Purchasing “Prepaid SIM” service at the AirportDecember 1, 2009 at 2:01 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 41 Comments
Tags: GSM, international roaming, mobile service, Prepaid, travel
Purchasing “Prepaid SIM” service at the Airport
Example: London Heathrow
An easy way to obtain inexpensive cell phone service in a country is to obtain a prepaid card at your port of entry, such as the airport. At London Heathrow airport, Vodafone has an excellent retail shop in Terminal 5. Unfortunately, Heathrow is a sprawling airport and Terminal 5 can be a (short) train ride away from your arrival terminal. For example, if you arrive from the US in Terminal 1, you can take a free train to Terminal 5 by following the signs to the Heathrow Express and taking the free leg to Terminal 5.
Vodafone Shop at London Heathrow: Terminal 5
Location: Terminal 5, Before Security
Opening Hours: 07:00 – 22:00
Telephone: +44 (0)7826 952 062
The store is situated between the UK side of departures and customs and is therefore open to both air-side passengers and land-side airport staff and visitors. The Terminal 5 Vodafone store at Heathrow airport replaces the Vodafone store in Terminal 1 with an even more comprehensive line up of products and services.
Within Heathrow airport, the location of Terminal 5 is shown in the following diagram: