Three roaming - International & EU roaming with Three explained

By Adrian Vincent - 19 Jul 2022, 17:55 Three roaming - International roaming with Three explained

You can roam in most countries with Three, however from 23rd May 2022 you will no longer be able to roam for free within Europe.

If you’re travelling to Europe, you will have to pay £2 per day in order to use your allowance, known as Go Roam in Europe.

In addition, Go Roam from 23rd May 2022 will no longer be free, and will instead cost £5 per day. Go Roam includes Go Roam in Europe and Go Roam Around the World, which lets you use your allowance in several countries, including some outside of Europe.

If the country you are visiting is not included with Go Roam, or you have disabled it, you will be charged at an out of plan rate, which can be expensive.

What's the best Three SIM Only plan for roaming?

You can roam in the EU with a Three SIM from £2 per day.

You can find the best Three SIM Only deals by using our comparison tools. Three SIMs will work with all phones, including the latest Samsung Galaxy S23 and Apple iPhone 14.

Three Go Roam in Europe - after Brexit

From 23rd May 2022, you can no longer roam for free in Europe with Go Roam in Europe.

You will now have to pay £2 per day in order to get Go Roam in Europe, which lets you use your allowance in 49 European destinations.

This charge also applies to customers who have a Three SIM Only contract.

However, for customers who joined Three before October 2021, free EU roaming will continue as long as you don't upgrade, renew or change your plan.

Three’s fair usage policy states you cannot use more than 12GB data per month when using your allowance with Go Roam in Europe.

Go Roam in Europe is available for all Three customers at £2 per day. You will automatically be charged this amount whenever you use your data, make a call or send a text in an EU country.

Go Roam in Europe includes the following 49 European destinations:

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

Three Go Roam - what is it?

Three Go Roam - what is it?

With Go Roam, you can use your allowance in 73 international destinations.

From 23rd May 2022, Go Roam will no longer be free, and will instead cost £5 per day. This also applies to Three SIM Only deals.

All Three customers can get Go Roam, except those on older Essential plans.

Three Go Roam is made up of two parts:

  1. Go Roam in Europe
  2. Go Roam Around the World

With Thee Go Roam, you can use your texts, minutes and data as if you were at home - up to the fair usage policy of 12GB data per month.

The following 73 destinations are included with Three Go Roam:

  1. Aland Islands
  2. Australia
  3. Austria
  4. Azores
  5. Balearic Islands
  6. Belgium
  7. Brazil
  8. Bulgaria
  9. Canary Islands
  10. Chile
  11. Colombia
  12. Costa Rica
  13. Croatia
  14. Cyprus
  15. Czech Republic
  16. Denmark
  17. El Salvador
  18. Estonia
  19. Finland
  20. France (Inc Corsica, Mayotte & Reunion )
  21. French Guiana
  22. Germany
  23. Gibraltar
  24. Greece (Inc Crete & Rhodes)
  25. Guadeloupe
  26. Guatemala
  27. Guernsey
  28. Hong Kong
  29. Hungary
  30. Iceland
  31. Indonesia
  32. Ireland
  33. Isle of Man
  34. Israel
  35. Italy (Inc Sardinia & Sicily)
  36. Jersey
  37. Latvia
  38. Liechtenstein
  39. Lithuania
  40. Luxembourg
  41. Macau
  42. Maderia
  43. Malta
  44. Marie-Galante
  45. Martinique
  46. Mayotte
  47. Netherlands
  48. New Zealand
  49. Nicaragua
  50. Norway
  51. Panama
  52. Peru
  53. Poland
  54. Portugal
  55. Puerto Rico
  56. Republic of Ireland
  57. Reunion
  58. Romania
  59. Saint Barthélemy
  60. Saint Martin
  61. San Marino
  62. Singapore
  63. Slovakia
  64. Slovenia
  65. Spain
  66. Sri Lanka
  67. Sweden
  68. Switzerland
  69. United States (Inc Florida Keys)
  70. Uruguay
  71. US Virgin Islands
  72. Vatican City
  73. Vietnam

Does Three Go Roam have a fair usage policy?

