Tesco Mobile's Scrapped European Roaming Fees For the Entire Summer - Free sim + Top up £15 get tripled to £45  + £1 CC points
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Tesco Mobile's Scrapped European Roaming Fees For the Entire Summer - Free sim + Top up £15 get tripled to £45 + £1 CC points

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Found 26th Apr 2016
Tesco Mobile has scrapped EU roaming fees for the summer, meaning that both PAYG and contract customers will be able to use their existing mobile tariffs to call, text and chomp through data abroad at no extra cost. Hurrah!

The scheme, called ‘Home From Home’, is similar to Three’s excellent ‘Feel at Home’ -- in more ways than one, clearly -- but covers a staggering 31 separate countries. Unfortunately, Tesco Mobile's offering is only available between May 23rd and September 3rd, and caters exclusively to European travellers. Tough luck if you’re heading further afield this summer. Still, for everyone else it's a fantastic deal.

You can find all of the Home From Home-supported countries below:

Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain (including Canary Islands)
Sweden
Switzerland
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Edited by moderator: "..." 26th Apr 2016
So on 4th September it's back to rip-off prices, after having acquired a load of new customers who by then can't be bothered to move. Smart move Tesco.
It's a start Have some HEAT .............
Yes but if are on HKUD, you would never be stupid enough to stay with someone if they were more expensive than the competitors. Seems very hot to me!
what a shame. I'm visiting spain/greece in september and this would have been perfect.
REMEMBER ONLY BETWEEN MAY 23rd TO SEPTEMBER 3rd

In case someone misses it and gets burnt.

Any idea if it includes tethering?
qwerta369

So on 4th September it's back to rip-off prices, after having acquired a … So on 4th September it's back to rip-off prices, after having acquired a load of new customers who by then can't be bothered to move. Smart move Tesco.



No self-respecting HUKD'r would fail to move. Would they? See it for what it is, a good deal if you are going on hols to one of the countries this year. Heat added.
New EU regulation come into force 1st May so you will find most carriers will reduce their prices massivly.

Got a txt from ee today , We’ll be introducing new Standard rates for calls and texts in our Europe Zone from 30th April and even better data options too. It’ll be 4.4p per minute to make calls and 1.8p per text and it’ll be £3 for 75MB of data (all inc. VAT).
For people considering using a PAYG for the summer, you would need to buy a bundle (which you can't do on their triple credit plan) as data on the standard tariff is 10p/MB or £100 per GB! If you topup £15 that would allow you to buy a 4GB data bundle but you would need to spend another £10 to buy a call/text bundle.
Hot hot hot!
Good option for a dual sim phone. Use and dump. No need to change your main number.
bigjeremy

New EU regulation come into force 1st May so you will find most carriers … New EU regulation come into force 1st May so you will find most carriers will reduce their prices massivly.Got a txt from ee today , We’ll be introducing new Standard rates for calls and texts in our Europe Zone from 30th April and even better data options too. It’ll be 4.4p per minute to make calls and 1.8p per text and it’ll be £3 for 75MB of data (all inc. VAT).



​ depending if Britain stays in the EU December 2017 EU roaming charges will be abolished
bigjeremy

New EU regulation come into force 1st May so you will find most carriers … New EU regulation come into force 1st May so you will find most carriers will reduce their prices massivly.Got a txt from ee today , We’ll be introducing new Standard rates for calls and texts in our Europe Zone from 30th April and even better data options too. It’ll be 4.4p per minute to make calls and 1.8p per text and it’ll be £3 for 75MB of data (all inc. VAT).


What these new prices means is it'll be cheaper to be out of bundle while roaming abroad in the EU than it will be while out of bundle in your home location.
qwerta369

So on 4th September it's back to rip-off prices, after having acquired a … So on 4th September it's back to rip-off prices, after having acquired a load of new customers who by then can't be bothered to move. Smart move Tesco.



oh you are so cynical !!!

could also be Tesco Mobiel are testing the waters and also trying to get deals in place in case the UK votes to leave the EU - then all EU wide regulations will not apply after the final exit occirs!

