Lebara roaming - International & EU roaming with Lebara explained

By Adrian Vincent - 6 Aug 2022, 23:10 Lebara roaming - International roaming with Lebara explained

All Lebara plans include free EU and India roaming. You will be able to use your regular allowances at no additional cost.

For countries outside the EU and India, you will be charged at an out of plan rate. Countries are grouped into zones, which determine the rate you will be charged.

Lebara do not have any plans to introduce EU roaming charges. You can continue to roam for free, despite Britain leaving the EU.

What’s the best Lebara SIM for roaming?

All Lebara SIMs include free EU roaming, which allows you to use your regular allowance within 40 European destinations at no additional cost.

See our Lebara SIM Only deals to compare the cheapest plans for roaming. Lebara SIMs will work with all phones, including the latest Samsung Galaxy S22 and Apple iPhone 14.

Lebara EU roaming - after Brexit

Lebara EU roaming

With Lebara, all plans include free EU roaming, which allows you to use your regular allowance within 40 European destinations at no additional cost.

You will be able to use your allowances as if you were at home, including data, minutes and texts.

Despite Brexit, Lebara do not have any plans to introduce EU roaming charges.

In accordance with the fair usage policy, your roaming usage cannot be greater than your average UK usage within a 120 day period. If Lebara believes you are exceeding the fair usage policy, you will receive a warning, followed by a surcharge:

  • 0.20p per MB
  • 0.04p per second for outgoing calls
  • 0.01p per second for incoming calls
  • 0.8p per SMS

The maximum amount you can be charged when roaming is £42 per month, after which your services will stop working until you contact Lebara or wait for the next monthly billing period.

You can roam for free within the following 40 European destinations:

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Bulgaria
  4. Canary Islands
  5. Croatia
  6. Cyprus
  7. Czech Republic
  8. Denmark
  9. Estonia
  10. Finland
  11. France
  12. French Guiana
  13. Germany
  14. Gibraltar Islands
  15. Greece
  16. Guadeloupe
  17. Hungary
  18. Iceland
  19. Ireland
  20. Italy
  21. Latvia
  22. Liechtenstein
  23. Lithuania
  24. Luxembourg
  25. Madeira
  26. Malta
  27. Martinique
  28. Mayotte
  29. Netherlands
  30. Norway
  31. Poland
  32. Portugal
  33. Reunion
  34. Romania
  35. Saint-Martin
  36. Slovakia
  37. Slovenia
  38. Spain
  39. Sweden
  40. The Azores

Lebara free roaming in India

Lebara free roaming in India

If you’re travelling to India, you can use your regular allowance for free.

However, in accordance with the fair usage policy for roaming in India, you cannot use more than 10GB data per month. Furthermore, you will be limited by 200 minutes for calling within India, calling back to the UK and receiving calls. You will also be limited to 200 texts within India and back to the UK.

If you go over these limits, you will be charged 5p per MB, 10p per minute for calls and 10p per text.

Lebara roaming fair usage policy

When roaming in the EU, your roaming usage cannot be greater than your average UK usage within a 120 day period. If Lebara believes you are exceeding the fair usage policy, you will receive a warning, followed by a surcharge:

  • 0.20p per MB
  • 0.04p per second for outgoing calls
  • 0.01p per second for incoming calls
  • 0.8p per SMS

Furthermore, if you're on an unlimited data plan, you cannot use more than 30GB per month when roaming in the EU. If you reach this amount, you must buy a Roaming Bolt On or purchase a new plan.

If you’re roaming in India, you cannot use more than 10GB data per month. Furthermore, you will be limited by 200 minutes for calling within India, calling back to the UK and receiving calls. You will also be limited to 200 texts within India and back to the UK.

If you go over these limits, you will be charged 5p per MB, 10p per minute for calls and 10p per text.

The maximum amount you can be charged when roaming is £42 per month, after which your services will stop working.

Can I roam outside the EU with Lebara?

You can roam in most countries outside the EU with Lebara, however you won’t be able to use your regular allowances (except India - see above).

Instead, you will be charged at an out of plan rate, which varies depending on the country you are visiting.

The maximum amount you can be charged when roaming is £42 per month, after which your services will stop working.

