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corinnesloley
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Registered: ‎26-12-2011

Will my SIM and phone work abroad?

I'm taking my phone to Tenerife (Canary Island) in a few days, is it guaranteed that the SIM and phone will work out there?

sam1128
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Re: Will my SIM and phone work abroad?

Roaming:


Roaming is on by default on all  giffgaff sim cards ..
 
But make sure your goodybags allowance can't be used abroad so make sure you have airtime credit  at your disposal if you thinking to use your phone abroad...

Many people get caught out because of data do make sure turn data roaming off ..


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luky_1992
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Registered: ‎05-11-2011

Re: Will my SIM and phone work abroad?

yes it will however you will need credit to send text messages or talk or internet

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djbonner07
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Registered: ‎13-03-2011

Re: Will my SIM and phone work abroad?

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Yes a 100% it will work

 

Roaming in another country is already set as default so you dont need to do anything

Goodybags dont work out the uk

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Using Internet While Abroad? -Data: £1.50 per mb in EU and £5 per mb rest of world

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yazzmin
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Re: Will my SIM and phone work abroad?

yeah it should do. as long as you have credit. goodybags and things wont work over there.

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foolish
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Registered: ‎15-10-2010

Re: Will my SIM and phone work abroad?

Making calls and calling your voicemail (charged in per second increments after the first 30 seconds)35p per minute
Receiving calls (charged in per second increments)11p per minute
Sending texts10p per text
Receiving textsFree
Picture messages (MMS) to a UK mobile16p per MMS
Picture messages (MMS) to any other mobile24p per MMS
Data Roaming*£1.50 per MB
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Re: Will my SIM and phone work abroad?


corinnesloley wrote:

I'm taking my phone to Tenerife (Canary Island) in a few days, is it guaranteed that the SIM and phone will work out there?


Yes it will work but NOT on your goodybag.

You will need ordinary PAYG credit and it wil be expensive to use data especially.

Make sure you turn off data.

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jbaddiley
Posts: 251
Registered: ‎11-01-2012

Re: Will my SIM and phone work abroad?

Yes. Make sure though you put plenty of Calling Credit on your account before you leave the UK.

goodybags ONLY work in the UK. So if you disappear to Tenerife with a £10 goodybag and no Calling Credit you will not be able to make or receive calls or send texts.

I recommend switching data off too while roaming otherwise it'll be "Adios" credit!!!!!

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brendan_murphy
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Registered: ‎14-12-2010

Re: Will my SIM and phone work abroad?

the phone and sim will work though you will ahve to use pay as you go credit rather than a goodybag which do not work outside of the uk itself!!

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jumbo4
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Registered: ‎30-10-2011

Re: Will my SIM and phone work abroad?

yes but you will need credit whilst you are there,

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