CHEAP ROAMING - £15 (quidco permitting) gets 200 mins & 600 texts, a mobile and UK charger @ Vodafone (or £10 gets you calls out at 20p and texts 10p) - all with free incoming - also chance of free wifi (cheaper than data charges) - HotUKDeals
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CHEAP ROAMING - £15.00 (quidco permitting) gets 200 mins & 600 texts, a mobile and UK charger @ Vodafone (or £10 gets you calls out at 20p and texts 10p) - all with free incoming - also chance of free wifi (cheaper than data charges)

£15.00 @ Vodafone
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 tenne… Read More
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7y, 11m agoFound 7 years, 11 months ago
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....

Albania
Andorra
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Bosnia Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Faroe Islands
Finland
France
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Guernsey
Hungary
Iceland
Isle of Man
Italy
Jersey
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Monaco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Portugal (Including Madeira)
Republic of Ireland
Romania
San Marino
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain (Including Canary Islands)
Sweden
Switzerland
Vatican City
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#1
this is what i am looking for except with o2!
1 Like #2
+9 from me Good effort...8.5 / 10 :thumbsup:
#3
Just to add to this, E2save has £7 cashback on quido and you can get a Nokia 1661 mobile on vodafone for £19.99 including free next day delivery, which also includes £10.00 top up.
#4
Anyone opting to transfer this deal after the end of the month (or whenever) to the Three deal mentioned - I have posted it in more detail here...

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/450845/free-tenner-credit-and-sim-for-taki

THIS LINK IS FOR ACCESS TO FREE WIFI



Garyn
Just to add to this, E2save has £7 cashback on quido and you can get a Nokia 1661 mobile on vodafone for £19.99 including free next day delivery, which also includes £10.00 top up.


Same deal basically - only costing £3 more - as you would still need the extra fiver credit to get the call text package I mentioned.

Funnily the phone you mentioned is the phone I did it with - so I got an extra headset and charger for my nokia E71 - although I did the deal through Mobiles2YourDoor - which after cashback was basically selling the phone free with the credit.
#5
if your phone is unlocked then buying a sim card abroad is a good option, especially if you need data
1 Like #6
Heat + rep added nice effort!
#7
Good post, beats some of the Go Outdoors posts:thumbsup:
banned#8
Not very impressive
#9
I am sorry, I do not think it is free incoming while roaming abroad.

"A 75p connection charge applies to all calls made and received in addition to your usual cost of a call, including calls using inclusive minutes."

http://www.abroad.vodafone.co.uk/index.cfm?do=cost.passport&me=a1&nu=1&le=1&sn=s7&tandc=true
1 Like #10
Manpsych
I am sorry, I do not think it is free incoming while roaming abroad.

"A 75p connection charge applies to all calls made and received in addition to your usual cost of a call, including calls using inclusive minutes."

http://www.abroad.vodafone.co.uk/index.cfm?do=cost.passport&me=a1&nu=1&le=1&sn=s7&tandc=true




From 1 June to 31 August it won't cost you any more to call, text or send picture messages when you're abroad than it does at home. This is because we've abolished our normal 75p roaming charge – which is what you usually pay to connect a call to the UK with Vodafone Passport.


Besides - its unlikely the 75p charge can be reintroduced - as it would fail to comply to the standardised EU maximums for inter EU roaming phone services.
#11
ibiza
Besides - its unlikely the 75p charge can be reintroduced - as it would fail to comply to the standardised EU maximums for inter EU roaming phone services.


this is interesting because many people i know use the vodafone sim to call abroad, and pay 75p. If that will not be introduced again, which i think you are right because say you only use the phone for 1min, it cannot charge you more then 30 sth pence. Hope they will make it 30p or less.

In many of the countries included in the free roaming, voda have partner/sister operators therefore will not cost them much in terms of termination charges.
#12
Is it free incoming calls if for example : i'm in germany and someones calling me from france?
banned#13
I have an O2 contract phone that is unlocked. I'm off to Europe for 3 weeks. What's my best option if I only want to Txt?
#14
Voted hot :)

But no UAE or South Africa :(
(Going on hols in 2 weeks :) )
#15
thanks . nice
#16
deffo voted hot. Personally I dont bring my mobile on holiday- it's the one time I can chillax
1 Like #17
Good find...H+R

No Egypt :( going there in approx 10 weeks
#18
dc2447
if your phone is unlocked then buying a sim card abroad is a good option, especially if you need data


Sort of agree, but I did have problems buying a sim in Spain:

1) you must take your passport with you to buy one (presumably so that the Spanish government can identify any Al-Queda suicide bombers, who, despite being clever enough to topple the twin towers, can't think to buy a UK sim & roam instead - DOH!)

&

2) you must register before using (otherwise legally the network must kill the sim - same scenario as above).

That said, if you can get it working, a mas-y-mas (translation: more and more) sim gives the cheapest net browsing connection I could find (even compared to a 1 euro an hour internet bureau).
#19
Tom Pickering
Good post, beats some of the Go Outdoors posts:thumbsup:


OK - I confess - its my favourite shop! :-D



Mascherano
Not very impressive


Can you suggest better then?




dc2447
if your phone is unlocked then buying a sim card abroad is a good option, especially if you need data


Using wifi is even cheaper is your phone has the facility - the link to my freebie on this is...

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/452288/free-wifi-here-abroad-and-especiall



sourcelives
Is it free incoming calls if for example : i'm in germany and someones calling me from france?


As its free incoming for roaming - it should not matter if from another EU country, or even if the call is incoming from a non EU country.
#20
Just to clarify - the freedom packs appear to be monthly contracts that you need to give 30 days notice to end (i.e. just before you go trotting off on your hols)
banned#21
ERU
I have an O2 contract phone that is unlocked. I'm off to Europe for 3 weeks. What's my best option if I only want to Txt?


Sacko
Just to clarify - the freedom packs appear to be monthly contracts that you need to give 30 days notice to end (i.e. just before you go trotting off on your hols)


So should I get a 'Freedom Pack'? Anyone able to offer any help?
#22
ERU
I have an O2 contract phone that is unlocked. I'm off to Europe for 3 weeks. What's my best option if I only want to Txt?


It depends how many you intend sending.

From the options given in the original post:-


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.



So which would suit you best?




Sacko
Just to clarify - the freedom packs appear to be monthly contracts that you need to give 30 days notice to end (i.e. just before you go trotting off on your hols)



If you are only adding enough credit to your sim to permit one months use of a Freedom Pack - I don't see them sending the boys round to make you pay for a subsequent month, if not bothering to give notice (if that is actually the case - as i never checked with the criteria being irrelevant).
#23
Just ordered Vodafone 231 phone for £10.00 plus £10 top up with Dialafone through Quidco.
Applied discount code CERV2974 for 5 % discount = total order £19.26, less £10 Quidco .

So phone cost them £0.76 net, going to top up another £5 to £15 credit and will get 200 mins and 600 texts on freedom pack.
Thanks OP , thats my weeks holiday phonecalls and texts sorted later this month. :)

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