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More than 60 days roaming for travellers! #vanlife

Started by: devonbeys
On: 13/07/2018 | 13:20
Replies: 6

by: devonbeys
on: 13/07/2018 | 13:20

With more and more people choosing to travel Europe giffgaff should support this by allowing travellers to prove that they are a UK resident and travelling for x amount of time and maybe give 180 days roaming....or more. 


I'm currently travelling Europe for the next year with my wife and son and have no idea what we will do for data after 60 days. Please giffgaff let us explore and stay on your network



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by: various_mm
on: 13/07/2018 | 14:58

just get a local sim in the country you are in as the costs of that would be way cheaper than roaming!

the rules on roaming in EU are set by EU, not giffgaff. if you are spending more than 60 days then just get a local network of the country you are in as that would mean cheaper ways to use your phone abroad.

hope this helps

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by: sarahbanahnah
on: 13/07/2018 | 15:02
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Message 3 of 7
by: harrrrrry
on: 13/07/2018 | 15:55 edited: 13/07/2018 | 15:57



The EU requirement is for roaming for 60 days at no extra charge.


If you want more than 60 days, then:


  • it's reasonable to ask giffgaff to look into providing a special package that works in EU and works for a longer period, but
  • giffgaff has to pay the roaming partner for the service and therefore
  • you should expect to pay at least a little more for the service.

have no idea what we will do for data after 60 days

Actually, its already possible to continue using goodybags beyond 60 days -- by paying an EU-permitted supplement of 3.2p/minute, 1p/text, 0.6p/MB which has to be paid from credit outside your goodybag --


I believe the EU-permitted supplement is only slightly more than the EU-capped price that the roaming partners can charge giffgaff -- so that's a fair indication of how much extra you should be willing to pay if giffgaff were to provide extended roaming.


But probably there would be little point -- you might just as well continue with a normal goodybag and pay the supplement.


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by: shabazmoqsud
on: 13/07/2018 | 16:12

@devonbeys it would be cheaper to get a local sim of the country you are visiting and topup, rather than extend the roaming period more than 60 days.

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by: treasuretrove
on: 17/07/2018 | 10:08

In theory if you got a pay and go sim in say France, then when you travel round the next part of europe it would work there too?

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by: tradertall
on: 17/07/2018 | 13:07

looks like you'll be reliant on wifi ! 

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