Are you looking for Giffgaff data roaming charges internationally, then you are at right place. In this post, I have shared some of the latest Giffgaff roaming charges country-wise 2020.
By using Giffgaff roaming facilities you will be able to use your mobile device outside the country to make phone calls. Apart from Phone calls, you can also send messages, send & receive Giffgaff Voicemail to stay connected with your loved ones.
How much is Giffgaff Roaming Charges
The Roaming plans can be used in the entire country and some other location as you used them at your place. You don’t have to pay any extra amount to use in such a destination.
Now for all the users who have chosen pay as you go, then Internet, SMS, Calls will be charged according to the pay as you go UK rates.
Check our roaming costs below if you are travelling outside the EU and selected other countries. Because you have to pay or add balance in your account to use call and Text services while in roaming.
What are Giffgaff Data Roaming Plans
Our plans are designed in such a way that gives more benefits to the users. We have always data on plan for our customers who need more data rather than calls.
The benefit of this roaming plan is that you will get 80 GB of data for a month at a 4 G speed. After 80 GB Data speed is reduce to 384 kbps from 8 am to midnight.
Now you are wondering How it will help in roaming? Let me explain it. While you are in other countries with always on data plan. That means, you will get full 20 GB of data & after that it will cost you 0.36p/MB.
Although, This will save you a lot of amount as it doesn’t even cost you a penny for a MB usage of data.
Data Roaming Plans gives you an opportunity to always stay connected to your friends & family.
Giffgaff Roaming Settings
So you are out of the country and you got a new sim but isn’t working. Don’t worry I am going to help you to resolve your problem.
First of all, you have to open your settings option in your device. Settings may vary depending on your mobile device. I am using pixel (Android) but it is almost same in every device.
Roaming settings for all Android Device:
- You’ll have to find the setting option and click on it.
- Next Head towards, Network & Internet option.
- Look for Mobile network & Click on it.
- In Access Point Names tap on the Add icon or plus icon (+) on the top of the screen.
- Here, you will see a lot of Not set field. We have to fill it manually, look for each option carefully.
- Name: giffgaff
- APN: giffgaff.com
- MCC: 234
- Apart from these, Leave everything blank.
Make sure you have selected the new APN settings, when you go back to APN settings page.
Roaming settings for all iOS Device:
Giffgaff roaming setting is even easier in an iOS device as compare to android. All you have to do is open settings page in your iPhone. For below steps to configure properly:
- Open Setting page in your iPhone.
- Click on Mobile data options.
- There you will see your APN setting in mobile data network option.
- Now Type Giffgaff.com in APN option.
- Similarly type your username & password or you can leave your password blank.
- In my case I have set username as Giffgaff & password is blank.
This is how you can do Giffgaff data roaming setting in your device, while you are not in a country. If these settings were not working for your device, comment below we will look at it.
For more you can watch below video:
List of countries
Giffgaff offers travelling deals to monthly pay users with goodybag at 37 locations.
Wherever you go, You can use your mobile at the same rates as you are using in the UK.
There is roaming limit in our £20 and £25 goodybag, but only after 20 GB.
Below you can check the list of Giffgaff data Roaming countries where users don’t have to pay any extra amount while you are in roaming.
- Czech Republic
- French Guiana
- Reunion Islands
- San Marino
- Vatican City
How to Save Roaming Charges
If you want to save your cost while travelling around the world, then make sure you have to follow the below points carefully.
Turn Off Data Roaming option in Your Device.
If you have turn off your data roaming option, Internet connection won’t work outside UK. Means, 3G & 4G connectivity will stop working while you are travelling outside the country.
It is very easy to do so:
- iPhone:- Settings > Mobile > Turn Off Data Roaming.
- Android:- Settings > Wireless and Networks > More > Mobile networks > Turn Off Data Roaming.
Switch Automatic Updates Off
Most of the application in your store has a feature of automatically update in background. without getting in notice it will automatically using your data balance in background. To minimize this process, turn it off.
Check how to disable automatic updates:
- iPhone:- Settings > iTunes & App Store > Turn Off
- Android:- Settings > Auto-update apps > Select all Apps > Turn Off
Try to Connect through WiFi If Possible
While abroad always try to look for free public or private WiFi hub-spot. It will save your data a little bit. Even a single Mb will increase your cost.
Don’t Stream Videos or In-stream Apps
Avoid data streaming while you are using mobile data. Streaming consumes a lot of data, especially Netflix is always hungrier for data. Jokes apart, You can use free WiFi hub-spot and save an offline video in your mobile & stream afterwards.
Can I use my Goodybag while I am outside the UK?
Yes, you can use your already activated goodybag while you are travelling out of the country. Using goodybag the charges will remain same as you are using in UK. Once your goodybag is exhausted then a normal standard rates will apply according to pay as you go rates.
How do I add Goodybag while abroad?
You have to follow the same procedure that you are doing while you are in the UK. Adding a package to your account is same as you do earlier. Just visit to https://www.giffgaff.com/buy
How can I check my Roaming balance while abroad?
It is very simple, you have to dial *100# from your device, there you can check how much credit left in your account. It’s totally free of charge, it will not cost you anything to check your balance in abroad.
List of free Giffgaff data Roaming countries?
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Martinique, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion islands, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Vatican City.
If you did not found a country that you want to visit, that means roaming service is not applicable to that country.
finally I think now you know how to use Giffgaff sim card while travelling or going for Holiday. furthermore, for any queries Comment below.