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Phon use in belgium

Started by: michaelmc81
On: 07/11/2015 | 16:20
Replies: 10

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by: michaelmc81
on: 07/11/2015 | 16:20
How can I make calls and use Internet in Europe,is their a sim to buy in uk before I leave
Message 1 of 11
by: dalan
on: 07/11/2015 | 16:21
All giffgaff sims are enabled for use abroad.
Remember goodybags and gigabags, and free giffgaff to giffgaff are for uk use only. You need credit in your account to use your phone abroad. You need to check that your network carrier is set to automatic in your phone settings. Then try restarting your phone. This will allow your phone to connect to O2's partner networks all over the world. I would also disable data roaming, and use wifi where possible, as data usage abroad is expensive, 17p per mb in the EU, and £5 per mb everywhere else. Also disable voicemail ( Dial 1626 )

You can also enable auto top up on your gg dashboard. If your balance drops below £3, you can set it to top up your credit by a set amount, this has to be done by entering a debit or credit card number.

See link below for a detailed guide for using giffgaff abroad.

See link below for international prices.
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Message 2 of 11
by: michaelmc81
on: 07/11/2015 | 16:33
So I buy some credit before I go abroad not goodybags or gigabags I think that's what your saying if so that's good
Message 3 of 11
by: relko
on: 07/11/2015 | 16:47

Yes basically thats it, you need credit as goodybags only work in the UK

You can add credit by payment card here
Or by giffgaff or o2 voucher from epay outlets

That first link posted by @dalan is the one that covers everything you need to know about using your giffgaff mobile abroad. Well worth a study before you depart.

Have a nice trip

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Message 4 of 11
by: manocas
on: 07/11/2015 | 16:50

you're all set and good t go. there's nothing you need to do. however, you may want to take measures to prevent unwanted excessive use of data while on roaming. it can get really nasty quickly. 

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Message 5 of 11
by: michaelmc81
on: 07/11/2015 | 17:05
Well done b lucky.
Message 6 of 11
by: isabel1066
on: 07/11/2015 | 19:14
in europe we recomend take plenty of credit and disable the data as it costs 17pmb free wifi if possible.
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Message 7 of 11
by: michaelmc81
on: 07/11/2015 | 19:33
Great stuff well done thank s.
Message 8 of 11
by: newlife1
on: 10/11/2015 | 00:19

Hi we recently came back from the Canary Islands, and I used my Giffgaff a lot whilst there and was surprised that it was really inexpensive, I just topped up my credit and used, that and still had money left when we got back to the UK,

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by: michaelmc81
on: 10/11/2015 | 06:51
Great answer thak you.
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