12-10-2017 12:27 PM
I'm moving to China for a year and I was wondering what the best and cheapest way around using data there. I can't afford to pay off my reminaing contract, which is for another 12 months, to start a new one. The travel data pass is to use 500mb per day for £5. I will no doubt use data every day at some point so I don't really want to have to pay £5 per day to use data, that I believe is excessive. Purchasing a new international sim only has been for maximum, £15 per month for 3GB. This is clearly cheaper than paying £5 per day. However, I will need around 8GB per month which i can imagine will cost a lot more than £15 a month, especially on top of my existing contract which is £30 a month.
Is there another way of using data abroad cheaply or am I going to have to shed out a fortune?
12-10-2017 01:24 PM
Best way is to unlock your phone and use a local sim, especially if you are staying for that long. If not and whichever option you take then your data will be expensive.
You can check the roaming costs here.
12-10-2017 02:48 PM
The International SIM is no use to you. It's only for making International calls from the UK, not for using abroad.
12-10-2017 03:11 PM
No other way! EE's roaming add-ons are designed for users normally resident in UK who just go abroad on holidays or business trips. Best to unlock it as suggested by @Northerner.