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Started by: debraharrison
On: 30/08/2016 | 08:47
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by: debraharrison
on: 30/08/2016 | 08:47
What is the best way to use my phone abroad?? Can you by data etc for use overseas.
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by: kerrimcg11
on: 30/08/2016 | 08:48

No you just have to top up and use your airtime credit. Make use of free wifi if you can

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by: bruno0059
on: 30/08/2016 | 08:48

All giffgaff sims are enabled for use abroad.
Remember goodybags and gigabags, and free giffgaff to giffgaff are for uk use only. You need credit in your account to use your phone abroad. You need to check that your network carrier is set to automatic in your phone settings. Then try restarting your phone. This will allow your phone to connect to O2's partner networks all over the world. I would also disable data roaming, and use wifi where possible, as data usage abroad is expensive. Also disable voicemail ( Dial 1626 )

You can also enable auto top up on your gg dashboard. If your balance drops below £3, you can set it to top up your credit by a set amount, this has to be done by entering a debit or credit card number.

 

 

French Guiana, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Iceland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Martinique, Monaco, Norway, Reunion, San Marino and Switzerland.

Making a phone call from any of these countries to a destination which is outside of this price band will cost £1 per minute. VAT and relevant taxes are included in the pricing where applicable. More info.

All prices listed below are inclusive of VAT.

 With a planWithout a plan
Dialing within the EU and select countries*4p per minute15p per minute
Receiving calls within the EU**0.5p per minute0.5p per minute
Sending texts1.5p per
text
5p per
text
Receiving textsFreeFree
Data roaming***4p per MB5p per MB
Calls to voicemail4p per minute15p per minute
Picture messages (MMS) to a UK mobile16p per MMS16p per MMS
Picture messages (MMS) to any other mobile24p per MMS

24p per MMS

*Charged in per second increments after first 30 seconds. **Charged in per second increments. ***Roaming data charges can build up quickly. If you are concerned about this, we recommend disabling your phone roaming function whilst abroad. More on roaming settings

Dialling and calls to voicemail (charged in per second increments after first 30 seconds)£1 per minute
Receiving calls (charged in per minute increments)£1 per minute
Sending texts30p per text
Receiving textsFree
Picture messages (MMS) to a UK mobile16p per MMS
Picture messages (MMS) to any other mobile24p per MMS
Data roaming*£5 per MB

*Roaming data charges can build up quickly. If you are concerned about this, we recommend disabling your phone roaming function whilst abroad. More on roaming settings.

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by: davidj63
on: 30/08/2016 | 08:48

Use an unlocked phone and buy a local SIM.

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by: lynda1962
on: 30/08/2016 | 08:49
@debraharrison, hi there, you will need airtime credit to use phone 📱 abroad and your phone will connect automatically to the local network, goodybags only work in the uk, use free wifi wherever possible to save you money.

https://giffgaff.com/index/international
If you have an active goodybag you can get roaming a little cheaper than without one.

ON A GOODYBAG
Making a call  
Within eu - 4p/minute
Receiving a call - 0.5p/minute
Sending a txt - 1.5p/text
Receiving a txt - free
Data - 4p/MB
          
NOT ON A GOODYBAG
making a call - 15p/ minute
Receiving a call - 0.5p/minute
Sending a txt - 5p/text
Receiving a txt - free
Data - 5p/MB.


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by: liamc2000
on: 30/08/2016 | 08:53
You can only use airtime credit abroad as giffgaff goodybags are for UK use only.

Hope this helped Smiley Happy
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