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Started by: zhouzilu83
On: 29/03/2014 | 20:35
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by: zhouzilu83
on: 29/03/2014 | 20:35
Hi fellow giffgaffers, quick question, do I have to pay anything to receive phone calls or texts abroad? I'm going to China soon, won't use Internet or calls, but will leave my phone on, just in case my friends will call me.
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by: alicepowell
on: 29/03/2014 | 20:37 edited: 29/03/2014 | 20:38
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Accepted by topic author zhouzilu83
‎21-08-2015 01:01

Hi there Smiley Happy

Yes you can use giffgaff abroad but Please be aware that, goodybags and Gigabags are for the uk only, and you will need to top-up and add airtime credit whilst using giffgaff abroad.

The international prices are shown on the link below Smiley Happy

http://giffgaff.com/index/international

As a note Smiley Happy make sure that you turn your roaming data OFF while you are abroad,and use wifi whenever you can instead as data is expensive and burns through your credit Smiley Happy

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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

So long and thanks for all the fish payback! 

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by: lmills
on: 29/03/2014 | 20:37
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by: mohy
on: 29/03/2014 | 20:37 edited: 29/03/2014 | 20:39

Hi,

It costs £1 per minute to receive calls and there's no charge for receiving texts.

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by: sloz
on: 29/03/2014 | 20:37 edited: 29/03/2014 | 20:38
Hi yes you'll be charged the roaming cost which is £1 per minute to receive
It's also £1 per minute to call out
Sending texts is 30 p each
And free to receive
Data is £5 per mb
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by: alicepowell
on: 29/03/2014 | 20:37 edited: 29/03/2014 | 20:38
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Accepted by topic author zhouzilu83
‎21-08-2015 01:01

Hi there Smiley Happy

Yes you can use giffgaff abroad but Please be aware that, goodybags and Gigabags are for the uk only, and you will need to top-up and add airtime credit whilst using giffgaff abroad.

The international prices are shown on the link below Smiley Happy

http://giffgaff.com/index/international

As a note Smiley Happy make sure that you turn your roaming data OFF while you are abroad,and use wifi whenever you can instead as data is expensive and burns through your credit Smiley Happy

Please remember to mark the best answer and kudos anyone who has helped you with your problem Smiley Happy

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

So long and thanks for all the fish payback! 

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by: trevor476
on: 29/03/2014 | 20:38

zhouzilu83 wrote:
Hi fellow giffgaffers, quick question, do I have to pay anything to receive phone calls or texts abroad? I'm going to China soon, won't use Internet or calls, but will leave my phone on, just in case my friends will call me.
Thanks

Hi zhouzilu83, yes you do have to pay for receiving calls. More information here http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/tkb/articleprintpage/tkb-id/Tips@tkb/article-id/287

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by: dozyrosy
on: 29/03/2014 | 20:38
Receiving texts will be free, but it will cost you £1 per minute to receive calls (charged in per minute increments).
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on: 29/03/2014 | 20:39
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by: zhouzilu83
on: 29/03/2014 | 20:40
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by: mba_263
on: 29/03/2014 | 20:40
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