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3G SIM Card Advice Needed? You've Come to the Right Place!

With the new smartphones on the market and consumers befriending larger and larger amounts of friends on all of the social network forums, there is greater need for larger web usage on SIM cards. The 3G and 4G SIM cards are now in very high demand. The more popular 3G SIM card is accessible and compatible with several Apple devices as well as many other mobile phone manufacturers.

If you do not wish to change your handset, but want to get a new 3G SIM card contract or a PAYG deal, then it is possible to get a new 3G SIM card instead. Nowadays, network providers offer SIM cards for free, and occasionally offer deals as well. Take a look below for some useful advice.

What is a free 3G SIM Card?

A Subscriber Identity Module or SIM card is a card that stores contact details and texts for GSM mobile phone users. A major difference exists between 2G and 3G SIM cards even though they both look the same:

« Bandwidth Allocation: That's basically the major difference and it lies within the rate of data usage and transfer between 2G and 3G SIM cards. 2G SIM cards with GPRS/EDGE can transfer between 56 and 236.8 kilobits of data per second; however, 3G SIM cards can transfer 14,400 kilobits per second. This makes 3G SIM cards preferred for downloading data like web pages or YouTube videos.

« Security: 2G SIM cards lack the authentication capability. However, the new 3G SIM cards allows users to log on securely on their intended network through by authenticating the network.

« Constant Internet Access: Unlike 2G, 3G SIM cards use Internet Protocol (IP) connectivity which is packet-based. This means that devices with 3G SIM cards are always connected to the Internet.

Which 3G SIM card deal?

The contracts you can get with 3G SIM cards vary a great deal, so it is important to shop around to make sure you find the best deal to suit your needs and budget.

« Three: You can quickly and easily get a free 3G SIM card by ordering it online at Three's website. Three is a 3G only network so all their SIM cards are 3G. Remember that you'll need a compatible handset or a tablet in order to use their SIM cards.

« Giff Gaff: Giff Gaff offers some of the lowest value data packages on the market. The 3G coverage is supplied by O2 which means excellent UK coverage. Use these SIMs in dongles and tablets for affordable data on the move. Order a free 3G Giff Gaff SIM card online.

« Orange: With each free 3G Orange SIM card you get access to 3G services like video calling and the internet on any compatible phone. It can be used with any unlocked or Orange mobile phone. Simply go to freesim.orange.co.uk and complete your details.

There are also auction sites, electronic stores, large department stores and computer stores that offer similar programs and discounts.