So they may be doing some real worls nalaysis how much it will cost and is it economic to do so - and by limiting the deal they limit their exposure if loads of HUKDer only take the sim cards to use only in EU

EliTom
thanks op, taking to the family to Bulgaria and will be perfect for the teenagers and there phones.
Cant see why anyone would pick this over the three deal unless you have a tesco contract,payg three has 12gb bundle for £20
elitom

oh you are so cynical !!!could also be Tesco Mobiel are testing the … oh you are so cynical !!!could also be Tesco Mobiel are testing the waters and also trying to get deals in place in case the UK votes to leave the EU - then all EU wide regulations will not apply after the final exit occirs!So they may be doing some real worls nalaysis how much it will cost and is it economic to do so - and by limiting the deal they limit their exposure if loads of HUKDer only take the sim cards to use only in EU :pEliTom


When you write a post, your username is displayed right above what you write. There's really no need to type it out.

There's a couple of people who do that on this site. It's so odd.
BFLEM

Cant see why anyone would pick this over the three deal unless you have a … Cant see why anyone would pick this over the three deal unless you have a tesco contract,payg three has 12gb bundle for £20



yes Three is better but thsi deal covers ALL EU countries - not just soem of them - for example here you can use in Germany Holland Portugal ...

EliTom
qwerta369

When you write a post, your username is displayed right above what you … When you write a post, your username is displayed right above what you write. There's really no need to type it out.There's a couple of people who do that on this site. It's so odd.



I am odd

EliTom
bigjeremy

New EU regulation come into force 1st May so you will find most carriers … New EU regulation come into force 1st May so you will find most carriers will reduce their prices massivly.Got a txt from ee today , We’ll be introducing new Standard rates for calls and texts in our Europe Zone from 30th April and even better data options too. It’ll be 4.4p per minute to make calls and 1.8p per text and it’ll be £3 for 75MB of data (all inc. VAT).



I wonder if they will do any data deals for EEextra customers who already have free calls and texts but no data abroad.
That's impressive number of countries. Thanks OP.
Have some heat, been using Tesco mobile for a while and going to Cyprus for a month during the summer, Three don't cover Cyprus so this is excellent for me.:D
theroninhunter

​ depending if Britain stays in the EU December 2017 EU roaming charges w … ​ depending if Britain stays in the EU December 2017 EU roaming charges will be abolished



I thought no roaming charges from 30th JUNE 2017??
elitom

I am odd :pEliTom



So am I.

Qwerta369.
I got this text from giffgaff recently:
Great news. If you've got a goodybag, from 28th April the cost of using your phone in the EU is coming down. Calls will be 4p/min to make & 0.5p to receive, texts 1.5p to send & 0p to receive, and data just 4p/mb.
For full details, check out giff.ly/EU_…ate.
Heat added but no good for me travelling to the Isle of Man.:(
I was using my Three PAYG all in one 20 in New York just like I was at home, such a useful feature!!
Just spoke to some one at teach and you can only use he £15 aboard the extra that they give u you can't use over seas
Off to bulgaria from 20th to 27th so this will do for some of my holiday.
Couldn't you just order a free pay and go sim, top up with X amount for example £5 then apply a data bundle for example 500mb for £5 then use that for the duration of your holiday?

tescomobile.com/hel…les


Edited by: "daymouse" 26th Apr 2016
So, top up £15, get another £30 free credit (which can't be used abroad)

Data is 10p per MB! That's expensive! oO
150MB and you've kissed goodbye to your £15
daymouse

Couldn't you just order a free pay and go sim, top up with X amount for … Couldn't you just order a free pay and go sim, top up with X amount for example £5 then apply a data bundle for example 500mb for £5 then use that for the duration of your holiday?http://www.tescomobile.com/help-and-support/1082-pay-as-you-go/1092-bundles/pay-as-you-go-data-bundles


yes
qwerta369

So on 4th September it's back to rip-off prices, after having acquired a … So on 4th September it's back to rip-off prices, after having acquired a load of new customers who by then can't be bothered to move. Smart move Tesco.


Glass half empty kinda dude/dutette.
Bulgaria seems very popular, need to try it out.
qwerta369

So on 4th September it's back to rip-off prices, after having acquired a … So on 4th September it's back to rip-off prices, after having acquired a load of new customers who by then can't be bothered to move. Smart move Tesco.



​tbf it's how most subscription business models work
Here in Spain Vodafone have just scrapped all roaming charges within the EU & US for all contract customers. That means I won't have to bother buying a giff gaff SIM when I'm in the UK on holiday in a fortnight
Top up £15, it gets tripled to £45 then can you use it to top up PSN Wallet?
Heat from me, heading to Spain in June and a cruise in July visiting a few countries all listed so I'm well chuffed.
Fantastic
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