Talkmobile roaming - International roaming with Talkmobile explained

By Adrian Vincent 28 Sep 2021, 18:28 Talkmobile roaming

Talkmobile allows you to roam and use your allowance for free within 41 European destinations.

You can also roam in countries outside of Europe, however you won’t be able to use your regular allowance. Instead, you will be charged at an out of plan rate for the services you use.

Worldwide destinations are grouped into different zones, which determine the amount you will have to pay when roaming internationally.

Talkmobile EU roaming - after Brexit

Talkmobile free EU roaming

Talkmobile will continue free EU roaming after Brexit, allowing you to use your regular allowance as if you were at home.

However, you cannot roam within the EU for more than 2 consecutive months. You must still be considered a permanent UK resident.

In addition, you cannot use more than 15GB of your data allowance per month. If you exceed 15GB, you will be charged at an out of plan rate.

You can use your allowance for free within the following 41 European destinations.

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

Talkmobile roaming fair usage policy

Although you can use your allowance for free within the EU, you must adhere to the fair usage policy.

You cannot roam for excessive periods within the EU. This is defined as 61 days or more within a 120 day period. If you exceed this amount, you will be sent a warning email or text. If you continue to roam 14 days after receiving a warning, Talkmobile will charge you £7 per week as long as you are considered a ‘permanent EU roamer’.

If you are on a plan that gives you a data allowance of 15GB, you cannot exceed 15GB per month. If you go over the limit, you will have to pay an out of plan rate for any data you use within the remaining monthly billing period.

In accordance with the terms and conditions, Talkmobile reserves the right to limit your service or disconnect your SIM if you continue to break the fair usage policy.

Can I roam outside the EU with Talkmobile?

You can roam in most worldwide destinations with Talkmobile. You won’t be able to use your regular allowance - instead, you will be charged at an out of plan rate.

The amount you are charged depends on the zone you are visiting.

Talkmobile roaming zones

Talkmobile roaming zones

With Talkmobile, countries are grouped into 6 different zones. Each zone determines the amount you will be charged when roaming internationally.

The table below shows the out of plan rates when roaming, followed by a list of countries in each zone. Note that roaming within the EU is free up to your allowance, after which you will be charged at 6p per MB, and at domestic UK rates for texts and minutes:

Zone Making calls Receiving calls Sending a text Receiving a text Sending an MMS Data
Zone 1 (EU) Free Free Free Free Free Free
Zone 2 (EU) Free Free Free Free Free Free
Zone 3 44p / min 19p / min 25p / text Free 35p / MMS 15p / MB
Zone 4 £1.01 / min 41p / min 35p / text Free 35p / MMS 10p / MB
Zone 5 £1.79 / min 41p / min 35p / text Free 50p / MMS £3 / MB
Zone 6 £2 / min £1 / min 35p / text Free 50p / MMS £7.50 / MB

Talkmobile Zone 1

  1. Austria
  2. Azores
  3. Belgium
  4. Bulgaria
  5. Canary Islands
  6. Croatia
  7. Cyprus (Excludes Northern Cyprus)
  8. Czech Republic
  9. Denmark
  10. Estonia
  11. Finland
  12. France
  13. Germany
  14. Greece
  15. Hungary
  16. Italy
  17. Latvia
  18. Lithuania
  19. Luxembourg
  20. Madeira
  21. Malta
  22. Monaco
  23. Netherlands
  24. Poland
  25. Portugal
  26. Republic of Ireland
  27. Romania
  28. San Marino
  29. Slovakia
  30. Slovenia
  31. Spain
  32. Sweden

Talkmobile Zone 2

  1. French Guiana
  2. Gibraltar
  3. Guadeloupe
  4. Iceland
  5. Liechtenstein
  6. Martinique
  7. Norway
  8. Reunion
  9. St Pierre & Miquelon

Talkmobile Zone 3

  1. Azerbaijan
  2. Bosnia & Herzegovina
  3. Faroe Islands
  4. Guernsey
  5. Isle Of Man
  6. Jersey
  7. Macedonia
  8. Montenegro
  9. Serbia
  10. Switzerland

Talkmobile Zone 4

  1. Antigua and Barbuda
  2. Australia
  3. Barbados
  4. Canada
  5. Egypt
  6. Hong Kong
  7. India
  8. Japan
  9. Mexico
  10. New Zealand
  11. Singapore
  12. South Africa
  13. Thailand
  14. Turkey (includes Northern Cyprus)
  15. United States

