While you are in Liverpool it is important to keep in contact with the new friends that you make at school as well as your friends and family from home. You might require more data or you might prefer the option to make cheap international calls so here are a few options recommended by our Social Programme Organiser, Saud:

Three UK 

You can get a pay-as-you-go SIM card from Three for around £20 per month with 12GB of data. The data option on this SIM card is great but it is expensive to make international telephone calls. This is a good option if you want to use something like iMessage, WhatsApp or Skype for your messages.

Giff Gaff 

You can get a pay-as-you-go SIM card from Giff Gaff for around £20 per month with unlimited data. Giff Gaff is the cheapest option for international calls but the signal is not great outside of Liverpool city centre. This is a good option if you are in the city centre and want to make a lot of calls back home and have a good wi-fi connection for your messages.

Lebara 

You can get a pay-as-you-go SIM card from Lebara for around £20 per month with 10GB of data with unlimited UK minutes for telephone calls.  Like Giff Gaff, a Lebara SIM card is a cheap option for international calls but the signal is not great outside of Liverpool city centre. This is a good option if you are in the city centre and want to make a lot of calls back home and have a good wi-fi connection for your messages.

Skype

You can make international telephone calls and video calls using Skype. You will need an internet connection and a credit/debit card to pay for telephone phone calls. If your family in your home country has an internet connection you can make video calls through Skype for free. However, if they do not have an internet connection, you can call your home phone number using Skype once credit has been put on your account.

Getting Internet Access in Liverpool

You will have internet access in your residence or homestay, but you can also use the internet at school or at Liverpool Central Library. The Central Library has many computers for public use and is open until 8pm on weekdays and 5pm on weekends.

If you want more information from Saud, you can find him in the Common Room at break time or in Room 10.