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Pay As You Go in UK

Hi

 

I have a Fido pay as you go plan which expires in June 2019 with a healthy balance, I am on a 'By the minute - 40c anytime plan'. I am going to the UK shortly, will I be able to make/receive calls and texts whilst there?

 

Thanks in advance for any help, cheers.

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Re: Pay As You Go in UK

Hello Mark62,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 

  Provided your phone is compatible with the UK networks, you should be able to roam with a prepaid plan. You can verify your phone's compatibility here and here.

 

  If your phone is compatible, the roaming rates for prepaid in Europe are: Call: $2.50/min; Text: $0.75/text; Data: Unavailable  **edit** You should note that sending/receiving MMS would not be possible since the data contained within the message would be considered roaming data**

 

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Taken from here.

 

Hope this helps :Smiley:

 

Cheers

 
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Re: Pay As You Go in UK

Hello Mark62,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 

  Provided your phone is compatible with the UK networks, you should be able to roam with a prepaid plan. You can verify your phone's compatibility here and here.

 

  If your phone is compatible, the roaming rates for prepaid in Europe are: Call: $2.50/min; Text: $0.75/text; Data: Unavailable  **edit** You should note that sending/receiving MMS would not be possible since the data contained within the message would be considered roaming data**

 

UK roaming.jpg

Taken from here.

 

Hope this helps :Smiley:

 

Cheers

 


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Thanks so much for the information, really appreciated. I have an Android smarphone so should be good to go, thanks again.

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Re: Pay As You Go in UK

The cheapest way to use your phone in the UK, would be, for you, once you get there to get a local sim card. 

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Ensure FIdo Roam is disabled on your account (you will have to ask a customer service rep to do that for you), disable data roaming then get a SIM chip over there. You will get FAR more bang for your Canadian dollar!

 

 

 

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Hello Fredyo,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 

  I appreciate the fact that you're trying to help our fellow customers. However, Fido Roam is not available for Prepaid or Pay-as-You-Go plans. It is only available on Postpaid plans.

 

  In addition, switching SIMs might not suit every traveller's needs. I have previously outlined some things to consider regarding using local SIMs, here. It really depends on how people wish to use their phones.

 

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