Get started with Lebara Mobile

New to Lebara Mobile? With Lebara Mobile calling your loved ones just got simpler and cost effective - chat to friends & family all over the world from your mobile from as little as 1p a minute. Find out all you need to know about who we are and how you can save more on international calling with Lebara mobile in this section.


How do I get started?

Get a SIM

We've made it even cheaper and easier for you to make international calls from the UK on your phone. 

Sim card
 Pay As You Go
  • Free minutes and texts
  • Free Lebara to Lebara calls
  • International calls from 1p/min
 Lebara All-In-One
  • Your calls, texts and internet all in one top up
  • Great value UK rates
  • International SMS included
  • 0800 and 0845 numbers included
  • Voicemail included
  • Unlimited Lebara to Lebara minutes and SMS valid for 30 days

Keep Your Number

Keep Your Number

It’s easy to move your current mobile number to Lebara Mobile from any of the UK’s major networks including: 02,T-Mobile, Orange, Vodafone, Three and Virgin Mobile.

To move your number when you switch to Lebara Mobile you will need to ask your existing mobile company for a PAC (Porting Authorisation Code) before you cancel your service with them. This is the reference number you will need to give us so that we can transfer your number to Lebara Mobile.

 

Just follow these simple steps to keep your number:

  1. First phone up the customer services staff at your current mobile phone company and tell them you are switching your provider. Make sure you tell them that you want to take your mobile number with you. Your current supplier may charge you to switch; please confirm this with them.
  2. Next, ask them for a Porting Authorisation Code (PAC).
  3. Then, call us here at Lebara Mobile on 0870 075 5588 (5588 from your Lebara Mobile - Calls cost 10p when you talk to a Customer Service advisor). Let us know that you want to use your existing mobile number and give us your Porting Authorisation Code (PAC).
  4. It normally takes around 1 day to get your number from your old supplier and apply it to your Lebara Mobile SIM. Don’t worry, during this time you can still use your Lebara Mobile SIM with the number it had when you first bought it.
  5. As soon as the number you wish to keep is live on your new Lebara Mobile SIM card we will text you to let you know. This number automatically replaces the previous number supplied by us.

The line at the end needs to read as Transfer your existing number and get £5 FREE Call Credit on Pay As You Go

 

3. Unlock Phone

Unlock Phone

Lebara Mobile understands that a lot of our customers are thinking about unlocking their phones, here is some key information to help you in unlocking your phone:

What is phone unlocking?

Many network providers offer phones at a lower price when bought with a contract. In most cases, the provided phone is locked to the network for the duration of the contract. This means you cannot use any other network provider’s SIM card in the provided phone for the duration of the contract unless it has been ‘unlocked’.

Unlocking your phone allows you to use alternative network providers. This is particularly useful to avoid roaming charges whilst traveling abroad.

Lebara Mobile does NOT lock SIMs to our network.


How can I tell if my phone is unlocked?

Inserting a SIM card different to your current network provider will show if your phone is unlocked. If you receive an error message similar to “Enter Unlock Code” or “Contact Service Provider”, your phone is most likely locked.

You can find out more by visiting your local Phone Shop for advice or by searching online via Google or your favourite search engines. In the search box, type in ‘YOUR PHONE MODEL unlocking’ and click ‘search’.

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What are the advantages of unlocking my phone?

There are many advantages to using an unlocked phone – any GSM phone will work with a SIM card from any other GSM network in the world.

Instead of paying for a new phone when you switch network, you can keep your old phone (as long as both networks use GSM technology).

You can purchase a phone locked to a different network and use it with your own SIM card and service. You no longer need to pay roaming charges when you go abroad. Simply unlock your phone and then purchase a prepaid domestic SIM card at your destination and receive the same low call rates as locals.


Is phone unlocking allowed?

We must advise you that SIM Lock may be protected software. Always check with your current network provider to ensure that by unlocking your phone, you are not in breach of any contract or obligations and that the unlocking method you are choosing is legal. Lebara is in no way responsible for any claims by third parties or damages related to the (attempted) removal or manipulation of the Sim lock.


How can I unlock my phone?

