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Buying a cell phone at Heathrow Airport

I can't seem to find a cell phone provider in any of the terminals at heathrow when I look up information online.
I' m arriving at terminal 3 from Canada. Does anyone know if you can buy a cell at the airport?

I am staying overnight in Windsor and then going on to the Cotswolds but I will need a phone before I leave Windsor. Can anyone help?

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Thank you, Carol

Posted by
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Looks like there is a Vodaphone shop at Terminal 5 before departures. Might try there or just wait to get to Windsor and check on the High Street for different shops.

Posted by
4746 posts

According to google, there is a Carphone Warehouse in Windsor. I'd suggest you try there.

Posted by
1063 posts

As mentioned above, Carphone Warehouse would be you're best bet and BTW they are called mobile phones in the UK.

Posted by
2081 posts


Look at the carphonewarehouse web site and plug n chug the zip code for the place you are going to stay in Windsor.

also, there are other cell phone outlets too.

happy trails.

Posted by
19 posts

Thanks to everyone for the mobile phone info in Windsor and Heathrow. I will certainly look them up when I arrive.
That was most helpful!
Yes I was aware Brits call them mobiles just didn't expect people from the UK to respond...

Posted by
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I called my cell phone provider and they enabled my phone to work in England for only $5 for the month, 99cents/min for calls, 50cents/text sent, 5cents/text read. This was a new service being provided, last fall they didn't have this option. It's worth a try to call them to see if your provider has this type of temporary plan you can add onto your phone.

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Carephone in Windsor have unlocked,Simfree phones for £16.
A UK sim will give you calls at 2p a min here, and calls to US 5c a min