This is how much it will cost to use your mobile phone abroad this summer… – The US Sun

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WITH the summer holidays fast approaching, many of us will be jetting off somewhere sunny for a well earned break.
For thousands of Brits it will be their first trip abroad since the pandemic grounded flights and asked travellers to complete endless Covid tests.
But since the pandemic, a raft of new regulations have come into place including updates on mobile roaming charges.
With Brexit trade deals also having an effect on charges, some customers may need to check as it could cost you a whole lot more to ping off a quick text.
But do not worry, because The Sun Online has broken down all the charges that could affect you and hopefully save you from a nasty bill once you return home.
Vodafone changed their charges back in January of 2022, but for only certain plans.
Anyone with a Vodafone Pay Monthly plan that started before 11 August 2021, will have no changes to roaming on your plan.
But if you started after August 11 2021 there is now a charge for using your plan's allowances in most European countries depending on your zone.
Check to see what zone you will be in under Vodafone:
Zone A: the Republic of Ireland and the Isle of Man. No roaming charges apply.
Zone B: 49 destinations, most of which are in Europe and are EU member states.
For anyone with a Vodafone Pay Monthly plan that started on or after 11 August 2021, roaming costs £2 a day.
Zone C: 32 destinations, from Australia and Barbados to the US and South Africa.
For anyone with a Vodafone Pay Monthly plan that started on or after 11 August 2021, roaming costs £6 a day.
Zone D: 75 destinations, from Afghanistan and Argentina to Uzbekistan and Vietnam. For anyone with a Vodafone Pay Monthly plan that started on or after 11 August 2021, roaming costs £6 a day.
Sky Mobile lets you use your phone across a raft of holiday destinations, but charges depend on your location.
You can check the full list by heading to the Sky Mobile website.
But you can also get a Roaming Passport Plus that lets you access your UK data, calls and texts plan for just £2 for 24 hours.
This pass actives when you're in one of the Roaming Passport Plus destinations where you can make a call, send a text, or use data.
Tesco mobiles are already set up to work when you're abroad.
All you have to do is switch it on when you arrive and it will automatically connect to a local network, who'll send you a welcome text.
This welcome text will usually give details of how much calls and texts cost, as well as data.
For example, making a call from Spain to the UK will cost you 55p per minute.
Check to see your charge via the Tesco website.
If you're a BT customer then you may have the Roam Like Home feature.
This lets you use your UK calls, texts, and data abroad in 47 destinations without paying extra roaming charges.
It covers major Europe destinations including France, Spain, Germany, and many more.
However, it is important to note that it could cost you slightly extra if you go over your allowance.
EE charges £2 a day in Europe but there is a 30-day package available if you plan to travel for longer periods.
However, not all countries are affected, to check to see if your destinations will cost you head to the EE website.
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