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Please advise on using my EE mobile in Spain, were going in July for a week and may go again this year. I'm about to renew my contract so maybe there is something I need to discuss with EE but I have no idea how it works now since Brexit. Thank you!
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  • mgfvvc
    mgfvvc Posts: 1,196 Forumite
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    There seems to be a £2 per day EU roaming charge on EE. If that bothers you, O2, do not have roaming charges and could be an option, if you can find a similar deal.

  • Neil49
    Neil49 Posts: 3,120 Forumite
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    If you need to stay with the EE network then you could consider switching to Plusnet.

    As well as offering cheaper deals than EE they include EU roaming and both monthly and annual contracts. Only downside for me is the lack of WiFi calling.

    I switched from Three to O2 earlier this year. I've just returned from Spain and the free roaming worked extremely well (usually via the Movistar network).

    Other options are ID mobile (Three network) which can have very good deals via the Uswitch website and also the MSE site as well. 
  • zagfles
    zagfles Posts: 20,372 Forumite
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    Or 1pmobile, they use EE and have free EU roaming. It's PAYG, almost certainly cheaper than a contract if you make sensible use of boosts.
  • xzibit
    xzibit Posts: 661 Forumite
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    I’ve just checked mine through the EE app and it says


    Good news!

    You can use all your allowances as you would at home, at no extra cost.

    To see your allowances, and how much you have left, text BALANCE to 150.

    So I’m assuming I won’t be charged anything?? I’ve been on the same contract since 2018, never upgraded. 

  • Neil49
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    xzibit said:
    I’ve just checked mine through the EE app and it says


    Good news!

    You can use all your allowances as you would at home, at no extra cost.

    To see your allowances, and how much you have left, text BALANCE to 150.

    So I’m assuming I won’t be charged anything?? I’ve been on the same contract since 2018, never upgraded. 

    That's correct for older existing contracts but the OP is looking at renewing their contract and those don't include free EU roaming.

    Their best option is to just let their existing contract roll on (as yours is doing) but if they want a new phone or allowances that involve setting up a new contract then they lose out on the free roaming. 

  • zagfles
    zagfles Posts: 20,372 Forumite
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    Neil49 said:
    xzibit said:
    I’ve just checked mine through the EE app and it says


    Good news!

    You can use all your allowances as you would at home, at no extra cost.

    To see your allowances, and how much you have left, text BALANCE to 150.

    So I’m assuming I won’t be charged anything?? I’ve been on the same contract since 2018, never upgraded. 

    That's correct for older existing contracts but the OP is looking at renewing their contract and those don't include free EU roaming.

    Their best option is to just let their existing contract roll on (as yours is doing) but if they want a new phone or allowances that involve setting up a new contract then they lose out on the free roaming. 

    Depends whether the contract is one where most of the monthly cost is paying for the phone. It'd be daft to let one of those contracts roll on, why carry on paying for a phone you've already paid for? Hardly likely that free EU roaming would make it worthwhile, especially when you can switch to one of the providers offering free roaming.

  • xzibit
    xzibit Posts: 661 Forumite
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    zagfles said:
    Neil49 said:
    xzibit said:
    I’ve just checked mine through the EE app and it says


    Good news!

    You can use all your allowances as you would at home, at no extra cost.

    To see your allowances, and how much you have left, text BALANCE to 150.

    So I’m assuming I won’t be charged anything?? I’ve been on the same contract since 2018, never upgraded. 

    That's correct for older existing contracts but the OP is looking at renewing their contract and those don't include free EU roaming.

    Their best option is to just let their existing contract roll on (as yours is doing) but if they want a new phone or allowances that involve setting up a new contract then they lose out on the free roaming. 

    Depends whether the contract is one where most of the monthly cost is paying for the phone. It'd be daft to let one of those contracts roll on, why carry on paying for a phone you've already paid for? Hardly likely that free EU roaming would make it worthwhile, especially when you can switch to one of the providers offering free roaming.

    Yes that’s true. Mine is sim only, I usually buy my phones sim free. 
    Good to know, I shall just retain my contract until it becomes too expensive. 
  • Supatramp
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    I've recently switched from Virgin to EE, going on holiday to the Canaries I signed up for a £10 a month roaming package.  It worked faultlessly, sometimes we lost the hotel's WiFi and it simply came off our normal allowance.
    David.
  • zagfles
    zagfles Posts: 20,372 Forumite
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    Supatramp said:
    I've recently switched from Virgin to EE, going on holiday to the Canaries I signed up for a £10 a month roaming package.  It worked faultlessly, sometimes we lost the hotel's WiFi and it simply came off our normal allowance.
    Is that on top of the monthly contract cost or instead?
    On 1pmobile, £10 a month gets 10GB of data which can be used in the EU and the Canaries plus unlimited calls and texts. It uses the EE network so coverage would be the same.

  • macgyver
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    Virgin mobile offer free EU roaming and offer some good deals
    I wanted to thankyou a million times but its a shame that I can press the button just once :T
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