It’s easy to unlock your phone – try your current network provider, the high street or via the internet, usually for a fee.

To find a local phone unlocking shop, visit your favourite search engine and enter ‘phone unlocking YOUR POSTCODE’ in the search box and click ‘search’.

Google search engine
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To find online codes and tip on unlocking your phone, visit your favourite search engine and enter ‘YOUR PHONE MODEL unlocking’ in the search box and click ‘search’.

Google search engine
Bing search engine

Once your phone is unlocked, you will be able to use your phone exactly as before.


How will my phone change after it’s been unlocked?

How you use your phone will not change. Some network specific functionality, such as pre-selected web browsers or settings, may change; these are linked to the network SIM, not the phone.

The only difference will be when you try to enter a different SIM card into your phone - instead of getting an error message, your newly unlocked phone will accept the new SIM card.


Are there some models of phone that can’t be unlocked?

Some phones are more problematic to unlock that others – you can look for advice at your current network provider or a local phone shop. They will be able to advise you whether a) your phone can be unlocked, b) how much it would cost and c) what after sales support they offer.

To find your closest local phone shop, visit Google or your favourite search engine and enter ‘phone unlocking in YOUR POSTCODE’ in the search box and click ‘search’.

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Will unlocking my phone damage it?

Unlocking your phone should not damage it – you can look for support at current network provider or a local phone shop.

To find your closest local phone shop, visit Google or your favourite search engine and enter ‘phone unlocking in YOUR POSTCODE’ in the search box and click ‘search’.

Google search engine
Bing search engine

You should check that by unlocking your phone you are not in breach of your contract with your current network provider and that the unlocking method you are choosing is legal in your country before proceeding. Lebara Mobile does not endorse unlocking your phone. 

Insert SIM

Insert SIM

Simply insert your Lebara Mobile SIM card into your mobile phone and switch it on. If your SIM card includes call credit, you are ready to make your first call.

If you need to purchase call credit; you can Top Up instantly online – simply click on the button below.

  Top Up Now

Sign Up

Sign UP
Lebara Mobile offers you a free Account Management tool where you can:
  1. View your latest call and top up history.
  2. See your up-to-the-minute remaining call credit.
  3. Instant Top Up by credit card, debit card or Direct Debit.
  4. Set-up an Auto Top Up so you never run out of credit again.
  5. Top up your family & friends

Pay Monthly customers can view their online bill in My Lebara

 Sign Up Now

Mobile Internet

Download

Getting mobile internet on your phone is easy!


Lebara’s mobile internet product is available to all UK customers with compatible handsets. The new Lebara mobile internet service is free of charge. Customers can visit the free-to-browse portal (http://uk.lebara.mobi) and view content in their own language as often as they require.
One of the key benefits is that the service is tailored to the audience, and is available in Arabic, English, Filipino, Indian, Pakistani and Polish. Indian customers can select whether they want to browse in English or Hindi, get the latest news and information from sites such as Rediff.com and Zeenews.com, and can download the latest Bollywood ringtones or cricket games.


Customers can visit the free-to-browse portal (http://uk.lebara.mobi) for the latest news, sports and entertainment from major brands (such as AFP news) and local providers from their country in six different languages: English, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic, Polish and Filipino.


Preview Mobile Internet

 Activate Now

Lebara Mobile – Simple, Honest, Value

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When it comes to calling friends and family who are living abroad, Lebara Mobile's international calling services are the logical choice.

With crystal clear voice quality, Multilingual Customer Service, very competitive rates to over 200 countries worldwide Lebara Mobile is by far the best way to stay close with loved ones.

With an easy-to-manage online account, Lebara offers all the advantages of an international calling card... without the need to carry around a card, remember access codes or be worried that you’re getting your money’s worth!

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About Lebara Mobile

Find out all about Lebara Mobile; who we are, what we do and why we do it.

Why Lebara?

At Lebara Mobile our vision is to give you hassle-free, high quality, low-cost international calls directly from your mobile. Now you can bring your friends and family closer with a new Lebara Mobile SIM.

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0870 075 5588

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+ 44 207 031 0791

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