Off on holiday? We've got you with Go Roam, Data Passport and some quick pointers to make using your phone abroad as stress free as it should be.

Your bags are packed, you’ve double and triple checked that you’ve got your passport – you’ve officially got that holiday buzz.

Before you get the airport drinks in, here’s a couple of checks worth doing to make sure that your holiday goes off without a hitch.

Forget roaming charges

Go Roam’s available in 71 destinations worldwide. You can holiday spam ’til your heart’s content without worrying about an eye-watering bill when you get home because the holiday blues are bad enough.

If you’re not heading off to a Go Roam destination, all’s not lost. The Data Passport gives you the freedom to use data as you like until midnight UK time, for just £5 a day.

Activate International Roaming

Now you’ve got roaming charges sorted out, you want to make sure you can use your services as soon as you arrive, right? How else are you going to let bae/your parents/pets know you’ve arrived safely?

Before you head off, make sure you’ve got international roaming set up on your account. To do this, go the Three app, tap ‘Phone settings’ then ‘using your phone abroad’. You can check this on My3 too – just go to ‘making calls abroad’.

If it’s active, it’ll show as ‘you can make calls abroad’ – if not, give us a call and we’ll update your settings for you.

Don’t forget Airline and Maritime networks

Tempted to send that above the clouds snap or I’m on a boat selfie? Before you add them to your Snapchat or Insta story, remember that Airline and Maritime networks aren’t part of Go Roam. That means charges will apply if you connect to them. So, to avoid that dreaded bill shock, why not take the picture then send it once you’ve arrived instead?

Data Roaming

Want to be able to use your phone as soon as you arrive? Make sure you’ve got data roaming switched on in your phone settings.


Now the techy stuff’s taken care of, you can concentrate on living your best holiday life.