After Vodafone’s announcement, thousands of VOXI customers will get to see a big change in their mobile plans from today.
VOXI is a Vodafone brand, and its customers will now be affected by the changes in roaming charges that are coming into force.
Starting today, if you want to keep using your mobile plan while traveling on the continent, you will need to purchase a European roaming pass.
VOXI told Sun that customers who don’t buy the pass won’t be able to access their data at all.
If you buy an eight- or 15-day pass, the pass will cost £2 per day – or £1 per day.
Importantly, the length of your pass will be calculated from the date you purchased it, not the time it was first used.
This means that customers should buy passes as close to the date of travel as possible.
Previously, roaming in the EU was free, but that changed later. Brexit When mobile phone operators can choose whether to charge for using texts, minutes and data when you are in Europe.
With these new charges, the same “fair use” policy applies as before, limiting the amount of data you can use while roaming to 20GB.
And it still remains that the VOXI Endless Social and Video Pass will only apply in the UK, so this usage will not be included in roaming allowances.
Some of the eligible countries in VOXI’s European roaming regions include Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Poland and Spain.
The full list of countries included in the zone is:
- canary islands
- channel Islands
- Croatia, Cyprus
- czech republic
- Denmark (including the Faroe Islands)
- France (including Corsica)
- French Guiana
- Isle of Man
- Italy (including Vatican City)
- Saint Martin
- san marino
- Spain (including the Balearic Islands)
If you want to avoid paying roaming charges without switching mobile networks, you can turn off your data roaming on your smartphone.
To do so, head over to the Settings app and toggle off the data roaming toggle before leaving the UK to avoid any unexpected costs.
Not all companies charge roaming charges – here are some other policies detailing.
automatic roaming charges
EE will also charge some customers for data roaming abroad.
So the use of minutes, texts and data in the EU and EEA is no longer included in your plan allowance.
However, customers with a paid monthly plan whose contract commenced before July 7, 2021, will not be affected by these changes.
Those affected will be charged £2 per day for using their data abroad, which went into effect in March this year.
EE says you don’t have to opt in to use data abroad.
If you use your allowances, you will be charged £2 for that day, and if you don’t, you will be charged nothing.
You can read more about EE’s fee on its website,
capped free roaming
Other providers like O2, BT Mobile and GiffGaff allow a certain amount of data usage abroad at no charge to customers, but this is limited.
O2’s Travel Inclusive Zone Bolt On is available on select O2 Refresh and SIM only tariffs, and offers inclusive data roaming to 27 international destinations at no cost.
But its website says you’ll get unlimited minutes and a daily allowance of texts, and data is limited to 25GB when you move around the Europe zone.
The full list of countries in the list of inclusive regions is:
- New Zealand
- Costa Rica
- el salvador
- United States of america
With BT Mobile’s Roam Like Home policy, customers can use their UK calls, texts and data to 47 destinations without additional roaming charges, with a maximum limit of 50GB.
customers can find out more info here,
and GiffGaff customers in Europe are entitled to use their plans as normal at no additional cost, up to 20GB limit,
Large providers such as Virgin Mobile, Sky Mobile, Plusnet and Tesco Mobile still offer free roaming in EU countries under certain conditions.
With Virgin’s Roam Like Home policy, you can use your UK allowance in Europe for minutes, texts and data just as you would at home.
However it is subject to the same fair use as VOXI.
View full policy on Virgin’s website,
Sky Mobile customers can also get the most of their data usage abroad with Sky’s Roaming Passport.
It allows Sky Mobile users to travel to more than 30 EU and EEA destinations at no additional cost.
In addition, those with Roaming Passport Plus can use their plan for £6 in 12 “far-away” vacation destinations in one country for 24 hours.
However Sky Mobile has announced that it will reduce the price of this £6 to just £2 May 3 for 24 hours onlywhich is next week.
Plusnet customers can use Rome Like At Home Policy This means the plans can be used in any of its selected destinations, not just the UK, at no additional cost.
the inspection Plusnet website For a complete list of included travel locations.
And Tesco Mobile users can make the most of it home from home Policy that allows free access at no extra cost in EU countries.
But it’s always best to double-check your mobile policy before you fly to make sure there aren’t any sneaky usage charges that could catch you off-guard, as companies can change the rules at any time. can change.
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