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Roaming Charges Sprint

If you’re travelling within our Europe Zone, your minutes, data and texts will work just as they do at home. If you’re travelling outside of our Europe Zone, then O2 Travel is the perfect way to stay connected when you’re on holiday. It lets you use the internet while you’re away, without worrying about overspending.

The O2 Travel Inclusive Zone Bolt On, included with selected O2 Refresh and sim only tariffs, lets you roam in 75 destinations at no extra cost. Your data, minutes and text allowances will work in our Europe Zone, just like they do at home. And you’ll get a daily allowance of 120 texts, 120 minutes, and data roaming, in 27 of our international O2 Travel destinations, including USA, Australia and New Zealand. So you can keep track of what’s going on at home, and share all your holiday pics, from the other side of the world.

If you’re not eligible, you can still pay a single, fixed daily rate for O2 Travel. That’ll get you the 120 minutes, 120 texts and all the data you need. There’s no upper usage limit on data, but data speeds might vary.

Take a look below to see which countries we cover, or see Pay Monthly Europe Zone inclusions and Pay As You Go Europe Zone inclusions for full details.

If you have a Spend Cap, the price of this Bolt On will not be included within your Spend Cap.

Countries covered

Simply select the country of calling and find out how much you would pay with O2 Travel.AlbaniaAnguillaArgentinaArubaAustraliaAustriaBahamasBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBermudaBotswanaBrazilBritish Virgin IslandsBulgariaCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsChileChinaColombiaCosta RicaCroatiaCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEstoniaFinlandFranceFrench GuianaGermanyGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuyanaHondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndonesiaIrelandIsle of ManItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyLatviaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMadagascarMalaysiaMaltaMartiniqueMexicoMoldovaMonacoMontenegroMontserratMyanmarNetherlandsNew ZealandNicaraguaNLD AntillesNorwayPanamaParaguayPeruPolandPortugalReunionRomaniaRwandaSan MarinoSlovak RepublicSloveniaSouth AfricaSpainSri LankaSt. KittsSt. LuciaSt. VincentSurinameSwedenSwitzerlandThailandTrinidad & TobagoTurkeyTurks & CaicosUnited Arab EmiratesUruguayUSA (excl. Alaska & Hawaii)VenezuelaYemenZambia

O2 Travel is available on Pay Monthly. 120 minutes, 120 texts and data for £4.99 a day.

O2 Travel isn’t available on Pay As You Go. Standard roaming rates apply.

How do I get it?

If you’ve got a Pay Monthly sim, text O2TRAVELto 23336. If you’ve got a Pay As You Go sim, text TRAVELON to 21300.

It can take up to 24 hours for O2 Travel to be applied to your account.

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Our O2 Travel Bolt On is the perfect way to stay connected if you’re travelling outside of our Europe Zone.

It costs £4.99 a day in selected destinations outside Europe. And that gets you all the data you need, 120 minutes to make and receive calls and 120 texts to send each day within your travel destination and back to the UK. There’s no upper usage limit on data, but data speeds might vary. These allowances won’t affect your standard UK allowances. Voicemail (901) is included.

If you’re travelling within our Europe Zone, your allowances will work as they do in the UK. Find out more.

Terms apply.

How O2 Travel works

You’ll only be charged on the days you use O2 Travel. The daily charge applies from midnight to midnight local time (based on the capital city of the country you’re in), and will be triggered if you make calls, send texts or use data. It won’t be triggered by receiving calls or texts. 

There’s no upper usage limit on data, but data speeds might vary. Sending a media message will cost the same as your UK tariff.calls

Receiving calls on O2 Travel

You can receive up to 120 minutes of calls a day without charge, even if you don’t trigger O2 Travel. If you do trigger O2 Travel, these received calls will come out of your 120 minute allowance. 

After you’ve used up your 120 minute allowance, any calls you make or receive will be charged at our standard roaming rates.beach

How to get O2 Travel

Before you set off, check if you have O2 Travel by visiting My O2 or calling our customer service team on 202. 

Get the O2 Travel Bolt On by texting O2TRAVEL to 23336. If you don’t activate O2 Travel, you’ll then be charged our standard roaming rates. This can take up to 24 hours to be applied to your account.

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What is a smartphone?

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A smartphone is a more powerful version of a regular cell phone. In addition to the same basic features, including phone calls, voicemail, and text messaging, smartphones can connect to the Internet over a cellular network. This means you can use a smartphone for the same things you would normally do on a computer, such as checking your email, browsing online, or shopping.

Wireless providers will require you to pay a monthly fee, usually called a data plan, to access the Internet with a smartphone over their cellular network.