Yes, the maximum amount of data you can use per month is 12GB.

The fair usage policy applies to the following:

  • Go Roam
  • Go Roam in Europe
  • Go Roam Around the World

If you exceed the fair usage policy, your speed will be restricted until the next billing period.

Can I roam in countries not included with Three Go Roam?

Yes, you can still continue to roam in countries not covered by Go Roam, however you won’t be able to use your regular allowance.

Instead, you will be charged an out of tariff rate.

See Three roaming charges for full prices.

Three Data Passport - what is it?

Three Data Passport - what is it?

Three Data Passport allows you to use an unlimited amount of data in selected countries.

It costs £5 per day and lasts until midnight UK time.

Unlike Three Go Roam, there is no fair usage policy.

Three Data Passport covers 90 international destinations, many of which are included with Three Go Roam.

The following 90 destinations work with Three Data Passport:

  1. Aland Islands
  2. Austria
  3. Australia
  4. Azerbaijan
  5. Azores
  6. Balearic Islands
  7. Belgium
  8. Brazil
  9. Bulgaria
  10. Canada
  11. Canary Islands
  12. Chile
  13. Colombia
  14. Costa Rica
  15. Croatia
  16. Cyprus
  17. Czech Republic
  18. Denmark
  19. El Salvador
  20. Estonia
  21. Finland
  22. France
  23. French Guiana
  24. Germany
  25. Gibraltar
  26. Greece
  27. Guadeloupe
  28. Guatemala
  29. Guernsey
  30. Hong Kong
  31. Hungary
  32. Iceland
  33. Indonesia
  34. Ireland
  35. Isle of Man
  36. Israel
  37. Italy
  38. Jersey
  39. Latvia
  40. Liechtenstein
  41. Lithuania
  42. Luxembourg
  43. Macau
  44. Madeira
  45. Malta
  46. Malaysia
  47. Martinique
  48. Mayotte
  49. Mexico
  50. Moldova
  51. Montenegro
  52. Myanmar
  53. New Zealand
  54. Nicaragua
  55. Norway
  56. Pakistan
  57. Panama
  58. Peru
  59. Poland
  60. Portugal
  61. Puerto Rico
  62. Réunion
  63. Romania
  64. Russian Federation
  65. Saint Barthelemy
  66. Saint Martin
  67. San Marino
  68. Saudi Arabia
  69. Serbia
  70. Singapore
  71. South Korea
  72. Slovakia
  73. Slovenia
  74. Spain
  75. Sri Lanka
  76. Sweden
  77. Switzerland
  78. Taiwan
  79. The Netherlands
  80. Thailand
  81. Tunisia
  82. Turkey
  83. US Virgin Islands
  84. Ukraine
  85. United Arab Emirates
  86. United Kingdom
  87. Uruguay
  88. USA
  89. Vatican City
  90. Vietnam

Can I get 5G when roaming with Three?

Three 5G roaming

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


Can I roam for free in the EU with Three?

From 23rd May 2022, you can no longer roam for free in Europe with Go Roam in Europe. This only applies to customers who have signed up or upgraded after October 2021.

It will now cost your £2 per day to get Go Roam in Europe with Three, which you will automatically be charged when visiting a European destination.

How can I setup my phone to roam with Three?

You must enable roaming in your phone's settings in order to use your Three plan internationally.

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 Three?

When you reach 80% of your plan’s allowance, you will receive a text from Three.

Once you reach 100% of your allowance, you may be charged an out of tariff rate.

However, you will be informed of any charges that you may incur beforehand.

Can I tether to another device when roaming with Three?

Yes, you can tether to any device when roaming with Three, as long as it is within your data allowance and the 12GB fair usage policy.