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Updated 4th JunLast updated 4th Jun by StewartHardie
sorry - being very lazy asking iso research! but any recommendations for most/cheapest data to use in Portugal for 2 weeks for my dual SIM Poco? Use Giff Gaff currently but they'… Read more

Solutions which I recommend Asda Mobile Unlimited is £30 and there website says there is no Fair Use in place or you can get Superdrug for £20 also Unlimited with no fair use hope this helps I recommend Superdrug as I haven't tried Asda


Just as things seemed to be getting back to 'normal'


On some not good news. You may wish to follow this


Thanks all. You have saved me hours of reading! Xxxx


Yeah maybe...... As you say, it's 20gb now so doesn't matter. I ended up using both my sims while away (dual sim phone) so didn't matter

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Updated 25th MarLast updated 25th Mar by dcx_badass
What's the best way to get a UK number which I can use abroad outside EU without paying massive roaming bill ? Thanks in advance x

Better off just setting up your own before you go (about £10-15 with a Raspberry Pi Zero), these countries like to block the big providers often.


thank you everyone, i will go for skype subscription.


You'll keep the number as long you're still subscribed. "After it expires, Skype will reserve your Skype Number for you on your account for 90 days. This means no one else but you can purchase this particular number during this period. You can renew your Skype Number subscription from your account. Skype numbers can be cancelled, but not refunded;"


Depends what countries, as three has roam at home, in quite a few countries outside the EU


you just have to sign up before you go and get a decent one like Nord or Express.

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Updated 29th Dec 2020Last updated 29th Dec 2020 by bozo007
Vodafone void early termination fee for people affected by change roaming policy.
As on description, Vodafone void early termination fee for contracts affected by roaming price changes.

None of these statements are contractual commitments. If the operators realise they are losing money heavily because of this, roaming charges will be back. As it is, they are bleeding because of the money already splashed out for 4G and now 5G. I wouldn't therefore be surprised that all new contracts already have an enabling language for this with no wiggle room to get out.


I doubt you would get it unless you spend more than 61 days out of 120 roaming. It doesn't say anything about normal use abroad, so that is staying as it is.


Anyone actually rang to get put of contract and been successful, currently have 7 months left on contract but could really do with a new phone so would be interested in trying this if anyone else is successful


There's an article on the BBC website --> Mobile roaming: What will happen to charges after Brexit? The four main operators in the UK declined to comment on the specifics of the commercial deals they have done with other operators, but said they did not plan to reintroduce roaming charges. Three said it "already offers roaming at no extra cost for its customers in over 70 destinations including the US, Australia and New Zealand. We will retain this great customer benefit regardless of Brexit negotiations." Vodafone said it had no plans to reintroduce roaming charges. EE said: "Our customers enjoy inclusive roaming in Europe and beyond, and we don't have any plans to change this based on the Brexit outcome. So our customers going on holiday and travelling in the EU will continue to enjoy inclusive roaming." And O2 said: "We're committed to providing our customers with great connectivity and value when they travel outside the UK. We currently have no plans to change our roaming services across Europe."


What page of the Brexit Agreement covers roaming?

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Updated 22nd Aug 2020Last updated 22nd Aug 2020 by krazykush
Networks that offer free Roaming within USA
I'm currently on Three and fairly happy with the service as I've not had any major issues with reception or speeds, but its not exactly the best network I've been on as it is spott… Read more

Great. Thanks


You’ll get a daily allowance of 120 minutes and 120 texts, and data, when you roam in our O2 Travel Inclusive Zone. There’s no cap on data, but we’ll manage traffic and may need to slow down speeds depending on usage. This is what it includes. I don’t think there is a cap on data, I was in New York in February and the data speeds where pretty much identical to London!


Worth noting also Quidco is doing £50 cashback on the £20 sim only. If cashback pays and taking into account the Disney. £240-£50-(£5.99*6)= £154.06/12= £12.84 per month effective.


Thanks! Didn't realise o2 had plans which included USA. Will have a look. Cheers


I have o2 and I can roam most places for free. I believe there are limits but they’re fairly high. It’s called travel inclusion zone I believe.

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Updated 23rd Apr 2020Last updated 23rd Apr 2020 by comput1
3 roaming ban
This is an unusual question, I wonder can anyone help. Stuck outside Uk for a time now for obvious reasons - and can’t get back to log my payg 3UK sim onto the three network 3 … Read more

They didn’t say ( I didn’t receive a ‘ban’ warning or text ) and the customer service couldn’t explain why either.


Glad you got it sorted OP but why did you get banned from roaming in the first place?


Excellent! Don't ask don't get :D


Thanks that’s exactly what I did and they reactivated it (y) 🏼


Not always possible depending on country. Also phone shops are probably closed.

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Updated 23rd Apr 2020Last updated 23rd Apr 2020 by cornishscouse
Roaming counties
What phone provider offers the most countries for roaming abroad?

Yeah, i was on 3 until i moved to cornwall 15 years ago. The signal was rubbish. One of my sons lives in Bristol and has the same problem with 3. I suppose it depends were you live. I dont know what the signal is like here now, it might be fine.


II pay the same but get 12gb data and unlimited mins and texts with three


Im now on sim only as i purchased a samsung phone. I get 8gb, 5000 mins, unlimited ( which i think us 5000 under fair use policy) texts for £12 p/m. I think its still around the same. Have a look on the tesco mobile phone website for latest offfers. (y)


HOw much u pay? Data?


Tesco cover most of europe in the included minutes. They use o2. Ive been with them for about 15 years.