Tesco Mobile roaming - International roaming with Tesco Mobile explained

By Adrian Vincent 28 Sep 2021, 18:35 Tesco Mobile roaming

Roam From Home by Tesco Mobile allows you to use your regular allowance for free within the EU, including minutes, texts and data.

You cannot use your allowance outside the EU. Instead, you will be charged at a separate out of plan rate for the services you use.

Tesco Mobile EU roaming - after Brexit

Tesco Mobile roaming after Brexit

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

You will be able to use your data, minutes and texts as normal at no additional cost.

If you go over your allowance, you’ll be charged at a standard rate - the same rate as if you were in the UK. You can also purchase and use bundles within the EU.

You can roam for free within the following 48 European destinations:

  1. Austria
  2. Azores
  3. Belgium
  4. Bulgaria
  5. Canary Islands
  6. Croatia
  7. Republic of Cyprus
  8. Czech Republic
  9. Denmark
  10. Estonia
  11. Finland
  12. France
  13. French Guyana
  14. Germany
  15. Gibraltar
  16. Greece
  17. Guadeloupe
  18. Guernsey
  19. Hungary
  20. Iceland
  21. Ireland (Republic of)
  22. Isle of Man
  23. Jersey
  24. Italy
  25. Latvia
  26. Liechtenstein
  27. Lithuania
  28. Luxembourg
  29. Madeira
  30. Malta
  31. Martinique
  32. Mayotte
  33. Monaco
  34. Netherlands
  35. Norway
  36. Poland
  37. Portugal
  38. Reunion
  39. Romania
  40. San Marino
  41. Slovakia
  42. Slovenia
  43. Spain
  44. St. Martin
  45. St. Barts
  46. Sweden
  47. Switzerland
  48. Vatican City

Tesco Mobile roaming fair usage policy

Tesco Mobile roaming fair usage

There is no fair usage policy for the amount of data you can use when roaming within the EU for free.

However, you must be considered a permanent resident of the UK. This is defined as not staying within an EU country for more than 2 months within a 4 month period.

You will be warned if you break the fair usage policy. If, after 14 days you continue to exceed the fair usage policy, you may be charged 35p for each additional MB of data you use. Further misuse may result in your service being limited or your SIM disconnected.

Can I roam outside the EU with Tesco Mobile?

Tesco Mobile worldwide roaming

You can roam and use Tesco Mobile in most countries around the world.

You won’t be able to use your regular allowance outside the EU. Instead, you will be charged at an out of plan rate.

Country Data Making calls Receiving calls Sending texts Receiving texts
Australia £5 / MB £1.29 / minute 89p / minute 40p / text Free
Canda £5 / MB £1.29 / minute 89p / minute 40p / text Free
India £5 / MB £1.49 / minute £1.49 / minute 40p / text Free
New Zealand £5 / MB £1.29 / minute 89p / minute 40p / text Free
USA £5 / MB £1.29 / minute 89p / minute 40p / text Free

These charges can be expensive, so it’s important to plan ahead. You can find a full list of roaming charges from Tesco Mobile roaming rates.

Can I get 5G when roaming with Tesco Mobile?

Currently, Tesco Mobile 5G is only available within the UK. The maximum signal you can receive outside the UK is 4G.

Tesco Mobile data bundles when roaming

You can purchase and use data bundles when roaming within the EU. Data bundles will not work outside the EU.

Pay as you go customers can also purchase and use data bundles within the EU.

The following shows the cost of data bundles for pay monthly customers. Your allowance will expire at the start of your next billing cycle, and will not rollover:

Data Price
500MB £2.50
1GB £5
2GB £7.50
5GB £11
10GB £15
20GB £20
50GB £35
100GB £50

You can purchase a data bundle via:

FAQs

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

Yes, you can roam for free in 48 European destinations with Tesco Mobile.

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

Before roaming with Tesco 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 Tesco Mobile?

If you're roaming within the EU and go over your regular allowance, you will be charged at the same rate as if you were in the UK.

For countries outside the EU, you will be charged at a separate out of plan rate.

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

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