Can I use my phone abroad?

July 17th, 2012

Question: Can I use my phone abroad?

Answer: There are usually two restrictions on using your phone abroad – one phone specific and one network specific. If your phone is Quad band that means you can use it almost anywhere in the world, if your phone is Tri-band then you can use it within Europe.

Mobile phone providers list whether each phone is quad-band or tri-band in its individual specifications list.

As the allowances with your contract are typically only applicable within the UK, Mobile phone providers will usually charge roaming rates when you call to or from abroad. It is also important to let Mobile phone provider know if you plan to use your phone abroad, as a setting on your account may need to be changed in advance.

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