Are you new to the UK’s telephone system? Here’s our guide for complete beginners: understand UK phone numbers and use a cellphone from abroad.

If you’re new to the UK’s mobile telephone system, the articles here aim to help you get started. Find out how UK phone numbers are formatted and how you’re able to use a GSM handset from abroad.

UK Phone Numbers: The Format & Costs To Call From Your Mobile

By understanding the UK's telephone numbering scheme, you can work out how much a phone call should cost.

Find Out Your International Phone Number: Receive Calls From Abroad

Find out your international phone number so you can receive phone calls and texts from abroad.

08, 09 & 118 Numbers: The Cost Of Calling From Your Mobile

Find out how much it'll cost to call special phone numbers from your UK mobile. Includes 08, 09 and 118 phone numbers.

Mobile Contracts & 'Retail Price Index' (RPI) Price Changes

Some UK mobile networks will increase the price of your contract every year by RPI inflation. We look at the major UK networks and compare their policies on annual price rises.

Mobile Phone Credit Checks: How They Work & 'No Credit Check' Deals

When taking out a mobile phone contract in the UK, you'll normally need to undergo a credit check. Find out what this involves and discover alternative "no credit check" deals.

Where To Find Free Wi-Fi From BT, O2, The Cloud & Virgin

In the UK, there are four main providers of free public wi-fi: BT Wi-Fi, O2 Wi-Fi, The Cloud and Virgin Media Wi-Fi. Find out how to get access to each of these services.

Buying Your Mobile Phone & SIM Card Separately: Best Unbundled Deals

Rather than getting a 24-month contract, a better alternative is now buying your mobile phone separately from the tariff. This saves money, increases flexibility and gives greater transparency.

Visiting Or Moving To the UK: Best SIM Cards & Using Your Cellphone

Find out how to use your cellphone in the UK if you're visiting or moving to the United Kingdom.

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