From July 14th 2016 O2 is extending its O2 Travel service, which gives fixed-price daily roaming in Europe, to 30 new destinations beyond Europe.
This means that the £1.99 daily charge for access to ‘unlimited’* data, 120 minutes of calls and 120 texts in Europe, now covers more countries, with users paying £4.99 for the same access in selected non-European destinations, and £3.99 in Turkey.
The daily fee runs from midnight to midnight UK time and is only charged if you use data, make a call or send a text. Receiving calls or texts only will not activate the charge.
* O2 offers 100MB at full speed before restricting the speed on any more data usage. Pay as you go users are capped at 100MB per day.
The countries and the charges are as follows:
£1.99 a day: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Monaco, Guadeloupe, La Reunion, French Guiana, Martinique, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Vatican, San Marino, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
£3.99 a day: Turkey
£4.99 a day: USA, UAE, Australia, South Africa, Thailand, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Japan, Cape Verde, China, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Albania, Columbia, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Panama, Uruguay, Venezuela, Botswana, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Antigua and Barbuda, Honduras, El Salvador.
- To opt-in text O2TRAVEL to 23336 (pay monthly users only)
- To opt-out text NOTRAVEL to 23336 (pay monthly users only)
- Prepay users should check their account to see if O2 Travel is active or call customer services on 4445.
The O2 Travel service remains an opt-in package, and users preferring to pay the usual rates will continue to be capped at £43 (inc VAT) in Europe, which buys 935MB of data at current rates, or £40 (ex VAT) outside of Europe, which buys 50MB of data. The cap can be raised or removed entirely, but for non-European roaming this could mean a hefty bill!
More info: O2 Travel