• It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for – mobile roaming charges across the European Union are finally ending today, 15th June 2017, which means you’ll no longer need to worry about checking your tariff, boosting your bolt-ons or data dramas when you’re jetting off to one of our European destinations, like Bulgaria, Greece, and Spain, to name a few of your favourites. It also means you can spend more time capturing those all-important Instagram and Facebook stories when you’re out and about exploring, without worrying about where to find a Wi-Fi signal. If that’s not an excuse to book a holiday, we don’t know what is…


    What does the end of roaming charges mean?

    You can now text and call your friends and family in Europe at no extra cost, so it’s great news for travellers who like to keep in touch 24/7. Plus, if texts and calls are already included in your pay monthly or pay as you go plan, it’s the same charge for doing so abroad as it is back at home.

    Tip: Did you know that all of our SplashWorld hotels offer Wi-Fi as standard? Instagram lovers, rejoice…

    Will this affect my mobile data?

    You can browse the web, send messages on WhatsApp, and stream YouTube in Europe, as long as you stay within the same allowance you have at home. And just so you know, your signal quality will depend on the local network of where you’re staying. We suggest you check your UK provider for more information on this.

    Are there any time limits?

    The main UK operators have time limits on how long you can use your phone abroad, so it’s important to check their terms and conditions before you go on holiday. Here’s where you can get more information about EE, Vodafone, O2, and Three.

    What countries can I roam in?

    The European Union roaming rules cover more than 28 countries, including the likes of Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Madeira, Malta, Portugal, and Spain.

    Now you know where you to browse the internet for free in Europe, it’s time to book your next escape. Browse our First Choice holidays.


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