25-01-2019 10:42 AM - edited 18-02-2020 11:38 AM
Going abroad and want to use your device for calls, texts and data? Read on for everything you need to know.
If you are a pay as you go customer, roaming is already active and ready to use.
If you're a pay monthly customer on any plan, you will need to check roaming is set up before you travel.
There are a few ways to check if you have roaming set up, and some steps to help you if you don't.
It can take up to 24 hours to become active on your account, so it's important to set it up before you travel.
Roaming is subject to your credit status and a deposit may be required.
If you have a Pay monthly, Pay as you go, Flex, or Mobile Broadband plan with us you can use your minutes, texts and up to 50GB of data within 48 EU/EEA destinations.
If you have a Max Plan started after 10 May 2017 or a Smart Plan with the Roam Further Pass as a Swappable, you can use your minutes, texts and up to 50GB of data within 53 destinations including Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and USA.
If you would like to add the Roam Further Pass within 53 destinations including Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and USA, you can add this to your account for £10.00 per month, text ROAM FURTHER to 150.
If your plan comes with more than 50GB of data per month, a fair use policy of 50GB will apply when roaming abroad.
Full information can be found on our Fair Use Policy Help page.
If you wish to access your voicemail messages when roaming here are some great tips:
If you are within the EU and someone leaves you a voicemail message this will come out of your inclusive allowance.
If you’re outside of the EU you will be charged the per minute rate for the country you are visiting. All charges can be found on our EE Roaming tool.
When making calls using your allowance in the 48 EU/EEA destinations, the maximum call length is 120 minutes.
If your call is longer than 120 minutes, you’ll have to redial and continue your call.
EE pay monthly plans are intended for customers with a stable link to the UK who travel abroad periodically.
They are not intended for customers roaming on a permanent or semi-permanent basis.
We will consider you have a stable link to the UK if, during any four-month period you;
Full information on stable links can be found in the Roaming terms and conditions.
If you have any other questions tap 'Reply' below.
28-06-2019 02:31 PM
I have a PAYG phone but it doesn't always work abroad. Yet you say it should already be set up. I used to have an Orange PAYG phone and that was fine. But my old orange phone broke and I got a new phone which took a smaller card. By that time Orange had been taken over by EE and they told me I couldn't have Orange any more, I would have to move to EE if I needed a new card. Since then I haven't been able to get any service when abroad. It isn't the area we're in, as my husband who is also on EE but has a contract can get a service. How do I sort this out?
28-06-2019 04:49 PM
Hi there @ell1.
Thanks for coming to the community.
Are you abroad at the moment? if yes, where?
Have you been able to use the SIM since getting it?
What phone are you using?
18-09-2019 09:10 AM
I'm feeling totally mislead and deceived. The information in the post is not accurate.
I finally "resolved" the issues I've been having with my pay-as-you-go SIM that I bought from the airport, and the resolution is that it won't work while roaming unless you make an outgoing call or send an outgoing text while you're in the UK.
No where on the packaging does it state this, nor did the clerk at WH Smith tell me this, and now I'm stuck traveling through Europe without data or communications access.
Their "Getting Started" guide says "The cost of your pack will come out of your credit as soon as yo use your phone", but I had even received a call while in the UK, and received a text message from EE saying my SIM is activated, but apparently neither will actually activate the the SIM for use in the EU. Feeling complete ripped-off as even getting a refund won't help since i need data during my trip.
On the brighter side, the person on the phone at customer support was friendly and informative. That said, the company has to do a better job with their packaging and properly inform customers how to activate their products. Terrible experience - would not recommend EE to any of my friends traveling through Europe.
18-09-2019 02:06 PM
20-09-2019 12:44 PM
I’ve added intl bolt via cust services on but my online account still says it’s blocked on mange devices.
wont save after I change it either.
cant call cust services from USA as no service.
20-09-2019 02:35 PM
The account device management stated that international calls was blocked and it wouldn't stay in that
Customer services have said they've changed it but can take 24 hours ...
Leaving in 48 😀
14-10-2019 02:48 PM
I'm a pay monthly customer and as i'm travelling to the USA I believe I need an add on for data. Can you please tell me what the roam further option is please as there is no explanation only the monthly cost.
14-10-2019 04:56 PM