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Can I use phone 6 in France for 2wkto access the Internet?have a sim only deal . Can I pay extra.

Started by: u400mpd
On: 02/06/2016 | 19:32
Replies: 8

by: u400mpd
on: 02/06/2016 | 19:32

Can I use I phone 6 whilst in France for two weeks ?

i have a sim only deal of £15 per month but have heard that I can pay extra to use phone abroad . Mainly needed for Internet access. Any suggestions would be appreciated .thans

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by: lynda1962
on: 02/06/2016 | 19:33
@u400mpd, 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.

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by: plightfoot
on: 02/06/2016 | 19:34
Hi, yes you need airtime credit abroad so check prices at
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by: gsklb04
on: 02/06/2016 | 19:34

Hello and welcome @u400mpd all giffgaff goody bags are for,the U.K. Only you will need credit to use the Internet make calls or send texts.
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by: mathew40
on: 02/06/2016 | 19:35
Hi there @u400mpd
The good news is that your giffgaff Sim Card is set to work Automatically whilst abroad however ,goodybags and gigabags are ONLY for use in the UK, so you'll need to Top Up and add "Airtime credit" to your account, whilst either calling abroad or using giffgaff abroad.
To take a look at the international prices, Click onto this link here

Also check out this fantastic guide here

Please also remember to Turn your mobile data OFF whilst abroad, and use wifi as much as possible.

To top up your airtime credit click Here
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by: nerakb
on: 02/06/2016 | 19:35

All giffgaff sims are set to roam abroad by default.It doesn't matter which phone you use (as long as it's either unlocked or locked to o2).

You will have to add airtime credit to your account before you go as goodybags are for use within the UK only.


You might find it cheaper to use free WiFi,where available,whilst there.

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by: richybhoy36
on: 02/06/2016 | 19:43

Hi there to use your fone in France you will need airtime credit as goodybags only work in the UK .

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by: saqlain2k11
on: 02/06/2016 | 19:46
Goodybags only work within the UK. Any country outside you need airtime credit. But DO NOT WORRY. It is very cheap Smiley Happy hope this helps
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by: chand311
on: 02/06/2016 | 19:49
Hi @u400mpd, goodybags are for UK use only. Your phone will work fine abroad but you will need credit. Please dial *100#to check your credit balance 

Here is what it costs to roam abroad: UPDATED 30/04/2016

EU roaming and select countries

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 goodybagWithout oneDialing within the EU and select countries*4p per minute15p per minuteReceiving calls within the EU**0.5p per minute0.5p per minuteSending texts1.5p per
text5p per
textReceiving textsFreeFreeData roaming***4p per MB5p per MBCalls to voicemail4p per minute15p per minutePicture messages (MMS) to a UK mobile16p per MMS16p per MMSPicture 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.
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