Tesco Mobile roaming - International roaming with Tesco Mobile explained
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 fair usage policy
- Can I roam outside the EU with Tesco Mobile?
- Can I get 5G when roaming with Tesco Mobile?
- Tesco Mobile data bundles when roaming
Tesco Mobile EU 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:
- Canary Islands
- Republic of Cyprus
- Czech Republic
- French Guyana
- Ireland (Republic of)
- Isle of Man
- San Marino
- St. Martin
- St. Barts
- Vatican City
Tesco Mobile roaming fair usage policy
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?
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:
You can purchase a data bundle via:
- Tesco Mobile app
- Tesco Mobile My Account
- Call 4488
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:
- Go to Settings
- Go to Connections -> Mobile networks -> Roaming
- Enable Data roaming
For iPhone users:
- Go to Settings
- Go to Mobile data -> Mobile Data Options
- 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.