A data only SIM card is designed for use in iPad, tablets and dongles. They come with a monthly data allowance, but no minutes or texts.
A data SIM is like a standard SIM Only deal for your phone, but it only comes with internet (or data) and does not include minutes or texts. They are used in tablets, iPads and mobile devices such as dongles and Mobile WiFi.
Yes, it's possible to put a data only SIM in a phone, but you won't have a minutes or text allowance meaning any calls or text you make will be charged at standard rate. Therefore it's advisable to get a regular SIM only deal instead which comes with a bundle of minutes and texts.
Data only SIM deals offer many advantages over traditional tablet and mobile broadband plans.
Firstly, you can keep your existing device that you love. Also, they offer better value as you don’t have to pay for a new device and more flexibility with shorter contract lengths (1 or 12 month plans).
Yes, all data only SIM plans come with free worldwide roaming in 71 countries with Go Roam. The only restriction is that you can use a maximum of 19GB data per month roaming abroad in Go Roam in Europe destinations and 12GB in Go Roam Around The World destinations.
Yes, Three now offer an unlimited data only SIM for use in tablets, mobile broadband and dongles. Unlimited data only SIM cards are available on 1 month, 12 month and 24 month contracts.
Three also offer unlimited data plans on their SIM Only plans for phones and mobile broadband contracts, which both come with unlimited tethering.
Devices support different types of SIM, with either a standard, micro or nano SIM required. However, you don't to worry about this when ordering a data only SIM card on Three because they come with a Trio SIM. All you need to do is pop out the size required for your device.
Standard SIM - For use in many mobile broadband dongles and MiFi devices.
Micro SIM - For use in many more modern tablets such as the Apple iPad, Apple iPad 2 and the Apple iPad 4.
Nano-SIM - For use some of the latest devices including the Apple iPad 10.2 2020, Apple iPad Air 10.5, Apple iPad Pro 11 and Samsung Galaxy Tab A7.