Talkmobile Zone 5

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Albania
  3. Anguilla
  4. Argentina Republic
  5. Armenia
  6. Aruba
  7. Bahamas
  8. Bahrain
  9. Bangladesh
  10. Belarus
  11. Belize
  12. Benin
  13. Bermuda
  14. Bolivia
  15. Bonaire
  16. Botswana
  17. Brazil
  18. British Virgin Islands
  19. Brunei Darussalam
  20. Burkina Faso
  21. Burundi
  22. Cambodia
  23. Cameroon
  24. Cape Verde
  25. Cayman Islands
  26. Chile
  27. China
  28. Colombia
  29. Comoros
  30. Congo
  31. Cook Islands
  32. Costa Rica
  33. Cuba
  34. Democratic Republic of Congo
  35. Djibouti
  36. Dominica
  37. Dominican Republic
  38. Ecuador
  39. El Salvador
  40. Equatorial Guinea
  41. Ethiopia
  42. Fiji
  43. French Polynesia
  44. Gabon
  45. Gambia
  46. Georgia
  47. Ghana
  48. Grenada
  49. Guatemala
  50. Guinea
  51. Guinea-Bissau
  52. Guyana
  53. Haiti
  54. Honduras
  55. Indonesia
  56. International
  57. Iran
  58. Iraq
  59. Israel
  60. Ivory Coast
  61. Jamaica
  62. Jordan
  63. Kazakhstan
  64. Kenya
  65. Kuwait
  66. Kyrgyzstan
  67. Laos P.D.R.
  68. Lesotho
  69. Liberia
  70. Libya
  71. Malawi
  72. Malaysia
  73. Maldives
  74. Mali
  75. Mauritania
  76. Mauritius
  77. Moldova
  78. Mongolia
  79. Montserrat
  80. Morocco
  81. Mozambique
  82. Namibia
  83. Nepal
  84. New Caledonia
  85. Nicaragua
  86. Niger
  87. Nigeria
  88. Oman
  89. Pakistan
  90. Panama
  91. Papua New Guinea
  92. Paraguay
  93. Peru
  94. Philippines
  95. Puerto Rico
  96. Qatar
  97. Republic
  98. Republic of
  99. Russia
  100. Rwanda
  101. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  102. Saint Lucia
  103. Saint Vincent & Grenadines
  104. Samoa
  105. Saudi Arabia
  106. Senegal
  107. Seychelles
  108. Sierra Leone
  109. Sint Eustatius and Saba
  110. Solomon Islands
  111. Somalia
  112. South Korea
  113. South Sudan
  114. Sri Lanka
  115. Sudan
  116. Suriname
  117. Swaziland
  118. Syrian Arab Republic
  119. Taiwan
  120. Tajikistan
  121. Tanzania
  122. Timor-Leste
  123. Togo
  124. Tonga
  125. Trinidad and Tobago
  126. Turkmenistan
  127. Turks and Caicos Islands
  128. Uganda
  129. Ukraine
  130. United Arab Emirates
  131. Uruguay
  132. Uzbekistan
  133. Vanuatu
  134. Venezuela
  135. Vietnam
  136. Yemen
  137. Zambia
  138. Zimbabwe

Talkmobile Zone 6

  1. Algeria
  2. Andorra
  3. Angola
  4. Bhutan
  5. Chad
  6. Greenland
  7. Lebanon
  8. Madagascar
  9. Sao Tome & Principe
  10. Tunisia

Talkmobile Boosters when roaming

Talkmobile boosters roaming

You can use any Boosters you have purchased at no additional cost when roaming within the EU.

Boosters last for 7 days, after which you will lose any unused allowances.

Booster Price
Data Boost 1GB £6
Data Boost 200MB £4
Data Boost 500MB £2
Voice Boost 1000 £12
Voice Boost 500 £6.50
Voice Boost 200 £3

Can I get 5G speeds when roaming with Talkmobile?

No, 5G is currently not available when roaming with Talkmobile. The maximum signal you can receive is 4G.

FAQs

Can I roam for free in the EU with Talkmobile?

Yes, you can roam for free and you your allowance within 41 European destinations with Talkmobile.

How can I setup my phone to roam with Talkmobile?

Before roaming with Talkmobile, 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 Talkmobile?

If you go over your data allowance when roaming within the EU, you will charged at 6p per MB. If you exceed your calls or minutes allowances, you will be charged at UK domestic rates.

Alternatively, you can purchase a Talkmobile Booster for additional allowances up to 7 days. Boosters work within the UK and EU.

Can I tether to another device when roaming with Talkmobile?

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