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How to use mobile in USA

Started by: bryantrim
On: 13/01/2018 | 18:34
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by: bryantrim
on: 13/01/2018 | 18:34

Apologies, but I am a complete novice.

 

My daughter is going to the USA for 8 days on a school trip and taking her iPhone with her. She has a GiffGaff £10 goodybag. Is there anything I need to do or will it just work like normal when she is there? 

 

Do I need to buy a top-up for her?  If so, any advice on how much to recommend for a typical teenager? I presume I can check how much top-up is left while she is out there and top-up again if necessary?

 

I'm going to get her to turn off mobile data on the phone to try and keep the cost down and use hotel wifi when she can. 

 

Any and all advice gratefully received. Thanks so much.

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by: isabel1066
on: 13/01/2018 | 18:48 edited: 13/01/2018 | 18:50

@bryantrim All giffgaff sims are enabled for international roaming by default so you shouldn’t have a problem using it in the USA. You will need to add airtime credit for international use as goodybag and gigabag bundles only work in the UK.



Complete International pricing can be found here http://giffgaff.com/index/international

I also suggest check out this http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Using-giffgaff/Using-your-mobile-abroad/ta-p/3522931 link for more detailed information on using your mobile abroad.

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by: bryantrim
on: 13/01/2018 | 19:32

What happens with any leftover top-up credit if she doesn't use it all? Does it expire, or can I use it towards the next months goodybag?

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by: sarahbanahnah
on: 13/01/2018 | 22:09

You can use it for a next goodybag however, it needs to be enough for a goodybag. You cannot do part payments

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by: davidevans0000
on: 14/01/2018 | 10:44

@bryantrim the leftover credit remains on the sim card.

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by: sarahbanahnah
on: 14/01/2018 | 18:24

Need anymore help?

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Click the banner above for a free giffgaff SIM with free airtime credit of £5.
If you can't see it, then click the link below:
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by: bryantrim
on: 14/01/2018 | 19:55

Thanks all, much appreciated!

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