIM card.

If you own an older model mobile phone, you can remove the back cover as well as the phone battery to expose your SIM card slot. Gently remove from the SIM card by gently sliding it upwards with your fingers.

Where can I purchase a SIM Card?

There are many places where you can buy an SIM card in the UK such as your local Payzone Store, supermarkets and mobile phone shops.

How Can I Check My SIM Card Telephone Number?

To find your SIM card phone number on an Android phone go to Settings,’ scroll to the bottom of the menu and select the ‘About. Then, tap on Status or Phone Identity. The SIM number will be listed in either the IMSI number or the ‘ICCID number’.

To find your SIM phone number on an iPhone go to Settings and scroll to General. Next, tap the tab ‘About’ and scroll down until it shows ‘ICCID.’