Use Wi-Fi for data and calling.
You should be able to connect to local Wi-Fi where you’re staying. Use apps like WhatsApp to place calls over Wi-Fi.
Buy a local SIM.
We don’t lock any devices you buy from us. This means you can buy a SIM card to use in your location. Just make sure to check local charges first, so you know it’s cheaper to use.
Switch on flight mode.
If you’re easily tempted to use your phone, this will help reduce your usage. It also doesn’t affect GPS, so you’ll still be able to get directions if you’re travelling.
Avoid heavy data apps.
Streaming apps like YouTube and Spotify obviously use lots of data. Internet browsers such as Chrome are also surprisingly high data users. Social apps including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat consume a lot of data too. This is because they download pictures and video to your phone automatically. If you check the app settings, you may be able to restrict what they can download without your permission.
Download, don’t stream.
When you have Wi-Fi, take the opportunity to stock up on your favourite music, videos, and podcasts. This will help you to stay entertained without using any data.
Spend Cap and Worldwide roaming data limit.
We don't think you should spend more than you want to when using your data abroad. To help manage your costs, we've set a worldwide data roaming limit of £45 per month. If you want to find out more, click here.
You can also manage your spending while abroad by setting up a Spend Cap that applies to all out of allowance charges in the UK and while roaming abroad, including the daily roaming charge which unlocks your plan’s allowances in Go Roam destinations for 24 hours. If you’ve already got a Spend Cap, this will already apply to any roaming charges you make for calls, texts, and data. Please note, if your Spend Cap is set to zero or if you exceed your Spend Cap limit whilst roaming in a Go Roam destination, you will not be able to:
Find out more about changing your Spend Cap.