by mattp2k15 Investigator

Roaming in bulgaria

Hi there,


I’m going to Bulgaria for a week, in a little over 10 days time, but I’m staying in Sozopol, which I’ve heard is an hour from the Turkish border.


is there a chance I could inadvertently roam on to a Turkish network? Would I need to select a Bulgarian network manually?



by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Roaming in bulgaria

@mattp2k15   I very much doubt.  As that would be at least 50-70 miles.   How far away is it because a hour away depends on how fast you was travelling. 

by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Roaming in bulgaria

Safest is to manually select a Bulgarian network.

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Re: Roaming in bulgaria

Hi @mattp2k15


Welcome to the community. 🙂


If you left your phone on automatic selection mode and accidentally pick up a Turkish network, it would only be a problem for making and receiving calls & texts. I'd recommend checking which network you're connected before making/receiving a call or sending a text so that you're not charged.


Your phone wouldn't automatically use mobile data, as you'd have to add an add-on for Turkey in order for it to work.


However, probably safest to manually connect to a Bulgarian network. That way you don't have to worry about this at all and enjoy your holiday. 🙂



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