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Title: Data Roaming
Post by: Jo Wissett on July 16, 2017, 07:23:32 PM
I believe that we can use our phones in Arillas as we would at home and incurr no extra charges? Has anyone done this and we're there any surprise bills on your return? Slightly nervous of picking up Albania!!
Title: Re: Data Roaming
Post by: Truth on July 17, 2017, 10:01:34 AM
Hi JO,
You will be fine. 3 have offered it for over a year now and I have never been caught out!
I am currently typing this in Benidorm hungover! 😂
Title: Re: Data Roaming
Post by: turkeyfoot on July 17, 2017, 10:28:18 AM
Hi
If in doubt about Albania, turn roaming off, you can still make calls etc that come from your UK allowance or at UK costs.
If you look at your providers website they will tell you about the countries that are included in their packages
Geoff
Title: Re: Data Roaming
Post by: Sandy x on July 17, 2017, 03:12:53 PM
I did it for the first time in the last two weeks because my phone gave that message when I switched it on. I am with vodafone...haven't had my bill yet!
Title: Re: Data Roaming
Post by: turkeyfoot on July 17, 2017, 03:26:28 PM
Hi
Have you tried WhatsApp? You can ring anybody in the world who is also using WhatsApp and send photos  and videos for free and data  does not come off your package allowance. All you need is a WiFi connection
Other apps are also available which do the same.
Geoff
Title: Re: Data Roaming
Post by: Donpipez on July 17, 2017, 05:07:33 PM
Hi Jo

Just returned on Saturday  - We all used our phone as if at home (took our Son & his girlfriend & you know how much they rely on them) - Read your post so logged into my account to check - no useage outside my account so all good.

PS - Met Lewis whilst we were there - nice lad........

Neil & Jill
Title: Re: Data Roaming
Post by: suzy61 on July 17, 2017, 05:23:29 PM
We do the same as Geoff....use Whatsapp when you can receive Wifi

suzy x
Title: Re: Data Roaming
Post by: Glenny on July 17, 2017, 08:16:41 PM
Used mine in June and all ok, was a bit worried but no nasty surprises with the bill, didn't pick up Albania at all.
Title: Re: Data Roaming
Post by: Jo Wissett on July 17, 2017, 11:40:41 PM
Great thanks everyone that's reassuring. To be honest I use wifi anyway but will be handy to use of the connection is a bit slow. And Neil and Gill wow didn't realise you had seen him. Soft lad never tells me nowt! X
Title: Re: Data Roaming
Post by: Roubert on July 25, 2017, 09:25:41 AM
There's no roaming charges as far as I know. We've had no unexpected bills.
Title: Re: Data Roaming
Post by: keith(geezer) on July 25, 2017, 10:28:49 AM
jo we been back a 6 weeks now and how bills have been fine
Title: Re: Data Roaming
Post by: turkeyfoot on July 28, 2017, 11:03:53 AM
Hi
Last night on Watchdog there was a mention of a tourist in Greece who found their telephone bill included an additional 80 roaming cost.
They had picked up an Albanian service provider.
The advice given by their advisor was to turn off the  automatic carrier setting and select a provider manually.
The auto setting allows your phone to select the strongest signal available. Select manual and you can choose a Greek carrier.
Whether or not turning roaming off is sufficient on its own  to prevent such a charge, was not mentioned.
Geoff
Title: Re: Data Roaming
Post by: turkeyfoot on November 01, 2017, 12:01:11 PM
Hi
Have a look at this link re roaming charges in Greece and a persons expensive bill

MartinsMoneyTips@moneysavingexpert.com

Geoff