on 17-05-2018 18:50
I am super confused and I contatced O2 on this a few times with no result as I got a different answer every time.
I've seen an ad on a bus saying "make America cheap again on O2".
I googled it and there are some articles saying O2 will allow you to use your own date when in america, like it's right now when you go traveling in the euro zone.
so far the answers I got form O2 are
NO, get an US sim while there or spend £4.99 a day
NO, your plan doesn't allow it only plans made in 2018
Yes, but you can't download big data
I'm due a upgrade and don't mind renewing my sim only plan but only if it is certain I can use my data allowence while in the USA alternatavly I just go an other provider
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17-05-2018 18:56 - edited 17-05-2018 19:00
@Bas78You can use your data allowance in USA...check this thread
Edited to add you will need O2 travel and it will cost you £4.99 a day (Only on contract)
If you've got a Pay Monthly sim, text O2TRAVELto 23336. If you've got a Pay As You Go sim, text TRAVELON to 21300.
It can take up to 24 hours for O2 Travel to be applied to your account.
Best way by far, is to use the plentiful WiFi available in the US...
A local sim will only help if you are ringing people in the US
17-05-2018 19:06 - edited 17-05-2018 19:10
This community guide may help you https://community.o2.co.uk/t5/How-to-Guides/O2-Contract-with-O2-Travel-Inclusive-75-Free-Countries-a...
You do need to upgrade to the newest tariffs
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on 17-05-2018 19:10
O2 help pages explaining it here https://www.o2.co.uk/international/travel-inclusive-zone
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on 21-05-2018 15:10
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on 22-05-2018 11:21
I saw the same ad. You need to be on Pay Monthly tariff of £20 per month or more on SIM Only, or 4GB and 15GB O2 Refresh tariffs. This allows free use of your data in the US. You also get 120 mins and 120 texts per day.
I was told I could upgrade, and then downgrade next month.
The best alternative (it has been my method of choice until now) is to get a PAYG SIM from Three. If you top up £10 and then convert it to a bolt on (you MUST convert it) you get 300 mins, 3000 texts and 1GB of data. The minutes and texts are for calls/texts back to the UK, not for local use. You can top up online if you need more data while you are away. One of the benefits of the O2 offer is that it includes Canada, which isn't part of the Three offer.
When I have used O2's inclusive data in Europe I have found it very slow. I'm waiting to see what happens with the data in the US and Canada. If it's slow, I shall immediately downgrade and buy a top up from Three.
on 22-05-2018 13:36
on 22-05-2018 14:04
I believe EE now has a tariff similar to Three's, but Vodafone's roaming to the US and Canada is still very expensive. With any of the UK roaming tariffs it's expensive to make internal calls, and a local Pay & Go sim from T-Mobile or AT&T in an unlocked phone is the best alternative when in the US.