by gillyp18

can’t call from abroad


I am on holiday in Switzerland and trying to call the UK. My phone will not let me make any calls and the message says they are barred. Please can you help. 

by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: can’t call from abroad



Did you activate roaming before you left the UK?


If not, and unless you can activate it via you online account or app, then you need to contact EE CS.



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EE Community Support Team

Re: can’t call from abroad

Hi @gillyp18


Thank you for coming to see us in the EE community all the way from Switzerland


Apart from the phone problem you are having, I hope you are having a nice vacation


When you are preparing for your trip abroad, it is essential that roaming is activated before you go away.


In order to do this, all the information/set-up instructions can be found in our EE roaming - Getting ready to use your phone abroad support article.


I know on this occasion, you were aware that you needed to do this.  I know it's not working at the moment for you.


However, we can help.


Please take a look at some of the hints, tips and tricks to get activated in our Roaming with EE - What to do if you're having problems abroad support article.


If none of the advice in the support article works, you may have an international bar present.  


This will need account access at this point.


If you are a pay monthly personal EE customer, then log in to My EE and await a chat with an online advisor.


If you can't access this, then please call customer services from an alternative landline or mobile.


Please let me know how you get on.







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