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Receiving SMS and calls abroad

mjay2000
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Hello, I’m going abroad on the 9th of May for 2 weeks to the Philippines, I am aware if I want to SEND SMS and calls abroad — I need O2 travel — if it’s outside of the O2 Europe Zone/EU. 

But my question 1) is do I need O2 travel to RECIEVE texts and calls abroad? On the O2 travel page it says that O2 travel bolt on won’t be activated by RECEIVING calls or texts and you will only be charged for any services used while abroad. Is it correct to assume my number will have signal and won’t be blocked if I go abroad without subscribing to the travel Bolt on and I won’t incur extra charges for receiving texts or calls?

 

As I use this number for work/verification services for important accounts etc.

 

This question is important as I will not be activating travel Bolt on, if I can still receive texts or calls while abroad as I don’t plan to send texts via sms (iMessage) or call anyone either.

 

2) When activating Travel Bolt on “Standard Rates in our Europe Zone - Bolt On will be
removed straight away”, this is normal and you won’t be charged extra rates in the Europe Zones. Is my assumption correct? As previously you had to have a bolt on in Europe but now if it’s within the EU, there’s no extra charges?

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madasaf1sh
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@mjay2000 

 

You dont need o2 travel you use your phone overseas, it is a bolt on for some countries and you pay a daily fee for it

 

o2 Travel doesnt apply to the Philipinnes, so you will pay to make and recieve calls and also for sending SMS and MMS ( see the Guide: Roaming MegaGuide  )

 

Receiving SMS is free

 

I will warn you it gets very expensive 

From Rest of World

Making calls £2min
Receiving calls £2min
Sending texts 50p
Using data £7.20/MB
Making calls £2min
Receiving calls £2min
Sending texts 50p
Using data £7.20/MB
Making calls £2min
Receiving calls £2min
Sending texts 50p
Using data £7.20/MB

 

Within the EU you can use your call and SMS allowance as in the UK, but data is capped at 25GB (or your data allowance if lower)

Current Phone: Sony XPeria Pro-I and Motorola Razr 5G
I also have a Planet Computers Gemini

I work in IT as an Enterprise Messaging and Collaboration Tools Administrator (Office 365, Slack and much much more) and manage hardware both Mobile and Desktop / laptop, my desk is a bit like PC World

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We are all customers and dont have access to any o2 accounts





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madasaf1sh
Level 68: Extraordinaire
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@mjay2000 

 

You dont need o2 travel you use your phone overseas, it is a bolt on for some countries and you pay a daily fee for it

 

o2 Travel doesnt apply to the Philipinnes, so you will pay to make and recieve calls and also for sending SMS and MMS ( see the Guide: Roaming MegaGuide  )

 

Receiving SMS is free

 

I will warn you it gets very expensive 

From Rest of World

Making calls £2min
Receiving calls £2min
Sending texts 50p
Using data £7.20/MB
Making calls £2min
Receiving calls £2min
Sending texts 50p
Using data £7.20/MB
Making calls £2min
Receiving calls £2min
Sending texts 50p
Using data £7.20/MB

 

Within the EU you can use your call and SMS allowance as in the UK, but data is capped at 25GB (or your data allowance if lower)

Current Phone: Sony XPeria Pro-I and Motorola Razr 5G
I also have a Planet Computers Gemini

I work in IT as an Enterprise Messaging and Collaboration Tools Administrator (Office 365, Slack and much much more) and manage hardware both Mobile and Desktop / laptop, my desk is a bit like PC World

--
We are all customers and dont have access to any o2 accounts





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