Asda Mobile roaming - International & EU roaming with Asda Mobile explained

By Adrian Vincent - 9 Aug 2022, 18:55 Asda Mobile roaming - International roaming with Asda Mobile explained

With Asda Mobile, you can continue to roam in the EU and use your bundle allowance at no additional cost.

You can use your bundle allowance in 36 European destinations.

If you don’t have a bundle, or you’re in a country outside the EU, you will have to pay a separate out of plan rate, which will come out of your top-up credit.

What’s the best Asda Mobile SIM Only plan for roaming?

All Asda Mobile SIM Only bundles include free EU roaming, allowing you to use your allowance at no additional cost.

You can find the cheapest Asda Mobile SIM Only deals by using our comparison tools. Asda Mobile SIMs will work with all phones, including the latest Samsung Galaxy S22 and Apple iPhone 14.

Asda Mobile EU roaming - after Brexit

Asda Mobile EU roaming - after Brexit

Currently, Asda Mobile do not have any plans to introduce EU roaming charges, despite Britain leaving the EU.

If you have a bundle/plan, you can use your allowance as if you were at home in 36 European destinations, including data, minutes and texts.

If you’re on pay as you go, free EU roaming does not apply. You must pay the same amount as if you were in the UK, which is 10p / MB, 15p / min and 10p / text.

In accordance with the fair usage policy, if you’re on a plan with a data allowance greater than 5GB per month, you cannot exceed 5GB per month when roaming in the EU. If you exceed this amount, you will be charged 10p / MB until your plan renews at the next monthly billing period.

You can use your plan allowance for free in the following 36 European destinations:

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Bulgaria
  4. Croatia
  5. Cyprus
  6. Czech Republic
  7. Denmark
  8. Estonia
  9. Finland
  10. France
  11. French Guiana
  12. Germany
  13. Greece
  14. Guadeloupe
  15. Guernsey
  16. Hungary
  17. Iceland
  18. Ireland
  19. Isle of Man
  20. Italy
  21. Jersey
  22. Latvia
  23. Lichtenstein
  24. Lithuania
  25. Luxembourg
  26. Malta
  27. Netherlands
  28. Norway
  29. Poland
  30. Portugal
  31. Reunion
  32. Romania
  33. Slovakia
  34. Slovenia
  35. Spain
  36. Sweden

Does Asda Mobile have a fair usage policy when roaming in the EU?

Asda Mobile roaming fair usage policy

If you’re roaming in the EU with Asda Mobile, you must adhere to the fair usage policy.

If your plan has a data allowance greater than 5GB, you cannot use more than 5GB per month when roaming in the EU. If you exceed this limit, you will be charged 10p / MB until your plan renews in the following month.

You will receive a text notification when you reach 80% of this limit.

Furthermore, you must be considered a UK resident. If you are outside the UK for the majority over a 4 month period, Asda Mobile may think you are no longer a UK resident. You may be asked to provide evidence, such as a recent bill, in order to prove you are still a UK resident.

If you continue to break the fair usage policy, Asda Mobile may begin charging you 10p per MB, minute and text.

Can I roam outside the EU with Asda Mobile?

You can roam in most countries outside the EU with Asda Mobile.

However, you won’t be able to use your regular allowance. Instead, you will be charged at an out of plan rate. These rates can vary depending on the country you are visiting. The table below shows the roaming rates for popular destinations.

Country Data Receive call Make Call Send text
USA 20p / MB 75p / min 75p / min 8p / text
Canada 20p / MB 75p / min 75p / min 8p / text
Australia 20p / MB 75p / min 75p / min 8p / text
New Zealand 20p / MB 75p / min 75p / min 8p / text

For rates in all countries, see roaming rates.

Will I get 5G when roaming with Asda Mobile?

Asda Mobile 5G roaming

5G when roaming with Asda Mobile is available in major towns and cities in Germany, Spain, Italy and Ireland. For all other countries, the maximum signal you will receive is 4G.

FAQs

Can I roam for free in the EU with Asda Mobile?

Yes, as long as you have a monthly plan, you can roam and use your allowance in 36 European desintations.

How can I setup my phone to roam with Asda Mobile?

Before roaming with Asda Mobile, you must enable roaming in your phone’s settings.

For Android users:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Go to Connections -> Mobile networks -> Roaming
  3. Enable Data roaming

For iPhone users:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Go to Mobile data -> Mobile Data Options
  3. Enable Data Roaming

Will I be charged if I go over my allowance when roaming with Asda Mobile?

Yes, if you're in the EU and roaming with Asda Mobile, and you go over your allowance or the 5GB fair usage policy, you will be charged 10p / MB until your plan renews at the following month.

Can I tether to another device when roaming with Asda Mobile?

Yes, you can tether to as many devices as you like when roaming with Asda Mobile. Any regular data limitations that apply when using your phone will also apply to tethering.