Sim Options

The sim cards we offer are PAYG so you only pay for what you use.

GiffGaff PAYG UK -  uses O2 Network - 2G

The sim is free and we give you £5 credit when you activate it

Cost per sms is 5p and GPRS (Data) when using the optional platform is 5p/MB tha's approx 1500-2000 location updates. GiffGaff rates may change. Some sms messages sent by the Halo count as 2 by the operator

If you expect your PawTrax to send more than 500 texts and/or more than 150MB of data (when using GPRS with the optional web platform) then the £5 goodybag would be a more cost effective option. You can chnage plans or back to PAYG at anytime

PAYG Global Roaming sim (worldwide - where 2G available)

The PAYG sim cost £10 - there is no credit on the sim

Our Global Roaming Sims are not tied to any single network and will roam between multiple networks. This means that if one particular network has poor coverage at a location your roaming sim will switch to another network to keep your PawTrax connected.

For example, as the PawTrax tracker moves around the country it may encounter “black spots” or locations where one particular network does not have 2G coverage. In such a situation, SIM cards that only use one network would lose a connection so would not be able to send location information.

With roaming SIMs, this does not happen because the SIM will switch to another network to maintain the connection and keep your data flowing. Please note: even with the roaming sim a 2G GSM/GPRS signal is required.

Rates for UK and Europe (plus VAT)

We try to keep things simple with one flat rate across Europe and other zones. In the UK and Europe data costs £0.10 per MB (each location message is approx 500 bytes only) and £0.07 per SMS. For full details of costs/countries Rates Table

Own Sim (HALO only*)

You can supply your own sim if you wish. It needs to be micro size and 2G compatible

Please note some messages sent by the Halo count as 2 by the operator

* If you wish to use your own sim in the TAGZ please send the sim to us and we wil install it

Why do our trackers need sim cards?

  • They allow the PawTrax to send its location to your mobile by sms (GSM/SMS)

  • They allow the PawTrax to send its location to our web platform (GPRS/Data)

  • They give the PawTrax its own phone number

  • They allow you to program and control the settings simply by sending sms messages either manually or via the optional app.