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O2 travel in the newly added countries - pay and go

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Hi,

 

Sorry if this has been asked before, but I'm new to the forum because O2 is not my main network - I just have a spare pay as you go SIM.

 

I see that quite a number of new countries will be added to O2 Travel.  At the moment, pay as you go customers can opt into O2 Travel to get 100 MB of data in the EU for £1.99/day (calls and texts not included).

 

Will O2 customers who are not on a contract be able to get 100 MB/day for £3.99 in Turkey and £4.99 elsewhere?  The website is very unclear about this.  I'm unsure whether the additional countries with higher charges apply to contract customers only.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

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Hi @Ed3925

Have you seen this link about the extension to O2 Travel? http://www.o2.co.uk/o2travelupdate?cm_mmc=smsexpressionless06028serviceexpressionlessA000993983expressionlessfindoutmoreexpressionless06028

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Re: O2 travel in the newly added countries - pay and go

As far as we know, the same PAYG terms will apply to the new countries too.
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Thanks @Cleoriff

 

I've seen it, but it only mentions pay monthly contract customers.  The thing is, a watered down version of O2 Travel is already available to pay and go customers in the EU, but the website doesn't say a thing about whether pay as go customers can get any deals in the 30 new countries.

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Thanks @MI5

 

I really hope it is.  Do you have a link to further information about this on the website?  I couldn't find a thing.

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@Ed3925 O2 Travel is available for contract and PAYG customers. Here is the specific link for PAYG http://www.o2.co.uk/termsandconditions/mobile/pay-and-go-data-roaming-charges-and-o2-travel-terms-an...

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@Ed3925 wrote:

Thanks @MI5

 

I really hope it is.  Do you have a link to further information about this on the website?  I couldn't find a thing.


No specific link for new PAYG terms, sorry.

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Re: O2 travel in the newly added countries - pay and go

Thanks guys.

 

I'm hoping the deal will include 100 MB/day for pay and go customers in the newly added countries, but it might not do - it could be less (Vodafone's equivalent travel option provides 25 MB/day in a similar range of non-EU countries, whereas EE offer a range of rather pricey data add ons).  Apart from the small range of Feel at Home countries, Three UK's roaming rates for non-EU countries are eye-wateringly high. 

 

Although the deal is not especially cheap for non-EU locations, it is a great deal less expensive than certain other networks.

 

Looking at Cape Verde for example, O2 will be charging £4.99 per day...

Three UK are charging a shocking £6 per MB.

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Current O2 Travel states that it is free to answer calls.

 

The new O2 Travel coverage states that there is 120 minutes to make and receive calls. I am still thinking about which SIM I should use mainly for roaming.

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If it costs me £4.50 for 120 minutes of calls back to the UK then that's good value. However, I call the UK once a week for maybe 15 minutes in which case its of little value to me unless data speed is good.
I have both contract and P&G sims but I'm happy using a local sim card and TU to call friends and family.
It totally depends on your usage and needs.... and obviously costs when comparing networks.