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USA mobile data use

Started by: bekkib1
On: 28/01/2019 | 21:52
Replies: 4

by: bekkib1
on: 28/01/2019 | 21:52
Hello! I'm off to America tomorrow for a short holiday, I'll need to use my mobile data out there for maps and ordering Ubers etc! Does anyone know how much it costs to use data out in America? I've all ready seen there isn't a goody bag which includes international roaming for America. Any help would be great!
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by: mrbergstrom1967
on: 28/01/2019 | 21:54
Good Evening @bekkib1

Take a look at this very informative pricing guide
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by: beebeer
on: 28/01/2019 | 22:15
You'l need credit here
Roaming prices for USA
Data 20p per MB
Calls & voicemail (charged in per second increments after first 30 seconds) £1 per minute
Receiving calls (charged in per minute increments) £1 per minute
Sending texts 30p per text
Receiving texts Free
Picture messages (MMS) to a UK/EU mobile 16p per MMS
Picture messages (MMS) to any other mobile 24p per MMS

You'd be better buying a local sim and/or using free wifi where possible.
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by: clikasarus
on: 28/01/2019 | 22:31

@bekkib1 Hi welcome to giffgaff and the community 


Not with a goodybag as USA 🇺🇸 isn't in the EU


You will need airtime credit 


•Here is a price guide ⬇️


Roaming Charges


• I would recommended you  try to use free WiFi as this would be cheaper than using mobile data


•Here is a guide to using your mobile abroad ⬇️


Using Your Mobile Abroad



 I hope this helps 👍🏻

Get a free giffgaff Sim
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by: freezing77
on: 28/01/2019 | 22:39
If using google maps it is possible to download an area for offline use therefore saving on data usage.
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