Are you looking for Giffgaff data roaming charges internationally, then you are in the right place. In this post, I have shared some of the latest Giffgaff roaming charges country-wise 2021.
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
You can use the Roaming plans 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 a balance in your account to use call and Text services while roaming.
What are Giffgaff Data Roaming Plans
Our plans are designed in such a way that gives more benefits to the users. We always have data on a plan for our customers who need more data rather than calls.
This roaming plan’s benefit is that you will get 80 GB of data for a month at a 4 G speed. After 80 GB, Data speed is reduced to 384 kbps from 8 am to midnight.
Now you are wondering How it will help in roaming? Let me explain it. At the same time, you are in other countries with an always-on data plan. That means you will get the full 20 GB of data & after that, it will cost you 0.36p/MB.
This will save you many amounts as it doesn’t even cost you a penny for an MB usage of data.
Data Roaming Plans allow you 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 it 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 on your device. Settings may vary depending on your mobile device. I am using pixel (Android), but it is almost the same on 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 the APN settings page.
Roaming settings for all iOS Device:
Giffgaff roaming setting is even more comfortable in an iOS device as compare to android. All you have to do is open the settings page on your iPhone. For below steps to configure properly:
- Open the Setting page on your iPhone.
- Click on Mobile data options.
- There you will see your APN setting in the mobile data network option.
- Now Type Giffgaff.com in the APN option.
- Similarly, type your username & password, or you can leave your password blank.
- In my case, I have set the username as Giffgaff & the password is blank.
This is how you can do Giffgaff data roaming settings 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 traveling deals to monthly pay users with goody bags at 37 locations.
Wherever you go, You can use your mobile at the same rates as you are using in the UK.
There is a roaming limit in our £20 and £25 goody bag, 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 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 worldwide, make sure you have to follow the below points carefully.
Turn Off Data Roaming option in Your Device.
If you have turned off your data roaming option, the Internet connection won’t work outside the UK. This means 3G & 4G connectivity will stop working while you are traveling outside the country.
It is straightforward 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 the background. Without getting in the notice, it will automatically be using your data balance in the 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 on your mobile & stream afterward.
Can I use my Goodybag while I am outside the UK?
Yes, you can use your already activated goody bag while you are traveling out of the country. Using a goody bag, the charges will remain the same as you are using in the UK. Once your goody bag is exhausted, then regular 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 the same as you do earlier. Just visit https://www.giffgaff.com/buy
How can I check my Roaming balance while abroad?
It is straightforward; you have to dial *100# from your device to check how much credit is left in your account. It’s free of charge; it will not cost you anything to check your balance 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 find a country that you want to visit, the roaming service does not apply to that country.
Finally, I think you know how to use a Giffgaff sim card while travelling or going on Holiday. Furthermore, for any queries, Comment below.