by carriewillis

Phone wont work abroad

Hi there,


I have calls texts and data included in my phone package while Im away in the states and it was enabled before I left as far as i am aware. I currently have 'no service' so am unable to call customer services to rectify the problem. Please help as I took out this phone package for the very reason that I could use the phone while im away. Many thanks

by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Phone wont work abroad

Did it ever work in USA & how long have you been out there?


Did you activate roaming on your MyEE a/c before you left? Presumably not. Having a roaming allowance does not auto enable it. You may still be able to in your online a/c under Manage Devices. If not, you will need to call EE. Use the landline nos. in my sig.

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by noCGN Established Contributor
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Re: Phone wont work abroad

Hi carriewillis,


1] what happens when you search for network manually, will the phone find any networks and let you log in manually?

2] what make and model of the phone have you got?


The reason I ask is that in the US of A they have different band that they operate mobile networks on.



You could use VoIP app like Skype or my favorite on PC or your phone connected to Wi-Fi and call EE for cheap or free depending what number you ring....if need to get in contact with EE.

EE Community Support Team

Re: Phone wont work abroad

Morning @carriewills.


Has the suggestions above helped you get service?


If not are you with us on an EE personal contract?


I will see what we can do to help 🙂

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