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Free GPS Tracker SIM, Cheap Costs

Free GPS Tracker SIM with Cheap Ongoing Costs

free gps tracker simAdding a free GPS Tracker SIM makes it easy to get going when you receive your GPS Tracker. Our GPS Trackers require SIM cards because they function like small mobile phones - able to receive and send texts (e.g. locations) and allow for two-way calling. You'll look after your SIM credit yourself by logging into your own online account to top-up (or, you can tick a box to have your account auto-topup when the credit falls below £2.50). It's all a lot simpler than it sounds!

No Hidden Costs, Fees or Subscriptions

You won't pay any more fees or subscription costs to us whatsoever once you have purchased your GPS dementia Tracker and added the pre-installed free GPS Tracker SIM. You will just pay for your own SIM usage (the rates are outlined in a section below).

The only requirement with Pay As You Go to keep your SIM account active is that you trigger at least one location text from the Tracker every three months. You do not need to top up every month.

Typical Usage = £1-5 per month

If you use about 5-10 texts (whether locations or alerts) a week, you'll only spend about £2 per month. We recommend starting with Pay As You Go credit, see how your usage goes in the first month, then switch to the £6 Goodybag if you need to.

£6 Per Month for Unlimited

If you think you might use more texts, or make outgoing calls from the device (by using the SOS button or outgoing call button), then you might be better off with the £6 Goodybag. This renews each month, and includes unlimited calls and texts. It also 500mb of data which is more than enough if you want to use online tracking.

Texting or Calling the GPS Tracker

When you text for a location reply, or call the device, it will be at standard rates from your mobile. Its not a premium rate or anything like that! Its just like texting/phoning a friend.

Network Coverage

Our free GPS Tracker SIM is from GiffGaff, who use the O2 network. You can check the coverage here - remember you can use another network and install your own UK SIM if you wish (the only network that won't work with the GPS tracker is the "Three" network. This just for the Tracker SIM though - it doesn't matter if the mobile phone you use to text/call it is on the Three network).

Just to be clear - it doesn't matter at all what network your own mobile phone is on -  it just needs to have internet so you're able to see the instant location on Google Maps. 

  • Add a Free GPS Tracker SIM an extra at the 'Shopping Cart' stage. It will then be pre-installed in your device.

  • £5 Free Credit

    When you activate your account with £10.

  • No Contracts

    Pay As You Go, or switch to an inclusive package anytime.

  • No Hidden Costs

    That's it! You only pay for your SIM usage.

  • You're in Complete Control

    There are no more ties with us or any call centers, you set things up as you like.

  • Outgoing Calls are Optional

    SOS & Call Button can be disabled.

  • Not Locked to any Network

    You can also use your own SIM (as long as its not the '3' network). It doesn't matter at all what network your own mobile phone is on.

  • See Our GPS Tracker

    Read more about our Stray Star GPS Dementia Tracker

If using Pay As You Go:

Location Texts:

Outgoing calls:
per minute

Online (data):
approx per month

If using the £6 per month inclusive Goodybag:

Unlimited Texts

Unlimited Minutes

Online data - more than enough!

Further Information and FAQ

If you or a friend need a new SIM, click here to order one (free)

GiffGaff to GiffGaff texts and calls are also free!

Please remember that the SIM network (GiffGaff, or whoever you happen to use) is a third party company completely separate from us.

If you have any specific issues about your SIM card that are related to the network (e.g. credit, payment, lost or damaged SIMs, lost account information) then you should get in touch directly with the SIM company.

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Learn more about our Stray Star GPS Dementia Tracker: packed with features, pre-installed free GPS Tracker SIM card and plenty of great information, support and aftercare. You'll love its list of features.