With Lebara, countries are divided into zones, which determine the rate you will pay when roaming.

Calls

From Zone 1 Zone 1 EEA Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone 4 Receiving
Zone 1 UK rate UK rate £2.99 / min £1.99 / min £2.99 / min UK rate
Zone 1 EEA UK rate UK rate £2.99 / min £1.99 / min £2.99 / min UK rate
Zone 2 £1.99 / min £1.99 / min £0.99 / min £1.49 / min £2.99 / min £0.99 / min
Zone 3 £1.49 / min £1.49 / min £1.49 / min £1.49 / min £2.99 / min £1.49 / min
Zone 4 £3.49 / min £3.49 / min £2.99 / min £3.49 / min £1.99 / min £1.49 / min

Texts

From Zone 1 Zone 1 EEA Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone 4 Receiving
Zone 1 UK rate UK rate 49p / text 49p / text 49p / text Free
Zone 1 EEA 15.8p / text 15.8p / text 49p / text 49p / text 49p / text Free
Zone 2 49p / text 49p / text 49p / text 49p / text 49p / text Free
Zone 3 49p / text 49p / text 49p / text 49p / text 49p / text Free
Zone 4 49p / text 49p / text 49p / text 49p / text 49p / text Free

Data

Zone 1 Zone 1 EEA Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone 4
UK rate UK rate £14.99 / MB £14.99 / MB £14.99 / MB

Lebara Zones

Lebara Mobile Zones

The following lists show which zone each country belongs to:

Lebara Zone 1

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Bulgaria
  4. Canary Islands
  5. Croatia
  6. Cyprus
  7. Czech Republic
  8. Denmark
  9. Estonia
  10. Finland
  11. France
  12. French Guiana
  13. Germany
  14. Greece
  15. Guadeloupe
  16. Hungary
  17. Ireland
  18. Italy
  19. Latvia
  20. Lithuania
  21. Luxembourg
  22. Madeira
  23. Malta
  24. Martinique
  25. Mayotte
  26. Netherlands
  27. Poland
  28. Portugal
  29. Reunion
  30. Romania
  31. Saint-Martin
  32. Slovakia
  33. Slovenia
  34. Spain
  35. Sweden
  36. The Azores

Lebara Zone 1 EEA

  1. Aland Islands
  2. Gibraltar
  3. Iceland
  4. Liechtenstein
  5. Norway

Lebara Zone 2

  1. Australia
  2. New Zealand
  3. San Marino
  4. Singapore
  5. South Africa
  6. Taiwan
  7. Thailand

Lebara Zone 3

  1. Albania
  2. Andorra
  3. Bosnia
  4. Canada
  5. Faroe Islands
  6. Guernsey
  7. Isle of Man
  8. Jersey
  9. Monaco
  10. Switzerland
  11. USA
  12. Vatican City

Lebara Zone 4

  1. Bahrain
  2. China
  3. Egypt
  4. India
  5. Kuwait
  6. Nigeria
  7. Oman
  8. Pakistan
  9. Philippines
  10. Qatar
  11. Saudi Arabia
  12. Turkey
  13. United Arab Emirates

Can I get 5G when roaming with Lebara?

5G is only available within the UK with Lebara. You cannot get 5G when roaming. The maximum signal you will receive when roaming is 4G.

Lebara Mobile data bolt-ons

Lebara Mobile data bolt-ons

If you're roaming in the EU and you run out of data, you can purchase a 5GB data bolt-on for £10, which will last for the remaining month.

You can purchase the data bolt-on from your Lebara account.

Lebara also has a 1GB data bolt-on for £3, however this only works within the UK, and will not work for EU roaming.

FAQs

Can I roam for free in the EU with Lebara?

Yes, all Lebara customers can continue to roam in the EU for free. You will be able to use your regular allowances, including data, minutes and texts.

How can I setup my phone to roam with Lebara?

Before roaming with Lebara, 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 Lebara?

Yes, if you go over your allowance when roaming in the EU, you will be charged at the same out of plan rate as if you were in the UK. Alternatively, you can buy a Lebara data add-on.

Can I tether to other devices when roaming with Lebara?

Yes, you can tether to as many devices as you like when roaming with Lebara. Any regular data limitations that apply when roaming will also apply when tethering.