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Pay monthly Roaming in India

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Hi All,

 

I am travelling to India for few months. Standard rates for making calls to UK from India is £2 per minute.

 

I would see option to add bolt-on O2 Travel & Higher Data Limit in non-O2 Travel countries which cost  £4.99 a day. While adding bolt-on in MyO2, I get message it cannot be removed during subscription for 14 days.

 

Can anyone clarify if this daily cost is charged on all days outside UK or only on days outgoing calls will be made?

 

 

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Re: Pay monthly Roaming in India

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 Hi @bwsubbu

If travelling to India you will be charged at International rates

http://international.o2.co.uk/internationaltariffs/travelling_abroad

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Your best bet will be to use WiFi wherever possible .

As far as I am aware India is not included at £4.99 per day in any available tariffs ?

https://community.o2.co.uk/t5/How-to-Guides/O2-Contract-with-O2-Travel-Inclusive-75-Free-Countries-a...

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Re: Pay monthly Roaming in India

That bolt on only extends the amount of data you can use and is free but you will be charged upto £120 per billing cycle for data used. It does not reduce the cost of calling or texting back to the uk and will still cost you £2.00 per min as you stated in your post.
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Re: Pay monthly Roaming in India

It's extremely expensive @bwsubbu

A couple of options. Get your phone unlocked and use a local sim....(though you would need to weigh up the cost of calling back to the UK using an Indian sim.

Or with O2 using Wifi wherever possible to communicate with friends and family back home ie Messenger, Whatsapp and Skype

Turn voicemail OFF...you will be charged for receiving the VM ..and again if you call to answer it. (So twice)

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Re: Pay monthly Roaming in India

By far your cheapest option is to get a Lycamobile PAYG sim before you go which should also work in your O2 phone (as they use the O2 network).

Rates when in India for calling UK as per image:

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Re: Pay monthly Roaming in India

@bwsubbu (all the rest in new York accent), you get the bolt on? They dock ya! You go with unlocked phone and local sim? They dock ya! Try WiFi? They dock ya! Leave voicemail on? They dock ya! Is that a bluuue letter? Sorry just trying to say expect to shell money out in the fashion of a Coen Brothers classic, anyone guess which one for a bit of fun?
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Re: Pay monthly Roaming in India

Hi @bwsubbu, and welcome to the forum Wave

 

There's a lot of info above, and I hope this clarifies the roaming prices in India for you but please let us know if you have any other questions the Community could help with slight smile

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