Free SIMs for Ukrainian refugees

In partnership with Vodafone, WaveLength is supporting newly-arrived Ukrainian refugees with free pre-loaded SIM cards – offering 20GB data/month and free UK calls and texts.

Refugees are at high-risk of loneliness and isolation, particularly when they first arrive in a new country.

One of the best ways we can support them is by providing them with the means to keep in touch with their loved ones and enabling them to access important information and services.

How to apply

  1. Email [email protected] and tell us how many SIM cards you require and your UK postal address
  2. Attach ONE of the following to your email: Ukrainian passport OR Visa letter

Applications can be made for yourself or someone else (i.e. hosts/sponsors can apply on behalf of their house guest). We aim to post SIM cards out same-day or next business day.


Organisations involved in supporting/resettling newly-arrived Ukrainian refugees can apply to receive a batch of SIM cards. We typically provide 30-100 depending on your anticipated needs.

Please contact us to discuss this further: [email protected] / 01708 621101

This is Mariia and her son. They arrived in the UK at the beginning of May under the “Homes for Ukraine” scheme.

Luckily for them, their sponsor – Dee – had reached out to WaveLength before their arrival to request some free pre-loaded Vodafone SIM cards so they would be able use their phones as soon as they arrived in the UK.

Dee says the SIM card has given them independence, as they can use the internet to find out how to travel around using public transport. It’s also allowed them to keep in touch with friends and family, and Mariia has been able to set up online banking, search for jobs, and use Google translate to communicate.

“Thank you so much for the precious gift of SIM card with phone usage. I did not come to England with a lot of money so it has really helped. My sponsor had it ready for us which meant we could communicate with family straight away. It has helped me stay in touch with my Mother and my friends. My son uses his phone to video call his friends and Nan and to watch Ukrainian TV.

Thank you!”

Mariia (pictured), June 2022