Most smartphones use a touch-sensitive screen,meaning there isn’t a physical keyboard on the device. Instead, you’ll type on a virtual keyboard and use your fingers to interact with the display. Other standard features include a high-quality digital camera and the ability to play digital music and video files. For many users, a smartphone can actually replace things like an old laptop, digital music player, and digital camera in the same device.

Do I even need a smartphone?

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Because of these convenient features, smartphones have become increasingly popular over the past several years. Smartphones can also be very expensive, however; some high-end models cost even more than a new laptop or desktop computer!

If you’re happy using your existing devices separately, you may not need a smartphone. But if you want to use just one device to access the Internet, make phone calls, take photos, and listen to music, a smartphone is probably a good option for you.

What type of smartphone should I buy?

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Even if you know you want a smartphone, it can be challenging to know where to start. There are different smartphones to choose from, including Windows Phone and Blackberry. In this guide, however, we’ll focus on the two most popular options: the iPhone and Androidsmartphones.

There are advantages and disadvantages to both, so we’ll try our best to provide the information you’ll need to make the decision that’s right for you.

What is an iPhone?

The iPhone is a smartphone from Apple, which also produces the Mac line of computers. The iPhone is available in a few different models, starting at $450 and going up to $950. It’s powered by the iOS operating system, which is also used by Apple’s iPad and iPod Touch devices.

What is Android?

Unlike the iPhone, which is only available in a few different models, there are hundreds of Android devices to choose from. This is because Android is not one specific smartphone. It’s actually an operating system designed by Google. Many different companies make devices that are powered by the Android operating system, including Samsung, HTC, LG, and Motorola.

Each of these manufacturers produces different Android smartphones, each with their own custom hardware and features. As a result, Android smartphones are available in a much wider range of prices than the iPhone, starting as low as $100 for an entry-level device.

Android or iPhone?

Should you get iPhone or an Android? If you try searching for advice on this topic, you’ll find no shortage of opinions on both sides; iPhones and Android phones have strong groups of supporters, and most people place themselves firmly on one side or another. There are definite advantages and disadvantages with either option, so let’s take a look at some of the biggest factors you should consider.

Click the buttons in the chart to see our rankings, then read more about each category below.


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In terms of cost, the iPhone simply can’t compete with Android models. If you don’t want to spend more than $200 to $300 on a smartphone, you’ll want to choose Android over iPhone.

Unfortunately, the actual cost of a smartphone may not be immediately obvious. For example, your wireless carrier may offer certain smartphones for freeif you sign a two-year contract, or allow you to spread the cost across small installments instead of one single payment. Regardless of how you pay, an iPhone will almost always be more expensive than an Android smartphone.

Winner: Android


Because the iPhone is produced by one company instead of several manufacturers, it’s often easier to get answers and help directly from Apple’s customer support. By contrast, most Android phones work a bit differently from one another depending on the manufacturer and wireless provider you choose, which can make it more difficult to know where to look for help.

If you’re worried that you’ll need a lot of extra help once you get started, you might consider choosing an iPhone over an Android (if your budget allows).

Winner: iPhone

Apps and app stores

Both iPhone and Android allow you to download applications, which are commonly known as apps, to add extra functionality to your smartphone. The Play Store for Android and the App Store for iPhone provide a huge selection of apps for you to download. Although some apps are available exclusively for one platform, most are available on both. Unless there’s a specific app you want that’s only available on one device, this shouldn’t be a significant factor in your decision.

However, if you already have another device that uses Android or iOS, such as a tablet computer, you might want to consider purchasing a smartphone that runs the same operating system. This way, you’ll be able to install any apps you’ve purchased on both devices.

Winner: Tie


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Android smartphones allow for a lot more customization than iPhones. Whereas the iPhone offers a few customization options (like your phone’s wallpaper and ringtone), Android allows you to change just about everything on your device, including themes, notification widgets, and default applications.

For some users, this might not be a very important distinction. But if you want to have more control over the way you’ll use your device, we’d recommend choosing an Android over an iPhone.

Winner: Android

System updates

Remember how we said before that Android and iPhone use different operating systems? Like desktop and laptop computers, these operating systems are updated just about every year. These updates usually include new and useful features, as well as security upgrades.

But upgrading an Android phone to the latest version can be pretty complicated. In many cases, it actually depends on when your wireless provider decides to push the update to your device. By contrast, the iPhone can be updated as soon as updates are available, regardless of your wireless carrier.

We should note that there’s nothing especially bad or dangerous about using a slightly older version of your phone’s operating system. But if you know that you always like to use the latest software as soon as it’s available, you might consider choosing an iPhone over an Android (if your budget allows).

Winner: iPhone

There are a few Android models, like the Google Nexus, that allow you to upgrade to the latest version of Android more easily; however, they also tend to be more expensive than other Android smartphones.

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