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Will my SIM and phone work abroad?

Started by: corinnesloley
On: 28/05/2012 | 13:41
Replies: 11

by: corinnesloley
on: 28/05/2012 | 13:41

I'm taking my phone to Tenerife (Canary Island) in a few days, is it guaranteed that the SIM and phone will work out there?

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by: sam1128
on: 28/05/2012 | 13:42

Roaming is on by default on all  giffgaff sim cards ..
But make sure your goodybags allowance can't be used abroad so make sure you have airtime credit  at your disposal if you thinking to use your phone abroad...

Many people get caught out because of data do make sure turn data roaming off ..
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by: luky_1992
on: 28/05/2012 | 13:43

yes it will however you will need credit to send text messages or talk or internet

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by: djbonner07
on: 28/05/2012 | 13:44 edited: 28/05/2012 | 13:46

Yes a 100% it will work


Roaming in another country is already set as default so you dont need to do anything

Goodybags dont work out the uk

Check out giffgaffs pricing
Using Internet While Abroad? -Data: £1.50 per mb in EU and £5 per mb rest of world

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by: yazzmin
on: 28/05/2012 | 13:44

yeah it should do. as long as you have credit. goodybags and things wont work over there.

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by: foolish
on: 28/05/2012 | 13:45
Making calls and calling your voicemail (charged in per second increments after the first 30 seconds)35p per minute
Receiving calls (charged in per second increments)11p per minute
Sending texts10p per text
Receiving textsFree
Picture messages (MMS) to a UK mobile16p per MMS
Picture messages (MMS) to any other mobile24p per MMS
Data Roaming*£1.50 per MB
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by: greenman
on: 28/05/2012 | 13:45

corinnesloley wrote:

I'm taking my phone to Tenerife (Canary Island) in a few days, is it guaranteed that the SIM and phone will work out there?

Yes it will work but NOT on your goodybag.

You will need ordinary PAYG credit and it wil be expensive to use data especially.

Make sure you turn off data.

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by: jbaddiley
on: 28/05/2012 | 13:47

Yes. Make sure though you put plenty of Calling Credit on your account before you leave the UK.

goodybags ONLY work in the UK. So if you disappear to Tenerife with a £10 goodybag and no Calling Credit you will not be able to make or receive calls or send texts.

I recommend switching data off too while roaming otherwise it'll be "Adios" credit!!!!!

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by: brendan_murphy
on: 28/05/2012 | 13:48

the phone and sim will work though you will ahve to use pay as you go credit rather than a goodybag which do not work outside of the uk itself!!

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by: jumbo4
on: 28/05/2012 | 13:53

yes but you will need credit whilst you are there,

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