WORKS IN OVER 40 COUNTRIES (listed at end of post)
This is a combination of deals, and is listed as a Vodafone deal but could as easily be a OSPS deal, and it will work with anyone offering a tenner Quidco money on a PAYG phone, BUT THE MOBILE MUST BE ON VODAFONE - this is so you get the cheap roaming. Buy the cheapest mobile that matches the criteria, whish is normally a tenner if you buy a tenner credit (there is a fiver quidco to CPW who also do mobiles for a fiver if you top up a tenner, but the bank froze my card for dealing with them - so its worth noting).
Most of these low end phones are unlocked when they arrive, so its handy as a back-up phone, or try to buy one that s the same brand as your main mobile, so you get the benefit of an extra charger too (you could use your current charger on the new phone too). You can also use them with your three sim in it where there is no three coverage, and its likely to work - but only do this for a couple of days at a time as three can scrub your credit. Also - at this price - it does not matter if if falls in the sand on the beach!
When the phone arrives, you need to text PASSPORT to 2345. This activates the roaming at UK rates until the last day of August. However, there is a chance they will stick with it, as its unlikely to win many friends by dropping their current best selling point. Ensure you get a text back to confirm you were registered on the passport scheme, and if none appears, do it again (or call CS).
You now have four options.
1. You can roam and pay 20p for outgoing calls and 10p for texts, so a balance from 50 mins calling to 100 texts.
For the next three options, you need to call "2345" from your phone or use the 08080 408 408 number - which is free from a landline, and ask to bay a "freedom pack". The value of that pack is mentioned in options 2, 3, and 4 I have listed here.
2. You get a £10 freedom pack, which gets you 100 mins and 300 texts - which will only last a month.
The next two options mean a top up first.
3. You can get a fiver top up, and your £15 credit will get 200 mins and 600 texts on that freedom pack.
4, Topping up a tenner means you have £20 credit, and you can get a 300 min and unlimited texts freedom pack.
Lastly almost - remember the UK rate roaming ends at the end of August, and the freedom packs only last a month. After you have had the mobile for a month, you can also text IOU to 468 and you will be allowed to go £2 into debt with Vodafone. Lets be honest, you are unlikely to use the sim again, so when you let it die - why not let it die in debt!
There is also the option of asking for a PAC code when you run out of credit - and then using it for a tenner free credit on a new sim from Three mobile (which would give you 600 texts, voicemail, free calls to three, free skype calls, all lasting for three months - not to mention 50 mins of calls). Doing this and using the IOU option, while using options 1 or 2 I have listed above means for a tenner you get everything listed - and £22 call credit.
Lastly - to avoid data charges you may be better using wifi if your phone has that facility, and its can be entirely free using FON (which you probably have without realising if you have BT internet). The link for this is included here and live in the fifth post below.http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/452288/free-wifi-here-abroad-and-especiall/
The low price roaming works in the following countries....
Isle of Man
Portugal (Including Madeira)
Republic of Ireland
Spain (Including Canary Islands)