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travelling abroad URGENT

am travelling to thailand before the out of europe O2 travel comes into force. should i do a bolt on? i expect to have wifi only sometimes but will want to use my data to message home daily. unlikely to text or call. 

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Re: travelling abroad URGENT

Travelling to thailand is expensive on O2 and the out of Europe Travel isn't relevant here. No bolt ons are available from o2 as they are for use only in the UK.
I now live in Thailand and have a local simcard with DTAC in my unlocked phone and use the TU app for my contract allowances.
I pay the equivalent of £8 a month for a good data allowance from which I tether my TabPro.
Wifi is plentiful and always free.
My advice would be to switch off mobile data completely unless you get a local sim which are aviable in any 7-11 store.
Using an o2 simcard then data is an obscene £6/MB.

Have a great time, Thailand is an amazing country.
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Re: travelling abroad URGENT

looks like changes are afoot and after the 14th july options will exist for o2 travel outside of europe http://community.o2.co.uk/t5/Welcome-News/New-changes-to-O2-Travel/td-p/980873

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Re: travelling abroad URGENT


@jonsie wrote:

But not for Thailand. ...


Thailand is in the list, £4.99 per day (bit steep price mind....)

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Re: travelling abroad URGENT

We've discussed this to death on another thread already !
I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

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Re: travelling abroad URGENT

Just noticed it on the list...may just give it a go to see how it performs.
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I discourage the use of data roaming because roaming often uses IP network of home mobile network so it causes a high latency and unresponsive web pages. I suggest you check if there is any local SIM available for visitors.